These are the two items that I won't do without when grilling. I light the coals with the weedburner and am ready to cook in 5 minutes. I dump the ash and hot coals in the can, close the lid and put it in a safe place to cool down while I clean up and store my grill. I don't have to wait hours for the grill to snuff out the fire. I can grill burgers or steaks on weeknights and be done in 30 minutes with everything cleaned up and put away ready for next time.