Ok, so i tried this and it worked a lot better than the traditional method. My mom was tired of me ashing the cooker so i had to come up with something else. What i did was take an old cooking vessel (quite thin) and put it on the stove(i have a traditional one, not with electricity, but gas) and let the coals heat up on the parts of the bottom of the cooking vessel that went bright red. the result was coals getting lit a lot faster and a lot more uniformly(i usualy had to flip them one or two times so the flame could catch them on all sides). Has anyone else tried this?
p.s.: haven't seen this in any thread, hope i'm not duping some old one