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Old 06-20-2006, 12:53 PM   #1
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Question Creme Brulee' Torch?

Does anyone have one of these?

Sounds like a French name for it.

I'm seriously considering getting one from Bed Bath & Beyond. They're cheap there, and one come with a set of four small ramekins to bake the custard in.

I've always wanted one of these gadgets for browning light delecate desserts. I've seen celebrity chefs like Paula Deen and Emeril Lagasse use one. Your thoughts, please.


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Old 06-20-2006, 01:01 PM   #2
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The conventional wisdom is to go get a propane torch from the hardware store. They are probably less expensive. You can be sure the gas refills are less expensive.
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Old 06-20-2006, 01:34 PM   #3
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The conventional wisdom is to go get a propane torch from the hardware store. They are probably less expensive. You can be sure the gas refills are less expensive.
Yup. Unless you're looking for presentation and you're carmelizing the sugar at the client's table, go with a standard torch. I've even seen the standard ones come out on Iron Chef, America.
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Old 06-20-2006, 01:45 PM   #4
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thats what i use in my restaurant--very cheap-very effective
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Old 06-20-2006, 01:54 PM   #5
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I agree with all the others. Go with a regular propane torch. They are less expensive, hold more gas, the refills are less expensive, and they can perform other functions.
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Old 06-20-2006, 03:09 PM   #6
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But the ones at Bed Bath & Beyond sells for only $20.00.


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Old 06-20-2006, 03:11 PM   #7
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the other sells for $10, the fuel is very cheap and lasts a very long time. They are essentially the same thing, only BB&B "named" it a creme brulee torch and doubled the price
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Old 06-20-2006, 03:15 PM   #8
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i just looked at the torch, it is small and flimsey and will break a lot easier than a regular torch, also the flame is very small and wll take forever to brulee your creme. it doesn't hold much fuel either
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But the ones at Bed Bath & Beyond sells for only $20.00.


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That is a lot more than this and it is also a lot smaller. Plus how much are the refills?
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Old 06-20-2006, 03:39 PM   #10
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the one above that GB has the link to, those large canistars are only about 3-4 dollars and if all you are using it for, you will NEVER even use 1 can. one lasts me a very long time, and I do 20 or so brulees a day
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