My dad put my new gas grill together and he told me that I had to use a lighter to light it. I thought he was crazy. I don't know of any new gas grills that don't light without a lighter. I went out to use the grill and he was wrong. He thought that because it did not have a button for the ignition, I had to use a lighter. I'm surprised that he didn't burn his eyebrows off using the lighter.