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Just got my Looftlighter!

QCA EggerQCA Egger Posts: 34
edited 1:01PM in EggHead Forum
Wow, is this thing cool! Check it out


  • Somebody was mentioning this toy a while back. It is made in Sweden yet after a quick search, I discovered that my dealer in town sells it although it is not cheap.



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  • Don MarcoDon Marco Posts: 287
    I´ve been using mine for over 2 years now, awesome tool especially for lighting ceramic grills.

  • RRPRRP Posts: 19,743
    that makes me wonder why I couldn't just use my heat gun which is capable of 1,500° to start my eggs in a hurry. Looks to me like that's all that Looftligher is - an electric heat gun - of course a glance at your electric meter spinning out of control might make you think twice!
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    Dunlap, IL
  • Don MarcoDon Marco Posts: 287
    You cant compare the Looftlighter with a regular heat gun, the design is made especially for lighting charcoal instead of just blowing hot air. A heat gun works, but not nearly as good as the looftlighter. ( + it comes with an integrated bottle opener :woohoo: )

    Regarding the power consumption, since you only need that unit for 60 to 90 seconds the power bill will not be noticeably increased and this still is a cheaper, cleamer and faster way to light than the regular starter cubes.

  • Photo EggPhoto Egg Posts: 5,596
    The price, energy use or if it even works does not matter...It has a built in bottle opener...We will buy it. LOL
    Thank you,

    Galveston Texas
  • Has anyone used this and a Mapp torch? How do they compare to each other?
  • Photo EggPhoto Egg Posts: 5,596
    I think the big advantage to the mapp torch is not having to run an electric cord to the unit. On the other hand I have run out of mapp gas...
    Thank you,

    Galveston Texas
  • CrueznCruezn Posts: 317
    Bottle opener too? Buying one now :evil:
  • ChappyChappy Posts: 198
    I love mine. Here is some advice that I have learned and will pass down.

    Once you see sparks, back it up. If you leave it there too long, it will start to melt the metal at the end. Mine looks a little "moth eaten" at the end now, still works the same.
  • thebtlsthebtls Posts: 2,300
    This thing was being tossed around the forum when I first joined. It reminded me of my paint remover heat I tried it and it worked. But No Electric cords for me so I put it away. It still looks like a paint stripper gun to me...same I have to go see if my stripper gun survived the move and try it again!
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  • James MBJames MB Posts: 349
    I'll second that melting comment. If one gets distracted by thebeer you've just opened it's all too easy to forget to maintain a distance and the (aluminium) shielding turns to tin foil.
    Still works great if you have a mains lead long enough ( and can bebothered getting it out).
    I haven't dared attempt the bottle opener once the unit is hot! Whoever thouht that one up!!
    The great advantage isthe combination of heat AND air beyond thepure heat ofthe mapp/ propane. This gets the coalsgoing really well.
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