This is the third Culinary Torch we've brought for the sole purpose of Creme Burle. Both torch we brought prior to the Messermeister were plastic build, which gets really hot after 20 seconds and you hesitate to use it any further. With the Messermeister, it is metal based, and looks very solid for any type of cooking. There are many functions for culinary needs and we had no problems with it over heating. After 6 straight creme burle straight with over 5 minutes of burning time, it is still solid and going strong.
I definitely recommand the Messermeister FT-960. DO NOT GET PLASTIC BASED torch EVER.
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