Tintec Refillable Butane Culinary Blow Torch

Last updated date: December 29, 2019

DWYM Score
8.3


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Overall Take

This piping-hot torch blows flames up to 2500 degrees Fahrenheit. It weighs less than half a pound. The ergonomic handle is easy to hold and the security lock prevents accidents. In our analysis of 57 expert reviews, the Tintec Tintec Refillable Butane Culinary Blow Torch placed 5th when we looked at the top 5 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

Editor's Note January 6, 2020:
Checkout The Best Culinary Torch for a detailed review of all the top culinary torches.

Expert Summarized Score
8.5
8 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
8.0
761 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
The best part of this Culinary Blow Torch is that it comes with an Adjustable culinary mode, which enables you to heat resistance up to 446⁰F / 230⁰C and can be used in the kitchen.
- Cookware Stuffs
October 14, 2019 | Full review
This torch lighter also has an anti-tipping wide-set base.
- iPerfect List
November 16, 2019 | Full review
Firstly, it has an aluminium alloy body which keeps it light yet durable for everyday use in culinary creativity.
- The Top Pro
When used, its wide set base helps keep the torch from tipping and afterward, you can lock the lighter when not in use for safety reason. These features make it a great safe torch lighter for multi-purpose uses from kitchen uses to jewelry soldering and as a survival tool.
- OutSideKit
Elegant design to make you look stylish as you light the torch. It is a multipurpose torch you can access in the market.
- Paramatan
November 3, 2019 | Full review
This Torch has a non-slip grip, and you can put it to use for tasks such as soldering jewelry and cooking caramelizing foodstuffs.
- Home KuKu
You can easily move it from one point to another since it is lightweight. Adjust the size of the flame according to your applications.
- Thesatmag Reviews
April 22, 2019 | Full review
What experts didn't like
The security lock tends to be faulty
- Home KuKu

From The Manufacturer

PLEASE NOTE: In order to assure safety transportation, this cooking blow torch comes with no gas, but it fits most Butane Gas. Refill and it will work. Turn the Fire Ignition toward "CLOSE" when you are not using it. Please be sure to keep it out of the reach for children. Keep away from the face of yourself, other people and any inflammable articles while using. Avoid direct sunshine for long hours or place it at the place over 122°F/ 50 °C. Use acceptable butane gas, otherwise it is possible to break the lighter or shorten service life. Please take a break when continuously burning for 5 minutes. How to use: Gas-refilled: please insert the Butane Gas Refill bottle vertically to the blow torch bottom as shows in picture , wait for 6 secs once and then pull out, 3 times operation will fully refill blow torch, wait for minutes before blowing the fire. Light up and extinguish: turn fire ignition button to "OPEN", then press the button, the flame is lit; release the button, the flame goes off. To switch on continuous fire: turn fire ignition clockwise to "CLOSE" while the flame is on; Turn the button to "OPEN", the flame goes out. Specification: Material: Aluminum alloy Size: 12 x 6 x 15.5 cm/ 4.7*2.3*6 inch Weight: 220g Package included: 1x blow torch ( Butane gas not included) 1x Silicone Brush(Bonus for cooking) 1x Screwdriver(Bonus for remove the metal base) Why Choose Inpher? All Our Products are produced under Strict Quality Inspection. Life-time Technical Support. Please feel free to contact us for replacement or refunds if there are any issues with your purchase. Professional After-Sales Team.

Overall Product Rankings

1. EurKitchen Refillable Butane Culinary Kitchen Torch
Overall Score: 9.2
Expert Reviews: 21
2. Jo Chef Refillable Butane Kitchen Torch
Overall Score: 9.0
Expert Reviews: 13
3. Kollea Refillable Butane Kitchen Torch
Overall Score: 8.9
Expert Reviews: 4
4. Zen Spirit Refillable Butane Kitchen Torch
Overall Score: 8.3
Expert Reviews: 3
5. Tintec Refillable Butane Culinary Blow Torch
Overall Score: 8.3
Expert Reviews: 8

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 brussel 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.

DYWM 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.