Reviews and Top Picks

Hi, I’m Jane, thanks for dropping by the ButaneTorchShop.com. In this section we’ll review the best torches and lighters available; the best of the best, so feel free to scroll down to the type of torch or lighter that you feel is most applicable to your needs.

I would urge you to read through each review, make sure the model or models you are researching are the best for your hobby or work. Each of the reviews has a pros/cons section plus our recommendation. Also, read the reviews on Amazon and other sites. Other than our recommendations, I think the reviews left by other customers will give you a good idea of the quality and fit for a particular purpose.

This guide is intended to simplify matters for you and help you make a buying decision so you make the best choice and get the right product for you. As with everything, normally the better more reliable products cost a little more and cause less headaches, so keep that in mind during your research.

Top Overall Butane Torch

Blazer GT8000 Big Shot Butane Torch

Blazer GT8000

This is one of the most popular torches sold on Amazon and for reason. It’s reliable, holds a massive amount of fuel and can be used for a variety of tasks. For example, cooking in the kitchen, plumbing, automotive, dental, soldering and lighting the occasional cigar, though be careful and point the flame away from your hands and face. This torch will even work at different angles.

  • Precise flame up to 2500 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Piezoelectric ignition system
  • Stand for hands free operation

There are really not any downsides to this torch and a major majority of people that purchased the torch are very happy with its performance. This is one of my favorite torches in my collection. 

Best Kitchen Torches

Rosle Kitchen Torch

Rosle Kitchen Torch

If you are looking for a reliable kitchen torch to make creme brulee, char-grill tomatoes or peppers or even brown meringue, then you can't go wrong with the Rosle torch. It's easy to use with one hand, has adjustable flame control and a handy child lock. 

  • Stainless steel body
  • Caramelizes sugar quickly
  • Uses butane sparingly

This culinary torch really has no downsides, it's attractive, does what it's suppose to and is enjoyable to use. The only complaint is that it doesn't come with instructions. Keep that in mind as it might take a little more time to figure out the controls. 


BonJour Creme Brulee Pro Culinary Torch

BonJour Creme Brulee Pro Culinary Torch with Fuel Gauge

The Bonjour Culinary Torch is a popular model and a good seller on Amazon, probably because if its very reasonable price. The Bonjour is my third choice among kitchen torches. It includes a color recipe pamphlet which is a nice addition and also a handy fuel level window.

  • ​Long nozzle for accurate flame direction
  • Heavy metal body
  • Removable stand included

This is a great low priced culinary torch option, however there are some customers that have had some issues with the torch including not working after a few months and fuel leaks when using cheap fuel, but these are in the minority and most users are very happy with their purchase, especially for the incredible price. 


Messermeister FT-912 Cheflamme Culinary Torch

Messermeister Culinary Torch

Looking to expand your culinary skills? Well this torch will help you do just that. From browning meats to roasting peppers, the possibilities are endless with this torch from Messermeister. This is my #2 choice out of the 3 kitchen torches listed here.

  • ​US manufacturer
  • 200 minute fuel burn time
  • Works at any angle

Second to the Rosle torch, but a much less expensive quality unit, you will be more than happy to own this torch and expand your creativity in the kitchen. Users are overwhelmingly happy with their purchase and you will be too. 

Top General Purpose Butane Torches

Vector Convertible

Vector Butane Torch / lighter

​Looking for a highly rated torch that doubles as a cigar lighter? Well look no further! This reliable torch can help fix your plumbing issues, solder and brown a steak, then light your cigarette or cigar with a regular lighter flame. 

  • Has an alternative flame​ (Torch and lighter)
  • 5 year warranty
  • Uses fuel economically

​This is one of our 3 top picks in the general purpose torch category and is the only torch that doubles as a lighter.  Most users rate this torch highly, check it out. Read more.

Blazer GB-2001

Blazer GB2001

The Blazer GB-2001 is the original Blazer butane torch. The longevity of the torch along with the great customer reviews prove it's a solid buy. This torch is sure to perform no matter what you use the torch to do, including jewerly making, plumbing, cooking, soldering, dental work, etc.

  • Durable and will stand the test of time​ 
  • Great for work requiring a precise flame 
  • Torch lights easily with the press of your finger

You won't go wrong buying any of these 3 torches in the general purpose torch category, I think the GB-2001 is my choice for best torch of the three based on my experience with the torch, customer feedback and the company reputation. Read more.

Blazer GB-4001

Blazer GB4001 Stingray Butane Torch, Black

Another torch from Blazer, this one is less expensive than the GB-2001, but no less capable.  You can produce a very precise flame and the torch can be unlocked, ignited and extinguished with one hand. 

  • Good value torch
  • Sturdy and well made, feels solid
  • Made by a manufacturer that specializes in torches and lighters

The Blazer GB-4001 is a great all-around torch that you can use for a variety of tasks. This torch isn't as highly rated as the GB-2001 and probably won't hold up to everyday use, but is a great torch for occasional work around the house. Read more.

Conclusion

There you have it, the best of the bunch and all the information you could ever possibly need to find a butane torch that will give you all the features you need.

Of course, you are always going to get what you pay for, and if you like the idea of a certain type of torch and want something with, say, a greater fuel capacity or a hotter flame, then you can always purchase a higher-end model.

I usually find the best deals online, usually on sites like Amazon, but if at all possible, I visit stores in my local area so that I can see the physical product for myself before making a final purchase. I urge you to do the same.

I hope this has helped you move a little closer to making a decision, or maybe even making a decision and taking the plunge with what is to become your new torch!