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Excellent

Easier than using loose coals

It works out expensive

We have had a few barbecues already this summer and last Thursday when friends dropped round unexpectedly my boyfriend offered to make them lunch on the barbecue, we didn't have any charcoal because we had used the last when we used the barbecue the previous evening. We ended up using Homebase...

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Excellent

“Sizzling Short Cut”

published 21/08/2014

Easy to light, lasts a long time

None

With a few hot summer days I tried to get into the spirit by bringing out the BBQ and doing some outdoor cooking before the inevitable rains came. My BBQ is a 'real' (charcoal) BBQ, however only a small circular one (only two of us and the puppy to cook for). In the past I have had trouble...

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Super

“Good but expensive”

published 28/08/2014

Easy to light and gets all the charcoal within whi...

Expensive

Good but expensive Although we haven’t had much chance for the last few weeks thanks to the terrible weather normally we like to barbecue two or even three times a week during the summer holidays because the kids love it and it allows us to spend some time as a family. We bbq with disposable ones...

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Super

Easy to use, simple, work well unless it's windy o...

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The product An 8kg bag of individually wrapped 1kg parcels of charcoal. Each parcel of charcoal is covered in wrapping which is coated to allow it to be lit at one edge and then light the whole wrapping and burn the charcoal making it simple to start off a barbecue. The packaging Each 1kg parcel...

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Excellent

No mess, no more lighter fluid, easy to use

a bit dearer than normal charcoal but well worth i...

I tried a gas bbq for a couple of years on the advice of a few people I know saying that they didn't taste any different than a proper bbq, and I suppose they don't really taste that different and they are certainly much easier and cleaner to set up and use. However about a year ago we decided to...

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Excellent

So much easier to use, simply light. Mess free

Slightly more money than normal charcoal

Somehow in the ‘heat wave’ which lasted all of 3 days last week, we managed to use our BBQ, and pretend like it was summer for a day! I’m actually not the biggest fan of BBQ’s, I’ll happily go round to somebody else’s house but I can’t stand how time consuming they are and how much cleaning is...

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Excellent

Easy to use, good value for money

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Barbecue season is well and truly upon us, and although much of it has been a bit of a washout so far, we have managed to fit a couple of barbecues in as this is how we like to dine during the summer months (when the weather permits obviously!). We have a good barbecue, but the one thing you...

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Excellent

“does what it says on the bag”

published 27/08/2000

Quick and reliable to light

One of the most aggravating things about barbecuing is waiting for the charcoal to get hot. You can accelerate this by using fluid, lighters etc, but I think they do taint food, however slightly. This product is different, in that it comes sealed in thick paper bags the right size for a small...

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Excellent

“Brilliant BBQ”

published 21/08/2004

Actually Works!

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Note: My old Ciao account was under the name of DigitalThing before I made this review; I did not claim the moneys in my old account as it was < £5, so by rewriting this review I am effectivly not scamming the system. Instant Lighting Charcoal is much better than normal charcoal because it saves...

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Super

“Homebase Instant Charcoal”

published 18/05/2011

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Homebase have manufactured an instant lighting charcoal which works excellently and is considerable faster and quicker at lighting and therefore cooking barbequed foods than the traditional charcoals are. One kilogram bag retails at approximately £5. The purchaser is able to burn the charcoal...

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Excellent

“Cool Charcoal:”

published 29/06/2003

Easy Lighting

More Expensive Than Normal Charcoal

Instant Lighting Charcoal is much better than normal charcoal because it saves you time and infact money. The extra price you would spend with normal lumpwood charcoal, on firelighters, or gas to put on the B.B.Q. would easily be in excess of the price of instant lighting charcoal. All you need...

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Excellent

The ease with which this stuff is prepared for use makes a mockery of anyone still selling non-quick-light charcoal. Taking one or two of the 'bag-within-the-bag' packages and then putting them on the barbecue is probably the most difficult thing about using it, as the pre-soaked accelerant makes...

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