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LooftLighter ($79, Amazon.com)

Looking for a way to light your charcoal grill in a safe, environmentally friendly way in virtually any weather condition, all year long? Forget lighter fluid, propane torches or dangerous chimney starters. Check out the LooftLighter, which was designed and originally marketed in Scandanavia for lighting grills in extremely low temperatures and damp environments. The Looftlighter is able to ignite even the densest, dampest hardwood charcoal using superheated 1,250 degree air in only a few minutes.

See the ZDNet review of the LooftLighter.

5 comments
christopher.stewart
christopher.stewart

The Thermoworks Thermapen is just as accurate, but takes only 3 seconds to give you the temperature. That Maverick can take as much as 30 seconds, an eternity when holding it over hot food and coals.

buttuski
buttuski

it's a heat gun. You can pick a heat gun up at most hardware stores from under $20 to over $100. Check out Amazon, Harbor Freight, etc..

realvarezm
realvarezm

Thanks for the article, everything looks awesome and the best of all very affordable. Cheers!

knudson
knudson

I get the loop shaped one;s, 10 bucks regular, stock up at end of season for 4 bucks. Same thing, I used them for decades.

Realvdude
Realvdude

$80 lighter for a $40 grill, doesn't make any sense.