Instant start charcoal is made possible by the addition of chemicals which ignite with the touch of a match.
The user then allows enough time for those chemicals to burn off once the charcoal has started..
Some users prefer charcoal which does not instantly start and that comes without those chemicals.
This electric starter has the charcoal started in 3 minutes without the worry and concern about is the ignition agent used on the Instant burn charcoal burned off yet.
Controlling the heat is a simple as adjusting the height of the charcoal bowl to manage the amount of heat rising from the charcoal that is captured.
This electric starter also works with the more original use of natural and purer uncompressed coal.