This high-heat, fast-start igniter can light charcoal briquettes, wood chips, chunks, or pellets with ease. Two simple switches take your charcoal from cold to smoldering in a matter of minutes: the heat setting ignites, while the blow setting distributes the flames to unlit charcoal. The starter has a built-in kickstand to prop the hot wand off of its resting surface. The wand's stainless steel tip has a higher melting point than other metals, allowing it to be buried directly into the coals, and its tapered tip focuses heat effectively. Once your coals are lit, you can even insert wood chips into the tip of the wand to heat the chips and blow smoky flavor directly onto your food.