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    Torch Advice

    Interested in buying a torch for kitchen use and would like to know what specs and features I should be looking for. For example:
    • Max Temp
    • kW(kcal/hr)
    • trigger ignition
    • adjustable flame
    • works at all angles

    Mostly I intend to use the torch for browning proteins, but will be looking to get more creative down the road. Additionally, while I am open to specific brand recommendations, I would rather focus on specs because a lot of brands available elsewhere are not available in Japan. Any other tips, hints or pieces of advice are sincerely appreciated!
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    There are a number of Iwatani torches available here, but I can't seem to find that exact model. HERE is the closest I can find. It looks like it has all the same features. I think maybe the PRO is what is available in the States, but here the PRO2 and even newer PRO3 are available.
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    Yes that appears to be a newer model (CB-TC-CPRO2 vs CB-TC-PRO). It does not seem to be available in the US. Looks like it is pretty comparable to the one I linked.

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    HERE is the PRO3. It looks very similar to the PRO2, but the knobs are lavender. I'll have to try to dig in to the verbiage to see what has changed.
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    The one I linked is 9,725 BTU for comparison

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    Hmmm... after some quick Googling, I found 9725 BTU = 2.849425 kW. The CPRO2 is listed as only 1.9kW. I haven't been able to find the rating for the CPRO3 yet.
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    OK, to make things even more interesting/confusing, the CPRO model is listed HERE as being 1.9kW. That's a big difference from 2.8kW?
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    I would email the manufacturer and ask the differences between the three models. My guess is the are all pretty much the same minus small features (e.g. Hold/lock to keep the torch on with out holding the trigger down).

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    Have a look at the searzall, which should be available early next year
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