What is self lighting charcoal?

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Self lighting charcoal is a charcoal that lights easily with a match without the help of any fuel. Self lighting charcoal usually contains its own fuel (paraffin, wax, or other kind of fuel) in it and that is what it makes it light easily.

Self lighting charcoals depending on the kind need from 2 - 20 minutes to prepare for cooking.

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