The Easiest Way to Light Charcoals

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The Easiest Way to Light Charcoals
The Easiest Way to Light Charcoals

Summer is officially here and that means it’s time to get the grill out and start having barbecues. I love grilling, but since we got this new Vision Grill –  Kamado Smoker it’s been REALLY intimidating for me to use. It’s one thing to turn on the propane and push a start button, this thing doesn’t have a start button. To get this grill going you have to use and light charcoal. As a culinarian, the last flavor profile I want on my burgers is lighter fluid, yuck! So nasty. So the old fashion way brings back memories of camping and it taking so long to fill the metal tube, light and re-light the charcoals until they take, then transfer them to the grill or Dutch oven. No thank you.

When I first discovered the HomeRight ElectroLight Fire Starter, it was actually being used to bend plexiglass (pretty sweet right?). It hadn’t occurred to me that its primary purpose of starting charcoals quickly and easily. The ElectroLight allows you to easily light your charcoal barbecue, wood burning fireplace or fire pit in 2-3 minutes. It uses super high 1300°F temperature air to ignite, then fan the flames with built-in blower. It’s honestly that simple, I think everyone needs one of these babies. Here’s how to use it to light charcoals the easiest way I know how.
The Easiest Way to Light Charcoals1. Add Charcoal

Add 20-30 charcoals to the bottom of the grill, keeping them close together for easier lighting. The Easiest Way to Light Charcoals2. Press and Hold

Remember how it has a 1300°F temperature? Yeah, this won’t take long at all… Press and hold the button down for 2-3 minutes or until the charcoal starts to heat up.
The Easiest Way to Light Charcoals The Easiest Way to Light Charcoals3. Burn Baby Burn

Keep holding the button down until the charcoals light on fire.The Easiest Way to Light Charcoals The Easiest Way to Light Charcoals4. Spread out the Charcoals

Once the fire starts blazing, spread out the charcoals evenly using a fireplace shovel.The Easiest Way to Light Charcoals5. Grill, Grill, Grill

Throw your favorite burgers, dogs, brats and cuts of meat on and enjoy the best smoked deliciousness of your life. Sorry if you were expecting a more in-depth or complicated tutorial, in all fairness I did say it was the easiest thing ever. Now who’s ready to come over for a barbecue? I’ll light the charcoals!

Have you ever used the HomeRight ElectroLight Starter? What is the most creative use for one that you’ve seen?

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