!!!The key aspects or specifications to fulfill:
-Needs to take power from a wall socket.
-Needs to heat up a stainless steel wire (~1mm diameter), to red hot (RED HOT is key). (I did experiment with my laboratory power supply 12V 5A DC. At 5A it made a 0.3mm stainless steel red hot. So probably about 15A-20A on the wire should do it.)
-The amp's should be controllable from near 0 to max.
-The parts should not cost more than 80usd.
*The job is simply to select the right parts from sites like Amazon.com(making sure international shipping is an option), Aliexpress or Ebay(That ships to EU).
*And to draw a simple connection picture with colored lines as wires, (in paint, photoshop or by hand, doesn't really matter.)
*Things that are probably needed:
-A power source/supply from wall socket (AC 220-240V).
-A potentiometer/rheostat/variable resistor to controll the "heat".
-Maybe some other things that are needed; wire isn't usually a problem, i have a wifi.
-A little humor, but only a little. :D
For a person with decent knowledge of electronics, this project should be very quick and painless. Almost too easy i would presume, although as i am currently busy with other projects i would like to trust this task to a more skilled individual.