I love this gas flame lighter from Brabantia, and it is beautiful and functional, but I have a few criticisms. First, the plastic black part where the flame comes out of is melted slightly by the flame when you use it at certain angles, and that is quite noticeable. Second, the "push and slide" button at the front that starts the flame and the one at the back that locks or unlocks the lighter both have stiffened somewhat in the 8 months I've had it. It is not hindering my use of it at the moment, but my concern is that eventually it might. I have yet to buy a refill for it but I don't use it that regularly, however I think it is running out because the flame has been smaller recently, but the gas fill has lasted a while.