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Burkyboy
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Nov 7, 2017
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What's the best torch for baking? Thinking along the lines of creme brulee, etc.
Nov 7, 2017
jkiemele
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Nov 7, 2017
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I prefer a welding-style torch to the small, weak handheld varieties. The set up costs a lot more, but the performance is much better. I like MAPP or MAP-PRO yellow cylinders. I cannot get a gassy flavor from it and it burns hotter, thus caramelizing your delectable desserts faster and more efficiency.
Nov 7, 2017
MikeMD
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Nov 7, 2017
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Agreed! Just the style you can find at home depot, just make sure to buy "clean" gas. They last forever and can pull double duty in your garage ;)
Nov 7, 2017
AngryAccountant
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Nov 7, 2017
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Get a Bernzomatic TS8000 and be done with it. It's $40 upfront (amazon), but it'll never fail you. Performance is fantastic, you can use cheap camping propane (like $2 for a pound that'll last you months) or step up a bit to MAP-PRO yellow cylinders which might have a less gassy flavor and they burn a bit hotter (like 100 degrees F or so, not too much hotter). They're highly adjustable, instantly start, have a lock to keep them on if you're doing multiples, and can be used for plumbing/garage stuff if you need it too. It's a proper tool, instead of a gimmick preying on the amateurs.
Nov 7, 2017
jkiemele
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Nov 8, 2017
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Yes, this is what I was talking about. Thanks for mentioning the torch head model. I didn't have access to it at the time, but this is my exact set up. Like you said, it is a proper tool, not a gimmick.
Nov 8, 2017
AngryAccountant
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Nov 8, 2017
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Yeah I knew what you were talking about, I've just got a head for remembering model numbers for some reason!
Nov 8, 2017
Pequenininho
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Nov 10, 2017
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I have an Iwatani butane Torch that I would heartily recommend in the kitchen. Unlike the little creme brulee/cigar torch things, this has the same size flame nozzle as the propane torch in my garage, but it uses Butane that is made to be used on food. If you buy the torch on Amazon, they're inexpensive, and the hairspray size fuel cans last a LONG time.
Nov 10, 2017
santosha
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Jan 5, 2018
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2nd this. And you can buy the butane canisters at any Asian market for about $2/can.
Jan 5, 2018
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