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I purchased a cooking torch and needed some fuel for it. It was one of those things where since I never owned a cooking torch I had no clue what type of gas was needed so I did a couple searches on Amazon and found this one! I honestly got it because of the brand name, I figured it'd be my best shot... And it worked! So excited that I purchased the right type for my cooking torch, I was ready to load it up and get to making the creme brûlée dish! It was so easy to fill since the bottle it comes in has an easy push in filler. I was in business in no time and was having so much fun with it! My only regret is that I should have purchased the double pack since I have been using it frequently!
With things that are highly flammable and under pressure, at a minimum I want to buy a name brand I am familiar with since my safety is in their hands and Zippo has been around for decades. I purchased the product for use with a basic culinary torch but it can also be used with a variety of butane devices from curling irons to fireplace lighters.
Buying it locally requires finding an employee to unlock a cabinet, so depending upon how busy the establishment is, this simple task can be time consuming. It is more convenient to simply order it here. The product was easy to use, the dispenser spout fits securely in the fuel port on my torch so filling it was no problem. Works well for my use.
Not very happy with my purchase here. The nozzle on the can leaks, so I can't get any fuel into my lighter with out very cold butane shooting out the side. Very minimal pressure. I noticed that other people have had the same problem. The seller doesn't replace defective cans , so I don't think anyone should risk buying.
I've been using Butane in cigar lighters and cordless soldering irons and hobby torches for decades. I've bought cheap (triple-filtered ultra-pure) butane and wound up clogging my lighter - really, 2 lighters - I had to make sure the problem was the fuel didn't I? On the other hand, I've never had a single issue with Zippo Btane. It burns cleanly, odorlessly and consistently can after pricey can.
I like this product. Second time ordering and from different purveyors. Always arrives before and separate from other items. This product never smells when ignited, never smokes, always reliable. Goes well in refillable torches or in candle flame lighters. Easy to use and lasts to. I will keep on hand and I don't smoke, but do use for candles and lighting grill and creme brule. Refills long flexible lighters. Cheaper than buying small disposable lighters all the time and everyone uses a lighter for something.
Product came on time and as expected. The reason for the poor review is that is spite of being from a well-respected name brand, this Butane is garbage and will clog your micro-torches. Be warned. This does work well with the creme-brulee torches you find, but not the micro-torches.
It's good fluid, it's a great price, but torch lighters require ultra-refined fluid so their tiny jets don't clog. Just do your research and buy one of the brands that are specifically made for torch lighters. This one is not.