LooftLighter: A Fabulous Fire Stick Or A Flop?

LooftLighter: A Fabulous Fire Stick Or A Flop?

Sarah Rae Smith
Feb 3, 2011

The LooftLighter makes us feel like we should run around the room pretending to be Harry Potter and yelling "Lumos!" But is it a piece of wizardry, or a silly toy? We are torn. This lighter doesn't use chemicals and would replace every match in your kitchen and camp box — is it worth the price?

Despite appearances, this is not a curling iron. The LooftLighter is a plug-in lighter that held against your coals or firewood for 15 seconds and then pulled away slowly to allow in air. Your fire starts and it's time to get cooking.

Although we appreciate a lighter that doesn't require lighter fluid to get it started, we're pretty sure that its need to be plugged in limits its use — especially with a $80 price tag.

If it's a gadget you can't live without, you can find it here:

Find it: LooftLighter, $80.50 at Frontgate

Do you have one of these fancy gadgets? Are you using it to start fires in your cold, powerless house this week (hello ice storms!) or saving it for better grilling weather? If you have one, tell us why it's worth it, and if you're on the fence tell us why in the comments below!

Related: How To Grill Pizza

(Images: LoofLighter)

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