7 Ways to Heat up Your Kitchen

7 Ways to Heat up Your Kitchen

I am obsessed with Crème Brûlée.  My heart sings every time I crack through the browned sugar crust and spoon out the creamy vanilla custard!

When I fall in love with any type of food, I have to try to make it.  The first recipe I tried instructed me to use the broiler in my oven to get the oh-so-important crust on top.  Let’s just say unless you like burnt sugar on top of hot custard this was not a success.

What was missing I wondered? And then I found it : A Culinary Torch.

This has been a lifesaver in my kitchen.

Culinary torches give you the ability to roast, toast and crisp items individually.  They take normal average food and class it up so you can deliver restaurant quality food to your family and friends.  Almost every fine dining restaurant has them and if you are lucky, they will use it at your table!

I mean, who doesn’t love a little fire?

My favorite Culinary Torch! On sale NOW!

Heat up your kitchen with these 7 ways including ideas like indoor s'mores and creme brulee! - Cheery Kitchen

PIN ME!!

 

7 Ways to Heat Up Your Kitchen with a Culinary Torch!

  1. Lemon Meringue Pie. There is nothing better than those light brown edges on a beautiful meringue pie!  This is the only way to get that beautiful color evenly distributed throughout the pie.
  2. Roast peppers. I love the flavor of the burnt skin of a pepper. They are perfect in salads, antipasti and in salsas.  This technique is also fantastic on jalapenos and tomato skins.
  3. Toasted Breadcrumbs. I love making homemade croutons but when I don’t have time to whip up a batch I throw together some toasted breadcrumbs in seconds with the torch and throw them into a salad for a nice crunch.
  4. The Obvious: Crème Brûlée. To get that perfectly golden brown sugar crust without heating up the custard below you need a culinary torch.  Seriously, don’t try it without it.  Do I need to remind you of my burnt sugar-hot custard incident!
  5. Glaze a baked ham. Glazed ham looks amazing when you toast it just a little bit. The shine is enough to make all your guest salivate and to elevate from just a normal everyday ham.
  6. Homemade S’mores. Need I say more?  Get a perfectly toasted marshmallow any time of the year and without smelling like a campfire!
  7. It’s fun to burn things. Don’t get me wrong. I am not a pyromaniac but there is something fun about seeing how it looks when it has a little burnt color.  BTW Renee and I discovered this week that lemon slices don’t look great toasted!  Though I have heard that grapefruit with sugar toasted on top is fantastic!

HERE IS YOUR CHANCE TO HAVE ONE IN YOUR KITCHEN!

I love a good deal as much as the next guy and right now this torch is on sale for only $19.99 (was $60!)

I paid more than that for my first torch so this is a screaming deal!

I love it because it is so handy to use and it also has a visible fuel gauge so you can tell when you need to add more. That is essential so you don’t run out of fuel mid-recipe!

BUY THE CULINARY TORCH HERE!

Perfect for a Mother’s Day gift or even better for a homemade Crème Brûlée served to your mom!

Here are a few of Cheery Kitchen’s Favorite Fire-Inspired Recipes!

Do you have a Culinary Torch?  If so, how do you use it?

About The Author

Alison

The kitchen is definitely my favorite place in any home. I love cooking but I also love how it brings people together. Although we lived in different cities growing up, I consider Sugar City, Idaho to be my hometown. Now, my husband and I live in Meridian, Idaho with our three not-so-little kids. My life is filled with good food, friends, and family—and it’s even better when I can find a great deal!

52 Comments

  1. azra

    Oh, my I really need to try this! Do you think on vegan sweets would work as good as by you?

    Reply
    • Alison

      Yes, try it! I have never tried it on vegan sweets but if it can be melted, it will work!

      Reply
  2. Carol Cassara

    You have just reminded me that I think I have one. Or maybe I took it back and need one. Regardless, I am making me a creme brulee soon! So I have to look into this.
    Carol Cassara recently posted…How to live richMy Profile

    Reply
    • Alison

      So excited for you to make it…and a little jealous! I want some too!

      Reply
  3. Lana

    This has convinced me to get a culinary torch! I didn’t realize there were so many neat things you can do with it! I think my three little ones would get a kick out of watching me do use it. Thank you for sharing.

    Reply
    • Alison

      That is one of the best things about it! The kids think you are doing something super cool and essentially you are just cooking it!

      Reply
  4. Argell Sednaoui

    I’ve been wanting to try kitchen tirchs for many long but for some reason I haven’t purchase one if those things. Your recipes look good and easy to do them.

    Reply
    • Alison

      I was the same way for a long time! I just never wanted to bite the bullet and do it! But it makes cooking so fun and I can even get my kids involved!

      Reply
  5. Rhian Westbury

    I’ve never thought of a torch for anything other than creme brule! Some great options x

    Reply
    • Alison

      I know! Over the years I have watched people do the coolest things with their torch! It’s not a one trick pony in the kitchen!

      Reply
  6. Lizelle Cruz

    Omygod this is really useful!! I am in love with all the food that you have listed that could make use of the kitchen torch (especially the smores!!). Should tell my family about this. It would really spice up our kitchen!

    Reply
    • Alison

      I know! I love eating s’mores in the middle of winter and it is the perfect solution!

      Reply
  7. Jessie

    Wow, great to hear about something like this! I have to tell my mom, though she’s not master of burning things like I am. 😉 Thanks for sharing!

    Reply
    • Alison

      Hey the master of burning things needs one of these in your kitchen!

      Reply
  8. deanna

    I don’t have one. Maybe I will look into getting one. We love making smores.

    Reply
    • Alison

      Just for smores alone it is worth it!

      Reply
  9. Jenn M

    My goodness, I didnt think these were available to normal folks! I love the idea of being to crisp things up on the dime! Thanks for the post.

    Reply
    • Alison

      They are and you need one!

      Reply
  10. Amy Scott

    I admit when I think of it I ONLY think of creme brulee, which I adore. It was part of my trio of wedding desserts! I’m amazed that I haven’t thought of the rest, like smores! Yum! I kind of want one aside from the fear of setting the house on fire.

    Reply
    • Alison

      I wish I was at your wedding! YUM! It is so easy to use – almost like a big candle.

      Reply
  11. Liz Mays

    these are some really fun ideas. I bet my boyfriend has never tried creme brulee. I think he’d love it.

    Reply
    • Alison

      Ok, you need to get your boyfriend some creme brulee ASAP. That’s your duty as a girlfriend!

      Reply
  12. Andrea

    Toasted breadcrumbs!! Then I gotta figure out how to protect myself when I’m using all the other things!

    Reply
    • Alison

      They are so good! I have never once even burned myself on it and there is great power in yielding fire in your hands! 🙂

      Reply
  13. Tiina A

    I have one at home, but hardly ever use it ;( Basically because nowadays I’m not preparing nor cooking dishes that needs it. I always make something quick and easy. Thank you for remnding me and mentioning creme brulee… maybe I try it this weekend:)

    Reply
    • Alison

      At the very least you should break it out for homemade smores this weekend!

      Reply
  14. paula schuck

    I am obsessed with creme brulee too. I would love to be able to make it. I never even knew I needed one of these to make it.

    Reply
    • Alison

      That’s how I was, too! You totally need one for a great creme brulee!

      Reply
  15. tp keane

    Well, I’ve been looking for a reason to get one of these. Not sure I had one until now… Now I’ve got seven

    Reply
    • Alison

      Yes, go get one! You won’t regret after you make your first s’more!

      Reply
  16. Bella B (xoxoBella)

    This is one kitchen tool that I don’t have…but would love to have! It is totally on my wish list.

    Reply
    • Alison

      I could see some cute pictures with you wielding the torch, Bella!

      Reply
    • Alison

      I know! I was surprised at how many different ways you could use it!

      Reply
  17. Sara

    Your tips are always right on! I’ve worked in a couple of fine dining and casual restaurants where I got to use a torch, and your’e right, it is fun to burn things – LOL. I can definitely picture the S’mores, and the creme brûlée (one made with foie gras, hmm).

    Reply
  18. Nicole Escat

    I’m actually love all food in kitchen but I’m not good when it comes to preparing food. But my husband does.

    Reply
  19. Debbie-jean lemonte

    I’ve never actually thought of preparing food this way. I always thought it was like “professional chef” thing. I guess you’ve opened my eyes!

    Reply
  20. Carrie

    My husband also loves Creme Brûlée! I think it is one of his favorites! Although I have never tried to make it we do have a torch and special dishes! Maybe one day I will attempt it. This is an awesome giveaway!

    Reply
  21. Joanna

    I love creme brulee but I never tried making it at home because of the torch. I thought that it’s not worth investing in a torch just for making creme brulee. I had no idea that you can actually use it to other things too, like roasting peppers! I love roasted peppers!

    Reply
  22. Julie Syl Kalungi

    I’ve always wanted a kitchen torch. I love creme brulee, but I’ve never tried making it on my own.

    Reply
    • Alison

      You won’t regret getting one! But then you have to try making creme brulee!

      Reply
  23. Florence

    What a good tool for the kitchen ! I usually don’t use any tool, but it looks like it can help a lot 🙂 Thanks for the offer!!

    Reply
    • Alison

      They are so much fun!

      Reply
    • Alison

      Yes! They are so much fun to work with in the kitchen!

      Reply
  24. Jasmine Watts

    Sounds like a great tool for the kitchen. I need to get a culinary torch!

    Reply
  25. Lisa Rios

    I never know there is something like this that could do a lot in my kitchen. The Culinary Torch looks so easy to use & the deal is quiet amazing that I would go ahead to get one right away.

    Reply
  26. Ana De- Jesus

    Culinary Torches are brilliant especially for cakes. I think it would work well with creating a creme brule don’t you think?

    Reply
    • Renée

      It’s the perfect tool for both Ana. We just keep experimenting with it too!

      Reply
  27. Raya

    Oh wow these are super interesting! Definitely will save this article for future use! 🙂

    Reply
    • Renée

      We keep finding more ways!!!

      Reply

Leave a reply

Your email address will not be published.

CommentLuv badge

Welcome to CK!

We're Alison and Renée, and we're so glad you've joined us! Our kitchens are our happy place, where we're whipping up memories. Get comfy and check things out. We hope you find inspiring dishes and ways to better your life. Feeling optimistic, trying new things and sharing with those we love brings joy in all we do. It's time to cook, create and celebrate. CHEERS! Read More…

Subscribe

We are always sharing recipes and inspiration on Pinterest! Come PIN with us!
CK-envelope-graphic-1

Subscribe To Our Newsletter

Join our mailing list to receive the latest and greatest from Cheery Kitchen. 

Thank you! You're all set.

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This