The Messermeister FT-912 Cheflamme Culinary Torch is a terrific addition to your kitchen tool kit. You can use it for tasks such as caramelizing sugars, melting cheeses, skinning tomatoes and browning meats to name just a few. The torch has a trigger start for convenience and the manufacturer says it is excellent for making crème brulee. The torch’s flame reaches a temperature of 2700°F and its flame lasts for up to 200 minutes of use per 9 oz. of butane.
Messermeister is a U.S. company which strives to provide high quality cutlery and culinary tools to both food-service professionals and home cooks. This torch is fully backed by their lifetime warranty. They also sell this same torch with a set of ramekins if making crème brulee is going to be one of the uses for the torch.
Features of the Messermeister FT-912 Cheflamme Culinary Torch
- 200 minute burning time
- Holds 28 ml of fuel
- 2700 Degree F jet flame
- Refillable butane gas
- Easy and safe operation
- Self-igniting piezo ignition
- Childproof safety lock system
- Safety adjustable flame
- Works at any angle
- Removable safety stand
You can expand your range of useful culinary skills with the features of this torch. If you have never made crème brulee before, you are in for a treat. Skinning tomatoes can be tricky at the best of times however the job is much easier when you sear the skins with a torch, prior to peeling. Also, some recipes will require that meat is seared and browned prior to adding to a pot. A culinary torch is excellent for this as you won’t need to fry it in a hot pan to achieve the same result.
Product Dimensions: 3 x 6.8 x 10.5 inches
Shipping Weight: 1 pound
Item model number: FT-912
Warranty – Fully warranted for the life of the user against defects in materials and workmanship
- Looks great
- Excellent features
- Easy to fill
- Stand is really handy
- Reasonably well made
- Not all metal – this has been stated by a reviewer who says it is chrome colored plastic, however the manufacturer states it is an aluminium torch – so this may not be a downside at all. Contacting the manufacturer for clarification is advised.
The Messermeister FT-912 Cheflamme Culinary Torch has received mostly excellent reviews by customers. One customer was pleased with the performance of the torch, but the expectation of an all metal torch was not met. She believes it is made from chrome colored plastic. Please note, Messermeister says the material the torch is made from is aluminum in their promotional material. All the customers are very pleased with the effectiveness of the torch for a variety of tasks including cooking. If you would like to read the reviews, you can find them here.
The Messermeister FT-912 Cheflamme Culinary Torch is made by a reputable company and on paper, seems to be a good product. The one customer who left “negative” feedback about this torch was happy with how it worked, but was expecting the torch to be made from metal and was disappointed to find it was chrome colored plastic. However, it is an aluminum torch according to the manufacturer and not other customers have complained about this issue. This purchase is highly recommended.