(19)
(11)EP 3 298 328 B1

(12)EUROPEAN PATENT SPECIFICATION

(45)Mention of the grant of the patent:
11.11.2020 Bulletin 2020/46

(21)Application number: 16723387.3

(22)Date of filing:  19.05.2016
(51)Int. Cl.: 
F23B 90/02  (2011.01)
A47J 37/07  (2006.01)
F24B 15/00  (2006.01)
(86)International application number:
PCT/EP2016/061305
(87)International publication number:
WO 2016/184974 (24.11.2016 Gazette  2016/47)

(54)

CHIMNEY GRILL STARTER

KAMINGRILLSTARTER

DÉMARREUR DE CHEMINÉE À GRILLE


(84)Designated Contracting States:
AL AT BE BG CH CY CZ DE DK EE ES FI FR GB GR HR HU IE IS IT LI LT LU LV MC MK MT NL NO PL PT RO RS SE SI SK SM TR

(30)Priority: 20.05.2015 DK 201500067 U
23.03.2016 DK 201600180

(43)Date of publication of application:
28.03.2018 Bulletin 2018/13

(73)Proprietor: Rasmussen, Dennis
7400 Herning (DK)

(72)Inventor:
  • Rasmussen, Dennis
    7400 Herning (DK)

(74)Representative: Larsen & Birkeholm A/S 
Banegårdspladsen 1
1570 Copenhagen V
1570 Copenhagen V (DK)


(56)References cited: : 
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    Note: Within nine months from the publication of the mention of the grant of the European patent, any person may give notice to the European Patent Office of opposition to the European patent granted. Notice of opposition shall be filed in a written reasoned statement. It shall not be deemed to have been filed until the opposition fee has been paid. (Art. 99(1) European Patent Convention).


    Description

    Technical field of the invention



    [0001] The present invention relates to a chimney starter for igniting a solid fuel product. In particular the present invention relates to a chimney starter for igniting briquettes, such as charcoal briquettes, to be used in a grill.

    Background of the invention



    [0002] A chimney starter is a device that is used to set briquettes, such as charcoal briquettes, on fire. Chimney starters were developed to reduce the time for igniting briquettes, such as charcoal.

    [0003] The most common designs consist of a tubular element having a handle on the side and in the bottom part and inside the tubular element there is a grate or a plate with holes. The bottom part of the tubular element may also be provided with venting holes to improve the air supply during ignition.

    [0004] When using the chimney starter, a solid fuel product, such as charcoal, is filled into the tubular element and stacked on top of the grate or plate. Below the grate or plate, a firelighter is placed or a flammable liquid is poured over the charcoal, and the firelighter or the flammable liquid is then set on fire.

    [0005] Igniting of the briquettes, such as charcoal briquettes, using such chimney starter is improved by the effect obtained from the Chimney draught. Chimney draught comes when e.g. coal, wood or any other fuel is combusted and the hot combustion product gases that are formed, called flue gases, are exhausted to the ambient outside air through a chimney.

    [0006] The combustion flue gases inside the chimneys are much hotter than the ambient outside air and therefore less dense than the ambient air. This causes the bottom of the vertical column of hot flue gas to have a lower pressure than the pressure at the bottom of a corresponding column of outside air. That higher pressure outside the chimney is the driving force that moves the required combustion air into the combustion zone and also moves the flue gas up and out of the chimney.

    [0007] The effect of this chimney draught (i.e. the chimney draught effect) is that air will be drawn into the bottom of the chimney starter and through the charcoal to be ignited and provide improved air supply to the firing process.

    [0008] The chimney starters traditionally found on the market all involves ignition using firelighters or the flammable liquid which are slow and not very environmental friendly or they require careful or complex handling.

    [0009] A chimney starter according to the preamble of claim 1 is known from US2007119444.

    [0010] Hence, an improved chimney starter is desired, which reduces the time spend for igniting the briquettes, such as charcoal briquettes, to provide a more homogenous distribution of the igniting and at the same time do the igniting in a more environmental manner and which is easy to handle.

    Summary of the invention



    [0011] Thus, an object of the present invention relates to a chimney starter for igniting a solid fuel product.

    [0012] In particular, it is an object of the present invention to provide a chimney starter for igniting briquettes, such as charcoal briquettes, to be used in a grill that solves the above mentioned problems of the prior art with being slow, not being very environmental friendly or require complex handling.

    [0013] Thus, one aspect of the invention relates to a chimney starter (1) according to claim 1. Further developments of the invention can be taken from the dependent claims.

    Description of the figures and detailed description of the invention



    [0014] 

    Figure 1 shows a side-view of a chimney starter (1) according to the present invention. The chimney starter (1) is presented as the telescopic member where the inner hollow member (2a) is placed longitudinally, and is longitudinally movable, relative to the outer hollow element (2b). The hollow element (2) comprises an upper-end (3) for receiving the solid fuel product (not shown) and a lower-end (4) which is places in the means (22) on the chimney starter base (6) for receiving and/or holding the hollow element. The chimney starter base (6) comprises a control unit (10). The control unit (10) comprises means (13) for regulating the gas flow through the hollow element (2) and/or through a gas burner (not shown); and means (12) for ignite the gas provided by the gas burner (not shown). Said means (12) for ignite the gas may be a piezo ignition or an electronic ignition. The control unit further comprises means (14) for activating and/or regulating the air flow through the hollow element (2), preferably, this air flow may be provided by a fan,

    Figure 2 shows a top-view of a chimney starter (1) according to the present invention. The chimney starter (1) comprises a hollow element (2). The hollow element (2) comprises a third heat protective shield (23) and a handle (8). The hollow element (2) filter comprises an upper-end (3) for receiving the solid fuel product (15) and a lower-end (4) which is placed in the means (22) on the chimney starter base (6) for receiving and/or holding the hollow element (2). The hollow element (2) comprises a solid fuel product (15), such as briquettes. The chimney starter base (6) comprises a control unit (10). The control unit (10) comprises means (13) for regulating the gas flow through the hollow element (2) and/or through a gas burner (not shown); and means (12) for ignite the gas provided by the gas burner (not shown). Said means (12) for ignite the gas may be a piezo ignition or an electronic ignition. The control unit further comprises means (14) for activating and/or regulating the air flow through the hollow element (2), preferably, this air flow is provided by a fan,

    Figure 3 shows a chimney starter base (6) having a chimney starter platform (11) comprising means (22) for receiving and/or holding the hollow element (2) and a first heat protective shield (18). The chimney starter base (6) comprises a fan (9b) for increasing the airflow though the hollow element (not shown) connected to an air outlet (9a) for releasing the air through the hollow element (not shown); and a battery pack (16) for providing energy to the fan (9b). The chimney starter base (6) further comprises a gas canister (17) and means (13) for regulating the gas flow through the chimney starter (1) and/or through a gas burner (7),

    Figure 4 shows a chimney starter base (6) having a chimney starter platform (11) comprising means (22) for receiving and/or holding the hollow element (2) not shown and a first heat protective shield (18). The chimney starter base (6) comprises a fan (9b) for increasing the airflow though the hollow element (not shown) connected to an air outlet (9a) for releasing the air through the hollow element (not shown). The chimney starter base (6) further comprises a gas canister (17) and means (13) for regulating the gas flow through the hollow element (2) and/or through a gas burner (7). During use the gas is transported from the gas canister (17) to the gas burner (7) via the pipe (21) and air directing means (20) allows the air to move from the means (9b) for increasing the airflow though the hollow element (not shown), e.g. the mechanical means (9b), such as the fan, to the air outlet (9a) for releasing the air through the hollow element of the chimney starter.

    Figure 5 shows a top-view of the hollow element (2). The hollow element (2) comprises a handle (8) and a third heat protective shield (23) and a second heat protection shield (19) placed in the lower-end (4). In the lower-end (4) of the hollow element (2) a grate (5) is placed. The grate is preferably formed as a cone extending upwards into the hollow element (2) improving the contact between the solid fuel product and flame from the gas burner and the airflow,

    Figure 6 shows a side-view through the hollow element (2). The hollow element (2) comprises a solid fuel product (15), such as briquettes and a second heat protective shield (19) placed in the lower-end (4). In the lower-end (4) of the hollow element (2) a grate (5) is placed. The grate is preferably formed as a cone extending upwards into the hollow element (2) improving the contact between the solid fuel product and flame from the gas burner and the airflow. Preferably, the cone extends vertical through 10% or more of the hollow element (2), such as 20% or more, e.g. 30% or more, such as 40% or more, e.g. 50% or more, such as 75% or more, e.g. about 100%. During use the gas is transported from the gas canister (not shown) to the gas burner (7) via the pipe (21) and the air directing means (20) allows the air to move from the means (9b) for generating the airflow through the hollow element (2), e.g. the mechanical means (9b), such as the fan, to the air outlet (9a) and through the hollow element (2).

    Figure 7 shows a side-view of the chimney starter (1) and through the hollow element (2). The hollow element (2) comprises a solid fuel product (15), such as briquettes a first heat protective shield (18) placed between the control unit and the hollow element (2), a second heat protective shield (19) placed in the lower-end (4), and a third heat protective shield (23) placed between a handle (8) and The hollow element (2). In the lower-end (4) of the hollow element (2) a grate (5) may be placed. The grate (5) is preferably formed as a cone extending upwards into the hollow element (2) improving the contact between the solid fuel product (15) and flame from the gas burner (7) and the airflow from the air outlet (9a). Preferably, the cone extends vertical through 10% or more of the hollow element (2), such as 20% or more, e.g. 30% or more, such as 40% or more, e.g. 50% or more, such as 75% or more, e.g. about 100%. The lower-end (4) is to be placed in means (22) on the chimney starter base (6) for receiving and/or holding the hollow element (2). The chimney starter base (6) comprises a control unit (10). The control unit (10) comprises means (13) for regulating the gas flow through the hollow element (2) and/or through a gas burner (7); and means (12) for ignite the gas provided by the gas burner (7). Said means (12) for ignite the gas may be a piezo ignition or an electronic ignition. The air outlet (9a) provides airflow through the hollow element (2)



    [0015] Traditional chimney starters are provided in many different configurations and common for most of the configurations is an interest in preparing the charcoal or briquettes quickly and at the same time make is easy to use. Traditionally, providers have been unsuccessful in achieving these goals without e.g. compromising the environment or the taste of the food, e.g. due to soot and smoke from firelighters, subsequently prepared on the grill or the handling of the chimney starter. This may however be achieved by the present invention.

    [0016] An aspect of the present invention relates to a chimney starter comprising a hollow element, for receiving a solid fuel product to be ignited, an upper-end, a lower-end and a grate, the grate is placed across the hollow element in the lower-end of the chimney starter, wherein the lower-end of chimney starter rests on a chimney starter base and the chimney starter base comprising a gas burner and one or more means for increasing the air flow through the hollow element.

    [0017] By using gas for igniting the solid fuel product, rather than using firelighters or flammable liquids, the pollution effect, of CO2 released and hazardous particles released to the environment during firing, may be significantly reduced.

    [0018] In an embodiment of the present invention, the pollution effect is reduced to 75% or less relative to the pollution effect when using firelighters or flammable liquids, such as 50% or less, e.g. 40% or less, such as 30% or less, e.g. 20% or less.

    [0019] Furthermore, in order to further reduce the time spend when igniting the solid fuel product, such as briquettes, and/or to reduce the environmental effect the airflow though the hollow element of the chimney starter may be increased. According to the invention the chimney starter base comprises means for increasing the airflow though the hollow element. Preferably, such means for increasing the airflow though the hollow element includes mechanical means for increasing the airflow though the hollow element, such as a fan, and an air outlet for releasing the air through the hollow element of the chimney starter.

    [0020] Preferably, the air outlet for releasing the air through the hollow element of the chimney starter may be placed below the grate. Furthermore, the air outlet releasing the air through the hollow element of the chimney starter is placed on the centre line through the hollow element and thereby providing a better distribution of the air sent through the chimney starter.

    [0021] In order to even further improve the airflow, the hollow element may comprise one or more venting holes in the lower-end of the hollow element, and/or one or more venting holes in the upper-end of the hollow element. Preferably, the venting holes have a diameter in the range of 5-40 mm, such as in the range of 10-35 mm, e.g. in the range of 15-30 mm, e.g. in the range of 20-25 mm.

    [0022] In the present invention the mechanical means for increasing the air flow through the chimney starter comprise air directing means allowing the air to move from the means for increasing the airflow through the hollow element, e.g. the mechanical means, to the air outlet for releasing the air through the hollow element of the chimney starter.

    [0023] In order to improve the effect of the chimney starter, the gas burner is surrounding the air outlet for releasing the air through the hollow element.

    [0024] Further improvement may be seen when the air outlet for releasing the air through the hollow element is placed higher than the gas burner.

    [0025] Preferably, the mechanical means for increasing the air flow through the hollow element may be powered by a battery pack or from a gas generator placed in the chimney starter base.

    [0026] For safety and handling reasons the hollow element may comprises a handle attached on the side of the hollow element, allowing the user to move the hollow element around when burning hot from the ignited solid fuel product present in the hollow element.

    [0027] In an unclaimed embodiment of the present invention, the handle may comprise a material having a lower thermal conductivity than metal to reduce the risk of being burnt. Preferably, the material may be selected from heat resistant materials, such as plastics, rubber or wood.

    [0028] The chimney starter base may comprise a control unit for regulating the air flow and/or the gas burner.

    [0029] In an embodiment of the present invention the control unit comprises means for regulating the gas flow through the chimney starter and/or the gas burner.

    [0030] The control unit may preferably comprise means for ignite the gas provided by the gas burner. Said means for ignite the gas may be a piezo ignition or an electronic ignition.

    [0031] In an unclaimed embodiment of the present invention, the chimney starter may be provided with a first heat protection shield which may protect the control unit, the battery pack and/or the gas container from being overheated. Furthermore, the chimney starter may be prepared with a third heat protection shield to avoid the handle from being burning hot and to reduce heat radiation.

    [0032] In an unclaimed embodiment of the present invention the hollow element comprises a second heat protection shield placed in the lower-end to reduce wear of the chimney starter base.

    [0033] The lower end of the hollow element comprises a grate. The grate may be a in the form of a perforated material, preferably a metal or a ceramic material. In an unclaimed embodiment of the present invention the grate, determined at the side of the grate attached to the inside of the hollow element, is placed 1 cm above the gas burner, such as 2 cm above the gas burner, e.g. 3 cm above the gas burner, such as 4 cm above the gas burner, e.g. 5 cm above the gas burner, such as in the range of 1-10 cm above the gas burner, e.g. 1-7 cm above the gas burner, such as in the range of 2-5 cm above the gas burner, e.g. 1-7 cm above the gas burner, such as in the range of 3-4 cm above the gas burner

    [0034] In an unclaimed embodiment of the present invention the grate may have the form of an arch or a cone pointing upwards, placed approximately along the centre-line through the hollow element.

    [0035] In yet an unclaimed embodiment of the present invention the arch or cone of the grate extends at least 1 cm above the plane and into the hollow element, preferably at least 2 cm, even more preferably at least 3 cm, even more preferably at least 4 cm, even more preferably at least 6 cm, preferably at least 8 cm, even more preferably at least 10 cm, even more preferably at least 15 cm, even more preferably at least 20 cm.

    [0036] In an unclaimed embodiment of the present invention, the hollow element (2) comprises: a) an arch or cone of the grate which extends at least 1 cm above the plane and into the hollow element, preferably at least 2 cm, even more preferably at least 3 cm, even more preferably at least 4 cm, even more preferably at least 6 cm, preferably at least 8 cm, even more preferably at least 10 cm, even more preferably at least 15 cm, even more preferably at least 20 cm; and b) a second heat protective shield (19) has a width that extends at least 1 cm from the side wall of the hollow element, such as at least 3 cm from the side wall of the hollow element, e.g. at least 4 cm from the side wall of the hollow element, such as at least 5 cm from the side wall of the hollow element, e.g. at least 6 cm from the side wall of the hollow element.

    [0037] In a further unclaimed embodiment of the present invention the arch or the cone begins to climb from the plane at least 1 cm from the side wall of the hollow element, such as at least 3 cm from the side wall of the hollow element, e.g. at least 4 cm from the side wall of the hollow element, such as at least 5 cm from the side wall of the hollow element, e.g. at least 6 cm from the side wall of the hollow element.

    [0038] In a preferred unclaimed embodiment of the present invention the second heat protective shield (19) has a width that extends at least 1 cm from the side wall of the hollow element, such as at least 3 cm from the side wall of the hollow element, e.g. at least 4 cm from the side wall of the hollow element, such as at least 5 cm from the side wall of the hollow element, e.g. at least 6 cm from the side wall of the hollow element.

    [0039] In order to improve safety and handling of the chimney starter when burning hot, the hollow element may be removable from the chimney starter base when the solid fuel product has been ignited.

    [0040] In an embodiment of the present invention the chimney starter base comprises means for receiving and/or holding the hollow element. This ensures that the gas burner and the means for increasing the air flow through the hollow element are correctly placed relative to the hollow element to provide the best ignition of the solid fuel product.

    [0041] The amount of energy used to ignite the solid fuel product may be further reduced by using a telescopic member. This telescopic member allows the hollow element to become longer, when igniting the solid fuel products, or shorter, e.g. for storage, by having sections that slide inside one another and which improves or increases the chimney draught effect.

    [0042] In an embodiment of the present invention the hollow element comprises at least 2 individual hollow elements, such as at least 3 individual hollow elements, e.g. at least 4 individual hollow elements. Preferably, the at least 2 hollow elements, such as at least 3 hollow elements, e.g. at least 4 hollow elements are placed longitudinally.

    [0043] In a further embodiment of the present invention the at least 2 hollow elements, such as at least 3 hollow elements, e.g. at least 4 hollow elements are independently movable providing the telescopic member.

    [0044] In an unclaimed embodiment of the present invention the cross-section of the hollow element may be circular, polygonal, or triangular. The cross-sectional shape of the hollow element may preferably fit with the means for receiving and/or holding the hollow element.

    [0045] Any kind of flammable gas may be provided to the gas burner in order to ignite the solid fuel product. In an embodiment of the present invention the gas provided to the burner may be butane, propane or a combination hereof.

    [0046] The gas may preferably be contained in a gas canister placed in the chimney starter base. The gas canister may be in fluid communication with the gas burner via the pipe.

    [0047] In an unclaimed embodiment of the present invention the chimney starter base comprises a first heat protecting shield provided between the hollow element and the gas canister, the battery pack, and/or the control unit.

    [0048] In an embodiment of the present invention the hollow element (2) may be removable from the chimney starter base (6).

    [0049] In another unclaimed embodiment of the present invention the hollow element (2) may be fixed to the chimney starter base (6).

    [0050] In a further embodiment of the present invention the solid fuel product may be selected from the group consisting of briquettes, charcoal, and wood.

    [0051] It should be noted that embodiments and features described in the context of one of the aspects of the present invention also apply to the other aspects of the invention.

    [0052] The invention will now be described in further details in the following non-limiting examples.

    Examples



    [0053] An example was prepared using:
    1. 1. a traditional chimney starter ignited using approximately 35 g fire fighters placed below the grate and
    2. 2. a chimney starter according to the present invention having a diameter of about 185 mm and a height of about 310 mm and a traditional chimney starter, from Weber, having a diameter of about 190 mm and a height of about 306 mm. The level of gas flow was medium and was 205 g/hr, and the level of air flow through the chimney starter was medium too and set at 4.8 m3/h.


    [0054] 6 experiments were performed using about 3 kg briquettes from 3 different providers were loaded into each of the chimney starters and the ignition was started. The 3 types of briquettes were two top quality brands, Heat beads and Weber, and a lower quality brand Baker grill briquettes.

    [0055] The surrounding temperature during testing was -2°C.

    [0056] The results show that the time to prepare the briquettes was reduced by 50-75%, depending on the quality of the briquettes. The adverse effects on the environment are shown to be reduced by about 75%.

    [0057] Hence, the present invention provides a chimney starter which at the same time is fast, very environmental friendly and easy to use.


    Claims

    1. A chimney starter (1) comprising a chimney starter base (6) and a hollow element (2) for receiving a solid fuel product to be ignited, which hollow element (2) comprises an upper-end (3), a lower-end (4) and a grate (5), the grate (5) is placed across the hollow element (2) in the lower-end (4), wherein the lower-end (4) of the hollow element (2) rests on the chimney starter base (6) and the chimney starter base (6) comprises a gas burner (7), during use gas is transported from a gas cannister (17) to the gas burner (7) via a pipe (21),
    characterized in that the chimney starter base (6) comprises means (9b) such as a fan for increasing the air flow through the hollow element (2), air directing means (20) configured to move the air from the means (9b) for increasing the airflow through the hollow element to an air outlet (9a) for releasing the air through the hollow element (2), the air outlet (9a) of the means (9) for increasing the air flow through the chimney starter (1) being placed on a centre line through the hollow element (2).
     
    2. The chimney starter according to claim 1, wherein the hollow element (2) comprises a handle (8) attached on the side of the chimney starter (1).
     
    3. The chimney starter according to claim 1 or 2, wherein the gas burner (7) is surrounding the air outlet (9a) for releasing the air through the hollow element (2).
     
    4. The chimney starter according to anyone of claims 1-3, wherein the chimney starter (1) comprises one or more venting holes in the lower-end (4) of the hollow element (2), and/or one or more venting holes in the upper-end (3) of the hollow element (2).
     
    5. The chimney starter according to anyone of the preceding claims, wherein the means for increasing the air flow through the hollow element (2) is powered by a battery pack (16) or from a gas generator placed in the chimney starter base (6).
     
    6. The chimney starter according to anyone of claims 1-5, wherein the air outlet (9a) of the means (9) for increasing the air flow through the chimney starter (1) is placed higher than the gas burner (7).
     
    7. The chimney starter according to anyone of the preceding claims, wherein the chimney starter base comprises a control unit (10) for regulating the air flow and/or the gas burner.
     
    8. The chimney starter according to claim 7, wherein the control unit (10) comprises means (12) for regulating the gas flow through the hollow element and/or the gas burner (7).
     
    9. The chimney starter according to anyone of claims 7-8, wherein the control unit (10) comprises means (13) for igniting the gas provided by the gas burner (7).
     
    10. The chimney starter according to claim 9, wherein the means for igniting the gas is a piezo ignition or an electronic ignition.
     
    11. The chimney starter according to anyone of the preceding claims wherein the hollow element (2) is removable from the chimney starter base (6).
     
    12. The chimney starter according to anyone of claims 7-11, wherein the chimney starter base (6) and/or the control unit (10) comprises means (22) for receiving and/or holding the hollow element.
     
    13. The chimney starter according to anyone of the preceding claims wherein the hollow element comprises at least 2 individual hollow elements, such as at least 3 individual hollow elements, e.g. at least 4 individual hollow elements.
     
    14. The chimney starter according to claim 13, wherein the at least 2 hollow elements, such as at least 3 hollow elements, e.g. at least 4 hollow elements are placed longitudinally.
     
    15. The chimney starter according to anyone of claims 13 or 14, wherein the at least 2 hollow elements, such as at least 3 hollow elements, e.g. at least 4 hollow elements are independently movable.
     
    16. The chimney starter according to anyone of claims 13-15, wherein the at least 2 hollow elements, the at least 3 hollow elements, the at least 4 hollow elements constitute a telescopic member.
     
    17. The chimney starter according to anyone of the preceding claims, wherein the gas provided to the burner (7) is butane, propane or a combination hereof.
     


    Ansprüche

    1. Kaminstarter (1), umfassend eine Kaminstarterbasis (6) und ein Hohlelement (2), um ein festes Kraftstoffprodukt aufzunehmen, das anzuzünden ist, wobei das Hohlelement (2) ein oberes Ende (3), ein unteres Ende (4) und ein Gitter (5) umfasst, wobei das Gitter (5) über dem Hohlelement (2) in dem unteren Ende (4) platziert ist, wobei das untere Ende (4) des Hohlelements (2) auf der Kaminstarterbasis (6) aufliegt und die Kaminstarterbasis (6) einen Gasbrenner (7) umfasst, wobei während der Verwendung Gas aus einem Gaskanister (17) zu dem Gasbrenner (7) über ein Rohr (21) transportiert wird,
    dadurch gekennzeichnet, dass die Kaminstarterbasis (6) Mittel (9b) wie zum Beispiel ein Gebläse umfasst, um den Luftstrom durch das Hohlelement (2) zu erhöhen, wobei Luftrichtmittel (20) konfiguriert sind, um die Luft von den Mitteln (9b) zum Erhöhen des Luftstroms durch das Hohlelement zu einem Luftauslass (9a) zu bewegen, um die Luft durch das Hohlelement (2) auszulassen, wobei der Luftauslass (9a) der Mittel (9) zum Erhöhen des Luftstroms durch den Kaminstarter (1) an einer Mittellinie durch das Hohlelement (2) platziert ist.
     
    2. Kaminstarter nach Anspruch 1, wobei das Hohlelement (2) einen Griff (8) umfasst, der an der Seite des Kaminstarters (1) angebracht ist.
     
    3. Kaminstarter nach Anspruch 1 oder 2, wobei der Gasbrenner (7) den Luftauslass (9a) umgibt, um die Luft durch das Hohlelement (2) auszulassen.
     
    4. Kaminstarter nach einem der Ansprüche 1-3, wobei der Kaminstarter (1) ein oder mehrere Entlüftungslöcher in dem unteren Ende (4) des Hohlelements (2) und/oder ein oder mehrere Entlüftungslöcher in dem oberen Ende (3) des Hohlelements (2) umfasst.
     
    5. Kaminstarter nach einem der vorhergehenden Ansprüche, wobei das Mittel zum Erhöhen des Luftstroms durch das Hohlelement (2) durch ein Batteriepack (16) oder von einem Gasgenerator, das/der in der Kaminstarterbasis (6) platziert ist, angetrieben wird.
     
    6. Kaminstarter nach einem der Ansprüche 1-5, wobei der Luftauslass (9a) des Mittels (9) zum Erhöhen des Luftstroms durch den Kaminstarter (1) höher als der Gasbrenner (7) platziert ist.
     
    7. Kaminstarter nach einem der vorhergehenden Ansprüche, wobei die Kaminstarterbasis eine Steuereinheit (10) zum Regulieren des Luftstroms und/oder des Gasbrenners umfasst.
     
    8. Kaminstarter nach Anspruch 7, wobei die Steuereinheit (10) Mittel (12) zum Regulieren des Gasstroms durch das Hohlelement und/oder den Gasbrenner (7) umfasst.
     
    9. Kaminstarter nach einem der Ansprüche 7-8, wobei die Steuereinheit (10) Mittel (13) zum Anzünden des durch den Gasbrenner (7) bereitgestellten Gases umfasst.
     
    10. Kaminstarter nach Anspruch 9, wobei das Mittel zum Anzünden des Gases eine Piezozündung oder eine elektronische Zündung ist.
     
    11. Kaminstarter nach einem der vorhergehenden Ansprüche, wobei das Hohlelement (2) von der Kaminstarterbasis (6) entfernbar ist.
     
    12. Kaminstarter nach einem der Ansprüche 7-11, wobei die Kaminstarterbasis (6) und/oder die Steuereinheit (10) Mittel (22) zum Aufnehmen und/oder Halten des Hohlelements umfasst.
     
    13. Kaminstarter nach einem der vorhergehenden Ansprüche, wobei das Hohlelement zumindest 2 individuelle Hohlelemente umfasst, wie zum Beispiel zumindest 3 individuelle Hohlelemente, z. B. zumindest 4 individuelle Hohlelemente.
     
    14. Kaminstarter nach Anspruch 13, wobei die zumindest 2 Hohlelemente, wie zum Beispiel zumindest 3 Hohlelemente, z. B. zumindest 4 Hohlelemente, längs platziert sind.
     
    15. Kaminstarter nach einem der Ansprüche 13 oder 14, wobei die zumindest 2 Hohlelemente, wie zum Beispiel zumindest 3 Hohlelemente, z. B. zumindest 4 Hohlelemente, unabhängig bewegbar sind.
     
    16. Kaminstarter nach einem der Ansprüche 13-15, wobei die zumindest 2 Hohlelemente, die zumindest 3 Hohlelemente, die zumindest 4 Hohlelemente ein teleskopisches Element bilden.
     
    17. Kaminstarter nach einem der vorhergehenden Ansprüche, wobei das dem Brenner (7) bereitgestellte Gas Butan, Propan oder eine Kombination davon ist.
     


    Revendications

    1. Démarreur de cheminée (1) comprenant une base de démarreur de cheminée (6) et un élément creux (2) pour la réception d'un produit combustible solide à allumer, lequel élément creux (2) comprend une extrémité supérieure (3), une extrémité inférieure (4) et une grille (5), la grille (5) est placée sur l'élément creux (2) dans l'extrémité inférieure (4), dans lequel l'extrémité inférieure (4) de l'élément creux (2) repose contre la base de démarreur de cheminée (6) et la base de démarreur de cheminée (6) comprend un brûleur à gaz (7), pendant l'utilisation le gaz est transporté d'un conteneur de gaz (17) au brûleur à gaz (7) via un tuyau (21),
    caractérisé en ce que la base de démarreur de cheminée (6) comprend un moyen (9b) tel qu'un ventilateur pour l'augmentation du flux d'air à travers l'élément creux (2), un moyen de direction d'air (20) configuré pour déplacer l'air du moyen (9b) pour l'augmentation du flux d'air à travers l'élément creux à une sortie d'air (9a) pour la libération de l'air à travers l'élément creux (2), la sortie d'air (9a) du moyen (9) pour l'augmentation du flux d'air à travers le démarreur de cheminée (1) étant placée sur une ligne centrale à travers l'élément creux (2).
     
    2. Démarreur de cheminée selon la revendication 1, dans lequel l'élément creux (2) comprend une poignée (8) attachée sur le côté du démarreur de cheminée (1).
     
    3. Démarreur de cheminée selon la revendication 1 ou 2, dans lequel le brûleur à gaz (7) entoure la sortie d'air (9a) pour la libération de l'air à travers l'élément creux (2).
     
    4. Démarreur de cheminée selon l'une quelconque des revendications 1 à 3, dans lequel le démarreur de cheminée (1) comprend un ou plusieurs trous de ventilation dans l'extrémité inférieure (4) de l'élément creux (2), et/ou un ou plusieurs trous de ventilation dans l'extrémité supérieure (3) de l'élément creux (2).
     
    5. Démarreur de cheminée selon l'une quelconque des revendications précédentes, dans lequel le moyen pour l'augmentation du flux d'air à travers l'élément creux (2) est alimenté par un bloc batterie (16) ou par un générateur de gaz placé dans la base de démarreur de cheminée (6).
     
    6. Démarreur de cheminée selon l'une quelconque des revendications 1 à 5, dans lequel la sortie d'air (9a) du moyen (9) pour l'augmentation du flux d'air à travers le démarreur de cheminée (1) est placée plus haut que le brûleur à gaz (7).
     
    7. Démarreur de cheminée selon l'une quelconque des revendications précédentes, dans lequel la base de démarreur de cheminée comprend une unité de commande (10) pour la régulation du flux d'air et/ou du brûleur à gaz.
     
    8. Démarreur de cheminée selon la revendication 7, dans lequel l'unité de commande (10) comprend un moyen (12) pour la régulation du flux de gaz à travers l'élément creux et/ou le brûleur à gaz (7).
     
    9. Démarreur de cheminée selon l'une quelconque des revendications 7 à 8, dans lequel l'unité de commande (10) comprend un moyen (13) pour l'allumage du gaz fourni par le brûleur à gaz (7).
     
    10. Démarreur de cheminée selon la revendication 9, dans lequel le moyen pour l'allumage du gaz est un piézoallumage ou un allumage électronique.
     
    11. Démarreur de cheminée selon l'une quelconque des revendications précédentes, dans lequel l'élément creux (2) est retirable de la base de démarreur de cheminée (6).
     
    12. Démarreur de cheminée selon l'une quelconque des revendications 7 à 11, dans lequel la base de démarreur de cheminée (6) et/ou l'unité de commande (10) comprend un moyen (22) pour la réception et/ou le maintien de l'élément creux.
     
    13. Démarreur de cheminée selon l'une quelconque des revendications précédentes, dans lequel l'élément creux comprend au moins 2 éléments creux individuels, tels qu'au moins 3 éléments creux individuels, par exemple au moins 4 éléments creux individuels.
     
    14. Démarreur de cheminée selon la revendication 13, dans lequel les au moins 2 éléments creux, tels qu'au moins 3 éléments creux, par exemple au moins 4 éléments creux sont placés longitudinalement.
     
    15. Démarreur de cheminée selon l'une quelconque des revendications 13 ou 14, dans lequel les au moins 2 éléments creux, tels qu'au moins 3 éléments creux, par exemple au moins 4 éléments creux sont mobiles indépendamment.
     
    16. Démarreur de cheminée selon l'une quelconque des revendications 13 à 15, dans lequel les au moins 2 éléments creux, les au moins 3 éléments creux, les au moins 4 éléments creux constituent un élément télescopique.
     
    17. Démarreur de cheminée selon l'une quelconque des revendications précédentes, dans lequel le gaz fourni au brûleur (7) est du butane, du propane ou une combinaison de ceux-ci.
     




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