What can you do with a mini butane torch?
A mini butane torch, also sometimes call a torch lighter, is a handy tool that is extremely versatile. It is a small lighter shaped like a torch but instead of lighter fluid, it is powered by butane. Because of that, the produced flame is much stronger than that of a regular lighter. It is also blue – a clear sign that you’re dealing with a butane lighter.
A mini butane torch can be used for many different purposes around the house and not only. Their biggest selling point is that they can be used no matter the direction they are facing. You can light a butane torch upside down and it will still work perfectly. They also impervious to windy conditions so they are perfect for use during outside excursions such as camping or sailing.
But what can you do with such a torch inside? A mini butane torch actually has many uses around the house.
A mini butane torch can be used to give the finishing touch to different dishes. Melting cheese on top of a casserole? A mini butane torch is your friend. Caramelizing the sugar on top of the crème brulee has never been so easy. Literally anyone can do it. The result will be a dessert that looks like it was prepared by a professional chef.
Have you ever seen those fancy cocktails that are lit on fire? Maybe you are thinking of making one but are afraid of getting your fingers burnt? With a mini butane torch, you can easily recreate your favorite fiery drink. Or you can try making a smoked cocktail. Just light a piece of wood (you can get wood planks of different kinds especially for this purpose), capture the smoke in a different container, like a jar, and then pour the smoke into the cocktail. You will get a new drink with a rich wooden note added.
Butane torches are loved by cigar smokers. Thanks to its strong flame the cigar is lit evenly which is important if you want to enjoy all of the taste it has to offer. A lot of mini butane torches have slick and fancy designs – that’s a sign that they were probably made for cigar smokers.
A mini butane torch can be a lifesaver when it comes to home repairs. You can use it to loosen nails that are covered in rust and cannot be taken out in a traditional way. Or maybe you need to unfreeze something in winter, like a door lock, or the water pipes need to be thawed. A butane torch will also be extremely helpful in case there is a power outage and you need to light the stove.
A mini butane torch is surprisingly handy considering its small size. It can fit into any drawer easily so it is worth it to purchase one, even if you end up only using it in emergencies.