The Best Weed Burners

by Daniel | Last Updated: 02/06/2020

Weed burners are a great way for getting rid of weeds with little effort, plus who doesn’t want to see those pesky weeds go up in flames? Here we have researched the best weed burners and laid it out into a simple article. We have looked at both electric weed burners and gas ones and then compared the pros and cons of both. These tools are gaining in popularity due to there ease of use and the fact they require very little effort to use effectively.

Best Gas Weed Burner Reviewed

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Gas weed burner Butane Torch

Weed Wand Without the need for toxic chemicals, this garden torch blasts the plants with intensive heat that instantly destroys the weeds' internal cell structures causing them to wither and die within 1-2 days. It leaves the garden completely safe for children and animals immediately after use. 

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If you want more weed-killing power then gas is the only option. This is perfect for large driveways and is very portable. This burner can emit a temperature of up to 1300°C, more than 2x the max output of the best electric burners. This gas weed burner uses butane gas canisters which are cheap and readily available. We had a lot of fun using this burner, you may end up finding that you spend a lot more time getting rid of weeds than you ever thought possible.

Lighting is easy with a push-button ignition meaning you don’t have any need to go near the flame. One thing noted by other reviewers is that the lighting mechanism can break on these weed burners. If it does you can always use a lighter to get it going.

Ignition Button

Below you can see an image of the gas flow regulator, this allows you to adjust the speed at which gas comes out and as such the size of the flame. The connection to the right is where the gas bottle attaches. To attach the gas bottle you just need to line the tab in the lid up with the tab on the weed burner as then push firmly together.

Gas Regulator

This weed burner is perfect for killing weeds but if you have a serious problem like me and the horsetail on my driveway then you might be better with the heavy-duty weed burner listed below.

Here you can see how burning the weed really kills it off. Above is an image of some horsetail in my drive immediately after being burnt, below is the same horse tail two days later. The heat pumped out by the burner causes the cells inside the weed to burst and then die over the next few days. Different weeds do this at different rates, I am only speculating here but I think this could be down to the water content within the leaf. Some take more punishment than others, so it really is worth experimenting and seeing just how much burning you need to do to kill the weed.

Best Heavy Duty Weed Burner Reviewed

Best Heavy Duty
Heavy Duty Gas Weed Burner

A general purpose gas torch suitable for roofing, road line burning, weed killing, ice melting etc This kit contains all the fittings you need to use the torch - will connect to standard propane gas bottle outlets

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If you have large patches of weeds to burn then this is definitely your best bet. Please note you will need a propane bottle to use this burner. An ideal purchase if you already have a propane tank for a gas barbecue.

Best Electric Weed Burner Reviewed

Best Electric Weed Burner
URBNLiving Kinzo 2000w Electric Weed Burner

The Burner features 2 Heat Options for different types of Wedding Jobs. The lower heat setting of 60 C is suitable for small, concentrated areas that needs burning, whereas the higher setting of 600 C is suitable for larger areas and larger plants.

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The URBN Living thermal weeder is the pick of the bunch for us when it comes to electric weed burners. This weed burner is capable of reaching 650°C which is hot enough to cause the cells within the plants to burst, killing the weed in the process. The cable that comes with the burner is only 5m so you may need an extension cable to use this tool. As with all garden tools, we recommend you use an extension cable with an auto cut out in case of damage.

The URBN Living burner features a protective shroud as many of the burners do, this allows the heat to be targeted and reduce the damage to any surrounding plants. One major advantage the electrical burners have over the gas is that they don’t use up and consumables, you won’t be eternally changing gas canisters. This burner also comes with a concentrator nozzle which can help funnel the heat into a much smaller target zone.

Which is best, Gas or Electric weed burner?

We would recommend the gas burners. The higher temperature they can reach makes them much more effective at killing weeds.

Faq’s

How to use a weed burner?

What is a weed burner?

An electric weed burner or gas-powered weed burner is an easy way to remove weeds without chemicals. They are particularly handy in areas where there is no risk of burning the adjacent area ( Such as paths and driveways).

Gas or electric weed burner?

If you are only doing small areas then an electric burner will probably be more suitable. If you want to cover a large area such as a driveway and want to do it quickly then a gas-powered burner will be the better option.

What does a weed burner do?

Burn weeds! A weed burner heats up weeds to the point where the cells inside the weed burst, leading to the death of the weed.

Why use a weed burner?

The main advantage of a weed burner is that it is chemical and toxin-free. It is an easy, hands-off way to kill weeds without having to use chemical weed killers. This is great if you have pets or young children who may end up ingesting any weed killer you put down!

Can a gas burner be used to char wood?

Yes, the gas burner would work well for this. Just be careful not to overcook it!

Is a weed burner good for patios?

Yes, a weed burner is ideal for use on surfaces such as patios. It will kill the weeds without gaming the patio. Once you’ve killed off all the weeds in your patio why not give it a good clean? read our guide to the best patio cleaners.

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Are weed burners any good?

The short answer is, yes! The long answer is a bit more complicated, your intended usage will decide how useful or ‘good’ a weed burner is. If you are just intending to burn small areas of weeds then a weed burner is great, it will do this job perfectly. If you are hoping to clear a huge area of weeds then there are definitely better solutions. But for people who want to clear a few weeds from a path but don’t want to use chemicals or toxins then a weed burner is an absolutely perfect solution.