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Hop on down to your nearest EGG dealer this week to pick up some Easter EGGcessories! Here are a few that may be useful for Easter, the V-rack, electric charcoal lighter and flexible skewers! Now that Spring is in the air, it's time to think about getting out to one of the many #EGGfests around the country - see a list here

Any Looflighter Owners?

Wife got me one for Christmas.  I'm really looking forward to using it.  I typically use WGWE with an electric BGE starter & was wondering how well the looftighter works especially on something as dense as WG charcoal.  Would enjoy reading your reviews! TIA 

PS:  not a fan of the BGE electric starter.  Already on my second one in well less than a year.  Both got mangled up from the heat and another one shorted out (I guess).  It worked a few times then nothing.  I was able to exchange it.  Hoping the looflighter will do better...if not, I'm gettting a torch!!!

Comments

  • psalzerpsalzer Posts: 106
    Paper napkin soaked in cooking oil.....cheap, easy, no electric needed!
  • BBQMavenBBQMaven Posts: 1,041
    You will really like the Looflighter... no problem with WG 
    Kent
    Madison MS
  • dlk7dlk7 Posts: 963
    My first looft lighter worked really fast - I could light 4 places (roaring hot) in less than 5 minutes.  It lasted about 3 months and then I heard a big POP and it quit working.  It was replaced under warranty with no problem but the new one doesn't seem to get as hot and takes longer to get the first spot started - sometimes up to 2 minutes.  After the first spot is started the next ones go pretty fast.  I'm hoping this one fails so I can get another that may get hotter faster.

    Two XL BGEs - So Happy!!!!

    Rudderville, TN

  • tulocaytulocay Posts: 428
    I have the same experience as dlk7. Lighting the first spot can take 1-2 minutes. After that the other spots are less than a minute.
    LBGE, Marietta, GA
  • DeckhandDeckhand Posts: 304
    I have a friend who uses one to light his small Egg.  Likes it very much.  Doesn't use weed burner anymore.  
  • I bought one at the end of the summer and used it maybe 3 times and it worked great for me. I use WGWW brand lump in my large BGE. My experience with lighting the first spot is the same as some of the other posts -- it takes at least 1 - 2 minutes to start fresh lump.  Mine does get a small spot of lump red hot within 60 seconds, then I gradually pull the nozzle back to expand the area.
  • dlk7dlk7 Posts: 963
    hapster said:
    I'm wondering how long after you get the first red spot on the new lump, are you running it to spread it around?

    My total time with the lighter running is about 8 minutes until I have the lump started to were I can be cooking in about 20 minutes. This is with the ash cleared and the vents wide open. Seems like this is a much longer process than is shown on their videos and testimonials...
    If I get the 4 spots started (about 5 minutes) and then move the looft lighter from spot to spot for the next 2-3 minutes, the airflow has the coals roaring hot and less than 10 minutes later with the vents wide open, I'm good to go.  But to your point - their video makes it look much quicker.

    Two XL BGEs - So Happy!!!!

    Rudderville, TN

  • RACRAC Posts: 931
    Wife got me one for Christmas and so far I like it alot !

    Ricky

    Spring, TX

  • NDGNDG Posts: 615
    I have a BGE gift card to a local egg distributor but they didnt think BGE offers a comparable product . . is this true?  In fact, they had never even heard of a Looflighter.  It surprises me that BGE hasnt slapped their logo on this product yet . . . 


    Columbus, Ohio
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