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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: 4 stars

13 Reviews
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Product Details

Part #307416

Durable aluminized steel with extra large capacity and a cone shaped grate. 

Measures: 12.4" L x 7.5" W x 12" H

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13 Reviews

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Rating: 4 stars

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Rating: 5 stars

August 01, 2016

Brian

Yeah, this rocks!

Hey. Bought my first one 2007 or so, that made it to the 2016 grilling season. I received a xmas gift 2015 of a chimney with a wood handle. That made it from May 16' to July 16' before the wood handle cracked. The wood handle chimney took every bit of 20-25 min to get the coals ready vs. 15-20 with this product. I'll never try another product.

Type of Griller

I've got some skill

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Rating: 1 stars

July 19, 2016

Lars

Only chimney starter where you need gloves

I have several chimney starters, but this is the only one that burns my hands. The metal holder and the plastic handle gets very hot. On other products they have used wood, which don't carry the heat.

Hi Lars! Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback regarding our Chimney Starter 307416! For safety, we strongly recommend that barbecue mitts should always be worn when handling the Chimney Starter. Thanks and grill on!

Type of Griller

I am a grill master

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No

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Rating: 5 stars

February 01, 2016

Kevin

Decades of awesome

So probably 25 years ago, my lovely wife splurged and bought me a Weber Rapidfire Chimney charcoal lighter. That thing has been lighting our grill non-stop (summer AND winter) ever since. It's always left outside, with no particular care, and it has been flawlessly lighting coals with only 2 sheets of paper for decades. It has finally reached the end of its useful life. I could probably repair it, but honestly, I can afford a new one. So Karen brought one home yesterday to replace it. To my surprise, NOTHING has changed - same gauge of steel, same handle, same grate! Even better, on the label (which has instructions in 22 languages), it says "Made in the USA". Way to go, Weber. Beautifully done. Thrilled to own you. (by the way, we use it with our Webber kettle grill, which is also our second in 33 years of marriage)

Hi Kevin! Thanks for being such a loyal Weber fan! We are thrilled to hear that you have a new chimney starter, we are sure you will enjoy it! Be sure to check out our lighter cubes, they make lighting the chimney starter so much easier: https://store.weber.com/accessories/category/cook/tools/1324. Enjoy and grill on!

Type of Griller

I'm a better griller than most

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Yes

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Rating: 5 stars

December 15, 2015

robert

Fantastic

Having had a different brand of chimney starter in the past and sworn them off, I was skeptical. Using it the first few times I used newspaper to start it, and it worked great, but what wasn't great was all the ash around my patio from the newspaper. Found weber lighter cubes and gave them a try. Lets just say I won't grill without either anymore. They work awesome together! One cube and 3/4 full chimney and you are cooking in 20 25 minutes, yes really. Just another great product from the best grill maker in the world.

Hi, Thanks for your great feedback! Most people never go back to lighter fluid or newspaper after using our lighter cubes and chimney starter! The lighter cubes even burn in the rain! Thanks!

Type of Griller

I am a grill master

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Rating: 5 stars

August 01, 2015

Alexander

Goodbye Fluid

I recall when I was a kid we would wait forever for the coals to first ignite, after dousing with starter fluid, then get hot enough to cook on. This chimney has you ready to cook in ten minutes! Paper in the bottom, coals in the top. Light paper. As soon as the coals on top start to turn grey, pour them in the kettle. Add meat. Awesome product.

Type of Griller

I'm a better griller than most

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Rating: 5 stars

March 26, 2015

Russ

Rapidfire Starter

The chimney starter worked great for about 9 mos., then while picking up a hot chimney full of charcoal...the center grid fell out...scattering hot coals, ouch...no more flipflops while using the Weber chimney! The aluminized barrel is barely discolored, the handle is cool to the touch, the bail handle works perfectly. However, if you can't keep redhot charcoal contained...I mean dropping out the bottom! It's not worth a flip. Sorry Weber diehards....this is a big thumbs down. My $6 chimney from the Dollar store lasts longer and is a third the price.

Hello, We're sorry to learn of the issue you experienced with your Chimney Starter. We'll be sure to pass the feedback along to the approprite people. Our Chimney Starters carry a two year warranty. We'll be in touch to get you a replacement. Thanks!

Type of Griller

I'm a better griller than most

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No

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Rating: 1 stars

March 14, 2015

Russ

ChimneyStarter

My nephew talked me into trying weber products, so I tried the rapidfire chimney starter. Maybe because I bought it at ace hdw.? Are they inferior products? It worked well for 9 mos., after that the center cone wire grid became so distorted that it fell out! All the Kings horses and all the Kings men tried to straighten it, to no avail. Nice handle, nice barrel....but the center cone won't last a season.

Hi Russ! Thanks for taking the time to write out a review. We haven't heard of this issue before and we'll be sure to pass this info on!

Type of Griller

I'm a better griller than most

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No

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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 ;-).

Type of Griller

I'm a better griller than most

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Yes

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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.

Type of Griller

I'm a better griller than most

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Rating: 5 stars

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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