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Last Updated: 05/23/2019

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  #1

Char-Broil Electric Charcoal Starter

Model: 1258466R06   |    Mpn: 1258466R06   |    Ean: 0047362584663   |    PartNumber: 1258466R06   |   Asin: B06W5VR3ZF

Grill safely & cleanly, without that lighter-fluid taste, using the electric charcoal starter from Char-Broil. Powered by a 120V, 550W electric heat element, the tool ignites charcoal without matches or lighter fluid. A sturdy heat-resistant handle stays cool to the touch.

Features

  • Generates 550 watts at 120 volts for lighting briquette piles
  • No matches or fluid needed
  • Get hot coals in minutes
  • No lighter fluid taste
  • Measures 17.5 L x 4.5 w x 2 D
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Brand: Char-Broil   |   Manufacturer: Char Broil

Item Dimensions: 17.5 x 4.5 x 2 inches (44.5 x 11.4 x 5.1 cm)   |   Package Dimensions: 0.87 x 4.33 x 17.09 inches (2.2 x 11.0 x 43.4 cm)

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  #2

Light-A-Fire, All Natural Fire Starter. BBQ, Charcoal, Wood Fire. 30 Pods with Container

Model: LF-1603   |    Mpn: LAF-30   |    Ean: 0609456136037   |    PartNumber: LAF-30   |   Asin: B00QJOC2RK

All Natural Fire Starters. Safe alternative to messy and dangerous lighter fluid. Each pod is made of entirely all natural food safe material of wood and wax. Provides employment opportunities for persons with disabilities. Every pod is made by persons with disabilities and provides them with job experience. Only one pod needed! Use only one pod to quickly start any fire any time. Each pod burns for 15 minutes to light any charcoal or wood fire. No taste or odor. The all-natural wood shaving and wax pods will not give off any taste or odor to your food. They burn clean and are good for the .

Features

  • 30 large all-natural pods/cubes instantly lights grills, smokers, campfires, wood stoves and fireplaces
  • Provides employment opportunities for persons with disabilities. Thank You!
  • Only one pod needed to light any fire in any season with no taste or odor to food. Each pod burns for 15 minutes
  • Durable bucket makes for easy storage and transportation
  • Non-toxic and ally safe, made of wood shavings and food-grade wax
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Brand: Light-A-Fire   |   Manufacturer: Light-A-Fire

Item Dimensions: 8 x 8 x 8 inches (20.3 x 20.3 x 20.3 cm)   |   Package Dimensions: 6.4 x 6.5 x 6.8 inches (16.3 x 16.5 x 17.3 cm)

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  #3

JJGeorge Grill Torch Charcoal Starter

 PartNumber: 4332692524   |   Asin: B076HSB7MM

There has never been a faster, easier, and cord free way to light your grill than with the Grill Torch (Patent Pending). The Grill Torch unique design allows you to quickly light your grill from 20" away, while keeping the propane canister safely upright. The Grill Torch does not require you to blow air on your charcoal to start it, which greatly reduces sparking. The self ignition makes lighting a breeze and the flame is fully adjustable up to 1300 degrees C. Simply screw the Grill Torch head into a standard 14oz. Bernzomatic propane canister and you are ready to go (Propane canister not included, you can pick them up at Walmart or any hardware store for around $3).

Features

  • HOW TO LIGHT CHARCOAL FAST - WITHOUT A CORD!
  • FAST - Lights Charcoal in 45-60 seconds
  • CORD FREE - Grill Torch is completely cord free - No time wasted looking for outlets, or extension cords
  • ECONOMICAL - Get up to 100 charcoal starts on a single 14 oz can of Propane or MAP gas
  • MINIMAL SPARKING - Grill Torch does not cause charcoal to spark like other lighters that blow air to spread flames
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Brand: JJGeorge   |   Manufacturer: JJGeorge

Item Dimensions: 4 x 2 x 21 inches (10.2 x 5.1 x 53.3 cm)   |   Package Dimensions: 1.02 x 5.25 x 20.94 inches (2.6 x 13.3 x 53.2 cm)

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  #4

Char-Broil Lava Rock 6 lbs

Model: 6284652A   |    Mpn: 2184652   |    Ean: 6818237123461   |    PartNumber: 2184652   |   Asin: B000VYIRR8

Char-Broil Lava Rock is ideal for all gas grills that use volcanic rock including: Char-Broil and other manufacturers

Features

  • Ideal for all gas grills that use volcanic rock
  • Low cost option radiant
  • Average life of 1 year
  • 6 lbs. per bag
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Brand: Char-Broil   |   Manufacturer: Char-Broil

Item Dimensions: 15.5 x 12 x 5.3 inches (39.4 x 30.5 x 13.5 cm)   |   Package Dimensions: 3.1 x 6.4 x 15.5 inches (7.9 x 16.3 x 39.4 cm)

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  #5

Bangerz Sunz Fire Starter Squares, 144 Squares, Fire Starters for Fireplace, Wood Stove & Grill, Camp Fire Pit Charcoal Starters, 50B Squares, USA Made

Model: 9373   |    Mpn: 9373   |    Ean: 0689226929373   |    PartNumber: 9373   |   Asin: B07Q4QZ4YV

MULTIPURPOSE FIRE STARTER SQUARES

Our versatile fire starters easily ignite fires, and support both indoor and outdoor applications. No need for dry twigs
or newspapers to start a fire. Squares conveniently come apart easily to fit your every need, and will light even when
wet. Perfect for the great outdoors, backyard barbeques, camping, grilling on wood stoves, fire pits and much more.
These are an absolute must have addition to your survival kit.

Applications: Camping, hiking, fishing, BBQ

Uses: Camp fire, barbeque grill & fire pit, indoor/outdoor grill, wood stove

Materials: Recycled wood chips and wax

NO LIGHTER FLUID NEEDED - Squares eliminate the need for lighter fluid
WEATHERPROOF - Designed to light up in any kind of weather condition
ECOFRIENDLY - Made with all-natural, environment friendly ingredients
SAFE FOR INDOOR USE - Safely start a fire in closed quarters

SAFE, CONVENIENT FIRE STARTERS
Quickly light up a fireplace, grill, fire pit or wood stove, with our all-natural and easy to use fire starters. Safe for everyday use
around the household, and its a great inclusion to standard survival kits for all your outdoor adventures. No need for rolled up
newspapers, lighter fluid, or wasting time searching for dried twigs. Everything you need and more in our portable, easy to use
lighter squares

Features

  • ALL-PURPOSE & VERSATILE - Get a fire going anywhere fast. Easily combustible fire starters are designed to start fires fast. Great for camping, pit fires, or charcoal lighters for barbequing (Doesn't flavor food)
  • NATURAL FIRE STARTERS - Eco-friendly product made with non-toxic recycled wood chips and wax, emits up to 80% less carbon monoxide. Go Green (No lighter fluid necessary)
  • WEATHER RESISTANT LIGHTER NUGGETS - Designed for all weather conditions, these robust squares ignite even when wet
  • SAFETY FIRST - Our safe lite produces no flare ups, perfect for safely lighting indoor fires. Safely light up a cozy fireplace or wood stove, and its a must have accessory for your emergency survival kit
  • EASY TO USE & HASSLE FREE - Quick, and ready to use with no kindling or paper required to ignite. Place squares into desired application and ignite. Includes 144 Squares which break apart very easily for a fast & safe lite
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Brand: Bangerz Sunz   |   Manufacturer: Rutland 50B

Package Dimensions: 3.1 x 7.2 x 9.2 inches (7.9 x 18.3 x 23.4 cm)

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  #6

Charcoal Chimney Starter 11"X7" Grill Barbecue BBQ Galvanized Steel Chimney Lighter Basket Outdoor Cooking Quick Rapid Fire Briquette Charcoal Starters Can Canister for Grilling Camping Accessories

Model: BBQ002   |    Mpn: 607467901668   |    Ean: 0607467901668   |    PartNumber: 607467901668   |   Asin: B074QLZXPT

Specifications:

Dimensions: 11 in height 7 in wide 7 in long
Item weight: 2.3 pounds
Material of canister: Zinc plated steel
Material of handle: Nylon
Features: Easiest: Easy and clean setup of heating charcoal. It is not need to use any lighter fluid in the outdoor garden grill. Our delicious food won t be tainted by any chemicals. Fastest: The generous ventilation holes will ensure the charcoal have excellent air circulation and heat generation. Cheapest Method: Just use some burning newspaper or other papers at the bottom of canister. Safer: A nylon handle of charcoal starter plus heat shield for protection against heat transfer. More efficient: lighting charcoal with a charcoal chimney starter is incredibly faster. It is about 15-20 minutes and save your half time.
Note:

1.Please do not put the newspaper or papers in too tightly as this will restrict air flow necessary for the paper to burn efficiently.
2.Pinch out or stick out some newspaper at two or three places for easy igniting.

Features

  • LARGE CAPACITY & RUST-RESISTANCE: Charcoal starter measures 11" x 7" x 7", the canister holding up to 4 pounds of coal, larger capacity than other charcoal chimney starters. Steel of chimney starter is zinc plated for rusting resistance and long life.
  • EASY TO USE AND PORTABLE: The large size of the chimney charcoal starter base and air vents shortens the amount of time it takes to heat up the charcoal. a nylon handle plus heat shield of charcoal starter for protection against heat transfer. charcoal chimney lighter fits perfectly all kinds of briquette charcoal BBQ, grill, outdoor cooking, quick backyard BBQ, barbecues, tailgate parties, and car camping, fish trips and garden grilling, traveling.
  • QUICKER AND SAFER: Galvanized Steel charcoal starter for grills used of chimney principle and start your barbecue BBQ in the shortest possible time. Fire grill starter subvert the traditional point. About 15-20 minutes the coals will be red hot. It is not need to use any lighter fluid such as lump cubes, squares, very save time and effort!
  • CHEAPER AND EASIER: Charcoal chimney starter grill just use some abandon newspapers or other papers at the bottom of steel canister. light up crinkled up newspapers or papers with fire starter, and set the can cannister of coal starter over the flame. Please note: no more buying flammable bottles of liquid to squirt over your charcoal briquettes before lighting them.
  • SATISFACTION GUARANTEE: Chimney charcoal starter refund or replacement within 30 days are guaranteed! Provide you a thoughtful and considerate service.
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Brand: BEAU JARDIN   |   Manufacturer: BEAU JARDIN

Item Dimensions: 7 x 7 x 11 inches (17.8 x 17.8 x 27.9 cm)   |   Package Dimensions: 7.2 x 7.4 x 12.5 inches (18.3 x 18.8 x 31.8 cm)

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  #7

BBQ Dragon Charcoal Starter and Grill Lighter, BBQ Lighter Grill Fan/Battery-Powered Bellows Faster Than Charcoal Chimney Starter BBQ Fan, Smoker Fan, Charcoal Lighter Weber Kettle Grill Accessory

Model: BBQD501   |    Mpn: BBQD501   |    Ean: 0861447000004   |    PartNumber: BBQD501   |   Asin: B00FPZY92A

BBQ dragon fire supercharger: The BBQ dragon is a fire-starting tool so simple and yet revolutionary It reduces the start time of charcoal grills to less than ten minutes and supercharges the starting of all kinds of other fires. It works by blowing large amounts of low-velocity, cool air at the fire. The BBQ dragons sophisticated, high-tech design is the perfect complement to any grill or outdoor kitchen. It's battery-powered, hands-free, micro-sub rechargeable and looks fantastic. It works on anything charcoal grills, fire pits, fireplaces, wood stoves, smokers, even campfires. Never before has there been a product that so substantially improves Americas most popular past time: Barbecue. The variable speed motor allows you to infinitely control the amount of airflow this amazing control enables fast fire starting, as well as perfect temperature control for grilling. The BBQ dragon is a beautiful blend of contemporary design and advanced technology. It's powerful, durable, easy-to-use. The sleek stainless steel body stays cool and stands up to tough use. The long, adjustable stainless steel neck allows you position the BBQ dragon to provide air wherever you need it. The amazingly versatile heavy-duty spring-loaded clamp opens wide and attaches to anything the BBQ dragon will change the way you barbecue forever. Our patent pending charcoal tool can start charcoal grills in less than 10 minutes! no more fanning your fire with a plate. Don't wait 45 minutes for the grill to be ready. Starts a charcoal grill faster than chimneys, electric starters or even chemical starters! allows you to enjoy the superior flavor and aroma of a real charcoal fire every time in no time.

Features

  • STARTS CHARCOAL AND FIRES FAST - The BBQ Dragon Fan is the fastest way to start charcoals and to keep fires burning strong. With this fan clipped to the side of your charcoal grill, you'll be ready to start barbecuing within 10 minutes. This electric bellow is much more effective than blowing air from your mouth, and you won't get smoky ash in your face.
  • STAINLESS STEEL CONSTRUCTION - The main body of this fan is made from sleek stainless steel that stays cool and stands up to tough use. The long, adjustable neck is also made from stainless steel, and it allows you to position the BBQ Dragon Fan to provide air wherever you need it. The fan also has a variable speed motor so you can control the amount of airflow.
  • USE WITH A CHARCOAL CHIMNEY, WOOD STOVE, AND MORE - This fire starter fan has a number of uses both indoors and outdoors. Use it with your charcoal grill, fire pit, fireplace, wood stove, smoker, campfire, ceramic cooker, and kamado-style cooker. It also works exceptionally well to light charcoals when combined with the BBQ Dragon Chimney of Insanity.
  • CLIPS TO ANY GRILL - This electric bellows tool has an amazingly versatile heavy-duty, spring-loaded clamp that opens wide and attaches to any type of grill. It can also be clipped to a number of other objects for placement near a fire pit or wood stove. You can easily change the position of the BBQ Dragon Fan by unclipping it and moving it, or simply by bending the adjustable neck.
  • BATTERY POWERED AND CORDLESS - The BBQ Dragon Fan is completely battery-operated and cordless, meaning that it can be used hands free. Just set it to an appropriate position with the appropriate speed of airflow, and then let it do its job. This allows you to focus on grilling or enjoy the great outdoors. Charge the fan using a micro-USB cable just be sure to insert rechargeable batteries into the fan. Fan needs 4 AA batteries. (Batteries not included)
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Brand: BBQ Dragon   |   Manufacturer: BBQ Dragon

Item Dimensions: 15 x 3 x 8 inches (38.1 x 7.6 x 20.3 cm)   |   Package Dimensions: 3.2 x 11.2 x 15.1 inches (8.1 x 28.4 x 38.4 cm)

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  #8

Ivation Premium 500W Electric Charcoal Starter Quickly & Easily Ignite BBQ Grills Without Lighter Fluid or Matches Double-Ring Design with Longer, Angled Handle Safely Heats in Just 6 Minutes

Model: IVACCT20   |    Mpn: IVACCT20   |    Ean: 0843812105057   |    PartNumber: IVACCT20   |   Asin: B07HFJL7HB

Extended Features List
- 6.25" wide double-ring coil - Large heating element ignites more coals than other charcoal starters for a quicker fire
- Long, angled handle - Measuring in at 9 inches, the handle is long enough to keep your hand at a safe distance from the heat of any size grill or fire pit
- Metal gripping attachment - Conveniently holds the starter on the side of the grill so you're free to prepare your foods
- High temperature - Heats up to a whopping 570 C
- Heats quickly - Your charcoal or briquettes are ready to use in approximately 6 minutes
- Healthier foods - Keep the chemical odor and taste of lighter fluid out of your family's food
- Eco-friendly - Prevents harmful fumes and waste from polluting the environment

What You Get
1 x Electric Charcoal Starter from Ivation
Wider heating coverage
Longer, angled handle
User manual
The quickest, most efficient way to fire up the grill! Specs & Details Heating element material: Stainless steel SUS304
Dimensions: 48 x 15.8 x 11 cm
Weight: 1.1 lbs./501g
Heating capacity: 570 C
Plug type: USA; 2 round, 1 flat pins
Cord length: 3.9 ft./1.2m
Wattage: 500 watts

Features

  • POWERFUL, RELIABLE ELECTRIC IGNITER - Designed to Deliver More Heating Power in Less Time, Device Plugs In to Quickly Ignite Charcoal or Briquettes in BBQ Grills & Outdoor Fire Pits
  • CLEANER & SAFER THAN COMBUSTIBLES - Uses Electricity Instead of Lighter Fluid or Matches to Provide Super Hot Coals without the Danger, Fumes or Unpleasant Taste of Chemicals
  • FIRES UP FAST EVERY SINGLE TIME - Double-Ring Design Enables Heating Element to Have Direct Contact with More Coals for Faster Heat; 6.25 Wide Coil Provides More Coverage
  • SMART, SAFE HANDLE DESIGN - Longer, Angled Handle Fits Any Grill Depth to Keep Your Hand Safely Away from Heat; Metal Plate Grips Side of Grill for Hands-Free Use
  • MAKE YOUR GRILLING GREEN FRIENDLY - Use the Electric Starter Again and Again to Save Your Family and the Planet from Harmful Chemicals Every Time You Grill or Enjoy An Outdoor Fire
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Brand: Ivation   |   Manufacturer: Ivation

Item Dimensions: 18.9 x 4.33 x 6.22 inches (48.0 x 11.0 x 15.8 cm)   |   Package Dimensions: 5.5 x 6.3 x 19.4 inches (14.0 x 16.0 x 49.3 cm)

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  #9

ArtMuseKitss Lighter Cubes | Fire Starters for Fireplace, Grill, Smokers, Campfire | Odorless, Smokeless Charcoal Fire Starters | Made in USA | Box 24 pc

 Ean: 0703570354237   |   Asin: B07S4BL761

Waterproof firestarters is convenient and fast way to ignite coals in any weather condition. They will get your grill or campfire going in minutes.

Lighter Cubes are non-toxic, non-explosive and produce no dangerous flare-ups, they are completely safe for the environment, what makes them ideal for outdoor use - charcoal grills, fireplaces, wood and pellet stoves, even campfires!

Safe alternative to messy and dangerous lighter fluid.

From the Manufacturer:

Once you've lit coals with Lighter Cubes, you'll never go back. Lighter Cubes are your answer to fast, ash-free, and environmentally safe charcoal ignition. Even in windy or wet conditions, the cubes will light and ignite the rest of your charcoal in seconds, without the smell or taste of lighter fluid tainting your food.

Burn Time: over 10 minutes

Tested and nominated as a winer between 5 other Best Selling Charcoal fire starters.

Comply with the South Coast Air Quality Management District Rule 1174 ref. C58.

Features

  • 24 FIRE-STARTING CUBES made for quick & easy lighting of charcoal briquettes.
  • CHARCOAL STARTERS extremely easy to light, no lighter fluid needed, fast lighting even in windy or wet weather, the cubes will ignite the rest of your charcoal in seconds.
  • CHARCOAL FIRE STARTERS ideal for smoking or grilling food, without the smell or taste of lighter fluid tainting your food.
  • CHARCOAL LIGHTER CUBES waterproof alternatives to the newspaper used for lighting charcoal briquettes in a chimney starter.
  • NON-TOXIC FUEL CUBES are for fast, ash-free, and environmentally safe charcoal ignition, can also be used indoor or outdoor wood-burning fireplace.
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Brand: ArtMuseKitss   |   Manufacturer: ArtMuseKitss

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