Best Propane Torches To Start Charcoal
I have tried many ways to start charcoal, and up to now, my method is using a chimney starter. Recently I was getting interested in a propane torch for this.
FAQ Propane Torches To Start Charcoal
Q: Can you light charcoal with a propane torch?
A: Yes, you can light charcoal with a propane torch very fast and effectively.
Q: Is a propane torch faster than a chimney starter?
A: A propane torch lights the charcoal faster than a chimney starter in my opinion.
Q: Is a propane torch better than using lighter fluid?
A: A propane torch is better than lighter fluid because there are no fluids involved
Propane Torches To Start Charcoal – My Opinion
As I have mentioned above I used many methods and products to start the charcoal in my grill.
For years now I have used my Weber chimney starter with total satisfaction. Maybe because I am never in a hurry?
However, a propane torch such as the one I looked at on this page can save time.
The advantage is that the charcoal is already in the grill and thus while the charcoal starts it also pre-heats the grill.
I know that the same thing happens when you use starter blocks or lighter fluid. However, I watched several videos where they tested both methods and the propane torch won every time.
Here is a video from Smoking Dad BBQ which did an extended test with different ways to start a charcoal fire that you can watch.
I am sure that the ones he recommends are very good. However, I also know they are priced much higher than the ones I recommend here.
Do we as home BBQ pitmasters need a professional torch? I don’t.
Recently I installed a wood stove in our house and I believe that any of these propane torches would be great to use as a firewood starter in there.
Eddie van Aken
Eddie van Aken has years of experience in running his full-service restaurant and with this came working with using and dealing with all types of kitchen equipment. With his experience, he can find all the pros and cons of grills and add them to the grill reviews he is doing. You can read more on the about page for Eddie van Aken