Gadget of the Day – Looftlighter

Everyone loves a good barbecue, but if you're cooking the traditional way with charcoal, lighting it and getting it up to cooking temp can be a real h

Everyone loves a good barbecue, but if you're cooking the traditional way with charcoal, lighting it and getting it up to cooking temp can be a real headache.

The Looftlighter means you can get your BBQ tech fix and still enjoy the flavour of charcoal-grilled snags in double quick time.

Just point the magic wand at your pile of charcoal, say the magic word, switch it on and wait for the blast of hot air to start the coals glowing. It should take a minute to light up, or if you want to get cooking right away just blitz it for five minutes and you're ready to grill.

This magical barbecue tool runs on mains 'leccy so you'll probably be needing an extension cord unless  you have some very cunningly placed sockets.

A must for the terminally impatient meat-lover. Try coupling it with one of the barbecues in this week's Stuff.tv vidcast