The electric starter

 

This is an electric coil similar to the coils on a hotplate. Pour a pile of charcoal in your grill and jam the coil into it and plug it in. As the coals ignite, remove the coil, and mix the unlit and lit coals together with a fireplace shovel. Make sure you place the hot coil on something that is not flamable until it cools. It’s OK, but you need access to an outlet, and you don’t want to be using it in the rain. But, unlike the looftlighter, you can walk away while it is doing its thing. Also, you don’t have the convenient measuring tool that the chimney is. You really really want to use the same number of coals each time you cook in order to gain control of the heat. Click here to check the prices on Amazon

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