So we recently decide with propane prices going up to get away for using a gas hot water heater and move to electric. I was at Lowes today getting some parts for the new water heater and it seemed like a great time to convince the wife to get a Mapp propane torch to use around the house. I really just wanted it for the egg and this was a good excuses. I have been using paper towels soaked in oil for the last 6 to 8 months which has been working great. I usually just fold them, soak them, and light them. Then come back in about 10 to 15 min and close the lid. Well I used the Mapp gas tonight and WOW I got the lump lit in maybe 30 to 45 sec and let it burn for maybe 5 min and closed the lid and was up to temp in 5 min. What used to take 20 to 30 min was done in 10 tonight. This could be the best purchase since the Adjustable Rig and Thermo Pen.
BOTTOM LINE is if you don't have one BUY ONE!!! It is well worth the $45.
Jeff from Winston-Salem, NC - LBGE