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Weber 7447 Compact Rapidfire Chimney Starter
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- Lights coals in under 15 minutes
- Place with coals on Weber Lighter Cubes or crumpled newspaper and light
- Fits perfectly on Smokey Joe and Jumbo Joe charcoal grills
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|Item Dimensions||5.75 x 8 x 10.5 inches|
|Manufacturer Part Number||7447|
|Shipping Weight||1.4 pounds|
Top Customer Reviews
I haven't noticed the handle getting hot because I use gloves when handling these starters and I think everyone should to avoid burns.
I added a photo so people can compare the size difference.
For my grill the easiest way to control the heat (225F for long smokes) is to limit the fuel. I have a full size chimney and found myself only filling it to 1/3 full (33 Kingsford Original briquettes). I decided I wanted half that and found that so few briquettes didn't catch on fire as well. I use the Minion method of using the lit coals to light unlit coals over time. So, the question is does this smaller compact chimney starter work for 15-20 briquettes?
Here are the numbers: The full size chimney starter is 12 inches high, 7.5 inches in diameter. The interior cavity is 9 inches deep. There is an internal grate that provides air space under the charcoal about 1/4 of the way up from the bottom. It's conical in shape but I'm ignoring that; I don't think it makes much difference. Total volume is 126.6 cubic inches (or about 2 liters).
The compact chimney starter is 8 inches high, 5.75 inches in diameter. The cavity is 6.25 inches deep. The total volume is 51.7 cubic inches (or 0.85 liters).
1 full compact chimney starter fills the full chimney starter to 1/3 (33 briquettes as it happens). This is going to be perfect for me. With my usual load of 15 briquettes they didn't even cover the whole bottom of the full sized starter.
I made this measurement because briquettes aren't fluid and don't flow to fill all available space. I was concerned that the briquettes would not pack as well into a smaller volume.
There is some discussion of the compact chimney starter not firing up coals as well. The volume beneath the coal grate that allows air in is smaller than the volume beneath the full size chimney starter. That's obvious. I just lit a 15 briquette load. Fifteen minutes, same as the larger starter.Read more ›
Adding that another reason for opting for the larger one is that the small one is pretty much unusable with lump charcoal. Many times I prefer lump charcoal and don't want to have to manually break it up before placing it in the chimney.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Have not used this yet, but I'm sure it will be very helpful.Published 19 hours ago by Maria Olivier
Works much better than the generic ones. Come on baby light my fire.Published 1 day ago by Jameson K.
Just what we needed. Our smoke box on the BBQ pit is not as tall as some.Published 1 day ago by Dianne
This device works great. Safe, easy to use. However, the directions say that only a few sheets of newspaper are needed, but if you only use that much paper it takes a long time... Read morePublished 2 days ago by John Terragnoli
We grill about once or twice a month and have had this lighter for a couple years. It works well and is nice and sturdy. Read morePublished 2 days ago by M Baker
This was recommended for the small Smokey Joe. It heats the coals well but it almost doesn't hold enough coals to fill the grill and cook efficiently. Read morePublished 2 days ago by Solar Powered