Weber 7416 Rapidfire Chimney Starter
|Item Dimensions LxWxH||12.7 x 8.1 x 12.5 inches|
|Item Weight||1.5 Kilograms|
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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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Get your charcoal glowing and ready to go in just minutes with the Weber Rapid fire Chimney Charcoal Starter. Tackle high-volume cooking with the extra-large capacity bin. It's made from aluminized steel.
• WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including combustion by-products (including soot and carbon monoxide), which are known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.
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Tell me if this sounds familiar, I stack a mountain of charcoal over a napkin in a shape of a pyramid. I then douse lighter fluid from the top. I let it rest for a few minutes and then light the napkin. After the initial smoke is gone, I get a large piece of cardboard to fan the pyramid until the top briquette catches fire. Process takes 20 minutes. When I flatten out the briquettes so I can put my grate on, not all the briquettes are burned uniformly so I wait another few minutes for the top large pieces to burn to gray, because I don't want cancer.
No lighter fluid.
No fanning for 20 minutes. The chimney forces air up. I go drink a soda (hate beer) and come back in 20 minutes.
No problems with uniformity. When I dump the coals, they are all equally gray. Every "spot" in my weber is burning equally hot.
Verdict: Weber is known to be the best mainstream brand there is to bbqing. They did not disappoint on their Chimney quality. This will actually save you money because you burn away way fewer briquettes to get a good fire. And you don't ever need fluid again.
Use kraft paper like grocery bag pieces or parts of your charcoal bag and a starter cubes like Katon Cubes and you will have a quick fire.
Pay attention when you empty hot coals to get all of them out of the chimney!!!! This goes for any chimney starter.
It's so simple to use! Insert charcoal in cylinder, stuff some newspaper in the bottom from underneath, light newspaper and wait 10 minutes or so then dump it into your grill. I light mine inside my grill on top of the charcoal grate so as not to damage my concrete driveway, then dump it right into the grill. To me, this is easier than using lighter fluid or having to stack my charcoal like my father taught me.
This is hands down my favorite grilling accessory.
Gets coals piping hot all at the same time. I made shish kebabs on it and could hear that searing sound when they hit the grill. Even with the lid on and the vent closed I could feel the intense heat coming out. When I used lighter fluid on a charcoal pyramid previously to light the charcoals the heating was so weak and un even and seemed to die out after 20 min. I was pleasantly surprised to feel the same fiery heat coming from the coals half an hour later. There's.
this chimney is plenty big enough to be filled with a full size grills worth of charcoal
Loosely stuff some newspaper in the bottom, fill the top with your charcoal and then light the paper. Within 10 minutes your coals will be ready to go
It took a few tries to figure out how much charcoal I needed to use--1/2 full, 3/4 full, or full to top?
I tried starting it with paper only, paper plus the white starter cubes, and the cubes only. Paper only wasn't enough, as it needed a second stuffing of paper to get it fully started. Cubes alone was not enough either. Cubes and paper worked pretty much every time, though when I filled it completely with charcoal, it still hadn't started all the way, so I tipped it a bit and added more newspaper. So keep some extra newspaper on hand.
As far as handling it when it's full of red-hot charcoals? Easy. Haven't gotten burned yet, not did I spill them--sometimes I use the Weber indirect cooking method, so I have to place the chimney between the two indirect metal wings, as it's starting, then when ready, lift it up using both handles and pour half on one side, and half on the other. Easy. no spills there either.
When that part is done, I pick it up using the long handle and set it somewhere out of the way to cool. After a few uses, the heat shield became a bit discolored, but it's metal, and it works, so it doesn't bother me.
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This device means you can do it properly. It's very easy to use. Just put a few sheets of loosely scrunched newspaper in the bottom section, turn it over, fill the chimney with coal then light the paper. But there's a knack to it...
First of all I stuffed as much paper as I could in the bottom. This is bad as the paper was too tight. You need the flames from the paper to reach as high as possible into the coal chamber. I was finding the paper was burning out without getting the coals going. So try to use 2 very loose sheets of paper, even if the edges overlap outside the bottom of the chimney. You should see the flames climbing high. If that's not quite enough you can easily loosely scrunch 2 more sheets, then drop the chimney on top then light again. For me a 2nd light always gets the coals going if the 1st failed. Once you can hear the coal crackling and feel heat coming out of the top you can leave the chimney. After 15 minutes the coals will be roaring with flames coming out of the top like a jet engine, ready to add to the BBQ.
The handle is solid well balanced so you can carry the chimney upright with no weight distribution issues. There's a handy 2nd handle to allow you to tip out the contents with ease.
- Using newspaper is cheaper than fire lighter blocks but doesn't always catch 1st time and is extremely smoky at first! The cleaner alternative is to light 2 fire lighter blocks and just sit the filled coal chimney over the top.
- The capacity isn't big enough for a large BBQ. If I'm lighting the BBQ for just my partner & I, one chimney creates enough for a hot grill for our meal. If you're grilling for a party the chimney is only enough to create a well lit base of coals to add more coal to.
- Larger chunks of coal I found burned down quite a lot so an almost full chimney was only half full by the time the coals were burning properly.
- It's awkward to tip the coals out if your coal shelf is set down into the BBQ. Make sure you raise the coal tray as high as you can and wear protective gloves as you get a lot of sparks when you tip the coals out.
- The chimney isn't wide enough to fit a coal shovel inside so tipping the coals out is the only option.
- Final one, the nice stainless steel finish is ruined straight away with burn streaks. So don't get used to that pristine look.
Overall, once you get the knack, it's an amazing piece of kit. As it's so effective and provides the perfect amount of lit coals for a small BBQ; I'm using the coal grill much more often, even just for small dinners at the weekend.
For lump wood charcoal it takes 15 minutes to have full alight - a real improvement.
The one downside is the wire mesh at the bottom will let smaller pieces of charcoal fall out when you lift the starter - this has burnt my lawn the first time I did it. I'm now a bit more careful. You will definitely need heat proof gloves when using this.
It works fine with briquettes or lump wood. Don't use any of the self lighting stuff that's been covered in some other fuel. The only time I tried it I got a rather impressive fire tornado and by the time I could get near it the charcoal had almost all gone.
Simple and easy to use. Only needs one (yes, just one!!) stick of firelighter broken in half, then lit and placed under the chimney full of charcoal. 20-25 minutes later you have a fully burning chimney of charcoal which you simply pour into the barbecue. Then get cooking.
Compare to faffing about, using 5-10 sticks of firelighters to light the barbecue the old way, and then waiting around 30-40 minutes for the barbecue to get up to heat.
Much quicker, much easier and much cheaper (using a fifth of the firelighters you used to). Getting a barbecue going is a pleasure now, not a chore.
The chimney itself is very solidly built of stainless steel, with a rugged handle. I have used it for 3 barbecues so far with zero issues.