I don't want to burn my apartment down, so please help me.
I just got a hardware store blowtorch (not one of those wimpy kitchen torches- a MANLY blowtorch that could easily take off my fingers. The instructions say it goes up to 3000 degrees but this is what the hardware guys recommended for kitchen use.) Can anyone give me some tips on how to use it safely and effectively?
Will the heat of the torch crack the ramekins or other kitchen dishes?
What surface should I put a dish on before using the torch?
How large/long a flame do I want?
How close to the surface of the dessert do I put the flame?
Anything else I should know?