For this week’s review I was sent the Looftlighter from StJohn at Looft Industries.
The Looftlighter is a charcoal lighting tool that ignites your charcoal in less than 60 seconds with its patented hot airstream process. The Looftlighter does not use any kind of flame, but instead blows a hot stream of air at 1,256 degrees.
Below is a demo video of my father and I using the Looftlighter to light the charcoal for our beer can chicken smoke.
I was really impressed with how fast the Looftlighter lit the charcoal. I plugged the Looftlighter into an outside outlet and touched the nose of the lighter to the charcoal and within minutes my charcoal was white-hot and ready for our beer can chicken smoke.
I like how simple and safe the Looftlighter is to use. I want to be able to go outside and light my charcoal fast and not have to wait 10-15 minutes for it to be ready to use. I also like that the Looftlighter is equipped with a safety casing that cools to the touch within a few seconds after use. This way when you set it down on your concrete patio after your done using it you don’t have to worry about it hurting the concrete.
Now something that might be an issue for some about the Looftlighter is the fact that you have to plug it into an outlet to be able to use it. This was a non issue for me since I have an outlet on my patio. Another thing for those that are on a budget like we are is the price of the Looftlighter. At around $80 it can seem a little pricey, but with the convenience of having a product that starts your charcoal with ease it’s well worth the price to me.
So if you are looking for a safe and very fast way of lighting your charcoal, then this is a must buy product for sure!
You can find a great deal on the Looftlighter here.
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