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Aldi - Gardenline Charcoal Starter (online only) - £4.99+£2.95 delivery or Free Standard Delivery over £20
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Aldi - Gardenline Charcoal Starter (online only) - £4.99+£2.95 delivery or Free Standard Delivery over £20

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Posted 26th AprEdited by:"rosalina1818"

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  • Perfect for those garden barbecues
  • Simpy fill with charcoal briquettes and hold over a lit flame for red-hot coals
  • Requires paper or fire starter to light charcoal (not included)
  • Sturdy handle
  • Zinc coated outer layer
  • Heat-resistant up to 210°C
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These are great, I have a weber one but this looks very similar. Easy to light with a sheet of kitchen towel with a little veg oil underneath saves having to buy the lighters.
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These are great, I have a weber one but this looks very similar. Easy to light with a sheet of kitchen towel with a little veg oil underneath saves having to buy the lighters.
210 degrees doesn't seem particularly high for a bbq...?
SirSpanky26/04/2020 12:25

210 degrees doesn't seem particularly high for a bbq...?


Don't you remove it once the flames have started properly?
these are great. worth every penny.
Can't seem to work out if Aldi returns are free, does anybody know?
yus78626/04/2020 12:32

Can't seem to work out if Aldi returns are free, does anybody know?



Yes they are free returns, you have to call customer service and they arrange
The best thing ever to start off a BBQ they also quicken up the process too, the coals turn white alot faster.
I cant believe you have to queue for websites never mind street shops.
I bought one from Tesco last year but have not had chance to use it yet. I also bought a bag of charcoal briquettes. However, how do I actually get this going - people are saying to use a firelighter, kitchen roll, oil, etc? Also, how do you know that the briquettes are ready to tip into the BBQ container? Thank you.
Scouse_Smurf26/04/2020 12:26

Don't you remove it once the flames have started properly?


I keep the coal there till the top layer turns gray and the flames start to die. If I remember correctly, this was instructions for Weber starter..
Edited by: "danilovesky" 26th Apr
Sophiasky26/04/2020 13:40

I bought one from Tesco last year but have not had chance to use it yet. I …I bought one from Tesco last year but have not had chance to use it yet. I also bought a bag of charcoal briquettes. However, how do I actually get this going - people are saying to use a firelighter, kitchen roll, oil, etc? Also, how do you know that the briquettes are ready to tip into the BBQ container? Thank you.


Load your coals in the top and put whatever you're using as a lighter in the area at the bottom that the coals are kept away from. That way there's no chance of the flame getting smothered by the coals. As the heat rises it draws in fresh air from the base. When you're happy the charcoal is burning well tip them out into your BBQ. If I'm using a lot of charcoal these things can look like a giant Bunsen burner with flames raging out of the top.
Sophiasky26/04/2020 13:40

I bought one from Tesco last year but have not had chance to use it yet. I …I bought one from Tesco last year but have not had chance to use it yet. I also bought a bag of charcoal briquettes. However, how do I actually get this going - people are saying to use a firelighter, kitchen roll, oil, etc? Also, how do you know that the briquettes are ready to tip into the BBQ container? Thank you.


Roll up newspaper at the bottom. Stack the charcoal on top of the grill (inside the tube, three inches from the bottom) Strike a match. Light the newspaper. Wait for the charcoal to catch well alight. It will eventually glow red. Then tip contents into BBQ.
About 15/20 mins for charcoal to be ready for tipping out.
wseed26/04/2020 12:18

These are great, I have a weber one but this looks very similar. Easy to …These are great, I have a weber one but this looks very similar. Easy to light with a sheet of kitchen towel with a little veg oil underneath saves having to buy the lighters.


I've got an Aldi one from a couple of years ago and a Weber one ready in the shed when the Aldi one wears out. If the new aldi one is the same with the addition of a second handle, then I will say it's not as big as the Weber one.
SirSpanky26/04/2020 12:25

210 degrees doesn't seem particularly high for a bbq...?


Mines been getting hammered most weekends for two years. Reckon I will get this year out of it.
GeeBeeMTB26/04/2020 16:40

Mines been getting hammered most weekends for two years. Reckon I will …Mines been getting hammered most weekends for two years. Reckon I will get this year out of it.


Yes they seem to last about 3 years.
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One the briquettes are ready to tip out onto the BBQ, how long do they actually stay hot? Are we thinking around an hour or so - after say an hour, do you have to do something extra to the briquettes so that they heat up a bit more? Thank you.
Sophiasky26/04/2020 18:25

One the briquettes are ready to tip out onto the BBQ, how long do they …One the briquettes are ready to tip out onto the BBQ, how long do they actually stay hot? Are we thinking around an hour or so - after say an hour, do you have to do something extra to the briquettes so that they heat up a bit more? Thank you.


I haven't got a clue, but I will order one, as I always have difficulties getting the coals lit properly.
Sophiasky26/04/2020 18:25

One the briquettes are ready to tip out onto the BBQ, how long do they …One the briquettes are ready to tip out onto the BBQ, how long do they actually stay hot? Are we thinking around an hour or so - after say an hour, do you have to do something extra to the briquettes so that they heat up a bit more? Thank you.


The briquettes burn until they are ash but they stay active longer on the BBQ because you have lit them much faster
Buy it. I bought a similar one from Homebase a couple of years ago for less than a fiver and it has made burning charcoal ready for the bbq hassle free.
Sorry, just one more question - what type of oil is best to use to stop the food from sticking to the grill (do you coat the food as well)? Thank you.
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Great bit of kit and stops bbq lighting frustration! Also an excuse to post my outdoor kitchen which reached placement stage today. Only another week or so to complete I reckon
Majik26/04/2020 19:23

[Image] Great bit of kit and stops bbq lighting frustration! Also an …[Image] Great bit of kit and stops bbq lighting frustration! Also an excuse to post my outdoor kitchen which reached placement stage today. Only another week or so to complete I reckon


Don't forget to show it to us when its completed
Sophiasky26/04/2020 18:25

One the briquettes are ready to tip out onto the BBQ, how long do they …One the briquettes are ready to tip out onto the BBQ, how long do they actually stay hot? Are we thinking around an hour or so - after say an hour, do you have to do something extra to the briquettes so that they heat up a bit more? Thank you.


Lump charcoal burns to ash quicker, but gives a hotter flame. Briquettes burn slower with a lower heat. They probably wouldn't last an hour, more like half an hour to 45 mins. After half an hour if you're still cooking then stick a load more briquettes in the chimney and get them lit and pour them directly on to your first briquettes once ready. Stoking (poking) the briquettes will give you more heat, but only temporarily. It'll all burn to ash.
Sophiasky26/04/2020 18:50

Sorry, just one more question - what type of oil is best to use to stop …Sorry, just one more question - what type of oil is best to use to stop the food from sticking to the grill (do you coat the food as well)? Thank you.


Some coat their food some don't, as it will just lift off your grill with a flat spoon or a pair of tongs. If you like you can use any vegetable oil or a spray oil. We like to use melted homemade garlic butter to baste our food as we cook it.
MrAndMrsA26/04/2020 21:48

Lump charcoal burns to ash quicker, but gives a hotter flame. Briquettes …Lump charcoal burns to ash quicker, but gives a hotter flame. Briquettes burn slower with a lower heat. They probably wouldn't last an hour, more like half an hour to 45 mins. After half an hour if you're still cooking then stick a load more briquettes in the chimney and get them lit and pour them directly on to your first briquettes once ready. Stoking (poking) the briquettes will give you more heat, but only temporarily. It'll all burn to ash.


Thank you for the advice.
Looks very nice
Built my own out of left over stove pipe, works okay but alot better than me fannying about with fanning the coal, using a hair dryer, lighter fluid etc.

Saw this and cant seem to find anything else to make up the £20 for free delivery (yes im one of those lol)
This along with Weber briquettes and you’re laughing
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2 sheets of newspapers underneath, 2 BBQ lighting cubes on rack at bottom , 24 Briquettes doused in Wilko gel and lighting liquid. First BBQ of the year
ansonuk127/04/2020 17:16

[Image] 2 sheets of newspapers underneath, 2 BBQ lighting cubes on rack at …[Image] 2 sheets of newspapers underneath, 2 BBQ lighting cubes on rack at bottom , 24 Briquettes doused in Wilko gel and lighting liquid. First BBQ of the year


You literally just need one or two lighter cubes underneath. You don't use gel or fluid - it taints the food
GeeBeeMTB27/04/2020 17:18

No mate. It's. 2 year old Aldi one


Ah, I've purchased the Weber one a few days ago, waiting for it to arrive, be interesting to see if it wears any better after 2 years, it was £22.50.. if not should have gone for this!
Edited by: "CorpJones" 27th Apr
GeeBeeMTB27/04/2020 17:19

You literally just need one or two lighter cubes underneath. You don't …You literally just need one or two lighter cubes underneath. You don't use gel or fluid - it taints the food


I've always done it this way it has time to burn off
ansonuk127/04/2020 17:43

I've always done it this way it has time to burn off


Fair do's mate, but it's overkill
ansonuk127/04/2020 17:16

[Image] 2 sheets of newspapers underneath, 2 BBQ lighting cubes on rack at …[Image] 2 sheets of newspapers underneath, 2 BBQ lighting cubes on rack at bottom , 24 Briquettes doused in Wilko gel and lighting liquid. First BBQ of the year


Maybe throw in a few nuclear bombs while you're at it

Try it with just the lighter cubes, more than enough If nothing else, it'll save you some £ on flammable supplies!
codebee27/04/2020 22:39

Maybe throw in a few nuclear bombs while you're at it Try it with …Maybe throw in a few nuclear bombs while you're at it Try it with just the lighter cubes, more than enough If nothing else, it'll save you some £ on flammable supplies!


Will do when the warm weather's back !
CorpJones27/04/2020 17:31

Ah, I've purchased the Weber one a few days ago, waiting for it to arrive, …Ah, I've purchased the Weber one a few days ago, waiting for it to arrive, be interesting to see if it wears any better after 2 years, it was £22.50.. if not should have gone for this!


I've got a Weber sat in the shed for when this wears out. It was much cheapness last year. Think I only paid about 13 quid. I believe they last well.
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