Looftlighter – Start your grill in 60 seconds!
The original Looftlighter is the most quick, safe and environmentally friendly method of lighting your grill or fireplace.
There’s no flame and no gas, just superheated air that both ignites your charcoal and also cuts the time it takes until you can start cooking – whether it be charcoal, briquettes or logs.
And yes, it has an integrated bottle opener.
Fast! Its the fastest way to start your charcoal grill, fireplace or pizza oven. You’re fired up within 60 seconds!
Safe! No flame, no gas, no chemicals – get in charge of the fire with nothing more than superheated air. The safety casing cools quickly within seconds after use.
Eco-friendly! No more CO2 emissions, no more hazardous chemicals – the Looftlighter puts an end to the era of lighter fluids.
- Fast-forward. Continue using the lighter for around 3-5 minutes on your charcoal or briquettes to get it grill-ready.
- Indoor use. Use the Looftlighter to fire up your wood fireplace, stove or chimney.
- All kinds of fuel. It will light all kinds of solid fuels such as; charcoal, briquettes, wood logs, pellets and other.
- Bottle opener. The Looftlighter features an integrated bottle opener in the stand – always ready to use.
How it works
1. Touch. Make a pile of charcoal and touch it with the tip of the tool for around 10-15 seconds
2. Pull backwards. Pull back the lighter a few inches when sparks or glow appear. This will help the heat to spread throughout the charcoal pile.
3. Continue. Continue aiming the lighter towards the same spot for at least 60 seconds
My Looftlighter won’t start what do I do?
If your lighter won’t start we have a 2-year warranty covering manufacturing defects. Due to our safety standards, we only replace not repair our products. If your lighter is broken, please refer to our warranty claim procedures.
Should I use lighter fluid along with the Looftlighter?
NO, you do not need and should never use lighter fluid, lighter cubes, pre-drenched charcoal or any other chemicals to light a barbecue or hearth fire. The chemicals contribute to CO2 emissions, they are dangerous and could add a bad taste to the food. The Looftlighter is a green and eco-friendly product!
How long does it take to start charcoal with the Looftlighter?
With the Looftlighter, you light a fire in 60 seconds. You can then leave the charcoal to get ready on its own (takes approximately 20 minutes) or you can continue using the lighter and fast-forward the process, which makes the fire ready in 4-5 minutes depending on the quality of the charcoal.
My Looftlighter has melted in the front, what do I do?
If the aluminium heat shield has melted, you have kept the lighter too close to the fire. Looft Industries provides a 2-year warranty from the date of purchase and only comprises manufacturing defects. The warranty does not cover self-caused issues like melting the front of the Looftlighter. This problem does seldom affect the functionality of the lighter, mere the looks of it.
How much electricity does my Looftlighter consume?
The Looftlighter consumes 1800 W (EU) and 1500 W (U.S) per hour. But since the lighter isn’t used more than a few minutes each time the cost is low. Approximately 0,003€/minute ($0,004/minute).
Which charcoal should I use?
We highly recommended using high-quality charcoal. This will result in faster lighting, fewer sparks and a more steady cooking temperature. If you use briquettes the lighting time will be a bit longer. Briquettes are made from charcoal powder compressed with corn starch which will also result in more smoke.
Can I use my Looftlighter indoors?
Yes, you can! The Looftlighter is designed for both outdoor and indoor use. It is optimal for lighting your fireplace, wood burner or iron stove. Tip: The Looftlighter is perfect to ”pre-heat” the chimney for say 30 seconds before lighting the wood.
My Looftlighter is broken, can you repair it?
No. It is not allowed to open up the lighter for repair or modification due to our safety standards. If your lighter is broken, please refer to our warranty claim procedures.
Will Looftlighter work with any kind of grill or barbecue?
The Looftlighter works perfectly with any kind of grill or barbecue. Whether you decide to use your weber kettle, barrel smoker or kamado-style barbecue, the lighter will perform equally well.