Amazon.ae: Customer reviews: KINGSFORD Heavy Duty Deluxe Charcoal Chimney Starter | BBQ Chimney Starter for Charcoal Grill and Barbecues, Compact Easy to Use Chimney Starters and BBQ Grill Tools, Silver
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This is an inferior product to its Webber counterpart.
The size of the cylinder is smaller than the Webber and the body does not have any holes to allow the fire and the charcoal to breath.
To make it usable I had to spend time with a heavy-duty drill to make holes in the cylinder - prior to the self made holes I had to use a number of lighter cubes to get a halfway decent fire with the charcoals.
Even then with then the small size of the cylinder makes fire as there is less capacity for charcoal.
Sure, it’s “easy to use,” (as one of the rating categories indicates), but this hasn’t seemed to reduce, at all, the time it takes for the charcoal to be ready to cook, as compared to just stacking it in a pyramid, lighting it, and waiting.
I might try drilling some holes along the side for greater airflow and see if that helps. I figure, at this point, if drilling some holes ruins it then I really have nothing to lose.
At least it was a relatively inexpensive experiment.
Upon receiving, I noticed the inside circle plate was bended and out of shape while the cylinder was perfectly fine. This is one of those moment that you know you can fix the problem by hammering it and at the same time you know it is a quality control problem and not shipping problem. Anyway, I am using it right now but I expected better quality control and did not want to go through the hassle of returning.
I used a propane burner underneath and the heat caused all 4 rivets to disintegrate the first timevI used it. I put sheet metal screws through the holes. Its fine now but they really need to fix this. Maybe it would be fine if your using paper to get the charcoal started.