Weber Charcoal Chimney Starter

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Shame on me.  Shame on me for using you several times a week and not telling anyone about you.  You say one day you will be gone and I will be left reaching for the bottle (of lighter fluid).  I really hope that isn’t true and I don’t think so, based on your awesome quality of build. Either way, I apologize , oh expediter of charcoal grilling action!  This ends today!  The whole world shall know your glory.

If you don’t already have one, you need to order a Weber Rapidfire Chimney Starter. It is an under-$20 impulse buy that will get you charcoal grilling even faster.  There are a lot of chimney starters on the market, but Weber’s seems to hold up longer.  I also like the bigger capacity (it holds a lot of coals) and the extra handle to make it easier to pour the lit coals in to the grill.  Fill it with coals, place it on a grate or somewhere else where it can’t catch other things on fire and light a Weber lighter cube or ball of paper underneath it.  In about 10 minutes, the middle coals will be glowing orange and the top coal will just start to create ash.  Carefully pour the coals into your grill and you are off and grilling that awesome filet mignon you picked up on the way home.  After a few weeks, you will take it for granted too that everyone must have one of these things!

One word of caution, wear closed-toed shoes when using one of these things (I needed to get rid of those nasty toe hairs anyway).

Click here to buy one on Amazon.


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