EurKitchen Refillable Butane Culinary Kitchen Torch
Last updated date: June 11, 2020
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This torch brings a touch a pro-chef edge into your home kitchen. The adjustable flame delivers the perfect amount of crispy goodness to a range of foods. A refillable butane canister adds value to this smart pick. In our analysis of 70 expert reviews, the EurKitchen EurKitchen Refillable Butane Culinary Kitchen Torch placed 1st when we looked at the top 5 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.
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torch, butane torch, cooking torch, creme brulee torch, sous vide torch, hand torch, handheld torch Get the best of both worlds: play with your food and play with fire! The EurKitchen Culinary Torch is a must-have tool, a conversation starter, and modern display in the kitchen. Whether you are striving to make a delicious crème brûlée, searing seafood/meat, roasting marshmallows/s’mores, this torch will exceed your and your dinners guests’ expectations. Powerful, safe, smart design, ergonomic – the perfect torch for the home cook, professional chef, and hobbyist/artist alike. blow torch, resin pour, acrylic torch, art torch, hobby torch, jewelry, soldering, art, resin Features torch, guard, safety, gas gauge, torch safety lock, safety torch, gas torch, culinary torch, kitchen torch flame, hot, temperature torch, tuna, seared seafood, sous vide sear, sous vide torch Heat Guard – Safety Conscious Strategic design to prevent exposure to the flame and to protect your hand from excess heat. Safety Lock – Peace of Mind Easy to use gas flow control knob with safety lock to protect against accidental ignitions. It’s Getting Hot In Here Flame temperature reaches up to 2370°F/1300°C! base, torch, stand, torch stand butane fuel, butane gas, propane gas, torch gas s'mores, smores, torch, indoor s'mores, marshmallows, torch, Sturdy Base Set down during use safely and with ease. Universal Compatibility Use any butane gas brand (Ronson, Blue Flame, etc.) that has the long universal filling tip. Butane gas NOT included. Continuous Flow No need to hold down an ignition button to keep this torch ignited.
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An Overview On Culinary Torches
Your favorite treats at high-end restaurants might seem out of reach when you’re cooking at home. But crème brûlée, caramelized meringue and that mouthwatering top layer of French onion soup can turn into weeknight meals with a little tool called a culinary torch.
Culinary torches (sometimes called kitchen torches) are handheld butane torches used to melt, brown, toast and caramelize food. They help you create a perfect finish on your dish without risking overcooking from additional time in the oven or on the stovetop. With a culinary torch, you can achieve a crumbly, crispy coating on your macaroni and cheese casserole (minus burnt cheddar in the middle) and browned au gratin potatoes without rock-hard spuds underneath.
Toasting the top of your meals is just the beginning of your culinary torch journey. You can also roast bell peppers with less mess and greater precision, add an extra sear to your steaks and reheat delicate fish with your kitchen torch. Sprinkling a layer of sugar on your desserts and torching it will add a sweet caramelized crunch (and it will help you create crème brûlée, one of the most delectable dishes on the dessert cart).
Butane kitchen torches are simple to use. First, you’ll want to follow your torch’s instructions on how to fill and refill the fuel chamber. A culinary torch with a see-through fuel gauge will help you keep tabs on your fuel status.
Next, take a look at your torch’s controls. Handheld torches use a trigger or a dial to ignite the flame. They often have a locking switch to keep your hands safe from unintended flames. Once the switch is unlocked, just pull the trigger or turn the dial to get cooking. If you want your flame to be larger or smaller, find your torch’s flame control dial or switch and adjust it as needed.
Some torches also come with different flame modes, like a continuous mode that keeps your flame turned on without pressing down on the ignition trigger. This feature is great for caramelizing large batches of Brussels sprouts or browning a tray of meringue desserts.
Now that you know your culinary torch basics, head over to our Tips & Advice for the nitty-gritty details.
DWYM Fun Fact
Crème brûlée is often the first dish that comes to mind when people talk about kitchen torches. The creamy custard dessert adds a touch of elegance to any meal — but no one is quite sure where this caramelized creation came from.
Many people think of crème brûlée as a French dessert, but custards were so popular during the Middle Ages that the recipe could have come from any country. The French version of crème brûlée was first noted in 1691, but the French didn’t blowtorch early versions of this custard dish. Instead, they whipped up a separate caramel disc and placed it on top of the custard. The entire dessert was served cold.
Trinity College in Cambridge, England is another potential birthplace of modern-day crème brûlée. Their “Trinity Burnt Cream” featured the school’s crest burnt into sugar atop the custard. They claim that a student in the 17th century invented the dish.
The origins of crème brûlée might be unclear, but you can definitely create it now at home with the right culinary torch.
The Culinary Torch Buying Guide
- Safety always comes first when you’re using your culinary torch. Look for a torch made from heat-resistant materials with a wide, sturdy base. Make sure you can comfortably grip the torch’s handle so you’re not fumbling as you flambé. Finger guards will keep your hands safe from the flame. You should always have a multipurpose fire extinguisher nearby when using a culinary torch.
- If you have young children in your home, make sure there are child-safe locks on your culinary torch.
- Take a look at the kind of butane you’ll need to fill up your torch before you buy it. Most torches require fuel cans with long universal filling tips. Some models are compatible with short-tipped cans, but you’ll need a screwdriver to remove any parts that are in the way.
- Always place your food on a metal cooking tray or cast iron tray before torching it. Keep your counter clear of plastics or other flammable materials while you’re using your torch.
- Clean your kitchen torch after every use — its close proximity to your food makes it susceptible to crumbs and debris. Wait for the torch to cool, then wipe it down with a clean rag.
- Store your torch vertically in a cool place and keep it away from sunlight or hot areas.