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Charcoal Starters - Chimney vs. Electric?

TroyTempest | Feb 28, 2008 10:38 AM

I really like my chimney starter, though I've found that I need 2 of them in order to have enough charcoal for most of my grilling. Also, on occasion if the fire doesn't get going good I have to start over.
With these 2 things in mind, I was thinking about getting one of those electric starters that sit in the coals. They just look like they wouldn't burn all the coals evenly. I know I could just go spend about 10 bucks and do my own tests, but I thought I'd pose the question here first. Has anyone tried one of these. How do they work? Would you recommend them? Should I just stick with my 2 chimneys?

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