If you’re thinking “All charcoal is the same,” you are so wrong! Kingsford is, in our opinion, head and shoulders above all other brands. It lights quickly and lasts a nice, long time. New coals added to the fire ignite quickly so that your grill temperature stays consistent. Get it! No other charcoal, period. Forget the starter fluid, though. Get a charcoal chimney from Weber and light it directly.