why the Electronic Ignition is so much more expensive and does it worth it?

Inquiry:

I’m interested to order your high pressure wok burner, I see you have 2 products in the list and the difference is basically Electronic Ignition or Manual Ignition (am I right?) while the price is different by $60.

My question is why the Electronic Ignition is so much more expensive and does it worth it? and looking at the Q&A of Electronic Ignition version, you mentioned “usually the first part not to function” is the Electronic Ignition. I want to understand how long life of the Electronic Ignition itself do you expect if the frequency of using it is around 2~3 times per week?  Thanks

Outdoorstirfry:

Electronic ignition gives convenience without needing a manual ignitor.   Its life does not heavily depend on how frequent you are using it.   Its life ages along with outdoor environment.  It typically last about 2 years in life as outdoor environment deteriorates the wiring and increases leakage paths.    As a contrast, we have other parts of stove running >15~20 years without failure.

Inquiry:

When you say “we have other parts of stove running >15~20 years without failure”, you mean the main strove of the product, right?

It seems based on your answer, I just go for the product with the manual ignitor. It’s not really that much incontinent anyway (with the BBA ignitor) , right?

Outdoorstirfry:

You are right.  The rest of the stove lasts much longer.   If you are used to use a long nose BBQ igniter, it is OK.

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