Long lighters don't last long
October 15, 2012 9:54 PM   Subscribe

Are there any refillable long lighters that do not suck?

We regularly use long lighters to light the woodstove, candles, incense, etc. Unfortunately, they don't seem to last very long -- generally the sparker gives out. Can you recommend a long lighter that has the following qualities?

* Refillable
* Sturdy
* Long enough to get down to the bottom of a tall glass votive
* Under $20
* Has a torch flame (desirable but not required)

(I saw this response, looking to see if there are any new products since it was posted.)
posted by ottereroticist to Home & Garden (4 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
There is something to be said for a big bundle of those extra-long wooden matches.
posted by brennen at 10:22 PM on October 15, 2012 [3 favorites]

Or get something multi-purpose, like a blow-torch, though that doesn't help with your votive need (thinking more fireplace..)
posted by colin_l at 11:14 PM on October 15, 2012

A piece of dry spaghetti is the cheapest, most reliable long lighter I've found. Just ignite one end with a regular lighter and you can LIGHT ALL THE THINGS! It may not work as well for a wood stove, depending on your kindling situation.
posted by youngergirl44 at 6:18 AM on October 16, 2012 [6 favorites]

Flints are pretty easily replaced. You can even use one from a cheap lighter.
posted by noxetlux at 11:01 AM on October 16, 2012

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