Like other posters, I also had the Kingsford MatchLight charcoal that wouldn't light. However, in my case, I did have 2 bags from last season that, I thought, were wrapped up tightly and securely so I could just light it and go this season! That last part didn't happen. So, I bought this, used 1/2 an ounce and "Voila!" I was cooking away! Also like the other posters, I won't buy the MatchLight charcoal again, especially after this instance. May as well buy the regular Kingsford charcoal and put this on. For safety reasons, you don't need much fluid to light!