Best Torch Lighter for Cigar

YUSUD Oct 24, 2023

In the world of cigars, one of the simplest yet most flavorful elements is the torch lighter, which is more than just a light, it is a profound principle behind it. The unique experience of a cigar comes not only from the choice of tobacco, but also from the choice and use of the torch lighter. In this article, we will explore the fundamental role of the torch lighter in cigar culture and the subtle but critical interrelationship between it and the cigar. By understanding this relationship, we can better appreciate the subtleties of the cigar world.


Comparing the Torch Lighter to a Regular Lighter

Design Differences

Traditional lighters usually use flint or electric sparks to produce a flame. This design is simple and old-fashioned, reliable but not refined enough. In contrast, Torch Lighters use a modernized design. They are usually equipped with a miniature nozzle that produces a high-temperature blue flame instead of the yellow flame of traditional lighters. This blue flame has a higher temperature and is more concentrated, making it more suitable for lighting cigars.

Functional Differences

The Torch Lighter's more concentrated and intense flame makes it possible to consistently light cigars in outdoor environments, even in windy conditions. In addition, the Torch Lighter is usually equipped with the ability to adjust the flame height, which means that the user can adjust the size of the flame as needed to accommodate cigars of different diameters. Traditional lighters, on the other hand, have relatively large flames that make it difficult to make such fine adjustments.

Jet Flame versus Soft Flame

In cigar culture, the choice of flame type is one of the main concerns of cigar enthusiasts, and Jet Flame and Soft Flame are two common flame types that differ significantly in their characteristics and usage scenarios.

Jet Flame

Jet Flame is a high-temperature, highly concentrated flame. It usually appears blue in color and has high heat and stability. A Jet Flame is characterized by being so concentrated that there is little to no wobbling or shaking of the flame. This type of flame is ideal for lighting large-bodied cigars because of its ability to ignite the entire surface of the cigar quickly and evenly. In addition, the Sharp Flame excels in outdoor environments and is not easily blown out, even in the presence of wind.

Applicable Scenarios:

Outdoor environments, especially in windy conditions.

Large caliber cigars, as it is able to ignite the surface quickly and evenly.

Soft Flame

A soft flame, as the name implies, is a softer, lower temperature flame. It is usually orange in color and is gentler than a sharp flame. Soft flames are characterized by a larger surface area and lower heat, which makes them more suitable for lighting fine caliber cigars. When lighting a cigar with a soft flame, the contact area between the flame and the cigar can be better controlled, resulting in a more delicate and gentle light.

Applicable Scenarios:

Indoor environments where more control of the flame is required.

Fine caliber cigars as it allows finer control of the lit area.


Choosing the Right Cigar Lighter

There are several key factors to consider when choosing a cigar lighter. These factors will have a direct impact on the quality and convenience of your cigar experience.

Flame Type:

Different cigars require different types of flames to ignite. Jet Flame (Sharp Flame) is suitable for large-bodied cigars because it provides a high-temperature, high-concentration flame that quickly and evenly ignites the entire surface of the cigar. The Soft Flame is more suitable for fine caliber cigars because its lower heat and larger surface area allow for finer control of the lit area.

Fuel Type:

The types of fuel used in firelighters are usually butane versus kerosene versus electricity. The majority of torch lighters on the market are butane lighters because the butane gas is cleaner and purer, and does not give off flavors that can affect the flavor of the cigar when it burns. Kerosene lighters, on the other hand, are not preferred by most people because of the slight odor they emit when lit, which affects the flavor of the cigar. As for electric arc lighters, since the only thing that touches the cigar is the wire ignition range of the arc itself, it will result in an inadequate ignition of the cigar, and it is difficult to control the flame for a complete cigar ignition. That's why most people choose a butane-filled torch lighter.

Proper Cigar Lighting and Care and Maintenance of the Torch Lighter

Proper use and maintenance is the key to maintaining the performance and longevity of your cigar lighter. Here are some tips on how to properly light your cigar and how to care for and maintain your Torch Lighter:

The proper way to light a cigar:

Trimming the Cigar: Before lighting, make sure you trim the ends of the cigar with a cigar cutter. Ensuring a clean, flat cut at the bottom will help achieve an even burn.Here I recommend a torch lighter with its own cigar cutter and hole punch, a one-stop solution to the hassle of carrying multiple tools, one lighter is enough.

PREHEATING THE LIGHTER: Before lighting with the Torch Lighter, adjust the flame to a moderate height, then light and wait a few seconds to allow the lighter's nozzle and flame to reach their optimal operating temperatures.

LIGHTING A CIGARETTE: Begin lighting by gently touching the flame of the lighter to the cut of the cigar. Avoid touching the flame directly to the cigar, instead light at a gentle angle to ensure that the edges of the cigar burn evenly.

ROTATE CIGARETTE: After lighting, gently rotate the cigar to ensure even flame exposure for a smooth, consistent burn.

Tips for caring for and maintaining your Torch Lighter:

CLEAN REGULARLY: Make sure to keep the lighter's nozzle and flame ports clean. Use compressed gas (such as an aerosol can) to blow dust and debris out of the interior of the lighter and keep it well ventilated.

REGULAR FILLING: If your Torch Lighter is refillable, it is very important to fill it regularly with lighter fuel. Use high-quality lighter fuel and don't overfill to avoid leaks.

ADJUST FLAME HEIGHT: Check and adjust the flame height periodically as needed. A flame that is too low may not light the cigar, while a flame that is too high may result in an uneven burn.

Avoid overuse: Prolonged use may cause the lighter to overheat. If you need to use the lighter frequently, try to give it a short break to ensure consistent performance.

With proper use and maintenance, your Torch Lighter will always be in top condition, providing you with a long-lasting and consistent lighting experience. For more detailed maintenance tips, you can click here to watch more detailed maintenance, making every cigar tasting a unique enjoyment.


When choosing a Torch Lighter, we encourage our readers to base their selection on their own needs, tastes and usage habits. Whether you prefer a sharp flame or a soft flame, a compact and portable model or one that emphasizes quality and design, there is a Torch Lighter for you, and only by choosing the right lighter can you enhance your cigar experience and make every cigar tasting a unique and enjoyable moment. Let intelligence guide your choice, enhance your cigar experience and enjoy your cigar time with elegance and taste.


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