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Need help with BTU for first gas cooktop

prapeepkc | Dec 5, 201306:26 PM

I'm looking to going from electric to my first gas cooktop. My cooking needs are frying, having meat be able to absorb water quickly and basically asian/indian cooking (making tea, curry, lentil soup using pressure cooker). I won't be doing any wok type cooking.

I am very unsure about the highest BTU burner I need on my cooktop. I have seen that the common "power" burners come in the cooktops are 12k, 15k, 17k. And I'd like to get an cooktop for my needs rather than getting something I don't need. Would a 12k get the job done for me or would I need to go higher?

Currently I'm looking at:
Whirlpool 30" has 2x 12k =8&blockNo=8&blockType=G8

Maytag has (1) 15k and (1) 12k &blockNo=13&blockType=G13

Frigidaire (1) 17k (1) 12k 9000P?prdNo=10&blockNo=60&blockType=G60

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