Side by Side Comparison of: Vie De Chef vs EverChef
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Five Star Reviews:
Wish List Fulfilled
September 14, 2015
I have been wanting a culinary torch forever. Since I live with my daughter, She always discouraged my purchasing it since we have so many commodities in our kitchen and she said it was unnecessary. Never insisted. But when I saw yours online ,I said I;m buying even if I make crème brulee once a year. It's my favorite dessert!It came the other day and I used it immediately. It was very easy to use. instructions were clear to follow, and worked so well on the crème brulee I had prepared in anticipation.Thank you very much. I love it Vilma Gallo
August 3, 2015
Awesome! It works great. Very easy to use. I don't use it professionally, for now I use it to roast marshmallows on a skewer while I watch TV. It has a lock on the top left to keep you from accidental firing. There is a gas selector knob on the top back which you don't need turned up very high to get a great flame and the spark igniter button is easy to push like a trigger. It also comes with a small base stand for when not in use. I definitely recommend this product if you like easy fire.
Great torch at the price for a lot of food things not Creme Brulee related.
July 17, 2015
I just got into Sous Vide cooking and went on the hunt for a torch that I could use in my kitchen after cooking some food that needed some brazing to make it look properly presentable on the kitchen table. This torch really goes beyond my expectations, it's incredibly powerful and I did hamburgers for my first sous vide meal and typical of cooking hamburgers the first couple of patties I really burned them to a crisp. At a certain point people were waiting with plates and I was just frying hamburgers and threatening to light their paper plates on fire if they got too close.After getting the hang of moving this torch properly so as not to 'ignite' the meat as people don't seem to be into that, this butane torch really does a fantastic job for the price. The instructions don't mention it but I use a high quality butane that is triple filtered, sadly the easiest and quickest access to triple+ filtered butane is from your local smoke shop. But I did try this with normal grocery store butane and some people complained of being able to taste the gas which I couldn't discount altogether, after a few refills of the higher quality butane nobody has since complained about an off putting taste. Then again those that complained haven't gotten a second invite for free food...
SO impressed by this little thing!
July 7, 2015
Holy cow! We have been so excited to use this little torch. It works perfectly, and doesn't shut off until you turn it off. Very reliable, and we are very happy about this purchase.
Creme brûlée at home. The best!! Loved the torch.
February 22, 2015
Loved it. Finally made home made creme brulee and it was the best! No more expensive deserts buying it a restaurant. I've been wanting to buy one of these kitchen torches for years and finally did it for Valentines creme brûlée at home. I have not tried any others, I bought this as a result of reading the other reviews on Amazon. It was so great. The torch worked beautifully. I literally took it out of the box, filled it was butane that I bought at the drug store and starting browning the sugar on the creme brûlée in a total of about 2 minutes time. Very easy to use. Loved the ability to turn down or crank up the flame. It felt very comfortable in the hand. It worked perfectly. I'm not a professional chef, just a mom and wife who loves to cook and as I've gained experience I've tried more 'difficult' things. Creme brûlée was a little intimidating, don't know why, it was a breeze. So glad I made this inexpensive torch purchase. One dinner out with creme bruele as the desert would have cost me AT LEAST twice the cost of this torch.
Not just for Creme Brûlée!
January 28, 2015
This is a terrific butane torch. I've owned 2 other torches; the quality of those didn't even come close to that of the Vie De Chef torch. Besides being solidly built and comfortable to use, the flame regulator feature is fantastic! Besides Creme Brûlée, I've used it to blacken the skins of red peppers, crisp bacon wrapped scallops and to sear beef before popping it in the oven.
December 29, 2016
works really great thanks p
Better Torch for Less Money - Good Company Follow-up
September 7, 2015
I ordered another competitors torch first. It didn’t work properly. I tried to go to the manufacturer and all they said was send it back to Amazon. This company on the other hand did wonderful. Not only was this torch less money and better designed, it worked great. In addition, as soon as I had it the company contacted me to see if I liked it. They cared. I can recommend this torch completely and I use it for certain dishes after cooking them Sous Vide.
August 9, 2015
I used my Ever Chef Torch for the first time tonight. Made Mexican Ice Cream. It was awesome and so easy. The torch is so much easier to use than the oven. And also fun. Wouldn't all my grandchildren love to see this. Maybe next time. I found plenty of recipes on line and adapted them to what I thought would work. Everyone loved it. I would recommend this torch wholeheartedly. My next project this week will be to make carmelized onions. Also, never again will I have to toast nuts, etc. for baking and cooking. The torch will be much easier. Thank you for making this product available.ViAnne Hilgart
This torch has a great flame, EverChef customer service was awesome
August 3, 2015
This EverChef torch turned out to be a great torch at a great price. For 30$ it has more features the my old one. It also feels much more solid. I got the zippo butane to go with it, filled it up per the instructions and it fired right up. Nice even and consistent heat.I will probably be giving one or more as a gift later this year. I had a few questions for the seller which were answered promptly and packaging was solid.
Best Torch I've Ever Used
June 27, 2015
Ever Chef Culinary Torch is easy to operate, and the gas is available from most supermarkets. The flame is strong and consistent. Filling with butane is very straightforward. Not only great in the kitchen but also for lighting fires and searing meat. In fact, it's pretty useful anywhere and it's way better than using matches anymore! Overall very happy with the result. Very easy to use. Now I enjoy making beautiful desserts all the time!
Very easy to use
December 7, 2014
Handy kitchen torch. Very easy to use. Can get butane canisters at Wal-Mart for around $2.00! Worked great on my Creme Brulee.
Four Star Reviews:
I returned it, but customer service was great!!
September 23, 2016
I can see this torch being great for cooking. I mean it does say culinary torch I'm the description. I however order it to use as a tech torch. The flame is too massive for this kind of use if you are needing a fine flame torch. Even at the lowest setting it blows out a pretty massive flame. I returned it and was issued a refund immediate. Superb customer service from the company
The torch is easy to use and adjust
August 22, 2016
I bought this torch as a compliment to my recent purchase of a water circulator sous vide set up for my home.Last night came the real test. A steak dinner!The torch is easy to use and adjust. It created the perfect finish on the sear on the steaks.The torch isn't fancy. It is a kitchen utility. You can spend more for one, but, this one will be a party of my kitchen arsenal for a long time. Desserts, sous vide, spiders, it's good for all.
Super easy to use
April 9, 2016
Super easy to use. Strong piezoelectricity for ignition- this baby EATS butane though. The small internal canister for keeping butane isn't large enough to keep this going for very long.Whether you're using the torch for cooking, housework, medicinal purposes, or something else that requires a torch, this torch is best served for one or two item uses.If you're using this to flambé or to crust or melt- it'll work.
NICE TORCH-READ HERE FOR HOW TO USE...
September 6, 2015
I accidentally bought two of these, so I will do a bit of comparing. First of all, I found this one superior to the other. No good directions on how to use, so let me explain after much research. First if all, use the proper butane, made for cooking torches and not for lighters. Secondly, turn the torch upside down and press the butane filler for about 10-15 seconds or until you see it bubbling around the inlet. Let it sit for a minute before you light it. To light this torch, push the safety button (on side of barrel) downward. Then turn the gas knob on the back counterclockwise until you hear a hissing noise. The trigger in the front is the igniter. You can adjust the flame or turn off the torch using the back knob. I really liked this torch. Just needs better directions.
I do like it and having fun
July 28, 2015
I do like this torch and am sure once I use it more I will learn to love it. I took the suggestions that many before this post and ordered the Sun brand butane but it did not have the correct nozzle to use with this torch. You need to have the butane that fits lighters, it will have a white tip for it to work. I am looking forward to using it more, I did use it last night to make s'mores and it did a good job, after I adjusted the flame. lol I think that I will enjoy it more, like I said when I find more reasons for it. My 17 year old son said he couldn't wait to use it....had to put my foot down hard on that one, I could see my furniture, floors and everything else that I hold dear being singed. Will post again when I have more experience with this torch..looking forward to it
Great product, minor gripe
July 6, 2015
This is a great torch and lasts a long time. My only concern with it is the lack of a definite off switch. The On/Off switch is really an Unlock/Lock switch for the trigger, still letting the gas flow through if the gas is turned. Sometimes it gets very loud in the kitchen and having no real way of knowing if it's off or not, there could be a serious hazard. To turn it off, make sure you turn the gas knob clockwise until it can't turn anymore.
May 4, 2016
Works as expected, but the base is hollow and the lil pad quickly fell off.Serviceable, if cheap construction.
March 6, 2016
My husband loves making creme brulee for me now! Thank you!
Culinary Torch by Ever Chef
January 4, 2016
Since it was Christmas, had my grandson install the butane and light an outdoor gas torch.for a party. However, have lost the instructions for using in the manner intended (culinary), and please have Ever Chef email me instructions or supply me with their email address. A search of the internet and Amazon has provided no info.. Grandson liked it.
It works great although it takes longer to melt the sugar than ...
November 26, 2015
Bought this to do creme brulee for Thanksgiving. It works great although it takes longer to melt the sugar than I had anticipated. But, overall, works great.
This product works fine but I wish the ad noted more clearly that ...
September 17, 2015
This product works fine but I wish the ad noted more clearly that it DOES NOT OPERATE WITHOUT FUEL CANISTER. I purchased the item and set it aside for use on dessert at party I hosted last night. When I opened the device to crisp up the top of my dessert, I discovered the torch had no fuel. I had to run to the store in my middle of my party. The device looks like it houses a canister already.
August 3, 2015
Works good, once I figured out the different knobs and levers. Easy to direct the flame, feels good in the hand. I just wish it had a fuel indicator -- not sure how much to put in or what will happen if I overfill it.
Three Star Reviews:
April 11, 2017
pain to refill, cumbersome to operate but effective once you get the hang of it
Great price for an awesome torch
December 11, 2016
Awesome torch that works perfectly. It's incredibly easy to fill, adjust the settings, and use.My only complaint is that the base falls off rather easily, but otherwise this is better than some expensive torches I've used.Update: The torch was great for about 6 months but now it leaks no longer works.
The gas runs out pretty quick too
August 27, 2016
I found this to be suboptimal for sous vide. It takes a long long time to sear a decent sized steak. The gas runs out pretty quick too.
Read the fine print: does NOT come with fuel
July 5, 2016
Read the fine print: does NOT come with fuel. I must have overlooked that. Super annoying to have to go out and get fuel to use it for the first time.
Works good but runs out fast!
May 26, 2016
Fast accurate heating but does not refill correctly/easily(wastes half the butane refilling). Also it says it has 60min of burn time per refill but lasts a little more than half that.
and eventually I will be comfortable with this torch
May 16, 2016
I just received this a week or so ago, so I don't yet have extensive use. However, I am not particularly fond of the method of lighting it...having to turn the butane on, prior to igniting. The torch I have been using is a bit simpler to use - click torch on, and pull the trigger. I do acknowledge that this may be a case of what I am used to vs. something new/different, and eventually I will be comfortable with this torch. WE'll see.
Good price, just way too beefy for me
November 12, 2016
This is a very intense flame. Much more than I require for culinary use. It is also required that you switch OFF the flame to totally extinguish. The setting from low to high doe not shut off the torch as in some other models. Good price, just way too beefy for me.
January 25, 2016
Not too bad of a flame. Clicker went out after 2 months of daily use.
Worked decent at first but broke very quick
November 9, 2015
It was an "ok" torch whenever I first got it, when it worked it worked kinda hit and miss and it wouldn't hold a constant flame it would always change and it had problems with lighting, after about 2 months it stopped working, it won't spark and it just leaked butane, all in all you get what you pay for
) I do like the self lighting feature
September 3, 2015
This item holds the flame, but takes a while to brown sugar on creme brulee. It also uses up more propane than I thought it would use. (Buy extra cartridges. Amazon has them cheaper than most stores.) I do like the self lighting feature. Makes the product seem safer and it is less hassle than needing a match/lighter. I would not buy this product again, but I will use it while it lasts.
but it's fine.
June 12, 2015
Butane is a little leaky, but it's fine.
Worked Great, Until It Didn't
December 29, 2014
Loved it for awhile, stopped working after a couple of months.
Two Star Reviews:
It's a decent torch for the money. But 2 ...
August 14, 2016
It's a decent torch for the money. But 2 days past the deadline to return it, it started to leak butane out the filling port.
Hard to twll if full
August 13, 2016
Didn't like. Goes out real fast. Mayb I wasn't filling it enough but you can't tell. If uou leave it on the gas jus leaks out too. Jus no way to tell if it's full.
Large Culinary Butane Torch
August 4, 2016
This torch only worked about 5 times then would not light again. I bought 3 so I am hoping the others will work better.
April 20, 2016
It's a good torch, but the one I received leaks butane all of the time. I've tried tightening the valve on the bottom, but it still leaks. Doesn't hold a tank for more than 3 hours.
Difficult to keep lit
January 25, 2016
I purchased this torch to burn the cream on some hot chocolate cupcakes I was making, the torch would not fill properly and once the torch was full, it would not stay lit. I tried multiple times. Just to make sure it was not operator error I had my husband try, he was also unsuccessful.
No longer works
November 10, 2015
Initially, the torch would burn out quickly so I would have to refill the butane frequently in order to sustain any power. Now, the igniter doesn't work at all. I'm bummed! I was really excited for this product because it received such great reviews. I would contact the seller directly but I do not have any contact information.
average or below.
December 23, 2015
Weak flame, ok build quality.
Purchased 4 torches. They worked for less than a ...
June 22, 2015
Purchased 4 torches. They worked for less than a week before dying. Would be acceptable for infrequent home use, but no where near durable enough for heavy usage.
You get what you pay for.
April 14, 2015
Worked pretty good for the 2 weeks that it lasted. Now the ignition button quit and I have to use a lighter..
I have been very disappointed. It generally does not light when the trigger ...
September 17, 2014
I have been very disappointed. It generally does not light when the trigger is pushed. If I light it off of a match or candle, it provides a good flame that can be used, but it really should light on its own trigger.
Not for searing steaks
July 24, 2014
I bought this torch for the sole purpose of searing steaks that I cook sous vide. It was a poor choice in that it is not hot enough to sear meat in a reasonable period of time. It was returned.
One Star Reviews:
stopped working within - please contact me
March 4, 2017
Hello. I'm having an issue regarding the torch I bought from you guys. For some reason it doesn't fill past the 1/4 mark. I have tried many different ways and techniques but nothing seems to work. Is there something we can do about this?Thank you
Don't waste your time or money on this dud!!!!!!!!!!
February 16, 2017
Wish I could give it no stars, after the first full use of fuel I refilled it using recommended fuel and it failed to light. The only way this torch will now light is if I hold a flame near the torch!!!!Don't waste your time or money on this dud!!!!!!!!!!
DO NOT BUY!!
August 11, 2016
I bought this torch and put a whole can of butane into it and it did not work so I am assuming that all of it just leaked out of the torch. I only bought it because the page says that there is a warranty but I searched everywhere to get in contact with the manufacturer but they are nowhere to be found. Don't waste your money!!!!
July 14, 2016
Didn't work at all. I filled it up with butane and did everything possible but nothing worked. I wasted my money on it. I was so excited to use it.
Does not work
April 11, 2016
The canister fills with butane, but no flame--a product defect. And now it's filled with butane so can't ship it anywhere to get fixed. Would recommend buying a different blowtorch.
It lit good for the first few times then the igniter would ...
April 6, 2016
Came packed well. Filled it with butane. It lit good for the first few times then the igniter would no longer work. Still works if you light it with a lighter.
Stopped working after 4 or 5 uses
July 17, 2017
Very disappointing. Worked great 4 or 5 times then completely stopped working. Flame ignites but only comes out smaller than your average bick lighter. Great the first few times it worked. Maybe we just got a lemon but disappointing none the less.
January 13, 2017
I cannot get it to work. Filled it with Butane, of course but cannot get it to work. How can I return it?
December 11, 2016
Would not start. Had to send back.
Weak yellow flame, stay away from this product.
March 6, 2016
Despite poor instructions, it is pretty simple to figure out the controls. The issue is the flame, I can't get a strong blue frame but rather candle-like yellow weak flame. Stay away from this product, there are others in Amazon that may do a better job than this.
Good when you get it. Broken in a few weeks.
January 20, 2016
It worked when I received it. Now all of a sudden it just stopped working. I don't know how or why it just pooped on me. I tried refilling the butane and it fills it up but no flame.
Never able to use it
July 21, 2015
Couldn't get this thing to work. It may be user error but the instructions were lacking/poor.
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PROFESSIONAL CULINARY TORCH QUALITY: Professional chefs, amateur cooks and all our loyal, happy customers agree that our Vie De Chef culinary torch is made with the finest quality material and designed for the customer in mind. Our culinary torch is the BEST kitchen tool for creating unique and beautiful meals in style. Includes limited time bonus recipe eBook!
VERSATILE & MULTIFUNCTIONAL: A beautiful chef inspired design, this kitchen torch will be the perfect addiction to your set of high-end kitchen tools. With your brand new Vie De Chef culinary torch, impress your guests by making crème brûlée, roasting peppers, melting cheese, caramelizing sugar, browning meringue and much more!
ERGONOMIC DESIGN FOR EXTREME COMFORT & SAFETY: Our professional butane torch is designed with an innovative body that provides a comfortable grip to reduce fatigue and strain on the wrist with an easy one click trigger release. Our safety mechanism features anti-flare technology with a safety lock that keeps flame from being activated accidentally so you can be worry free.
ADJUSTABLE TEMPERATURE REGULATOR: Our professional culinary torch is designed with an adjustable temperature regulator that gives you complete control of how big or small you want your flame to be. With a built in fuel tank meant for daily use, the burning time per tank last up to 60 minutes with a constant burning temperature of 2730° F (Butane not included)
100% LIFETIME VIE DE CHEF GUARANTEE: Our refillable culinary torch comes with a 100% lifetime guarantee. If for whatever reason you don't absolutely love your premium quality cooking torch, just return it. We'll refund every penny (or replace it, if there is a problem).
PROFESSIONAL CHEF QUALITY - EverChef's Creme Brulee Torch is made to withstand restaurant use at home chef prices.
EASY ADJUSTABLE TEMPERATURES - This Culinary Torch is easily adjusted up to a consistent 1300°C / 2450°F with Continuous Flame On Lock.
DESIGNED WITH SAFTEY IN MIND - EverChef Ignition Lock and Extra Long Nozzle with Anti-Flare design make this Kitchen Torch safe for every environment.
EXPLORE NEW CULINARY DISHES - Use the EverChef butane chef torch for Crème Brulee, Meringue Pie, Baked Alaska, Fruit Tarts, Melting Cheese, S'more's, dabs or bho, Searing Meat and more
BUILT TO LAST GARUANTEED - All EverChef butane torches are built to last and backed by an EverChef Warranty. Don't settle for cheap torches, EverChef will never let you down.