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Looking for a way to light your charcoal grill in a safe, environmentally friendly way in virtually any weather condition, all year long? Forget lighter fluid, propane torches or dangerous chimney starters. Check out the Looftlighter, which was designed and originally marketed in Scandinavia for lighting grills in extremely low temperatures and damp environments. The Looftlighter is able to ignite even the densest, dampest hardwood charcoal using superheated 1,250-degree air in only a few minutes.
See the ZDNet review of the LooftLighter.
Maverick PT-100 Instant Read Thermometer
Whether you grill or you smoke, getting accurate readings on meat temperatures is essential because not only do you want to make sure your prized meal isn't overcooked, but you also want to make sure your meat is cooked to the proper temperature in order to kill food-borne bacteria such as e coli and salmonella.
If you are a serious griller or smoker, the Maverick PT 100 is the electronic probe, instant-read thermometer of the pros. Made out of stainless steel and dust/water resistant, the device is accurate within 1 degree Celsius.