Best Kitchen Torch

Best Kitchen Torch

The phenomenon of “torch taste” will invariably be brought up whenever the torch method of sous vide finishing is discussed. Torch taste is the unpleasant “gaseous” or “fuel” flavor that is often associated with dishes that have been finished with a torch. Initially the presence of torch taste was attributed to the chemicals contained in the fuel itself. There was often discussion as to which of the more popular fuels: propane, butane, or MAPP caused the greatest amount of torch taste when used.
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Best Kitchen Torch

For this torch, you’ll need to buy an accompanying fuel tank – the company recommends their own brand of Map-Pro fuel; however, people regularly use standard “camping” propane tanks you can pick up at your local store. The torch is made from durable high quality aluminum, and its adjustable flame knobs are very user friendly. Plus, it’s on-off trigger can be operated with one hand for maximum convenience and safety. Available on Amazon Like the Sensaire kit, the Bernzomatic TS8000 is a great all-around multipurpose kitchen torch, although it’s also effective for totally different applications like soldering. If you’re not looking to dish out as much cash for the Sansaire torch, this Bernzomatic sous vide torch should be your pick.
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Best Kitchen Torch

Good Torch Been using for awhile now. Lights every time, solid, easy to refill, detachable base, great flame control, and looks good Was this review helpful? Yes No Flag as Inappropriate January 16, 2012 Joshua Was this review helpful? Yes No Flag as Inappropriate “Does the job, does it well” This is a solid product, producing a very consistent and hot flame. The igniter works the first time almost every time, and the flame adjustment is precise.One possible complaint about this product could be the switches, which are somewhat loose and plasticy-feeling, but this doesn't really affect the torch's functionality Was this review helpful? Yes No Flag as Inappropriate October 10, 2013 Optimarcusprime Was this review helpful? Yes No Flag as Inappropriate Fun kitchen tool This torch is perfect for caramelizing sugar on creme brulee and for toasting marshmallows on s'mores pie. It has worked great for many years although I don't use it every day. I bought one for my mom for Christmas and she loves it too. Was this review helpful? Yes No Flag as Inappropriate October 10, 2013 Betty14 Was this review helpful? Yes No Flag as Inappropriate First Torch This is the first torch I have owned — so I cannot compare it. However, it was EXTREMELY easy to fill and use. Worked like a charm – I am very happy with my purchase Was this review helpful? Yes No Flag as Inappropriate May 13, 2015 Katherine M Purchased over 2 years ago Was this review helpful? Yes No Flag as Inappropriate Reviews for Similar Products
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Best Kitchen Torch

Good Torch Been using for awhile now. Lights every time, solid, easy to refill, detachable base, great flame control, and looks good Was this review helpful? Yes No Flag as Inappropriate January 16, 2012 Joshua Was this review helpful? Yes No Flag as Inappropriate “Does the job, does it well” This is a solid product, producing a very consistent and hot flame. The igniter works the first time almost every time, and the flame adjustment is precise.One possible complaint about this product could be the switches, which are somewhat loose and plasticy-feeling, but this doesn't really affect the torch's functionality Was this review helpful? Yes No Flag as Inappropriate October 10, 2013 Optimarcusprime Was this review helpful? Yes No Flag as Inappropriate Fun kitchen tool This torch is perfect for caramelizing sugar on creme brulee and for toasting marshmallows on s'mores pie. It has worked great for many years although I don't use it every day. I bought one for my mom for Christmas and she loves it too. Was this review helpful? Yes No Flag as Inappropriate October 10, 2013 Betty14 Was this review helpful? Yes No Flag as Inappropriate First Torch This is the first torch I have owned — so I cannot compare it. However, it was EXTREMELY easy to fill and use. Worked like a charm – I am very happy with my purchase Was this review helpful? Yes No Flag as Inappropriate May 13, 2015 Katherine M Purchased over 2 years ago Was this review helpful? Yes No Flag as Inappropriate
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Best Kitchen Torch

0 Its the same as all small butane appliances and accessories. Place the nozzle of the butane refill canister on the fill nozzle of the chef’s torch and use slight pressure to squeeze the connection together and the butane will flow from the canister to the torch. You will feel the torch getting cold to the touch indicating fuel is entering the tank. An airlock can occur where fuel stops flowing. When this happens, release the canister from the torch and redo the process until the torch tank is full. Reply Inaccurate Tony M on Nov 26, 2015 Purchased on Feb 14, 2015
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Best Kitchen Torch

Its the same as all small butane appliances and accessories. Place the nozzle of the butane refill canister on the fill nozzle of the chef’s torch and use slight pressure to squeeze the connection together and the butane will flow from the canister to the torch. You will feel the torch getting cold to the touch indicating fuel is entering the tank. An airlock can occur where fuel stops flowing. When this happens, release the canister from the torch and redo the process until the torch tank is full. Reply Inaccurate Tony M on Nov 26, 2015 Purchased on Feb 14, 2015
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Best Kitchen Torch

This torch is a totally different animal from the kind of basic kitchen torch you can pick up at a big box store. It’s much closer to a professional grade torch, and it creates an exquisite sear on red meat. With a flame that’s over 2,000 degrees Fahrenheit, there’s no denying that this is one powerful kitchen implement. The torch handle is incredibly high quality and feels quite heavy. You’ll notice an unlock and lock knob which is used to control the flow of propane when holding in the “flame button”, as I call it. In addition, there is also a control lock which will keep the flame going even if you take your finger off of the flame button. This is particularly good for larger roasts that may take some time to fully sear.
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Best Kitchen Torch

Sous vide steaks aren’t the only uses for a kitchen torch, of course. One of their other key uses is for baking and desserts. A kitchen torch is used to brown meringue for dishes like baked Alaska, to create garnishes from burnt sugar, and to prepare fruit compotes from scratch. But that’s not the limit of a kitchen torch’s utility. You can do all kinds of interesting and creative things with them. They’re handy for melting cheese to the perfect consistency for chili or French onion soup, for glazing baked ham, and even for melting s’mores.
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Searzall is just an attachment, so you will still need a torch. Available on Amazon This attachment improves the TS8000’s suitability for use with food, since the TS8000 isn’t exclusively a kitchen torch. This funnel-shaped device takes the thin flame from the torch, and puts it though two layers of wire mesh to make the flame more even and consistent. This improves the sear you’ll get on steaks and other food by dispersing the heat evenly across the surface. One of the best ways to get a perfect sear on a steak is to use the Searzall while simultaneously searing the steak on a hot cast iron pan.
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Rosle makes an excellent torch! This is my first kitchen torch and I love it. It has an excellent build quality and is compact which is perfect for one handed control, when locked in continuous mode. There is a slider +/- control and a safety lock below the start button. I originally bought this to make creme brulee, but now I am using it for searing shishito peppers, pork chashu for ramen and also for searing sashimi. Was this review helpful? Yes No Flag as Inappropriate March 12, 2015 Alan h Was this review helpful? Yes No Flag as Inappropriate Only one quibble This is a good torch, solid with the right controls. My only quibble is that I wish it came in an “adult” version — without the child-proof safety latch — which reminds me of the cap on a bottle of aspirin, and is as much fun to use. When time is short, I sometimes find myself reaching for one of my other torches. And then regret that I didn't slow down and use the Rösle. Was this review helpful? Yes No Flag as Inappropriate April 20, 2015 William B Purchased over 2 years ago Was this review helpful? Yes No Flag as Inappropriate Reviews for Similar Products
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Rosle makes an excellent torch! This is my first kitchen torch and I love it. It has an excellent build quality and is compact which is perfect for one handed control, when locked in continuous mode. There is a slider +/- control and a safety lock below the start button. I originally bought this to make creme brulee, but now I am using it for searing shishito peppers, pork chashu for ramen and also for searing sashimi. Was this review helpful? Yes No Flag as Inappropriate March 12, 2015 Alan h Was this review helpful? Yes No Flag as Inappropriate Only one quibble This is a good torch, solid with the right controls. My only quibble is that I wish it came in an “adult” version — without the child-proof safety latch — which reminds me of the cap on a bottle of aspirin, and is as much fun to use. When time is short, I sometimes find myself reaching for one of my other torches. And then regret that I didn't slow down and use the Rösle. Was this review helpful? Yes No Flag as Inappropriate April 20, 2015 William B Purchased over 2 years ago Was this review helpful? Yes No Flag as Inappropriate