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Rapidfire® Chimney Starter

Place the Chimney Starter with coals on top of lighter cubes or crumpled newspapers and light. It's that easy!

$17.99

Rating: 5 stars

6 Reviews
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Part #307416

Durable aluminized steel with extra large capacity and a cone shaped grate. 7 1/2" in diameter. 12" high.

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6 Reviews

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Rating: 5 stars

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Rating: 5 stars

June 22, 2014

Robert

Needs a bigger brother

As far as chimneys go, this is a good one. It's made with a solid, heavy gauge body, sturdy handle and grab loop for pouring out briquettes. The heavy wire "basket" the coals sit on top of allows more flame from burning newspapers to ignite the briquettes, and the area for the newspaper is larger than most, so better chance the coals will light the first time. My only complaints are that it really needs to come in a larger size. Maybe that would make it too heavy to safely pour out the hot coals, but there are times I need to fire up a smaller one to have enough coals to spread out in a full size kettle. Also, with all these types of lighting chimneys, by the time the ones on the top are getting started, the ones on the very bottom are starting to disintegrate, and you end up with a mass of some almost out coals mixed with ones just right, and some just getting started. Maybe taper it at the bottom like other designs I've seen? I would love to see a chimney with an electric element that has a loop at the bottom, and a rod that rises through the middle to get the whole party started at once. Heating element might not be able to handle the stress, or be too expensive, but Weber needs to work on that ;-).

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I'm a better griller than most

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Rating: 5 stars

April 24, 2014

Mark

Don't know how I'd grill without it

It's just one of those things that makes grilling easy. If you grill and don't have one you need to get one. Simple as that.

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I'm a better griller than most

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November 04, 2013

Denise

Odorless starter

This starter works so fast. You just put some newspaper in the bottom (recycling is a good thing), put the coals on the top, light it and wait till the coals turn grey. It is effortless and gets things going so fast. It's safe to use and cleans up with just a shake.

Type of Griller

Just learning

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Rating: 5 stars

June 24, 2013

Ruth

Awesome Product

I had read all the reviews before I purchased the product and was still surprised on how fast I got my coals hot and ready! I used the Weber FireStarters Lighter Cubes, worked like a charm. Highly recommend.

Type of Griller

I've got some skill

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Rating: 5 stars

June 10, 2013

John

A Must have For Any Charcole Grill.

I absolutely love this chimney starter! It makes lighting you charcoal easy and you don't need to use chemicals to do it. All you need are 2-3 newspaper sheets, crumble them up, stick them under the chimney and light the paper. I fit around 40 charcoals in the chimney and could fit much more if needed. Great product!

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I'm a better griller than most

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May 27, 2013

John

People are mistaken that a charcoal grill takes too long to get ready

A number of years ago, I lived in the Los Angeles area, and the SCAQMD (better air people) was trying to get people to stop using charcoal lighting fluid, as it is not the best for air quality. In conjunction with Kingsford they were subsidizing Kingsford's chimney starter, and I purchased one for about $2, and I got a number of good years out of it. It had drawbacks, such as burning the hair of whichever arm you were pouring with, the wooden handle was not very weather resistant, and the grate for the charcoal was thin, with the attachment point rusting out within a year. Eventually it split at the riveted seam, and I asked for another for Christmas, and Santa (Martha) was kind enough to get me this Weber chimney. It solved the hair burned off arm problem with the rotating handle, held almost twice as much, the charcoal grate much heavier, and the attachment point for the grate were also a lot better. I have been using mine for many years, and even now that I am in Houston and it does get left out in the rain, it still has many years left. Now to the the mis-informed who are under the impression that a charcoal grill takes too long to get ready, with this chimney I can be ready to grill on my Smokey Joe in as few as 10 minutes, and using it filled to the brim for my Silver 22.5 I can be grilling in no more than 15-20 minutes. Nowhere near the 30-40minutes it used to take the carefully piled pyramid of coals and half can of lighter fluid.

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I am a grill master

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