Note that the values you see here may differ from values that you see in the reviews of each brand of charcoal. The values in the reviews
were determined at the time of the review compared to the results from all reviews done up to that point. A brand that ranked
Very High (or 5 stars) in a category at the time it was reviewed may subsequently change to High (4 stars), for example, if another brand
is tested and it "raises" the standard to a higher level. This table reflects the current status of each brand as it compares to all
other brands, thus you may see changes in this table over time.
Note also that within each rating,
the different brands are sorted by the underlying values that resulted from testing. So, even though
two brands may have the same number of stars, the brand with the better ranking will appear higher in the table.
The five characteristics rated on this page are: