BonJour® Professional Creme Brulee Torch
Great gift for a gourmet chef
I love the base on this torch, it is not a gadget that rolls around in a drawer but sits in the spice cabinet. I like the option that you can adjust the flame and how it has an internal starter. I have found that I have even had it help me out of the kitchen. It holds a good amount of butane. It is surely going to last for many jobs. I did not give it five stars just because it was a bit difficult to fill.. It is the dreaded task about it all.
July 5, 2014
Only works occasionally
I was given this torch for Christmas and was so excited about using it. I filled it with butane and have only gotten a flame to come out of it twice. I've tried varying the regulator and everything else I can think of, but it just won't work. I can hear the gas coming out, but something just doesn't work right. I've even tried lighting the gas with a lighter and it won't stay lit. I just don't get it, but I'm done. I'm buying something else.
June 3, 2014
I think it works great. I like the way it feels and the performance is great.
April 4, 2013
BEST trch EVER. compares to 80-105$ 1s. JUS READ!
honestly... before this, a while back... I had a Messermeister, which was a 105$ torch... something in that (idk what) broke, which made me have to go get another one.. having a bad experience with that brand (having it for not even 5 weeks) i wanted something else. Heard great things about "vectors" from a lot of people, went to local smoke shop, payed, almost 80$ for it, including tax... 4 months later... i guess some spring in the button broke... and seeing it as that was the only smoke shop that carried it, and they were jerks, and rip offs there... i saw this one... the Bonjour...
i was a little concerned about the price, seeing it as it was only 29,99... (thinking back to, u get what u pay for..) but looking at the review, i saw good things,and figured it's only 30$ why not try it.
and let me tell you... i was AMAZED!!!!!! this thing has EVERY single feature that BOTH my other torches had.. not to mention, it's WWAAAAYYY better than the Vector... i mean.. NO comparison....
and it was probably JUST as good as the messermeister... if not... better.. ONLY difference is, is that the messer. had a small gauge on side to let you know when it was empty... but i don't think that's necessary, seeing it as u should be easily able to tell, by the weight difference..
i'm MORE than happy with this purchase...
ONLY down side to this is -- it's SUCH a hot seller.. it's almost impossible to find.. you really have to check the website, check the store you want for availability, call it in, put it on hold, and then go in... otherwise.. you'd be better off buying it ONLINE!!!!
and like most people, i myself think employees, or people who work for the company go on to the site to write these reviews.. but i am a REAL customer from ROCKLIN, CA. so know that this review is OFFICIAL, and completely HONEST, and UNBIASED
December 28, 2012
I had been using a china made torch from the tool store for way too long. This thing is amazing. Just dont over fill it or you wont get the results you want. This thing is solid you can tell the quality when you pick it up.
October 22, 2012
good for other things too
I bought this to replace a nearly identical torch purchased from a jewelry supply vendor for 39.99. I use it to anneal and solder metal for jewelry making and find it reliable and easy to use.
April 19, 2012
This $30 torch is a replica of the $70 Vector Nitro torch on the inside. Works reliably and the flame is nice.
And mine DID have instructions, so I'm not sure what the previous review was about. It's not a very hard piece of equipment to operate, regardless.
I highly recommend.
March 31, 2012
Started out great, but....
I bought this as an upgrade to the $19.99 torch i also bought from BB&B because that one was hard to operate if you are using it frequently. This one is easy to operate...when it works. Mine stopped working after about 20 uses (i use it as a candle lighter too). Despite refilling it with the zippo fuel, it has just died and randomly will light if i stop trying for a while.
I am going to return it today....
February 2, 2012