Prepare up to 100 briquettes in a matter of minutes. The lighter basket is designed to direct airflow through the basket to efficiently light your charcoal so they are hot and ready to use in no time. A heat deflector and wooden handle are added for protection. Fill charcoal lighter basket half full with briquettes. Place basket over Camp Chef burner to light, or stuff crumpled newspaper under the basket grate and ignite over a dry, fire-resistant surface. Once tips of briquettes turn white, they are ready to use for cooking.