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Kingsford, yes! Picnic, no!

Peter CreaseyPeter Creasey Posts: 253
edited 10:36AM in EggHead Forum
I've been unhappy with the Picnic charwood for some time now. Too much dust, too high of a percentage of small lump, burning too cool, etc.

I heard somewhere that the Kingsford Charwood (natural hardwood lump) had improved, including eliminating the sparking that was so bothersome.

I tried the improved Kingsford and am very pleased with the results. Plus, the cost is lower.

I am switching to Kingsford Charwood.


  • Pete,

    I have heard that it is better. The Naked Whiz site also comments on an improvement, however said that it is made mostly of small pieces. Have you noticed a change in that?

    It would be nice to find another good lump brand that is easier to get (i.e. Kroger or Publix). Thanks for your comments.
  • BENTEBENTE Posts: 8,337
    from what i have heard the publix greenwise natural lump is some good stuff.. try to get at your publix ;)

    at least from the reports i have read here

    happy eggin


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  • Thanks! Will give it a try.
  • I have been using the Kingsford for about 3 cooks now. Lump appears to be good size and lighting is no different than RO or BGE. It does seem to burn a little hotter and a little longer. Or maybe it's just my new gaskets getting a better seal. I'm hunting for more as Walmart starts selling off their "seasonal" items.
  • SundownSundown Posts: 2,960
    Wicked Good Weekend Warrior

    here's their page of retail outlets;

    might be worth a try unless you like throwing good money after bad ;)
  • RascalRascal Posts: 3,473
    And which key to press for Spinach?? 8 - (
  • RU Eggsperienced wrote: The Naked Whiz site also comments on an improvement, however said that it is made mostly of small pieces. Have you noticed a change in that?[/quote]

    E, The Picnic is definitely smaller pieces judging by my last few bags.

    The Kingsford Charwood bag that I just tried had an appealing sampling of good sized lump...certainly better than recent bags of Picnic lump.
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