Barbecue Charcoal Chimney Starter

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Walmart #: 001659422

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  • Great for all types of charcoal grills
  • Fast lighting
  • Eliminates lighter fluids
  • About this item

    Speed up starting up of charcoal with the Barbecue Charcoal Chimney Starter It is a great way to replace the traditional method of lighting charcoal and is a must buy if you have a charcoal grill. With this charcoal grill chimney starter, there is no need to arrange the charcoals or use a lighter fluid or even worry about half-burnt briquets. All you need to do is to stack newspapers underneath the grill starter, light the charcoals through the holes at the bottom. You will get blazing red charcoals that are just right for grilling. This lighting chimney starter is environmentally friendly, and there is no lighter fluid aftertaste to your food. It also features a double thermoplastic handle that protrudes outward to keep your hands safe from the heat. Get this charcoal grill chimney starter and start your charcoal in minutes to grill delicacies on your charcoal grill.

    Features of Barbecue Charcoal Chimney Starter:

  • Great for all types of charcoal grills
  • Fast lighting
  • Eliminates lighter fluids
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Specifications

    Multi Pack Indicator: No
    Model No.: T704-6814
    Shipping Weight (in pounds): 1.9
    Product in Inches (L x W x H): 11.0 x 6.75 x 6.75
    Assembled in Country of Origin: Imported
    Origin of Components: Imported
    Walmart No.: 1659422

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    Customer Reviews | 54 reviews | 4.7 out of 5

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    Customer review by BOOBOOTHEBEAR

    5.0 stars by BOOBOOTHEBEAR

    well after many , many, many ( you get the point ) years of starting my charcoal grill with lighter fluid ( the only way i knew how ) i finally decided to try one of these things -- i made the best chicken legs i have ever made !!!!! it might have taken 5 minutes longer than using fluid but there was no lighter fluid after taste --- simply put - i will never use lighter fluid again !!! and it is more environmentally friendly

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    Would recommend to a friend? Yes
    Ownership:1 week or less
    Age:45 - 54
    Usage:Every few days
    Worth more that what you pay for it!!!

    Customer review by fatmcrat

    5.0 stars by fatmcrat

    This thing may say 15-20 minutes before you put in your grill but you won't need that long. I was smoking boston butts and temp wasn't getting high enough. I ran to Wally World and bought this puppy and now my smoker is exactely where it needs to be. I crammed in the newspapers and 3-4 handfuls of charcoal and within 6-7 minutes the charcoal was glowing. I would have spent more than 9.97 on this thing, cauz its well worth it.

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    Livingston, TN
    Would recommend to a friend? Yes
    Ownership:1 week or less
    Age:25 - 34
    Usage:A few times per month
    No longer a skeptic

    Customer review by biacs

    5.0 stars by biacs

    I read the reviews and was still skeptical about this product but now that I have one I regret waiting so long. I was amazed at how fast it got the coals going. My doubt was just that it was such a simple design and didn't use an accelerant such as lighter fluid. I put two pieces of paper crumpled in half moon shapes each, lit a couple places through the holes and within 15 minutes I had a white hot chimney with really RED coals inside. It would be a value at twice the price, no more lighter fluid aftertaste if you cook too soon, no more wind blowing out your flames.

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    Arlington, TX
    Would recommend to a friend? Yes
    Ownership:1 week or less
    Age:35 - 44
    Usage:Every day
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    by an anonymous customer 7/21/2009
    • Yes. You put the same amount you would normally stack on the grill rack. The charcoal then is lit by newspaper and smolders in the chimney. It's more efficient that way. When they are ashed, you dump it out and cook.
      by IndiaTango7/25/2013
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    • You would put enough to use for one hour. If cooking for longer than one hour I would say you have to start another batch of coals. It can probably hold 40-50 briquets at one time.
      by Gwen197/25/2013
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    • yes
      by tuttifrutti10467/25/2013
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    • I don't; the purpose of this is to get a good matrix of charcoal lit, dump it on your grill, and add more charcoal on top (which will catch very quickly).
      by sunshinestate17/25/2013
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    • Yes, i put all the charcoal in at the beginning. For a few steaks, i don't usually fill the can to the very top. For a lot of chicken or something that takes longer to cook and covers more of the grill surface, i use a full can of charcoal. Occasionally i have added a few extra coals to the fire after dumping the coals from the can, but it is rare that i have to grill for that long.
      by Walmartperfect7/25/2013
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    • About 3 pounds but you can always add more to those hot coals as needed after their in the grill.
      by Peasaint6/11/2011
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    • No, but you can always add coal
      by liscaprezz7/25/2013
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    • No. You fill the starter with wood chunks ( google what charcoal is made of). Twenty minutes later, pour the hot coals into the grill. Add more wood, right on top of the coals, as needed.
      by miselaineous134/19/2011
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    • We holds quite a bit more than you think it would from the picture. When we first used this, we used a charcoal grill - the standard square shaped grill, nothing fancy. The starter held the right amount of charcoal for this kind of grill. My husband has used the starter to do smaller amounts of charcoal for placing around a dutch oven, too.
      by Dressy4/19/2011
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    by lesismo 10/23/2009
    • There is a separator a few inches before the bottom to provide a space to put newspaper to start the charcoal. It works really well.
      by IndiaTango9/7/2011
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    • You put 2-3 pieces of crumpled newspaper in the bottom section and light the paper, coals are ready in a few minutes.
      by Gwen198/8/2011
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    • After it's stuffed with newspaper and charcoal, tip it to one side and insert match in the bottom. Easy peasy.
      by sunshinestate17/17/2011
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    • You light the paper through the wholes at the bottom of the canister with a match(es) and/or lighter. The rest happens on its own.
      by Ahavagirl11/28/2012
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    • Use 2 sheets of newspaper, however it burns fast so to slow the fire down give the paper a couple of sprays with veggie oil then crumple the newspaper and light it.
      by Heckler102110/22/2010
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    • Crumple 1 to 2 sheets of newspaper and put in the bottom. Fill with amount of charcoal. Place the unit on the tray in the grill, and light the newspaper through the holes. Wait 15 minutes and empty hot coals on tray.
      by liscaprezz11/28/2012
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    • You stuff newspaper in the bottom and light it, which is separated from the coals that you load in the top, I think that the combination of the heat from the newspaper, the stacked coals encased in steel provides enough heat to light the coals without using any lighter fluid. The coals sure do get hot and definitely get ashy enough to start cooking in 15 mins or less.
      by Volunteerstate7/6/2010
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    • Use small wood chips or paper in the bottom, and light from the bottom. I couldn't believe how well it worked.
      by miselaineous136/27/2010
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    • Place a wad of newspaper below the chimney.Light newspaper.
      by countrymikefl12/29/2009
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