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The TS4000 has an instant on/off trigger which increases fuel savings and convenience. This is a real improvement over those torches that you need to turn the gas on and then use some type of sparking device or match to ignite. You simply pull the trigger and you have flame; let go of the trigger and it is off. It also has a lock button which keeps the torch lit without needing to keep the trigger pressed. This is a really handy feature when it may take several minutes to sear a good size steak.
The TS4000 torch has an efficient swirl flame which provides high heat output and is pressure regulated to burn in all directions. The torch can use both Map-Pro and propane. It has a stainless steel burn tube, a replaceable brass burn tip, and cast aluminum construction which provides added durability.
As with all torches, there is occasionally some torch taste if you hold it too close to the meat. It also can burn some herbs, spice rubs, and other coatings due to the extremely high temperatures.
The TS4000 also produces less heat than the TS8000, though it is still more than adequate for searing.
The Bernzomatic TS4000 torch is a great product to use to sear your sous vide foods. It is fast and convenient, and usually results in less cleanup that other options. It also makes it easier to get a sear without overcooking your food. Even though the TS4000 works great, for a little extra money you can get our Top Pick, the slightly more powerful BernzOmatic TS8000.
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