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I have yet to taste any food cooked 'by torch' that I do not get at the very least, a background propane nuance to it.  It's disgusting. 

 

I know I have sensitive taste buds, but seriously people, this is a bad hack cooking technique!

 

 

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1 hour ago, TicTac said:

I have yet to taste any food cooked 'by torch' that I do not get at the very least, a background propane nuance to it.  It's disgusting. 

I know I have sensitive taste buds, but seriously people, this is a bad hack cooking technique!

 

 

Interesting point. I am not taste sensitive but my nose is quite the sniffer. I can not be near a buffet table if they are using sterno.

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2 hours ago, TicTac said:

I have yet to taste any food cooked 'by torch' that I do not get at the very least, a background propane nuance to it.  It's disgusting. 

 

I know I have sensitive taste buds, but seriously people, this is a bad hack cooking technique!

 

 


Bad torch technique then. 

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9 minutes ago, mgaretz said:


Bad torch technique then. 

 

I am just too much of a klutz to even try. Even me and a Bunsen burner - the hose would pop...

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Oh and it has to be the right kind of torch.  The cheap torches are not regulated and if you tip them too far (which tends to happen) liquid fuel will start filling the torch head and it's more than can burn, so you'll get some un-burned fuel in the mix.  If you get too much, the torch will flame out.  The torch in the article and the one I use have built-in regulators, so liquid can never reach the head.  It's also important to light the torch away from the food, again so no un-burned fuel hits the food.

 

FYI, my torch was sold by Sansaire (while they were still around) as part of a searing kit, but except for being painted white, it is identical to heat shrink torch.

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2 hours ago, mgaretz said:


Bad torch technique then. 

 

It's possible, I suppose - however this was even detected when the head chef at Zen took a blow torch to a piece of Toro - as nice as it might have been I could still detect that hit of butane/propane - whatever it is those devices use.

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