Quickly and safely light charcoal briquets for Dutch oven cooking, grilling, barbecuing and all other types of outdoor cooking. It will light approximately four pounds of charcoal briquets at a time. It works best when filled with charcoal to set it on the burner of a propane camp stove. This saves the muss and fuss of using charcoal lighter fluid or newspaper to ignite the charcoal. A full basket of charcoal ignites in about 10-12 minutes with the stove burner on high. When using a propane burner to ignite charcoal do not wait until the briquets on top turn grey. The briquets will be ready to dump into your firepan or onto your cooking table when you first observe wispy orange flames coming up through the column of charcoal. It's best to use the Heavy Leather Camp Gloves when dumping hot charcoal briquets.