Chimney firestarter for BBQ 50% off £3 at Tesco
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Chimney firestarter for BBQ 50% off £3 at Tesco

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Found 14th Jul 2014Made hot 14th Jul 2014
This is now 50% off with free click and collect.

They make it very quick and easy to get the charcoal ready. You can also save a few pennies on firelighters by using newspaper.

The original price of £6 is quite cheap for one of these, so 50% makes it the cheapest out there. The quality is OK, but not particularly rugged. I would guess that you should get at least a few years of use if you keep it dry.

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Hotter than burning charcoal!

These are fantastic.

I've got 2 for our BBQ and I'd recomend them to anyone. Easiest way by far to start your charcoal BBQ

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smokingplunger

These are fantastic.I've got 2 for our BBQ and I'd recomend them to … These are fantastic.I've got 2 for our BBQ and I'd recomend them to anyone. Easiest way by far to start your charcoal BBQ



I agree. Worth it to get your barbecue started in good time without hands covered in charcoal dust the hairs burnt off your fingers!

Converted my dad to this now. Works fantastically. I use 2 sheets of kitchen roll with some vegetable oil and it is hot as Hades in 15 minutes!

Thanks for the kitchen roll tip. I have some of these starters and they do work well, the polished finish doesn't last but I've used 2 firelighters underneath up until now and they always work.

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I tend to use a couple of sheets of up newspaper. If it doesn't catch the first time it always catches the second time. I suppose that the first lot gets the charcoal hot so the second time takes it over the edge easily.

liamf12

Thanks for the kitchen roll tip. I have some of these starters and they … Thanks for the kitchen roll tip. I have some of these starters and they do work well, the polished finish doesn't last but I've used 2 firelighters underneath up until now and they always work.

Twisted fire starter

Cheers purchased one of these last year from Tesco, it works very well, obviously not as higher quality as the Weber ones, but for the price they are excellent.

Good luck lighting the coal using only newspaper....

You'll still need a firelighter underneath..

sweep_the_leg_

Good luck lighting the coal using only newspaper.... You'll still need a … Good luck lighting the coal using only newspaper.... You'll still need a firelighter underneath..



always just use newspapers and always works have done for last 2 years !

sweep_the_leg_

Good luck lighting the coal using only newspaper.... You'll still need a … Good luck lighting the coal using only newspaper.... You'll still need a firelighter underneath..


I always just use newspaper underneath, nothing else. Sometimes I do need to put more paper under but it never fails to light the charcoal.

sweep_the_leg_

Good luck lighting the coal using only newspaper....



Like everyone else I just use newspaper and it always works.

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If you can get one there fantastic, they heat the charcoal much faster than traditional methods due to it funneling the heat, excellent bit of kit, heat added

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Good luck lighting the coal using only newspaper.... You'll still need a … Good luck lighting the coal using only newspaper.... You'll still need a firelighter underneath..



Used mine 60-70 times and never had to use anything other than newspaper. Easy to have a chimney ready to go rather than trying to add new coals directly onto the old ones, great for when latecomers turn up. My first one is now rusty as a rusty thing but still good for another couple of years I reckon. Then I'll hunt out the half-price Webers B&Q knocked out the year before last, they're in the shed somewhere!

Tip 1. Do not over pack the paper, air needs to move around.

Tip 2. If you have any herb bushes like Rosemary, cut some shoots and let them dry, place some in bottom under the coals, it will act like kindling and let your neighbours enjoy the scented smoke.

I use an old catering tin acquired for free from the canteen.
Just cut out top & bottom and works a treat.
No need for handles etc - just use the tongs to remove the can once the charcoal has lit.

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Just got one instore

And this is still not dispatched to store
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