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Looftlighter 70018 Fire Lighting Tool
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- Igniting fires and BBQ's takes just a few seconds
- The patented hot airstream process eliminates the chemical taste that infuses onto food when using lighter fluid and gas
- Equipped with a safety casing
- Does not throw flames
- Speeds up heating process of coals and fire
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I found it to be excellent for starting one area in 60 seconds and placing it in one or two other areas of the charcoal pile took about half the time before the charcoal started sparking. It also comes with an attached steel stand (not seen in photo) that also serves as a bottle opener.
- Starts charcoal faster than wax fire starters or lighter fluid.
- Environmentally responsible because it eliminates petroleum based starters.
- Eliminates the chemical taste that lighter fluid infuses in food.
- Sleek design and easy to use.
- Can be used on charcoal and wood.
- Tested and approved by Underwriters Laboratories.
- Comes with 9.5ft electric cord, but you may need an extension cord if an electric outlet isn't nearby.
- Price may be high depending on the amount of use.
The Last Word
If you're an avid griller and want a quick way to start your charcoal this could be a useful addition to your grilling accessories. The price may deter some from making a purchase, but it depends on the priority you put on price and convenience. I've been happy with mine for the last six months and use it every week.
Besides, there is an alternative, that has been around for years, has many other uses, and has high durability. A HEAT GUN. Wagner makes one simple model for $22. If you want to go fancy, buy the Wagner digital model for about $50 at several stores. That's the one I have. It has a wide variety of temperatures for many different uses and goes up to an incredible 1350 degrees. I can light coals in under 30 seconds, and blow them into a raging fire in 2 minutes. The heat gun is so quick that you can light several areas in under 5 minutes. And my heat gun is a tank. No problems with durability.
Just make sure you DO NOT place the gun and walk away. Once the coals light, things move quickly. You'll want to pull the gun out of the coals and blow from a distance. Otherwise, you can melt the gun's plastic housing.
But things go so quickly, you're seldom tempted to walk away. I've tried every type of charcoal starting method, and a heat gun wins hands down! You're up to temperature in 5 minutes, vs. 20-30 minutes for any other method.
If the Looftlighter guys can fix their durability problems and drop the price a bit, I think they'll have a winner.
There is one significant negative potential buyers should be aware of regarding this product. The device produces a lot of sparks and the blower sends them all over. I would recommend against using this device in any fire hazardous environment or anywhere flying sparks might be a problem.
Because they dont honor the current warranty they have. This really PISSES me off. $80 dollars for 4 uses, I typically take poor reviews with a grain of salt, but if I were you I would not purchase this item solely based on piss poor customer service. I think I will make it my personal agenda to make sure everyone is aware this company sucks. I wish I could rate them with negative stars to pull down the overall rating.... Make no mistake Amazon is great - Looftlighter BLOWS!!!!!!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Amazing tool. Lights the charcoal in my big green egg in less than a minute. My buddy recommended this to me and I haven't regretted this purchase for a second.Published 21 days ago by Amazon Customer
Was great from the start. But now the aluminum at the end has broken apart, at this rate the whole thing will deteriorate. Won't last for one season.Published 24 days ago by duplicated
I have a Big Green Egg. This is the perfect charcoal lighter for it or any charcoal grill. It operates exactly as advertised. Read morePublished 26 days ago by A. Grant
Work great for starting charcoal fire on my Kamado Joe! It's amazing how quickly it will get a strong fire going. Read morePublished 1 month ago by SS
does the job, but requires constant attention. Rather use one of the electric coil type heaters, plug it in, come back in 6 minuted to a well started grill.Published 1 month ago by J. Thompson
I bought this tool for my husband for Christmas and he loves it!! He used it the other night for the first time in his Big Green Egg and he said it cut the grill time... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
I found that the Looflighter works best to "Jack Up" a fire that's already underway. I use a small chemical bag to start the fire, and then about 10-15 minutes later, I... Read morePublished 1 month ago by WSA