Now I’ve gotten a Sous Vide Supreme water oven (~$350, Amazon.com), I’m enjoying experimenting with proteins and strict temperature control. It would appear that a butane torch would come in handy for preparing meats, among other things. One that comes highly recommended is this Iwatani butane torch (reviews on Amazon.com, ~$27 US).
Some fine points from my link to this product on Amazon.com:
- Built-in pistol type piezo ignition
- Use with Iwatani Cassette Gas
- Easy to use Push’n Twist gas cylinder attachment
- Built-in Flame Size adjustment
- Air regulating knob
though it can also be used with butane canisters from other manufacturers, so long as the can has a ring profile that will fit it
I’ve not used one yet, but I like that it twists onto butane canisters instead of keeping fuel within an onboard tank. This seems like it would be one less thing to go wrong.
Maybe worth investigating for my use. Until then, I’ll be manning the skillet.