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Torch for Sous Vide cooking?


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Torch for Sous Vide cooking?

seannymurrs | Feb 6, 2013 07:35 AM

Looking for specific recommendations on torches to use for searing meat after being cooked sous vide. I've been using a Bernzomatic propane torch, and while it's better than nothing, it's definitely not ideal. The main problem I'm having is I have to tilt the torch to get the flame to reach the meat, which causes the canister itself to tilt so far that The flame starts to flicker and the flame pulses yellow which means the propane is burning completely. I definitely don't want to be pouring propane on my steaks, so I'm trying to figure out what my other options are. Some things can be held up with tongs so that I don't have to tilt the canister over as far, but other things are too big to do that way. I'm attaching an image of a Bernzomatic MAPP Fat Boy torch that seems like it would solve the problem, but I'm wondering if it would be a little overkill for my situation as it costs almost $70. I'd love any other suggestions.

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