Kitchen

Weber Rapidfire Chimney Charcoal Starter

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The best way to start a charcoal barbecue

No need to buy charcoal lighter fluid or self-starting charcoal briquets. Just put two crumpled sheets of newspaper in the bottom chamber of this metal chimney and add briquets (I buy the large bags at Trader Joe’s for $7 each) to the top. Light the newspaper with a match and go back into the kitchen to prepare food for grilling. In 20 minutes the briquets will be cherry red and ready to use. Once you use this you’ll wonder how you grilled without it.

-- Mark Frauenfelder 03/6/20

(This is a Cool Tools Favorite from 2013 — editors)