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Old 07-10-2006, 07:16 PM   #31
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A no-bake recipe sounds great for summer. No need to put the oven on and just the right time of year for serving it with strawberries and raspberries. Bet you'll really enjoy it.


But it still must be cooked and stirred on top of the stove to thicken slightly, so some cooking is still involved.


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Old 07-11-2006, 09:14 AM   #32
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Corey - My friend just told me that butane was not included in the box (small writing on the box) - so the torch would not of worked no matter how hard she tried! Did yours come with butane, it sounds like we got the same thing.
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Old 07-11-2006, 11:26 AM   #33
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No.

She's right!! I thought that she knew that. Yes, you have to buy the butane
fuel separately. It comes in a 4.0-oz tall skinny supply can by Zippo.

At BBB, you can find it where the candles are on display. I bought TWO so that I don't have to go back so soon. They are just under $5.00 a piece.

I figured that she didn't buy the butane fuel for hers - which clearly explains
why she got no flame.


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Old 07-11-2006, 11:57 AM   #34
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I have a friend with one of those little "quasi-torch" deals. She's on her 3rd or 4th canister. 20 or 30 bucks for the little unit and 10 bucks a piece for those little canisters? I'll stick with the 6 dollar Benz-o-matic I got from the hardware store. I'm not sure what you mean by like having the "control" of the smaller torch--while the hardware store variety is bigger and weighs a bit more, in terms of heat it's just as easy to control.

Those little 30 dollar deals are a complete rip (at least in my opinion). They rank right up there with the 15 dollar "zester" one buys at BB&B that's really just a differently labelled $1.45 microplaner from a hardware store or the myriad of gimmicky unitaskers (many of which don't even work) that they try to hawk off (lettuce knives, strawberry corers, those avocado extractors that do no better than a common spoon, etc.)
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Old 07-11-2006, 02:10 PM   #35
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Glad you're pleased with what you bought Poppinfresh. Presumably your friend is relatively happy with her torch seeing as she keeps replacing it so often rather than choosing something else.

I'm pleased with what I was given as a gift. Doubtless Corey123 is pleased with what she has. And Michelmarie's friend will now be pleased with her torch.

So let's all be pleased and leave it at that.
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Old 07-25-2006, 08:24 AM   #36
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thats what i use in my restaurant--very cheap-very effective
jimmy, if you're using one in your restaurant, you might want to consider this. have a gas guy (or gal) install a flexible hose with a valve right off of your stove or someplace along the gas line. as i recall they are rubber (plastic?) and wrapped with stainless steel mesh. they're a blast to use, much, much cheaper in the long run, and you can 86 the gas canisters from your inventory.
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Old 07-26-2006, 12:43 AM   #37
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are flexible gas extensions safe?
i'd guess maybe, so long a their mobility is limited at a workstation, but i'm seeing lots of action movie explosions if used improperly.
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Old 07-26-2006, 12:49 AM   #38
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are flexible gas extensions safe?
i'd guess maybe, so long a their mobility is limited at a workstation, but i'm seeing lots of action movie explosions if used improperly.

...and we all know how true to life and factual an action movie is!

Actually, my stove is connected to the gas line by a flexible hose and it hardly ever explodes. OK, there was that one time when the mercenaries started lobbing grenades through the kitchen window, but that hardly ever happens since I agreed to provide the necessary secret codes to the evil genius who is planning to take over the world.
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Old 07-26-2006, 01:09 AM   #39
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ok weisenheimer, , how often do you move your stove?

my point was how safe are frequently manipulated gas lines. and who would check their safety.

and i'm still waiting on those codes...
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Old 07-26-2006, 01:13 AM   #40
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You can't expect a weisenheimer to stick to all the facts.

No codes until the funds are in my Swiss Bank account.
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