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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So let me start by saying that I am not always an early adopter. I’ve seen these for years, but as a southern girl, I’ve always kind of prided myself in my ability to start a fire. Well, y’all, we accidentally got the wrong charcoal one time (which actually turned out to be right) and we got lump charcoal. At around the same time, we’d also gotten one a kamado grill. I couldn’t get the coal to light and I don’t believe in lighter fluid. One of my friends has had a kamado for years and does all kinds of fancy stuff with it. We had ours for like a year before I even touched it. Enter the lump charcoal. So I was lamenting the waste of money on the wrong charcoal and the stupidity of this grill we never use when he said, “Here’s what you do…” and he proceeded to school me real quick. So I went onto Amazon and ordered this along with some firestarters for kamado grills, and I’ll be darned if it didn’t start right up! So long story short, I needed this for a long time and never knew. I may never start a grill any other way. Oh, it’s sturdy and feels thick, like it will last. I did use a pot holder to pick it up to dump the coals out. The handle didn’t feel hot, but I was two glasses of wine in and wanted to be safe. I did NOT WANT A “hold my beer” moment. Also, and this might have been the wine, but I did not take the paper off (which the directions were on) when I put the chimney thing over the firestarter, so that created quite a bit of smoke but not the good kind, so do your neighbors a favor and take that sucker off. Unless you don’t like your neighbors, in which case, screw ‘em. Seriously though, no matter how you grill or what type of charcoal you use, this will make your life much easier.
I’ve always bought Weber fire started chimneys. They tend to last about 10 years. This Kingsford mid was half the price and I was impressed with the quality. It’s as well built as Weber’s. How long it lasts remains to be seen, but I’ve got confidence in it.
Great price and this thing works like a charm. Good quality and stands up to some serious heat. I bought a second one after using the first for a few months just to another one. Nothing wrong with the first. It's still in great shape and works perfectly.