When my Searzall first showed up I already had the green propane canister, but only a standard torch head which I'd previously used to make crème brûlée, etc. I tried using this head with the Searzall and it was pretty un-impressive. It took forever to sear a sous vide steak, and it would only work parallel to the ground, or higher. (imagine me holding the steak with tongs, for 5+ minutes per steak)
I then bought the recommended TS4000 (because it was the one available in my local hardware store) and it works *hugely* better. So much more heat, and the angle can go much steeper. (almost, but not quite straight down)
So, for those who've been avoiding the expensive torch heads: It makes a big difference.
Post by allsearingeye on Dec 13, 2014 18:04:19 GMT -5
I would suggest that when dealing with a potentially dangerous product like the Searzall people follow the freaking directions. If the manual explicitly says not to use it with anything but a TS8000 or TS4000, then don't. It's not just that you might get a crappy sear, but that you might ruin the Searzall during the seasoning process or insecurely attach it to a torch head the Searzall wasn't designed to fit. The risks to persons, property, and product are too high.