Barbecue in Style This Summer
Flash Fire Starter
If you find lighting the grill to be a vexing time burner, get an electric Looftlighter (looftlighter.com). The Swedish-made superheated air gun masters match-play and nixes the need for buying lighter fluid, getting briquettes burning in just 60 seconds. Plus, it’s fume-free and has an undeniable Wild West–meets-high-tech appeal. (Note: It comes with a 10-foot-long cord.) Available at Sutter’s, Thompson’s and Williams-Sonoma for about $79. Or, for a lower-priced option, consider the multipurpose Wagner heat gun, available at area Lowe’s (lowes.com) and Home Depot (homedepot.com) stores for less than $25.