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Charcoal grilling and cool barbecue gift ideas

Updated on February 5, 2015

Barbeque and grilling tools are great fathers day gifts

If you are like me, and I would dare say you are. Everybody you know enjoys a good barbecue. In the backyard, a weekend camping trip over the Fourth of July weekend, or any other special occasion finds us firing up the charcoal and grilling all our favorite foods. The biggest obstacle to all the barbecue goodness charcoal provides, for many of us simply getting the charcoal started in the first place. Would you like to know what the easy way to get charcoal started without using all those hazardous petroleum based products is, I thought you would. Continue reading this article and discover, for less than $20 you can purchase a charcoal chimney starter and solve that problem once and for all.


The best charcoal chimney starter, safe & easy way to get the party started

Love Grilling with hardwood charcoal, you absolutely need to  get a Chimney Charcoal Starter. Light your charcoal without using any chemical fire starter the safe and easy way.
Love Grilling with hardwood charcoal, you absolutely need to get a Chimney Charcoal Starter. Light your charcoal without using any chemical fire starter the safe and easy way. | Source

BBQ Chefs and Competitive Grill Masters Agree

Long used by competitive barbecues and professional chefs, around the world, charcoal provides that crucial element of taste that only true hardwood charcoal provide. Introducing petroleum products to the recipe is a bad thing. For a number of reasons, throwing petroleum based fuel source on a fire has resulted in more than a few fire-starters to lose their facial hair, or something much worse. In addition to causing a barbecue grill to resemble a towering inferno, the petroleum fire starters create soot, and other harmful byproducts that affect the taste and quality of the food we plan to feed our family and guests.


No Dangerous Chemical Fire-starters Required

The easy to use and effective alternative to petroleum based fire-starters, a charcoal chimney starter cost less than $20 and last for years. To use a charcoal chimney starter, all you need is a good hardwood charcoal, not the chemically treated stuff that is supposed to light with just a match, a bit of crumpled-up newspaper and a couple fireplace matches.

Remember the hardwood charcoal you use is a major component of the seasoning of your food. Popular choices of hardwood charcoals use, hickory, apple, pecan, oak, and mesquite. With each having, settle differences in the way they flavor your food, you may find you like to use different charcoal for seafood and pork or your favorite beef brisket and chicken.

To simply and easily start your charcoal, load the charcoal chimney starter with charcoal in the top, crumple a few pieces of newspaper into a ball, put into the bottom of the charcoal chimney starter and place over the rack of your charcoal grill, light the newspaper and wait a few minutes for the charcoal to get

Ready.

Be safe and enjoy your next barbecue, Mike

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    • Teddletonmr profile imageAUTHOR

      Mike Teddleton 

      6 years ago from Midwest USA

      Hey Brian thanks for asking, I am not sure where you can pick one up in the UK.

      With all the great chefs cooking over hardwood charcoal I got to believe they are availible where they sell barbecue and grilling supplies.

      Best of luck, Mike

    • BRIAN SLATER profile image

      Brian Slater 

      6 years ago from England

      Hey Mike one other thing, are these available in the uk? I might be tempted to get one if they are.

    • Teddletonmr profile imageAUTHOR

      Mike Teddleton 

      6 years ago from Midwest USA

      Brian, I generally start the charcoal in the chimney starter. While the charcoal is doing its thing, I spend that time preparing all the meats and vegies for the grill. About fifteen to twenty minutes, for the original Kingsford charcoal briquettes. I do not like the match light stuff personally. It burns a bit faster, and does not last as long.

    • BRIAN SLATER profile image

      Brian Slater 

      6 years ago from England

      Not seen these Mike before. How long does it take to heat the briquettes up? Voted up

    • Teddletonmr profile imageAUTHOR

      Mike Teddleton 

      7 years ago from Midwest USA

      Katie until I used my first charcoal chimney starter, I hated trying to light my charcoal grill. Now I use it every chance I get, every weekend is a bbq party at our house.

    • katiem2 profile image

      katiem2 

      7 years ago from I'm outta here

      What a great idea, I'm loving these Gift Ideas under $20 Should Include Charcoal Chimney Starter this one is unique and no doubt a pleasant surprise for anyone. Great gadget!

    • Teddletonmr profile imageAUTHOR

      Mike Teddleton 

      7 years ago from Midwest USA

      Granny's house your husband will find that a charcoal chimney starter, is as handy as a pocket on a shirt. Thanks for your comment, wish your husband a Merry Christmas for me...

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      Granny's House 

      7 years ago from Older and Hopefully Wiser Time

      Great idea and only $20.00 Merry Xmas to my husband!

    • Teddletonmr profile imageAUTHOR

      Mike Teddleton 

      8 years ago from Midwest USA

      Pamela99 thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment, charcoal chimney starter really make starting a barbecue easy, I can think of no other more useful gift you can give someone that loves to barbecue.

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      Pamela Oglesby 

      8 years ago from Sunny Florida

      I never saw one of those before but it is a very reasonable useful gift even if you buy it for yourself.

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