The only time I would willing use this product was if I were in an emergency situation. Like if I got lost in the woods and all I had was this lighter fluid and a lighter, I'd use it to keep warm. Not on my food, though. It may burn odorless, but before it's lit, it does have an odor, and leaves food with a bitter, slight chemical aftertaste. We love Kingsford coal, but prefer to light it with wood instead of fluid.