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Aimente Professional Chef's Culinary Torch - AIMENTE
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Five Star Reviews:
This is a great little culinary torch
January 2, 2016
This is a great little culinary torch. Easy to use, multiple safety features, easy to refill. We use it for everything from caramelizing sugar to lighting the cold smoker pellets.
Great product and buying experience
December 29, 2015
I received my torch and love it! I made Creme brûlée for Christmas and it was a hit! The torch was easy to fill and use for a fist-timer. The customer service was fantastic. I received an email video from the seller showing how to use the product along with a personal email thanking me for my business. The product and customer service experience had exceeded my buying expectations.
Every cigar smoker should have one!
December 24, 2015
I purchased this for lighting my cigars. It is much better than using a small butane torch. It sits on my patio table and makes an impressive lighter. Note: the the trigger will not pull until the safety is lowered and this must be done each time you light. It is not a big problem and I like that there is a safety mechanism. If you smoke cigars, get one!
This was a great gift for my aunt
December 20, 2015
This was a great gift for my aunt. She loved it. The instruction video that was emailed to me after buying was incredible. Seriously the best instructional video I have ever seen before. I would highly recommend this product to anyone. She had never had creme brûlée before, and now that she has this torch she makes it every time I come over. It's really a good one.
Fortunately, I found this torch and can highly recommend ...
August 19, 2015
I make creme brûlées regularly and have used another torch for a long time. Unfortunately it took forever to brûlée due to it's small size. Being a mechanic, it was a torch I used in my job. Fortunately, I found this torch and can highly recommend it to everyone. It really is simple to use, looks great in the kitchen, fits your hand comfortably but most importantly, it does the job reliably. I spent a lot of time viewing a lot of the torches for sale here, evaluating them the best I could. After receiving it, I could not be more pleased. It is better than expected and can highly recommend it to anyone looking for an upgrade or a first time buy.
June 26, 2017
Use it all the time. Great quality!
March 8, 2016
will purchase again, great value.
January 31, 2016
This thing is awesome! How did I live so long without it? It's really well built, easy to fill, and lights easily. I use for many things!
I love this Torch.
January 6, 2016
I love this Torch...I am using it for Creme Brulee and to flame the Charcoal for Barbecue. Powerful
That's what I needed!
July 12, 2015
I never had a kitchen torch so I can't compare this one to others but I have to say it - I love it! It just perfect in every way, size, look, functionality! Can't wait to try it on other than just creme brûlée:-)
May 6, 2015
Received today just in time for Creme Brulee this weekend, i just pull my first ramekin, filled up the torch, worked great. Solid design, well built, holds a lot of Butane, I suggest using Puretane if your usung this for food. Puretane doesnt leave behind any residual flavors, a little more expensive but worth it.Sometimes i have to fire twice in order to get it to light, but once she goes she goes good, came out of the box on the lowest setting and had a good torch going, didnt even need to raise up at all to get it work for what I needed. For $35 this is a steal. Very happy with my purchase, will update if any problems are seen from weekly use over time.After some months of use to torch became very dangerous. On the lowest setting, the torch throws out a flame of a bout a foot and a half, and slowly burns out after I release the button. this torch has been fantastic so far. I dont think i over filled it by any means. ill re-post once i figure out warranty stuff.
Four Star Reviews:
Great torch !! Except the ingniter button thing stopped producing a spark at the top of the torch to get the flame goig
January 8, 2016
good torch ! Except the ignition stopped working ..so now it's worthless unless I can send it bk to have it fixd ?? or have a new one sent too me ...overall I rate this a 4 stars due to the ingnition problem other than that great prouduct Orblue!
Pretty easy to start this bad boy up
January 4, 2016
Pretty easy to start this bad boy up. Butane was simple to fill.
It would have received 5 stars but the plastic nobs & switches feel like they could break easily.
October 11, 2015
Works great. Small kinks from time to time with the sparking, but otherwise consistent flame.
September 19, 2015
Worked great for creme brûlée, not so great for charring eggplant.
It works great. I just don't use it that much
December 29, 2016
It works great. I just don't use it that much.
Works great! My only remark is that I found it ...
February 24, 2016
Works great! My only remark is that I found it a bit difficult to reload...lost a lot of gas when doing it. I may be doing something wrong or it is due to my lack of practice.
Not all metal
June 29, 2015
Don't be fooled by the packaging saying all metal. The important ignition piece are plastic, which means they will probably wear and break like other similar torches like this I've had problems with.
Three Star Reviews:
That is fine as it keeps you from having depress the ignite ...
February 14, 2016
Yhe one we got only works in continuos mode. That is fine as it keeps you from having depress the ignite button throughout use. However this makes lighting tricky -- depress the ignite button while pulling the continuous mode button back. It is unlikely I can sen it back as it is full of butane.
The replacement works fine! I give it a three
December 19, 2015
First one I received didn't work well - hard to light, but customer service bent over backwards to get me a replacement quickly, and I didn't have to return the defective one. The replacement works fine! I give it a three, because it takes a while to char things like a plate full of slices of green bell pepper and tomatoes, and other veggies too. A larger full powered propane type torch for soldering works much faster on veggies. Those are the kind you usually see professional chefs using on TV.
NO DIRECTIONS, BUT WORKS. READ HERE TO USE.
September 6, 2015
I bought this and another at the same time, quite by accident. First complaint is NO DIRECTIONS. It took me a bit to figure out so let me save you the time. Fill with COOKING TORCH BUTANE by holding upside down and inserting the filler tube into the torch inlet on the bottom for about 10-15 seconds or until you see some bubbles. Wait a few mins to use. The safety switch on this torch is a small sliding tab underneath the igniter, which is the push knob on the back of the head of the unit. The flame height is determined by the little adjuster on the side. The two chrome "balls" on the sides of the barrel are the O2 adjustment which I recommend you do not touch because they are useless. Needless to say, this was not my fave. Though it will get the job done, ultimately, especially now that you have operating instructions.
Not strong enough for sous vide.
August 18, 2015
It works but I bought it for sous vide searing -- and its not strong enough for that. It takes several minutes to get a reasonable sear on side. I use a pan to sear it AND add additional torching to the pan sear.
The button is a little hard to click in for ...
February 7, 2016
The button is a little hard to click in for someone with small hands. We haven't figured out how to get the sugar right -we burn some but some doesn't carmelize. I wish there was a temperature or low med high setting. So it could very well be user error, but neither my friends nor I could get it to evenly work.
Two Star Reviews:
Worked great for about 9 months
September 15, 2016
Worked great for about 9 months, Now its staring to spit fuel and not work properly, Emailed Orblue about it have yet to hear a peep from them.
This torch broke in just a few days, but worked great before that.
July 28, 2016
After only a few days of receiving this item, it broke. It is not made well and I sent it back. When it did work for a couple of days, it worked well. My torch would leak fuel out of the bottom almost immediately after filling it. It also came with no instructions at all, just a clear packaging.
I am returning it and looking for a better product.
December 16, 2015
The ignition release button does not function properly, causing the ignition button to get stuck in the "on" position. Generally speaking, this is made of thin, flimsy materials. I am returning it and looking for a better product.
Bad packaging, no instruction included.
August 21, 2015
Received it today and as soon as I took it out of the amazon box, it feel out of the plastic packaging. I don't know if I got some returned one instead of a new one or the packaging is just sub par. As other users said, there is no instruction what so ever in the package, just the torch. People who have used it before may not have a problem; first time users will have a hard time figure it out. Seems like they may have instructions on their web site, but that's still some extra step that I shouldn't have to take. A one page instruction is not really that much to ask for.
Difficult to load, and very wasteful of fuel. ...
August 3, 2015
Difficult to load, and very wasteful of fuel. No instructions were included either, although there was a URL for online instructions printed on the packaging.
One Star Reviews:
February 28, 2016
First one I received stopped working after 1 month of use. I contacted customer service and they were very cooperative and sent me a replacement immediately. I asked them about how to safely dispose the old one, and I still didn't receive a response yet after 1 month of waiting.
Overall, this item is very standard quality, don't expect something fancy or an item that will last long. Looks and feels so cheaply made
At least two initial defects with torch
December 19, 2015
Received the order in great time, but the torch had at least two things wrong when it arrived. It's very difficult to get it to light and once it is lit, there is a fuel leak that causes it to continue to burn after the button is released. I don't know if this is due to a defective continuos flame controller or not, but the switch is pressed fully forward toward the off position.
Complete garbage. Torch produces a flame no larger than a ...
December 16, 2015
Update: I still cannot give this more than one star because it was broken when shipped, and upon looking at the internals, I can say it is cheaply made (VERY cheap), but with a complete overhaul of the torch, I was able to get it to work. Due to the poor craftsmanship, it is very easy in shipping to have pieces come loose, or lines separate from their attachment, so taking it apart and putting it back together properly would probably fix most issues. Long story short, if you have minor technical ability, you can get to work, but I would recommend buying something different.
Complete garbage. Torch produces a flame no larger than a bic lighter. Now I am stuck with this paper weight, as the time required to send it back would cost me more than buying a better torch. DO NOT BUY!
Not a good torch. Get a Newport instead.
December 7, 2015
This torch is not a good product. The first one I received did not function; the spark did not work. I exchanged it. The second one I received, after working for about two days, began to leak butane -- meaning, I did not need to push the gas release button in order for butane to be released. Not good. Needless to say, I returned it and bought a Newport, which is a much more reliable torch.
I do not recommend this torch.
this torch does not work well the flame is terrible and is is NOT SAFE …however customer service was ...
October 18, 2015
this torch does not work well the flame is terrible and is is NOT SAFE …however customer service was great with an instant refund
I have used kitchen torches a very long time..and I would not recommend this torch to anyone EVER. it is not balanced well the disc that is stuck to the bottom fell off right out of the box so it was not non skid when you set it down… when you turn it off it does not go right off but you can not see or hear the flame so it could be a fire hazard in oh so many ways. I did not even want to replace it due to the poor design and for all the danger it is not even putting out a strong enough flame to do any kind of sugar work
but as I said? customer service was very kind and it was taken care of instantly
May 15, 2016
I received this kitchen torch for Christmas. For a multitude of reasons I did not get around to using it until this week. (May 13th) It does not work and I cannot contact the manufacturer for complaints. The ignitor button does not work at all. I can put a flame in front of the torch and get it to light. But as soon as I release the ignitor button, it goes out. The continuous flame lock lever does not work either. Where can I return this junk to get one that actually works????
April 29, 2016
expected all mare out of this product
November 9, 2015
Not sturdy. Not user friendly at all.
July 3, 2015
Cheap made China quality! Not working
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Chef-quality, culinary torch has safety lock that keeps flame from being activated accidentally
Second lock stabilizes flame when starter button is released so flame is always under your control
Ideal kitchen cooking torch for caramelizing sugar atop Creme Brulee, meringue & marshmallows
Adjustable butane gas (not included) powered hand torch is lightweight & sturdy for easy operation
Versatile food blowtorch crisps meat, chars vegetables, skins tomatoes & melts cheese on gratins
The Piezo self-igniting Aimente culinary torch is the perfect addition to your set of high-end kitchen tools.
Powerful micro butane torch flame makes quick work of crème brulee, meringues, roasting vegetables, and searing meat.
A versatile, all metal gas food torch with antiflare control that is powerful enough to be used as a jewelers torch or simply as a lighter.
Childproof safety lock minimizes the risk of accidental ignition.
Large capacity refillable metal fuel cylinder. Triple or higher refined butane recommended. Full instructions for use included.