This little device has been worth every single penny. I love cooking with charcoal, but I hate the wait and I don’t like having to use lighter fluid. I’d never heard of something like this before, but I just happened to see this chimney starter in my Amazon suggested items listed when viewing other grilling items. When I saw it had over 900 five-star reviews, I knew I had to give it a shot.
Available for purchase at: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B000WEOQV8/?tag=jennidunawpho-20
I’m happy to report that the previous reviews weren’t just blowing smoke; this little gadget is AMAZING. A few crumpled pieces of paper underneath, and this had my coals glowing cherry red within 20 minutes. I can’t believe I’ve been using charcoal all these years without this. The first day I took it out to grill at the park, several people came up to me and all of them said one of two things:
“What is that?”
[short explanation by me]
“That is AMAZING!”
or they’d tell me:
“Isn’t that thing awesome? I’ve been using mine for years. Best grilling accessory I ever bought.”
Everybody either wanted to get their own after seeing it, or wanted to tell me how much they love the one they already have.
If you grill with charcoal, this is a must-have item. I’d give this 100 out of 100 stars if they’d let me. This is probably one of the most useful and best-working-as-advertised things I’ve bought in the last 10 years. I normally don’t gush so much in my reviews, but this device just seriously impressed me. Love it!