I don't know about you but I can have problems with the chimney starters. I don't like to use starter fuel and the chimney takes a longer time. Sometimes I've used my Mapp handheld torch just to speed things up. I've never tried the paraffin starters.
Today I looked at my turkey fryer and tried putting the charcoal chimney on the fryer burner. The charcoal started right away and was at full burn really fast. This is how I'll go especially if I'm in a hurry.
I should have learned to play the g'tar on the MTV. MK