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Big K Charcoal Briquettes 5kg

2.7 out of 5 (9)

3 out of 9 customers would recommend this product to a friend.


Price per kg: £1.20


Product Description

Big K charcoal briquettes 5kg.

- Briquettes are compressed charcoal mixed with sawdust and wood. They burn more efficiently than lumpwood - they last longer and produce more heat.
- Ideal for use on the barbecue.
- Comprehensive safety and usage instructions outlined on the packaging.

FSC Certified Product - from responsible sources.

Product Information



Big K


Keep out of reach of children.

Keep in dry place.


Place several Big K Charcoal Lighter Cubes on a bed of Big K Briquettes.
Heap more briquettes over and around the lighter cubes.
Light the cubes with a long taper or a match, wait for the flames to die down and the briquettes to take on a greyish appearance about 30-40 mins. Start to cook

Preparation and Usage

How Many Charcoal Briquettes to Use
Normal Grilling
Cover the cooking area of your BBQ to an approximate 5cm depth of Big K Charcoal Briquettes.
Spit Roasting
You will need more Charcoal Briquettes than for grilling because of extended cooking time.
It is always better to have too much than too little Charcoal Briquettes. (Big K Charcoal Products do not 'go off' if kept dry)

The bigger the BBQ Grill the bigger the bag of Big K Charcoal Briquettes required.

Barbecue Cooking is Easy, Fun and Safe as long as common sense is used!
To Light
Place several Big K Charcoal Lighter Cubes on a bed of Big K Briquettes
Heap more Briquettes over and around the Lighter Cubes
Light the Cubes with a long taper or match, wait for the flames to die down and for the briquettes to take on a greyish appearance about 30-40 mins. Start to cook.
Heap Briquettes onto BBQ grate and spread out over cooking area.
Using Big K Lighting Fluid, squeeze approx. a cup full of fluid over the Briquettes. Allow to soak for 1 min. before lighting.
Light the Briquettes and wait as described above.
Cook over Heat!
Not over flames.

Return To Address

Big K Products,
Whittington Hill,
Stoke Ferry,
PE33 9TE.

Country of Origin



Big K Products
Whittington Hill
Stoke Ferry
PE33 9TE

Package Type

Paper bag

Recycling Information


Other Information

Full Product Name:
Barbecue briquettes

Safety Warning:
Never use indoors.
Never allow children near or leave a lit barbecue unattended.
Never attempt to light using petrol, methylated spirits or other flammable liquids.
Never try to move a lit barbecue.
Never pour any flammable liquid, even proper barbecue lighting fuel onto a lit or warm barbecue - it can cause a dangerous flash flame.
Never place hot ashes into a dustbin - wait until they are cold or douse with water before disposal.
Never try to cook over flames - it burns the outside of the food without properly cooking the inside.

Safety First
Take care and enjoy your barbecue

Carbon Monoxide Hazard
Burning charcoal inside can kill you. It gives off carbon monoxide, which has no odour.
Never burn charcoal inside homes, vehicles or tents.

Additional Information:
FSC®, Recycled Wood from recycled material, FSC® C007000, www.fsc.org


Customer Reviews

2.7 out of 5

9 customers reviewed this product Average rating 2.7

3 out of 9 customers would recommend this product to a friend.

Rating: 5 star out of 5

did the job!

We got these free from Ocado with our burgers and they worked well! Need to be patient before putting the food on but they stayed hot for a long time!

Rating: 2 star out of 5

Burnt out

I have had two bags this summer. The first burnt down very quickly to silt and the second bag, while burning for longer was crumbly and broken into small pieces- there were very few intact briquettes. I'm sure I remember these being better quality in the past.

Rating: 1 star out of 5

would not light

we regularly use these briquettes but last week opened a new bag. the BBQ would not light so ended up using the oven

We're sorry you've had problems with this product. Our customer service will be in contact to discuss satisfactory solution.

Rating: 2 star out of 5


As the most recent reviewer said, this takes a minimum of 45 minutes to get started. The only thing I can think of is that it has been damp. Terrible. That's why they're giving the firelighters away free with it. They must know, suspect, or have received some complaints.

Rating: 1 star out of 5


A truly awful product. Takes an age to light - well over an hour, and smells like a fire at a chemical plant

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