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Chimney starter now £4.20 30% off at Tesco!!
Chimney starter now £4.20 30% off at Tesco!!

Chimney starter now £4.20 30% off at Tesco!!

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Works a treat! Paid 6.50 last weekend

This chimney starter has been out of stock for a long time at Tesco Direct. So excellent find. Super hot

Zinc construction

That's not as in 'galvanized' is it...? Heated Galvo and cooking are a no no.

Awesome. Been wanting one of these for a while. Cheers op

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kingkajee

Awesome. Been wanting one of these for a while. Cheers op



no problem :-)

These are brilliant ... They really do work.

Ordered thanks

Blasphemous

That's not as in 'galvanized' is it...? Heated Galvo and cooking are a … That's not as in 'galvanized' is it...? Heated Galvo and cooking are a no no.



You just use this to light the coals before tipping them into your BBQ - you don't cook in it

Been using this for a few weeks now. It almost makes me feel I know how to BBQ

Thanks OP!

Well worth £4.20

works every time for me. good deal. will pay for itself after a few uses

just ordered its what i needed

ronmanager

You just use this to light the coals before tipping them into your BBQ - … You just use this to light the coals before tipping them into your BBQ - you don't cook in it

Heating galvanized metal can force it to leach poisonous zinc salts. That can be transferred over 'on' the coals and further onto your food via further heating of the coals whilst in the barbecue (in the smoke).

I was sceptical about these. no firefighters etc just paper underneath but they really do work.

paid c.7 at homebase so this is a good deal

This works brilliantly. So much so that I bought a second last weekend (it's not got enormous capacity). So... drat. Hot deal.

I bought a Weber one of these last year - they are amazing. I used to throw loads of fire lighters on but now its just one lit underneath and what an amazing sight half an hour later!!! Recommend this to all BBQ lovers!

After you've added it to the basket, when you go through to checkout it says they don't have any available. So it's basically out of stock now

Just what I was looking for!

Thanks ordered.

These are very good. I bought a weber one some years back. Also works well as a little fire pit after the BBQ when camping.

marsh102

I was sceptical about these. no firefighters etc just paper underneath … I was sceptical about these. no firefighters etc just paper underneath but they really do work. paid c.7 at homebase so this is a good deal



Surely a firefighter is the last thing you want when trying to start a fire?

Had one of these but then bought the weber version. Weber is infinitely better so this one went in the bin.

nitro228

Had one of these but then bought the weber version. Weber is infinitely … Had one of these but then bought the weber version. Weber is infinitely better so this one went in the bin.


I have had this one for over a year - it works every time, so can't see how it can be infinitely better. Granted, it may not last as long as the Weber, but I'll only throw it out when it no longer works.
Edited by: "Rickardo" 24th Jun 2014

bossyboots

I bought a Weber one of these last year - they are amazing. I used to … I bought a Weber one of these last year - they are amazing. I used to throw loads of fire lighters on but now its just one lit underneath and what an amazing sight half an hour later!!! Recommend this to all BBQ lovers!



Do you find that a fire-lighter under the Weber chimney works better than newspaper? I've found that the newspaper method often takes a couple of shots before it catches.

afc_rich

Do you find that a fire-lighter under the Weber chimney works better than … Do you find that a fire-lighter under the Weber chimney works better than newspaper? I've found that the newspaper method often takes a couple of shots before it catches.


I usually form a ring of paper under (make sure you leave a hole in the centre to draw air in and up) and place a firelighter after the first layer of coals, just to make sure.

afc_rich

Do you find that a fire-lighter under the Weber chimney works better than … Do you find that a fire-lighter under the Weber chimney works better than newspaper? I've found that the newspaper method often takes a couple of shots before it catches.



Definitely better. I had soooooo many firelighters in my garage due to the amount I used before I bought this fab product -now all I do is light ONE firelighter underneath the chimney starter, I leave it for half an hour then when I come back all the coals are glowing perfectly and evenly!

Bought a couple last year and have been happy. Struggled using paper to light them but firelighters work well for me.

Good deal and great product. I use the bag that the coals come in if I don't have any firelighters to hand. Tear the bag into strips; scrunch them up into balls or twist into knots; usually works but as others have said a few firelighters work 100% of the time.

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Rickardo

I have had this one for over a year - it works every time, so can't see … I have had this one for over a year - it works every time, so can't see how it can be infinitely better. Granted, it may not last as long as the Weber, but I'll only throw it out when it no longer works.



And it's a quarter of the price of a Weber, so you can throw four away if needed.

These are awesome. Mine lights fine with just three balls of newspaper loosely scrunched up and shoved underneath.

djc0367

Bought a couple last year and have been happy. Struggled using paper to … Bought a couple last year and have been happy. Struggled using paper to light them but firelighters work well for me.



Try standing it on the BBQ itself (with lower vents fully open) or on a couple of bricks to raise it off the floor (if you're using it on the floor already) as this allows more air to flow up through the chimney.

And as someone has said above, try to form an annulus (doughnut) shape as this also leaves a hole in the centre for air to flow through.

ronmanager

You just use this to light the coals before tipping them into your BBQ - … You just use this to light the coals before tipping them into your BBQ - you don't cook in it



Correct.

With reference to galvanised material, you can either burn it all off prior to using it within close proximity to food, OR work out whether the galvanised material reaches temperatures whereby it is affected via vapourisation / reactive tendencies.

Here is a simple explanation which will hopefully allay fears & better inform people with regards to burn point etc of it & similar materials.

Here

I bought the landmann one just last week for £9.10

tesco.com/dir…988

jans

After you've added it to the basket, when you go through to checkout it … After you've added it to the basket, when you go through to checkout it says they don't have any available. So it's basically out of stock now



This briefly became available to order again the following day so I went ahead and ordered it. However, a couple of hours later I received an email from them stating that there was a problem with my order and they didn't actually have any stock so refunded my payment. It's still unavailable at the moment but the price has increased. Still seems a fairly decent price in comparison to other sites, so will set up a stock alert for when/if it becomes available again.

Banned

Thanks. Or you can insert an aluminium foil with holes as a barrier before putting the coal which will minimise any direct exposure to Zinc.

happydeals

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