This thing is great. I use it every time I light a fire in my living room, and although I haven’t yet had a chance to use it for a bbq, I’m sure it works great for that too. Fire gets super hot and lights super fast with just a little bit of paper and a few sticks for kindling. I highly recommend it. Also, for those who think that this is a firestarter, it is not, which I thought was pretty clear from the description.