What Grill Ignitors Do
BBQ ignitors use what is called a piezoelectric system to create a spark to light the gas that a grill’s burners expel. The button you push on the grill is connected to a long pressurized tube that pushes a hammer at the end of the tube into a crystal, creating hot and powerful sparks that ignite the gas. Many igniters only light one burner, and the original burner lights the rest of the burners, but some igniters light all burners in the grill.
If you cannot use a BBQ ignitor, you can use a lighter wand or another lighter, but the process is much more dangerous and inconvenient. Getting burned is a greater possibility when lighting by hand. Also, remembering to bring out a tool to light the grill is an inconvenience especially when you are already carrying food, tongs or other accessories that you need to cook.
What to Look For to Replace a BBQ Ignitor
There are many different ways to replace your grill lighter, including replacing just the igniter spark, replacing the whole ignition system or buying a separate ignition system to install alongside your original system. These three different processes are all easy to install, and you can pick whichever you find most convenient based on your grill. Since you need to find a new part or system that is compatible with your our replacement igniters list compatible grill make and model specifications in their product descriptions. While some of the technology behind grill igniters is fairly complicated, the systems are usually easy to install and come with complete instructions. If you have any questions, contact The BBQ Depot, and we’ll be happy to assist you.
Why Shop at the The BBQ Depot
The BBQ Depot carries a wide selection of grill igniter replacement parts to meet the exact specifications of your grill. Our online system allows you to sort through our collection of igniters based on the part's model or by price, making the process of selecting a new lighter easy and efficient. On all purchases over $99, we will pay for your shipping for orders within the continental United States. Search our extensive catalogue today for all your BBQ igniter and grill part needs!