Re: coil stove
Yes, the biggest problem with the use of coil stoves is the voltage converter. Because these stoves are around 1000-1500W, the converter which fits is really expensive.
Btw, I use a flat top burner (you can't see the coils), which lite my coals pretty fast. They key is, that it's a really old one, I think about 20-30 years old, and it doesn't have an auto switch off system, that turns it down when the coals get hot.