Can you help me with product selection? Looking for high output, propane tank only, work burner with legs.
Question. Are there any special advantage to electronic ignition? (Very easy for me to use stick lighter and electronic ignition feels like more things tat could go wrong.) Also, I see that there is a new design coming in 2021. Does this effect the manual ignition version also? Will you soon be closing out the 2020 electronic ignition versions?
Based upon your description, we would suggest PF13L160.
Very good questions. The advantage of electronic ignition is that you don’t have to have a manual long nose BBQ ignitor when the electronic ignition works. I agree with you. More part can go wrong sooner. Electronic ignition can last probably on average 2~3 years in outdoor all weather situation. Our electronic ignition version is already out of stock for rest of 2020. Our manual version will go out of stock in about a month.
The new generation will affect both electronic and manual ignition versions as they share most parts.
What will be the differences in the new model? (Trying to decide if to order now or wait for the new version). Application will be amateur home cook. Not-regular use.
How do your units compare to the similar Manniu burners?
The new generation improves a few areas such as paint, flame, legs and regulator.
We did not come out of these products out of blue. Originally we were just regular user like you, starting buying from product sold like by Manniu to cook. Then we were not satisfied on them and started to modify them. The moment we were notified that we got issue of patent rights, we realized that we have to have money to pay to the government. And here are the products you can buy with 15~20 years of improvements on them.
And thank you for the insights into the 2021 model. In your opinion, are the upgrades worth waiting for or would I be perfectly satisfied with the 2020 version you recommended? (I will go with the manual ignition)
You should be fully satisfied with existing version if you don’t care rust. The existing one is silver color in all. The new one will have more than one color among different parts.
Are there useful functional upgrades to the burner and controls in the 2021 PF13L160 or are most of the changes cosmetic?
Do some people paint your burners with high heat enamel to reduce the rust and change the color?
New paint will prevent rust much better. New legs will improve stability. We will make flame more consistent among different products. Yes, people can buy paint and paint themselves.