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electric rechargable stove igniters

These things beat the pants and $s out of the butane grill lighters.
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Re: electric rechargable stove igniters

Cool beans.

The cheap butane lighters don't last long enough to use the butane they come with. I'll never buy one of those again.

Even the expensive, refillable ones (I bought two Zippo's last time) may last, but after a few months the adjustable flame only adjusts between small and tiny and it seems to take anywhere from 3 to 10 tries to get them to light. And each refill doesn't seem to last very long at all. I'm bloody well sick of them.

Any brand of electric you like?
Can you actually light candles with them? (they marketing copy certainly claims so on a few I see on Amazon).
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Re: electric rechargable stove igniters

You can even start wood fires with them. Couple of caveats: Most will shut themselves after ten seconds so as not to burn out their tips. And all are using lithium ion batteries from unknown sources. The same as R/C aircraft and vaping pens that have been known to spontaneously ignite in inconvenient times and places. So, you might want to store it in a tin, rather than among combustibles.
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Re: electric rechargable stove igniters

It works so well I ordered a spare for long term.
I suspect we will see them in the bbq aisles very soon.
Usb charged but not 18650s
I have a large supply of 18650s...love em. Been on the vape train for 5-6 years...best move I ever made.
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Yes...the typical grill lighters are junk.
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Re: electric rechargable stove igniters

I recently switched back to the old school Emco Funkmeister sparker for my stove. Kicks it off first time, every time nice and easy. The BBQ grill lighters were just too unreliable.

I was curious about these USB thingys but was suspicious of anything "new" coming out of China and figured I would wait a bit and see how they panned out for everyone else first.

Might warrant a second look now I suppose, but it's hard to beat the shower of Sparks off the Imco.
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