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.
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.