A crisping wand system and method for crisping food on a counter top. The crisping wand includes a heater head including a heating assembly and a handle including a power port. The heating assembly has a support structure, a protective grate, a heating element, and a blower fan that work together in functional combination to project heated air onto and crisp food on a surface such as a countertop. The heater head also includes a user interface that enables a user to program the heating element and blower fan to project heated air at a preset temperature as a means for heating food. The crisping wand creates a portable device that is an easy way to crisp food on a counter top without having to use an oven broiler which may result in burning food.