Folding Chimney Starter Review

The Folding Chimney Starter Review – Start charcoal without lighter fluid.

As I have discussed in one of my previous posts, to start charcoal without lighter fluid is very simple and very easy.

A Chimney Starter is always doing the job..

In another post on my website, I discussed and reviewed the TOMSHOO Chimney Starter, which is a round shaped chimney and therefore it cannot fold up. It does a wonderful job in getting your charcoal ready in a few minutes, but you need some space to store it, and it is not made from stainless steel.

On the other hand, the Stainless Steel Folding Charcoal Starter is a more advanced and a better-designed chimney. It is in a class of its own when we talk about Chimney Starters.


Product description and features:
  • This is a high-quality product made from Stainless Steel.
  • Simple rectangular shaped structure, easy to clean and safe to use.
  • It can shrink or fold up using less storage space.
  • After folding up it is easy to carry in its storage bag.
  • For outdoor recreation or home use.
  • Using charcoal or briquettes.

Product specifications:

Price on eBay: USD $43.05

Price on LAZADA: PHP 1,823 (approx USD $38)

Material: High-quality stainless steel

Weight: approx 1800g

Size: 16 x 16 x 29cm (6.3 x 6.3 x 11.4 inch)

Brand: TTD

Warranty type: eBay and LAZADA specified

  • Starting your charcoal fast and easy
  • Stainless steel structure is durable
  • Can fold flat to save space and convenient to carry
  • Comes with a zipper carry bag
  • Very easy to clean
  • LAZADA offers a lower price than eBay
  • Stainless steel handles without heat protection
  • More expensive than the ordinary round shaped chimneys
  • According to reviewers, the stainless steel makes it heavy

Bying Advice…

The Folding Chimney Starter is a beautiful designed high-quality stainless steel item wich will surely last you for a long time. These folding chimneys can do the job effectively.

Another great tool to start charcoal fast and safely, but the price is a bit steep.

In my opinion, it might be the ideal buy if you do a lot of outdoor recreation and camping, as it is easy to clean and easy to carry when folded.

I personally, would go for one of the cheaper round Chimney Starters, like a TOMSHOO Chimney Starter, because I grill mostly at home and the rigid round chimney starter works great for me at home.


So, there you have another brief review on one of the best tools to use to start your charcoal. I hope you enjoyed my review on this Folding Chimney Starter.

To start charcoal without lighter fluid, or without any other chemicals, is an easy task if you have one of these tools.

If you would like to share your ideas about the Stainless Steel Folding Chimney Starter, please leave a comment in the box below.

Enjoy your next barbecue!



TOMSHOO Chimney Starter Review

The Tomshoo Charcoal Chimney Starter Review~The best way to start charcoal.

In a previous post on my website, I discussed the best way to start charcoal.

Do YOU struggle to start your charcoal barbecue?
What IS the best way to start charcoal?

Most people I observed are struggling to start a charcoal fire or just simply use lighter fluid or other chemicals to light the charcoal. Not only is lighter fluid environmentally unfriendly, but it is also not the easiest and fastest way to get your charcoal fire going and ready for grilling.

The best way to start charcoal is a to use a chimney starter, like the TOMSHOO Chimney Starter. This will get your fire going in fast and without a fuss!


Product description and features:
  • The TOMSHOO Chimney Starter is well built with a durable body.
  • The cylindrical shape allows for intense heat.
  • The charcoal grate inside prevents small pieces of charcoal to fall out.
  • It has a comfortable heat-insulated handle.
  • Many air vents allow fast oxygen flow.
  • It can light up lump charcoal and briquettes.

Product specifications:

Price on LAZADA: PHP 1,351 (USD $28) Exchange rate $1 = PHP 48 (at the time of this review)

Price on eBay: USD $17,90

Material: Galvanized iron

Weight: 800g / 28.2 oz

Size: (L x W x H cm) 27.5 x 26 x 26

Warranty type: LAZADA refund warranty only, eBay 6 months manufacture’s warranty

  • Durable galvanized iron body
  • Lightweight
  • Easy to use
  • Handle protection prevents scalding
  • Holds enough charcoal to get your barbecue going in fast
  • Saves time to burn charcoal
  • Relatively cheap compared to a Weber brand
  • Worldwide shipping on eBay
  • Available on LAZADA and eBay
  • Cheaper on eBay
  • Cannot fold up for easy storage as a folding chimney starter
  • Might not last as long as an aluminized steel chimney starter
  • Shipping restrictions on LAZADA
  • More expensive on LAZADA
  • Generic brand

Buying Advice:

eBay offers a 6 months manufacture’s warranty, whereas LAZADA offers only a return warranty.

LAZADA stock them continually, whereas eBay may have limited stock on the priced item, but it is currently cheaper on eBay.

So, in my opinion, I will go for the TOMSHOO Chimney Starter on eBay.


So, there you have it!! I hope you enjoyed my short review on the TOMSHOO Chimney Starter.

The best way to start charcoal is to use the best tool there is, a BBQ Chimney Starter Charcoal Lighter!

If you would like to share your ideas about the TOMSHOO Chimney Starter, please leave a comment in the box below.

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