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Excellent

ProEasier than using loose coals

ContraIt 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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“Sizzling Short Cut”

published 21/08/2014

ProEasy to light, lasts a long time

ContraNone

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

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

ContraExpensive

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 lighting, easy living”

published 01/06/2015

ProWork great!

ContraA little expensive

Living in Australia for the first 25 years of my life means that barbecuing food is practically second nature to me. Or so I thought until I moved to London when I discovered that nobody I knew even vaguely actually barbecued with wood. Fancy gas appliances were de rigueur for the well-heeled and...

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Excellent

“Now rebranded as Easy Light”

published 13/06/2015

ProIt is easier to light a bag than coals. No residue...

ContraMore expensive than other coals.

We usually have our first BBQ around April if the weather is good and carry on as late into the year as possible, our last BBQ happening as late as November if we can guarantee the rain will hold off for long enough to cook the sausages.  We have always used a charcoal BBQ because of the flavours...

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Super

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

ContraNone.

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

ProNo mess, no more lighter fluid, easy to use

Contraa 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

ProSo much easier to use, simply light. Mess free

ContraSlightly 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

ProEasy to use, good value for money

ContraNone

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

ProQuick 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

ProActually Works!

ContraNone

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

Promany

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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

ProEasy Lighting

ContraMore 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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