I already have one (different brand) charcoal starter but wanted another one handy for larger pieces of meat, like the turkey I was doing. Started both chimnies at the same time and was a little surprised that this one was a little quicker than the other. Loaded them the same and everything. It has a great durable handle that keeps the heat away when you pour and holds plenty of coals. Nothing fancy just a good product. You gotta have one, so let it be this one.