HI CATHY AND KINGSFORDS CHARCOAL FANS:
ARE YOU READY FOR THE BRAND WE TRUST TO TOP "KINGSFORD MATCH LIGHT" BY COMMING OUT WITH "KINGSFORD FAST & READY" !?!? I KNOW I AM!!
Have you ever hated how long it always takes briquettes to be temperature ready before you can put steaks on the grill? I usually have to wait 20-35 minutes from the time I light my briquettes until the time they are coals cool enough for me to put a steak on the grill without scorching it. It has to have a little ash on the top as to top crust cools. But what if I know a way to get the briquettes to cool down and be ready from the time you light the birquettes and put your steaks on the grill in just 9 minutes? More than 50% faster!!
Now you can when KINGSFORD APPROVES MY IDEA TO CREAT THE NEW "FAST & READY" BRIQUETTES. They are Match Light as well for easy lighting up. Only difference is their shape. By making a DOUBLE PYRAMID SHAPE (octahedron) the briquettes get ready for steaks faster than ever (as they get more oxygen to each briquette) because this new scientfic approach to changing the shape of each briquette made makes a hell of a lot more sense than the common pillow shape. See image of charcoal below: ***THEN PLEASE LIKE MY IDEA 5 STARS SO THEY CAN MAKE THIS SOON!***
Instead of worrying about where to put that half empty bag of Kingsford charcoal, remember that these wonderous black lumps of coal have many uses other than Bar-B-Queing your favorite meals. Charcoal is also wonderful in your compost pile. Keep it in a weatherproof container near your compost and when the vegetation smells too much of ammonia, add some charcoal to it. My invention would be a container with a bottom lever and slot to distribute the charcoal. This handy storage bin distributes the black magic evenly over the top of the compost and keeps the charcoal off hands and clothing.
Having taken briquettes out of the bag last night for a barbeque, I presented myself to my guests looking like a chimney sweep. This situation gave me the following idea for a scoop that would make it easier to get briquettes out of the bag and not leave users blackened from fingernails to elbows.
A plastic lined, bowl shaped center in a barbeque mitt with a cupped plastic scoop on the end of the mitt would allow users to put their hand into the mitt and scoop out the required number of briquettes in two or three passes. The briquettes would go into the bowl shaped center of the mitt and could be placed into the barbeque, even if the existing coals were already hot.
Due to a space problem, last year's Kingsford bag was stored in a cabinet on my deck. This Spring, when I pulled out the bag, I discovered my briquettes had turned green. The earthly remains went in the garden. To top it off, I buy big bags and either end up covered in soot scooping out the charcoal or wrecking my back trying to upend the specified amount into my Weber. Hence, my idea for a multi-purpose charcoal bin.
This bin would be big enough to hold the large (20#) bags of charcoal, act as a seat, allow the user to push it around using a retractable handle (think rolling suitcase), have a pull out drawer at the bottom for a humidity control product such as Damp Rid, include a removable storage rack for fire starter, lighter and cooking tools, and include a pull down door on the back with which to access the charcoal.
Although I love Kingsford charcoal for my grilling activities, I also learned another way to enjoy charcoal. About 8 years ago I moved into a fairy new house complete with appliances, slightly used. For some reason the refrigerator had an terribly obnoxious smell that I couldn't identify or find anything it could be coming from. I tried absoltely every cleaner somone suggested to me. I took the back panel off and searched everywhere to no avail. I heard somewhere that charcoal would take out odors, but was skeptical about this odor. I tried putting charcoal in and into the bottom of my refrigerator and the smell went away...Thanks Kingsford!!
If you are using a firepit or grilling somewhere and you're allowed to leave behind charcoal behind (on the beach/etc.) and you're trying to find find whatever possible to fill with water and dump over the charcoal/wood and have to make several trips, lining the INSIDE of the charcoal bag with a thin enough plastic lining so that if there is a nearby water spigot or lake or ocean you can dip the bag in the ocean (or fill it up with water from the spigot), good enough for two or three uses.
We've had this problem before; we're at the beach grilling out, using the firepit and we never remember to bring a bucket to get ocean water to put out the fire quickly without having to make quite a lot of trips.
I understand this also changes the price point of the already low-cost so that would be one problem.
1. Coat the inside of the bag with a thin plastic lining (little enough to break down in the trash, but "thick" enough to hold water, but "biodegradable" enough to recycle/burn through normal.
2. Another problem is people usually burn the bag in the fire when they're done using it. And if you put the hot coals in the bag it would melt through the bag/burn through the bag.
3. I don't know if someone would wash out the coals, then bag the coals in the same bag, but if they sogged down the coals that plastic film would keep the ash from sogging through the bag.
I was grilling at the beach over the weekend and a huge storm came up. Although the charcoal inside remained dry. The bag became soaked. When I picked it up the bottom gave way and all the coals fell on the sidewalk. It made me think that the bags could use some Poly fibers to strengthen thema nd make them waterproof.
I think it would be neat if Kingsford charcoal came in a plastic container similar to a large cat litter container with lid. You could even make the lid be attached to the container and make the opening a larger size to accomodate pouring the charcoal. You could easily pour out the charcoal as needed with more control, no mess on your hands and when you store it and you dont have to worry about moisture or getting rained on while camping because it's protected by the container. Think how great that would be? Wow, no more punctured bags in transit and then the mess to clean up out of the back of your boat or car!!! I could really go for that!
I use Kinsford straight out of the bag, un used, and place a straight line or barrier around my flowers and vegetables and just spray them lightly with water and the critters are detered from having a feast on my produce. After a few weeks and the charcoal has dimished in size I crush them and turn them into fertilizer for all my plants and they love it.
I love to grill! i would grill everyday. however, i find that if you are usuing a charcoal grill you have to cook everything fast. or use too much charcoal. I would love to see it last longer without having to use more charcoal. i cook everything on it when i grill, and it always burns up to fast.