I don’t care what ANYONE says… you cannot use lighter fluid and have a quality product in the end. It’s just not good BBQ! One of the crutical MUST-HAVES for any BBQer is a basic Chimney Starter. If you don’t have one – get one! I suggest this model that you can order through Amazon for a couple of bucks. It’s a good investment, because if you get a decent one, they will last you a while.