When a castaway gets voted out from a tribe, the host would ask that contestant to hand over their torch and insert it in a designated hole in front of the host, where the host will use the snuffer to cover the lit torch, extinguishing it in the process, leaving smoke behind to arise out of the torch after it has been snuffed. In some cases, the snuffer is half-filled with water, for more effectiveness.
- Survivor: Borneo - A small coconut shell attached to a rattan stick handle.
- Survivor: The Australian Outback - A stone with an Australian aborigine motif etched on its top with a wooden handle.
- Survivor: Africa - A leather basket with African prints and feathers.
- Survivor: Marquesas - A large coconut shell with a human bone as the handle.
- Survivor: Thailand - A golden cone-shaped snuffer with a dragon as the handle.
- Survivor: The Amazon - A small black bowl with a human bone as the handle.
- Survivor: Pearl Islands - A pirate's ax welded to a bell.
- Survivor: All-Stars - A conch shell carved out of wood.
- Survivor: Vanuatu - A large war club.
- Survivor: Palau - An army canteen cover with a machine gun shroud as the handle.
- Survivor: Guatemala - An ancient Maya mask.
- Survivor: Panama - A small skull with a snake as the handle.
- Survivor: Cook Islands - An oxidized ship bell.
- Survivor: Fiji - A large skull with a curved Fijian war club as the handle.
- Survivor: China - A black Chinese bell with golden designs on it with a dragon holding a jade green pearl in its mouth as the handle.
- Survivor: Micronesia - A vulture with a bowl in its mouth.
- Survivor: Gabon - An elephant with its trunk as the handle.
- Survivor: Tocantins - An etched Brazilian pot with feathers and a tree branch as the handle.
- Survivor: Samoa - A large Samoan war club with spikes and etched motifs.
- Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains - A large white trumpet shell attached with ropes to a stick as the handle.
- Survivor: Nicaragua - A silver bowl with etched designs of flowers and rapiers with a metal snake as the handle.
- Survivor: Redemption Island - A jaguar head with etched motifs.
- Survivor: South Pacific - A lizard's head with the tail snaking outwards as a handle, with Samoan motifs etched across the lizard's body.
- Survivor: One World - An iguana's skeleton roped to a coconut with feathers and prints surrounding the handle.
- Survivor: Philippines - A red bowl with a rooster, water buffalo, and a monkey climbing on top of it.
- Survivor: Caramoan - A large wooden bowl with a small skull and several pieces of dead plants poking out from the top.
- Survivor: Blood vs. Water - A silver bowl with etched Asian motifs.
- Survivor: Cagayan - A carved bird's head attached to a piece of carved wood as the handle.
- Survivor: San Juan del Sur - A skull covered with cracked turquoise tiles with a piece of carved wood as the handle.
- Survivor: Worlds Apart - A broken lantern attached to a piece of driftwood.
- Survivor: Cambodia - An oxidized bell-shaped snuffer with faces and Khmer motifs etched on it.
- Survivor: Kaôh Rōng - A wooden bowl shaped snuffer with teeth around it and feather ponytail on top.
- Survivor: Millennials vs. Gen X - An orange and white nautilus shell with ropes attaching it to a wooden handle.
- Survivor: Game Changers - A sheave pulley connected to a carved birch handle.
- Survivor: Heroes vs. Healers vs. Hustlers - A sheave pulley bound to a ship's wheel's handle and a cog by rope.
- Survivor: Ghost Island - A bowl with Tiki masks and a bone with spines and wood as the handle.
- Survivor: David vs. Goliath - A carved rock tied to a wooden handle with rope and spines.
- Survivor: Edge of Extinction - A bowl-like object attached to a bird of prey's claw with talons.
- While most of the show's memorabilia is auctioned for charity, Jeff Probst keeps the snuffers as souvenirs.
- The past snuffers would eventually be reused as decor in Ghost Island, hanging from the island's shelter's ceiling.
- Skulls are the most commonly used objects as snuffers, followed by shells.