Stainless Steel Charcoal Chimney Starter
We did start the fire.
In our minds, a great burger is only as good as the grill it’s cooked on. Which is why we love charcoal grills for that inimitable, smoke-kissed grill flavor. Whether you’re totally new to charcoal grilling altogether or looking for an alternative to lighter fluid and other chemical accelerants, a charcoal starter is one of the quickest ways to create a glowing pile of red-hot charcoal. This version can hold almost 5 pounds of charcoal, and is made of corrosion-resistant stainless steel (it won't rust!) that’s designed to stand up to all the barbecues you can humanly fit into your summer. Simply place a piece of crumpled newspaper or a paraffin fire starter in the bottom, fill it up with charcoal, and set in the base of your grill. Use a lit match to light the newspaper through one of the holes in the bottom of the starter and within 15 to 20 minutes, you’ll be ready to grill.
Photography by Rocky Luten
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