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The GrillGun fires up your charcoal grill -- fast

The insanely fun GrillGun blowtorch lights charcoal with flame in a flash.

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Brian Bennett
Brian Bennett is a former senior writer for the home and outdoor section at CNET.
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Behold the GrillGun

The GrillGun is a powerful gas-burning torch that can light your charcoal grill in as little as 60 seconds.

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Portable powerful flame

One compatible fuel source for the GrillGun is a MAPP gas canister. Typically, these canisters power handheld plumbing blowtorches. The GrillGun is not playing around.

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Light it up

With the gas flowing gently through the nozzle, you ignite the GrillGun by pulling the main trigger.

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Feel the power

There's no denying it. Having a lit GrillGun in your hands feels pretty good.

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Prep your briquettes

Get your grill ready by gathering all your unlit charcoal briquettes in one pile.

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Hit 'em with the heat

Turn the GrillGun's flame all the way up, and begin lighting the coals.

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Target everything

To make sure your coal pile is fully lit, hit every briquette with the GrillGun's flame.

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Rapid fire

Starting a charcoal grill with the GrillGun is ridiculously fast. In my experience, the process takes about 60 seconds. 

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Time to cook

After a minute or so, charcoal in the grill was hot and ready to cook.

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Propane is another option

You can hook the GrillGun up to propane gas too. Here I've attached its hose (included) to a standard 15-pound tank. The gadget is also compatible with small 1-pound propane canisters.

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Lights lump charcoal too

You can use the GrillGun to ignite lump charcoal too. That means getting your kamado going takes a few minutes, not 30.

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