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Single Review of Looflighter

Shortly before the epidemic struck, I learned about the Looftlighter electric fire starter at New Orleans’ Hearth, Patio, and BBQ Expo.

A guy with a tiny cast-iron pan full of lump charcoal caught my attention as I strolled up to the Looft booth, and I had to inquire as to what he was doing.

That was the first time I saw a Looftlighter, and I knew I had to get one immediately. We’ve been using our Looftlighter to light our kamado grills, offset smokers, campfire, and more on a regular basis since we returned to the United States and purchased our own.

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For those nights when we wanted to cook on a weeknight, we made sure there were power outlets in our outdoor kitchen so that we could have our Looft lighter close at hand.

Our entire review of the Looftlighter electric fire starter can be found here. We’ll talk about what it is, how it works, and whether or not it’s appropriate for you in this discussion.

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Key Specification of Looftlighter




L17.8” x W2.6” x D2.6”

Max Temperature

1200°F / 650°C

Weight 2 lbs.

Cord Length

9.8 ft.

Product Finish

Black plastic with aluminum


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A Looftlighter May Be Used in What Situations?

The Looftlighter may be utilized in a plethora of ways. Naturally, the first thing that comes to mind is all of the grilling possibilities that would be made possible by the ease of instantly igniting charcoal.

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To ignite our kamado grill, offset smoker, Pit Barrel Cooker, Solo Stove Grill, Solo Stove Yukon and Bonfire, we often use this kind of lighter fluid. Our wood-burning pizza oven allows us to utilize it in that location as well.

I’m sure we’d use our fireplace more often if it burned wood rather than gas, but alas, we’re stuck with gas logs for the time being. The firestarter isn’t that item, so don’t worry about it.

What is the Best Way to Use a Looflighter?

It’s easy to use a Looft lighter. To light a cigarette, place the lighter’s tip near the cigarette’s wick and push the switch. Once you detect sparks, remove the looft lighter from the combustible item by 2 inches and let the hot air to do the rest of the work of igniting it.

Safety Feature

As an added measure of security, the Looftlighter requires a firm downward pressure on its ignition button before it will operate. A safety feature, I’m sure, is that there is no “lock” that prevents the device from operating until the switch is depressed. How convenient would it be if you could switch on an air-powered blowtorch and then just walk away? Sure. Do you think it’s a good idea? No.

As long as you don’t mind having to constantly hold down the power button, the wireless Looftlighter X could be the best option for you.

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After using the looftlighter, we found that winding the cord and hanging it from a hook is a perfect method to store it. The looftlighter does not come with a bag or cover in the package. To make hanging this item more easier, the stand serves as a bottle opener.


The manufacturer, Looftlighter, backs this device with a three-year guarantee.

Take-Home into Consideration


Your charcoal will be ready in 60 seconds with the help of the looftlighter. You can’t put it any other way: That was lightning quick! Because of a shortage of time, charcoal grilling is no longer relegated to the weekend. Charcoal grilling will never be the same with the Looftlighter.

Includes A Bottle Opener Built-in

After usage, the hot end of the looftlighter sits on a platform to keep it off the ground. It’s a great idea that this bottle opener doubles as a bottle opener. In spite of the fact that it’s a completely unrelated function, we still use it often since it’s so straightforward.

The bottle opener on the looftlighter stand doubles as a light source.


Charcoal, wood, and pellets may all be lit rapidly with the Looftlighter. Utilize it on your grill, in your firepit, or even in your fireplace if you have a wood burning one.

We bid farewell to lighter fluid. You’ll never have to worry about your food smelling or tasting chemically again. Using this method, you’ll have a perfectly lit grill in no time.

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A Little to Perfection

Optional Cordless Use

The Looftlighter X addresses this for us by making it wifi, which is the main enhancement we would want to see.


My favorite method to light my charcoal grill and my wood burning offset smoker is using the electric Looftlighter.

This is by far the most significant evolution in the way we barbecue with charcoal for us. On weeknights, we used to use a charcoal chimney to start a fire, but it took us 15-20 minutes to get a fire going, and we didn’t utilize charcoal as a fuel source because of the time it took to start the fire. Kamado grills are ready to cook on in approximately five minutes when the Looftlighter is added to the mix. It saves us at least 20 minutes when it comes to lighting the grill, which is a significant time saver for us.

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