Jon F. : Hi, I have been interested in your product for some time now, but am a little confused about the differences between stoves. I am a serious cook and cook a lot of Chinese food. Stir frying is always a challenge on a home stove.
I often cook for more than 5 people
With the most powerful powerflamer stove, is there continuous flame? Can I lower the flame? I don’t necessarily need to simmer, but many stir fry dishes require that heat be raised and lowered depending on what ingredients you are adding.
How important is it to have the protections mentioned? Do all of your models have protection? I don’t mean the wind guard, I mean the thermal coupler and propane tank. I don’t eant the tank to blow up in my face!
Manual ignition is good. Tall legs, that can be removed for table top cooking, is good.
Also, I live in upstate New York. I understand these units must be used outside, and that there is a wind guard. Can they be covered when not in use? Will they work when the surrounding temperature is cold?
I guess the most important question is, can I use the most powerful stove and still be able to adjust the flame, and is the adjustment continuous?
Based upon what you ask, the PF13L160 stove should be the best fit for you – most powerful stove + continuously adjustable. Please look at http://outdoorstirfry.com/?page_id=1180. It has manual ignition and a pilot light enabling you to turn off the main burner between dishes.
In terms of protection, there is a valve on top of the propane tank. You turn it off after cooking and in emergency. The stove also has one valve for the main burner and another valve for the pilot light. You can turn them off quickly in case of emergency. Stir frying is relatively safer than other types of cooking because operator needs to standby during cooking. So you would be able to react fast enough on valves.