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Charcoal, Pellets & Starters (109 Items)

BBQ Smoker Starters & Fuel

The old “there’s more than one way” adage comes in many forms, so we’d like to add our own barbecue-themed saying to the mix: There’s more than one way to light a grill. Need proof? Just take a look at our huge collection of BBQ starters! From infallible fuel to foolproof fire starters, these must-have accessories are designed to quickly and safely ignite your grill so you can get right to cooking. Because who wants to spend precious minutes fighting with their fuel when they could be well down the path to delicious barbecue? Our natural fire starters come from a wide variety of manufacturers, so you can stay true to your grill brand or experiment with different kinds until you find your favorite.

Even if you confidently know how to light a grill, there might be an easier way out there. Butane lighters work just fine, but have you ever seen a charcoal chimney in action? (If not, we’ve put together a helpful guide to using charcoal chimneys.) Or maybe natural fire starters are more of your thing, in which case we won’t stop you! We’ll say it again: There’s more than one way to light a grill. Once you’ve found the BBQ starter that sparks joy, you’ll never have to worry about waiting for your grill or smoker to ignite again.

Eager to be an outdoor entertaining champion? Our in-house experts are constantly updating our very own Grillabilities℠ articles, teaching you the skills to grill! Our goal? To take any newcomer from first taste to first place with competition-level execution — and to teach our loyal grill masters out there a few new tricks. Already a killer griller? Rather build your barbecue backyard paradise? Skip the grueling research hours: our many BBQ and Outdoor Kitchen Buying Guides, written by our top specialists, squeeze 20+ years of expertise into the need-to-know info!