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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.