Re: how many times
the worst that has happened with me is that it has fallen on the kitchen floor. no damage is notice able. then it fell on the halways, but it was bare wood and did no noticable damage.
the only coals i have ever had a problem with dropping are CH natties, when they are hot, they cant take much pressure with the tongs. they kinda just shattered and went everywhere, making a big, dangerous mess.