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A blowtorch is a fuel-burning tool used for applying flame and direct heat to various applications. Common uses in cooking include browning foods, searing meats, melting cheese and sugar caramelization (to create the crust in crème brûlée, for example). Ask questions about using a blowtorch to cook.

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Should a serious cook own a blowtorch? [closed]

And what does he/she principally use it for? I'm thinking of crème brûlée to start with and maybe blackening the skin of a pepper. Apart from that mine sits on the worktop pretty much unused. Oh ......