Another Wok Burner question. Bear with me.


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Another Wok Burner question. Bear with me.

kopidrinker | | Oct 17, 2012 10:41 AM

Hello Folks,
Finally decided to join after reading forums forever.

I have an electric glass top stove at home currently. Due to my very recent foray into stovetop claypot cooking, I have decided that I need to get an indoor gas stove to get the full effect. It felt like the pot was not getting hot all the way to the sides to get the full radiative effect on the food.
Anyway, now that I am going to get a flame burner for this purpose, I thought I should get one that will work with my wok cooking as well. Here's where the problems rise. What do you think is the best solution?

a) Get an Iwatani 15k btu butane burner, which runs close to $100 after tax and shipping. Is this enough for wokking? Anybody got a video of the flame? I'm curious about the flame pattern and how that affects proper heating of the bottom of the wok.
b) Get a cheap butane burner for the claypot, and get an outdoor propane burner for the wok, like the kahuna burner. Pros are I can wok outdoors and keep the smoke outdoors, and perhaps wok when camping, which realistically, is not that often. Cons are that I can't wok indoors, right next to all my condiments and what not. It's just going to be a little humbug, especially during winter months.

For a little more information, I currently wok on the glass top, with some success. However, I do have experience with professional wok burners due to my work, and therefore know what I'm missing.

Thanks in advance for all thoughts.