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PowerFlamer questions

Inquiry:

    Is this burner for wok cooking?  And what’s the difference between manual or electronic ignition?   And Tank or bottle?  Can you please explain me.  I need to order one ASAP.   Thank for your time.

Outdoorstirfry:

Yes the burner is made for wok cooking.

Manual requires a long nose BBQ ignitor to ignite.  Once the pilot is lit, the main burner can be lit up by the pilot.   Electronic ignition generates its own spark to ignite the main burner.   There is no need for a long nose BBQ ignitor however it does not have a pilot.

Tank option is to be used only with a 20lb propane tank.  Tank and Bottle option can be used with a 20lb propane tank or a 1lb propane bottle.

Lead time from order to ship now is 3~4 weeks.

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Built in PowerFlamer Natural Gas

Inquiry

Hi,  I’m building an outdoor kitchen and was hoping to build in the PowerFlamer Natural Gas burner.  I’ve read in other posts that airflow must be maintained so ventilation must be provided for the bottom of the burner.  Are there other requirements like heat shielding, distance and flammability of surrounding materials that have to be accounted for.  

In the FAQ section it looks like you’ve provided pictures of this kind of setup before but I can’t see them on the site.  Could you send me some?   Thank you in advance.

Outdoorstirfry

Oxygen comes in to the burner from its bottom.  Yes ventilation from the bottom needs to be maintain.   You will need to have room to move around to cook.   Clearance to wall needs at least one foot, preferably two feet if possible.  There should not be any combustible material one foot around the stove.  The ceiling is preferable 7~8 feet high.

We give comment to customer’s drawing and sorry we don’t keep their drawing nor uploading to our web site.    Let us know any further question.

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Tank and Bottle Option

Inquiry:

Hello, can you explain the Tank or Bottle options?  Thanks

Outdoorstirfry:

Tank and bottle option gives you a tank to bottle adaptor such that you can use the stove with a 1lb propane bottle in addition to use the it with a 20lbs propane tank.

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Tank compatibility in UK

Inquiry:

Can i use any type of propane tank or is there a specific one that i need to use in UK? I have seen a couple of propane tanks but it says  Connection required
Regulator: propane low pressure with male left hand thread fitting.

Am i still able to use this even if you are supplying the high pressure regulator? Sorry, I’m a total newbie when it comes to this. I just miss the flavor of hot wok when having my yangchow and other stir fried foods back home in the philippines. Thanks.

Outdoorstirfry:

All our customers in UK were able to get some sort of adaptor between the tank available in UK and our ACME type 1 QCC connector.  It is a matter of asking your local propane bottle dealer for the information.

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Propane Regulator

Inquiry:

I see that you sell a propane regulator. Is that something I would need to run the PowerFlamer Propane 160? My propane is in a ho-hum Home Depot tank.

Outdoorstirfry:

The PowerFlamer Propane 160 burner should ship with a regulator ready to connect to a tank.  You don’t need additional equipment to connect.

Inquiry:

Can I use a regular steel wok, even though the temperature will be much higher than my stove’s?

Outdoorstirfry:

Since the steel wok is receiving the flame and heat, it should be hotter than the stove body.    Let us know if I don’t answer your question.

Inquiry:

I suppose it was a dumb question.  I was wondering if my very old wok will melt or warp. I have a new carbon steel wok which I thought I’d reserve for indoor use, and use the old one outside.  I am pretty sure it is carbon steel, but don’t know how to confirm.

Outdoorstirfry:

No question is dumb.   IF you are sure your wok is steel, please look at this page http://outdoorstirfry.com/cooking-library/cooking-techniques/advanced-stir-fry-technique-wok-hei/.   The steel turns yellow at 1100C.   The stove will not heat up to that temperature I’m sure, with an outdoor natural convection environment at 25C.

Inquiry:

Thanks.  I’m pretty sure it is steel.  Worst that happens is I’ll pitch it if it doesn’t hold up.  All good.

Outdoorstirfry: 

Long before reaching that temperature, all food ingredients in the wok should have become carbon and you would have noticed it before your pitch.

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Rust

Inquiry:

Hello, Kenji (The Food Lab) introduced me to your product. His PowerFlamer had rusted in his backyard. I live on saltwater. I understand that
iron rusts, but there are paints that are better than others.
How would you rate the PowerFlamer in rusting?, (taking into account that you may have improved it since Kenji’s video?) Or, do you recommend a specific paint that I can use when it needs repainting?
Outdoorstirfry:
Very good question.   The paint on our earlier PowerFlamer generations is silver and not good to repel moisture in outdoor environment.   If the stove body rusts, you can polish off the rust and clean with a dry cloth.  Finding special paint for high temperature BBQ type is easy from any local hardware store.   This is oil based paint and should last much longer.
Our new generation PowerFlamer has dark gray paint which is the best rust resistant paint we ever know of.  For all improvements of the new PowerFlamer generation, please read.
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Bottle and stabilizer?

Inquiry: 

Hi. I’ve been on waitlist for this wok grill. What is a bottle? I need to buy stabilizer along with wok. Is there a cover for this?

Outdoorstirfry:

When we say bottle, it is usually a 1lb propane bottle people use for camping or hiking trip.  If you buy a long leg version stove and your cooking style involves tossing the wok, then we recommend you to have the stabilizers.   We don’t have a cover.  We just flip the wok upside down to cover the burner.  Let us know any further question.

Inquiry:

What does tossing the wok mean? Would it be better for me to buy wok from Chinese store?  Can the propane wok be interchangeable with the natural gas? I think it is with bar b que grills.   Thank you.

Outdoorstirfry:

When cooking a stir frying dish, time might be really short.  Tossing the ingredients is a quicker way.   You can buy a wok from a wok store.

The propane stove is not interchangeable with natural gas.

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Connector to UK tank

Inquiry:

Does the regulator for the tank and bottle on the PowerFlamer 160 fit the uk tank and bottles or are the American regulator different to the Uk ones thanks

Outdoorstirfry:

Good question.  We supply the ACME Type I QCC type tank connector.  In the past our UK customers don’t have problem finding adaptor to connect UK tank.

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PowerFlamer suitable for outdoor kitchen?

Inquiry: 

Can the PowerFlamer 160 be built in to an outdoor kitchen? Any restrictions on mounting it to a counter?

Outdoorstirfry

Our products are meant to be used in an outdoor environment.   If you want the stove on top of a counter, you only need buy the short leg version.   There is no need to cut a hole on the table underneath the stove.  There should not be any combustible material under the stove.   Wood and cardboard should not be used.   You can use various stone, brick or stainless steel.   One foot distance to wall minimum is recommended.