Much like spending a day in
stilettos or converting a vegetarian, buying a Valentine’s Day gift for the man
in your life is quite the challenge.
Instead of subjecting him to another pair of socks or a ‘practical’ set
of boxer briefs, ignite his inner braai-man with today’s useful yet undeniably
groovy Groupon: Pay R529 for a lighter fluid-free Looftlighter.
Is it an aquatic torch? Is it an
extra-terrestrial lighter? Wrong again, it’s the innovative and freakishly
functional Looftlighter: a Swedish-patented device that lights your outdoor
braai or fireplace in a super-speedy 60-second operation. Using a powerful patented hot airstream to
sizzle coals and kindle wood, the Looftlighter is as safe as it is
environmentally friendly; cutting down on toxic fumes from petroleum based
products and providing the average South African braai-man with a safe and
ouch-free alternative to using lighter fluid.
Today’s Groupon includes:
- One Looftlighter
- One set of gloves
- One apron
Why the Looftlighter?
- It’s the fastest: with the tap of a well-placed button, this nifty gadget will ignite anything from charcoal to wood in 60-seconds
- No more lighter fluid: the patented hot airstream eliminates the need for lighter fluid and removes the chemical taste that attaches itself to the braai meat when using petroleum based lighting products
- Safety first: environmentally friendly and as safe as a shark in a sandbox, say goodbye to burns and smelly chemicals
Size and Weight
- Length: 452 mm (17,8 inches); Width: 65 mm (2,6 inches); Depth: 65 mm (2,6 inches); Weight: 880 g
- 1800 Watt; 230V; 50 Hz; 600°C
- 3 meter power cord (9,8 feet)
- Integrated bottle-opener
Within two to three minutes, your pile of charcoal is hot and just about ready to cook: Each briquette is glowing red on the inside and coated with a fine layer of white ash. Perfect. It may be dorky, and it’s not suited for camping or picnic use — but for starting charcoal grills at home, I have to reluctantly admit that the Looftlighter works pretty well – Dylan Tweney,http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/tag/looftlighter/