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EcoGreen Charcoal Lighter®

EcoGreen Charcoal Lighter® is ESCOGO’s latest innovation in non-petroleum based lighter fluids. This innovative new patent-pending formula is the result of a collaboration between ESCOGO and the University of Georgia to produce a formula that works equally well on charcoal briquets and lump charcoal. EcoGreen Charcoal Lighter® is 100% USDA certified bio-based and will not leave petroleum flavors in your grilled food. Look for EcoGreen on the shelf beginning in December 2017!

Burns Cleaner

Unlike traditional firestarter lighter products, ESCOGO’s Firestarter Liquid burns off without the odor of petrochemicals. Yes, these are the same chemicals that come out of your tailpipe. Not too appetizing, huh?

Better Tasting Food

Your toasted marshmallows should taste like toasted marshmallows not fuel. Petrochemical lighter fluid on your campfire can ruin the taste of your smores. They’re wrought with petrochemicals that leave residual hydrocarbons on your food. Don’t eat fuel!

Works Faster

Simply shake, squirt, and ignite. ESCOGO Firestarter Liquid is the fastest way to light your fire! Keep the convenience of a liquid fuel accelerant without compromising performance and convenience! 

Safer Storage & Handling

ESCOGO’s Firestarter Liquid is ultra-low toxicity formula makes it safer to use, store, and handle. This means a lower risk to kids and pets. It also burns smooth without flaring up.

The Cost Effective Alternative

ESCOGO’s Firestarter Liquid is simply the best and least expensive alternative for lighting outdoor fires. Check the web and see for yourself. Gels can be slow and ineffective.  Electric probe starters need to be plugged-in and can be inconvenient. Get your fires going quickly with the best non-petrochemical liquid accelerant.

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This green-approved product is fast starting and eliminates fire flare-ups when igniting.

Barbecue America

Simply put, what you'll get is better taste that's better for you.

JP Fanton, Healthy Fellow

Great product! Smarter Starter burns well and a small amount goes a long way!

Daniel H., Lawrenceville, GA

We use Smarter Starter for lump charcoal on our Big Green Egg. It's the perfect combination. Works like a charm and can't beat the taste!

Steven Hall, Atlanta, GA

Lighter fluid without the fumes and residual taste. Love it!

John B., Marietta, GA

I was really surprised by this product, as I normally would not use starter fluid, but this is the best starter fluid I have used.

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Fuel on Food Third Party Analytical Testing Results

Did you realize that when you taste fuel on your flame-cooked food it means you are eating petrochemical compounds! Smarter Starter Fluid, LLC contracted EMSL Analytical, Inc. to conduct Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry (GC-MS) analysis of a major brand name petrochemical lighter fluid as well as test food cooked that had used the fluid to ignite the fire.  In parallel, EMSL also tested Smarter Starter Fluid.   The results of the testing concluded definitively that food cooked by fire ignited by the petrochemical lighter fluid contained residual petrochemical compounds.  These petrochemical compounds include: Nonane, Diethylcyclopentane, Decane, Methyl-Cylcohexane, Undecane and Dodecane.  In contrast, EMSL found that there were very small amounts of residual natural compounds left on food cooked on charcoal ignited with Smarter Starter Fluid.

Traditional Lighter Fluid and Poison Exposure Data

According to the Materials Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) of a major brand name petrochemical lighter fluid, kerosene is listed as the primary ingredient.  Kerosene based lighter fluid can be harmful to humans and animals if ingested and/or aspirated.  According to the American Association of Poison Control Centers (AAPCC), during a 10 year period from 1997 to 2006 there have been 35,621 poison exposures of the sub-category “lighter fluid / naphtha” in the United States.  Among those exposures, 18,433 involved children less than 6 years of age and 10,724 individuals were treated in a health care facility.  10 deaths resulted from these poisoning exposures.  In a separate poison exposure category detailed by the AAPCC for “kerosene” it is revealed that there were 22,239 poison exposures from 1997 to 2006.  Of these 11,930 involved children under the age of 6 with 6,750 individuals treated at a health care facility.  4 deaths resulted from these poisoning exposures.  According to the AAPCC survey classifications, “Lighter Fluid / Naphtha” and “Kerosene” sub-categories fall under the general category of “Hydrocarbons”.  Other common hydrocarbons include: benzene, diesel fuel, gasoline, motor oil, turpentine and others.In all, hydrocarbons were responsible for 585,685 poisoning exposures in the 10-year period from 1997 to 2006.  217,401 of these exposures were among children under 6 years of age and 131,358 required treatment in a health care facility.  129 deaths have been reported from hydrocarbon poisoning in the previously mentioned time period.  A product like Smarter Starter Fluid is one step toward displacing toxic chemicals off of our shelves.