Tips for charcoal grilling

Looftlighter is a multipurpose device which suits all kinds of grills, smokers, fireplaces and fire pits. What do you fire up?

See below for videos and manuals for best use of your product.

Light Your Grill

How it works - Grill and Barbecue

Follow these 3 steps for best use when lighting your grill or barbecue.



Make a pile of charcoal, touch it with the tip of the Looftlighter and press the button.



Pull back the Looftlighter a few inches when sparks or glow appear. This will help the heat to spread throughout the charcoal pile.



Continue aiming the Looftlighter towards the same spot for at least 60 seconds.

Lighting a Weber kettle

Lighting a Big Green Egg

Fast Forward Your Charcoal

Fast forward your charcoal

Continue using the Looftlighter for around 3-5 minutes on your charcoal or briquettes to get it grill-ready. Thanks to the airflow that the Looftlighter produces, this will fast forward the process and turn the charcoal grey.

Light Your Fireplace

How it works - Fireplace

Get the draft going

Before you start lighting your fire. Connect the Looftlighter and stick it up the chimney and press the button for around 30-60 seconds. This will get the draft going, preventing smoke from getting inside your room.



Crumble a piece of newspaper and put it between the logs, then press the button.



Pull your Looftlighter slightly away when flames appear.



Continue towards the same spot for at least 60 seconds.

Which Charcoal To Use

There is charcoal and there is charcoal

We recommend to use high quality lump charcoal. This is quite different from the regular charcoal you pick up in your grocery store. The chunks will be bigger, sparks less and a give a more steady cooking temperature.



Briquettes are made from charcoal powder compressed with corn starch making them very dense. If you use briquettes the lighting time might be a bit longer than regular charcoal. The corn starch will also emit smoke when ignited. There are different types of briquettes offering a selection of density. The harder compressed - the longer burn time.


Don’t choke charcoal

Don’t put the nozzle of the Looftlighter directly on to a big chunk of charcoal - airflow is important so try to find a spot where two pieces of charcoal meet and ignite that spot.

Let it spread

Start by lighting smaller pieces, the glow will catch on quicker and spread to bigger pieces.

Use your ears

Best way to get your charcoal or logs going quickly is to continue pointing the Looftlighter towards the same spot in your pile after ignition. Listen for the “swoosh” and you’ll know when you point the Looftlighter in the right direction.

Boost from outside

You can easily increase the temperature in your grill or smoker by closing the lid, point the tip of the Looftlighter to the vent hole and press the button. This will add a strong stream of air to your grill which’ll get the heat up quickly. Perfect when making pizza!

Clean & Care

Wipe off

From time to time we recommend you wipe off your Looftlighter with a damp cloth. Do not use detergents.

Store it inside

The Looftlighter should be stored inside in a dry environment.

Pull it away

Remember to pull away the Looftlighter from the charcoal or logs when sparks or glow appear. The heat shield is made of aluminum (to prevent severe burn damages and setting fire to nearby objects) and can melt if kept in the glow for too long. Also, if you pull away a few inches, the glow will spread even quicker.

BBQ tips



You should never use lighter fluid in a Kamado since it leaves a bad smell and taste. Instead you should use a Looftlighter - the perfect match for your Kamado



For the hardcore pitmaster or backyard hero; Looftlighter fires up your smoker whatever fuel you load chose.  The hot airflow from the Looftlighter can help you to quickly increase the heat in your smoker.



Tired of dangerous flames and food tasting of chemicals because of lighter fluid? Pour charcoal or briquettes in your kettle and light in a safe and evironmentally friendly way with the Looftlighter.



Tired of breathing your lungs out to start the fire? Smoke entering your living room because of draft not going? Light up your fireplace in style the next time.


Pizza oven

Fire up your pizza oven in 60 seconds and enjoy your slice.


Fire pit

Light your fire pit with the Looftlighter fast, safe and eco- friendly.

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