How to select an OutdoorStirFry.com stove
We have designed our high-powered products to serve customers’ different needs. How do you select the right stove for you? Consider the following factors.
Fuel source. If you intend to connect the stove to a propane fuel tank (such as the 20lb tank typically used with grills), then consider our PowerFlamer Propane series with tank option. If you want to use the portable propane bottle as the fuel source (for camping, for example), consider our our PowerFlamer Propane series with bottle option. If you want to use natural gas, EasyFlamer or PowerFlamer Natural Gas series would be your choice.
Leg length. For our PowerFlamer series, we have long legs and short legs. Long legs give you a more comfortable working level; short legs give you better portability (such as for camping). Also, we designed our products so that the short legs are “standard”, and the long legs are extension tubes on the short legs; if you buy a long-legged stove, you can attach and detach the long-leg extension tubes. This gives you much greater versatility.
Weight. Our products are generally light-weight – range from 8 lbs to 31 lbs, lighter than a typical propane powered BBQ grill or kitchen stove. For camping, you might consider a lighter-weight stove; for home backyard or patio use, you might be willing to consider a heavier stove for its extra stability.
Stove ring diameter. Another factor to consider is the stove ring diameter, which is the diameter of the cylindrical wind guard. Our products are 13” in diameter. We recommend your cooking wok/pan/pot diameter to be greater than 13″.
Typical use. You should also evaluate your typical use of the stove. Do you use it mostly at home? Do you want to take it with you for your camping trips? BBQ parties at your neighborhood park? Is there a table which you can sit the stove on?
Power. PowerFlamer stove utilizes high pressure propane gas. It can reach 160 KBTU/hr. EasyFlamer stove uses low pressure gas. Our test indicates that it’s about 23kBTU/Hr. PowerFlamer stoves now have many power ratings. The 130~160kBTU rating has the most power and will enable you to cook your dish at your wish at high power end; its low power end is limited to 0kBTU/Hr. If you have to cook some dishes at slower pace (i.e, simmer), these stoves can go down to zero and should be right for you.
Ease of Use. Regular PowerFlamer stove requires a long nose igniter (such as the one use for BBQ) to start the burner. PowerFlamer electronic version and EasyFlamer have their own electronic ignition. In terms of protection from wind (outdoor), PowerFlamer is built with a wind guard. EasyFlamer without a wind guard is more susceptible to strong wind.
As always, customer satisfaction is our number one priority. We welcome your ideas for us to improve our product design, so that we will come up with better products in the future. Email us with your suggestions or ideas – it might also be possible that we custom-make a stove just for you!