"I bought one of these recently and I'm really impressed. I've mainly used it in the kitchen for skinning peppers, caramelising sugar and loosening things that are set in dishes like panna cotta and an ice-cream dessert my wife experimented with making! The dessert wasn't that great but the torch worked really well! I' ve not tried soldering with it yet but once you let it warm up the flame is nice and steady even when you wave the torch around vigorously."
"Old gas torch stolen so needed a replacement and fed up of having to find matches to light it. This works perfectly as long as you follow the instructions. LET IT WARM UP, and don't reduce flame to low until running for 30 sec or so. Suspect that is problem a previous reviewer had, Spark igniter works a dream - better than our cooker!"
"I needed a torch for a job, bought this one. Have only used it once, but, several times the flame failed. I managed to complete the work required, but, if the torch has more flame failures, then I will return it. It is not reliable."
"This is not a good product, it showed promise but failed miserably. It self ignited every time without fault, and produced an accurate flame. However - it only works for a few seconds before going out, re-lights but wont maintain a flame for more than a few seconds unless its stone cold. This will be returned Im afraid....."
"Needed a new blow torch and this looked like the ideal torch with auto ignition. I did see the reviews before the purchase but decided to see if the torch had got better. How wrong was l. At first it was a nightmere to get the torch to ignite. And when l did eventually get the torch ignited the flame kept on going out before the 1 minute warm-up. I would not recommend this torch."
"I should have read the reviews of this product! Totally useless. I may come with a 3 year warrantee, but lasted less than an hour before firstly the push button ignition failed then if began to flair out. Replaced it without any problem only to find the next one lasted no longer. Understand from the counter staff they have had lots of these back. Chose another model."
"Purchased this torch on the basis of the 5 star review above. But it's not very good. The electronic ignition has broken after 2 weeks - and I've used less than a tank of gas. The flame often extinguishes whilst in use (mixture too lean?), and that's after the torch has been properly warmed up. And obviously you then need matches to light it again! I'll be taking this torch back tomorrow and buying one from another manufacturer."