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Weber 7416 Rapidfire Chimney Starter
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- Chimney starter system lights charcoal quickly and evenly
- Made from aluminized steel with a stay-cool thermoplastic handle
- Holds enough briquettes for a 22-1/2-inch kettle grill
- Cone bottom ensures a fast start; eliminates need for lighter fluid
- Measures 7-1/2 by 7-1/2 by 12 inches
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Top Customer Reviews
The aluminized finish on this resists heat and rust quite well. Other reviewers have commented on the helper handle, but the really key feature of this chiminey starter is the conical wire grid inside that holds up the charcoal. Unlike perforated metal plate inside the no-name chimeny starters, this wire grid lets all of the flame from the newspaper through to the charcoal, resulting in the charcoal lighting in half the time.
All of that, and it isn't any more expensive that the no-name brands. Bigger, faster, and more durable. What more could you ask for?
The difference is night and day -- my coals start in half the time with the Weber, are much hotter when started, and, if I need to, I can start a LOT more coals at once. When they call this "Rapidfire" they mean it. If I had known what I do now, I never would've gone the coffee can route. This thing is so cheap, and works so well, that everyone with a charcoal grill should have one.
Definately a great buy. Just one word of advice...if using in semi-windy conditions, be aware the newspaper ash will fly out from the bottom of the chimmney.
I really like that this requires no lighter fluid and will start the charcoal faster than the lighter fluid ever could. Applying a little cooking oil to the paper you place in the bottom does seem to start the charcoal faster, although it will temporarily smoke a bit more. Without adding oil I have found that I sometimes need to wait 10-12 more minutes longer or add more paper to the bottom before the charcoal is fully going.
To stress again the size of this, filling the starter completely as shown in the picture would probably use between one-quarter and one-third of a 20 pound bag of charcoal.
By consistently filling my it to approximately the same level (between the second and third holes on the side) my starter has developed a nice dull ring around it from the oxidation of the aluminum at high temperatures. Yes, the can was red hot (actually glowing). This does not in any way affect function and is almost certainly the reason for the aluminized steel, since this layer of oxidized aluminum will help to prevent oxidation of the steel (rust). I suspect that this would extend to cover the whole can after several years of use or a few big barbecues where the whole can is filled.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
makes getting that charcoal going so much easier, no need to use charcoal with lighter fluid - which destroys the taste of food. Read morePublished 2 hours ago by Grant
Works like a charm! Say goodbye to lighter fluid. I just use the paper part of a charcoal bag, tear some off, and light it. Read morePublished 19 hours ago by C.L. Crabtree
Great, fill with charcoal sit it on grill burner in about 5 min or less dump it in you charcoal grill spread it out, one foull will cook grilled chicken boston butt, whatever, you... Read morePublished 1 day ago by Derrick Taylor
Great product easy way to start a fire for grilling Worth every bit of moneyPublished 1 day ago by Oscar Aguillon
If you're using a 24" Kamado or have a need for a nice pile of red hot coals in short order this is what you want. Read morePublished 2 days ago by StnL