I love mine more and more every time I find new use for it. I originally bought it to char sous vide steaks, and yeah, okay, for creme brulee, and crispy bananas too. But I have found it is sooooooo much easier to peel a tomato when I blister the skin than it is to boil a pot of water to sweat the skins off. Well, maybe if I need to peel more than a couple of tomatoes I'd boil water... And since my stove is electric, it makes charring chiles for chile rellenos a breeze! Yesterday I bought some peaches. FANTASTIC to torch them and peel them. And unlike tomatoes, the skin blows up in a big blister and I made the blister grow all the way around one peach. You're right! I never listened to my mother when she told me not to play with my food. '-) Oh, yeah... In a pinch, I can also silver solder with my kitchen torch. So what do you do with yours?