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Home stir-frying with a wok, is it possible? Not enough BTU?

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Home stir-frying with a wok, is it possible? Not enough BTU?

Charybdisz | Sep 23, 2012 02:25 PM

Hi,

I would like to get into wok stir-frying at home. But after reading the board, and viewing some videos on Youtube, it appears to me that home wok burners aren't powerful enough for real wok stir-frying.

The most powerful wok hob I could find is this: http://www.siemens-home.co.uk/our-pro... (see the attached image

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It has a 6.0 kW dual control wok burner. I am from Europe, 6.0 kW equals to 20473 BTU.

Is 20473 BTU enough for a wok? I really could not find a more powerful wok burner for indoor home use.

Can I stir-fry good food using a very good carbon steel wok and this 20473 BTU wok burner?

By the way, another issue is that the gas quality is not the best here, so it affects the produced heat level in a negative way.

I don't want to win a cooking competition, I just would like to cook/stir-fry delicious and healthy meal for myself.

 
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