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Weber Rapidfire Chimney Starter - 7416

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Abt Model: 7416 UPC: 077924073939
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Go From Empty Grill to Flaming Charcoal: The Rapidfire Weber Chimney Starter

Any time you spend trying to get your charcoal grill briquettes lit is time you could be grilling, and that's one of the reasons so many grill masters abandon charcoal for gas barbecues. Instead, use the Weber chimney starter; it makes it easy to get your briquettes glowing as fast as possible. While it's not immediate like turning a knob, the Rapidfire starter is one of the key ingredients to getting that grill lit as fast as possible. Set your lighter fluid aside and reach for the shining Rapidfire instead. The grilling gadget and its simple design is hard to beat, with a cylindrical shape designed to work thermodynamically. Once you light your tinder (balled up newspaper, lighter cubes, or otherwise) your briquettes will start burning, and you'll have a glowing ball of charcoal in no time. After ten minutes or so, pull the grate off your grill and open the Weber chimney starter to spill your fuel onto the charcoal in your grill. Add more as needed, and remember to use your grill's dampers to adjust the temperature. Open them for more airflow and higher temperatures, or tighten them up to bring temperatures down.

Durability and Safety First

Unlike a bottle of lighter fluid, the Weber chimney starter has a pretty long shelf life. It's made from durable aluminized steel that can stand up to hot temperatures. This device is built to handle more than a few coals too, with a capacity for enough briquettes to start a 22-inch kettle grill (the classic Weber backyard grill). And while this metal cylinder can handle the heat, the common barbecue grill is a little less fireproof. That's why the handle is made from thermoplastic that's designed to stay cool. Even so, it's a good idea to wear heat-resistant grilling gloves when using the Weber chimney starter.


  • Chimney starter system lights charcoal faster and easier
  • Durable aluminized steel construction
  • Stay cool thermoplastic handle adds safety
  • Extra large capacity--holds enough briquettes for a 22-1/2-inch kettle grill
  • Greatly reduces the amount of time it takes for coals to get ready
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