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Difference between PowerFlamer 160EI and 160IEI

Inquiry: 

I am trying to determine the difference between your Powerflamer 160EI and the Powerflamer 160IEI. Is the ignition and throttle just wrapped in a more aesthetic enclosure on the 160IEI? Do both units perform the same?

Outdoorstirfry: 

PowerFlamer 160EI has separate knobs for ignition and main burner flame control.  PowerFlamer 160IEI has one knob for both ignition and main burner flame control.  The control of the PowerFlamer 160IEI is closer to indoor gas range knob. 

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What is the difference between 5B burner and yours?

Inquiry: 

What is the difference between 5B burner and your PowerFlamer 160 stoves?   Check this out on Amazon – High Pressure Burner Propane Iron Wok Burner 5B Fast Stove 100,000 BTU https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07JNK5CHG/ref=cm_sw_r_em_api_glt_i_AQJM50KWN4CHH6M21F0W?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1

Outdoorstirfry

Comparing to this 5B burner on amazon, here are some advantages of our stoves:

1.  We have long leg option;

2.  We have configurable option for 1lb. propane bottle;

3.  We provide spider guard;

4.  We have stabilizers for long legs;

5.  Our hose has stainless braid;

6.  Our paint lasts much longer before rust starts;

7.  this Amazon stove product may only provide two main power setting.  And the seller may not be able to tell you as they are wholesaler, not technical at all;

8.  We are designer and builder of our own stove, we know inside out and have our own patents.   We support our products from a sky high expert point of view.

List can be longer, but let’s stop at above 8 points. 

Inquiry: 

I like the electrical burner, but I’m worried the electrical switch will eventually wear out. However, Im assuming the manual burner will not, since less parts.  If electrical switch does wear out, will it easily convert to manual burner?

Also, does manual burner have the spider guard? 

Also, I heard people complain about the hose not fitting securely on some wok burners.  Does your model have clamps to remedy this issue?

Thanks for listening to me.

Outdoorstirfry:  

When the electric igniter fails, you can use a long nose BBQ igniter to ignite the main burner directly.   You are operating it as a manual stove without a pilot flame.

The manual stove has its spider guard.

Our PowerFlamer 160/120 stoves do not use clamp.   Our hose connection is patent pending.   The hose connection to the stove should be tight and meet local code.

Inquiry: 

One last question, have you done any new remodeling on the manual stove other than spider guard?  I’m leaning towards purchasing this one because I’m a cheapskate and don’t mind using long nose lighter ?  Thanks!

Outdoorstirfry: 

Here is the list of improvement on our manual PowerFlamer stove:

  1. Spider guard;
  2. Much long lasting paint;
  3. Top burner plate secured;
  4. Hose clamp removed;
  5. Stainless braided hose;
  6. ACME type 1 QCC tank connector;
  7. Long-Leg-able;
  8. Configurable to 1lb. propane bottle;
  9. Continuous flame adjustability.
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Questions on Tank/Bottle, Stabilizers, Pilot Flame for PowerFlamer 160.

Inquiry: 

Hi, Do I have to buy a tank or bottle with the 160 long lead time model? I’d like to not have to do this. Also, what exactly do the leg stabilizers do? How do they work? And does the cover custom fit the burner or is simply a square tarp? Lastly, is there a pilot flame without the electric ignition start or the pilot flame only exists if you have the electric ignition option?

Outdoorstirfry: 

  1.  We do not sell tank or bottle.   You will need to get them from your local hardware store or gas station.  We only sell stove that works with tank or bottle.
  2. When people cooks, they may toss the food in the wok.  Since the food can be heavy, lifting the wok from stove may not be complete.   The result is that the wok is carrying the stove to a tilt.   Leg stabilizers help to stabilize the stove.   Please look at the “Usage Examples” section at the product link https://outdoorstirfry.com/product/long-leg-stabilizer-for-long-leg-stoves/.
  3. The stove cover is a custom hand-made piece for our stove.   Please look at the “Usage Examples” section at the product link https://outdoorstirfry.com/product/stove-cover/.
  4. The electronic ignition version does not have a pilot flame.   The electronic ignition flame needs to be completely turn off after the main burner is ignited.   Our manual version has the pilot flame that can stay during cooking. 

Hope we answer your questions.   Let us know any further question.

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Quick Connector compatibility

Inquiry

I am considering an outdoor wok burner, probably natural gas since we have natural gas service.

I have a question about the quick-connect https://outdoorstirfry.com/product/powerflamer-natural-gas-120-with-quick-connector/ – is the quick-connect the same as the one used for Weber grills? Specifically, the same 3/8″ quick disconnect used by the various 3-burner Natural Gas Weber grills?

(I’m hoping to be able to use the existing quick connect and avoid a truck roll) Thanks!

Outdoorstirfry

I believe our quick connector can work with existing installation for grill.  However if it does not, we will provide a 3/8” socket for you to install on your natural gas line.   Hope we answer your question.

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PowerFlamer propane stove questions

Inquiry

1) Is bottle you mean green propane bottle like for camping? I know tank is propane tank but what is the bottle option?
2) Is manual ignition easy to light the power flame 160?

Outdoorstirfry

  1.  You are correct.  For more detail please read https://outdoorstirfry.com/?s=tank+and+bottle+difference.
  2. For manual stove, it is easy to use long nose BBQ ignitor to start the flame from the main burner first.   Pilot flame can be started by the main burner flame.   We have a video #5 at this webpage https://outdoorstirfry.com/support/product-documentation/.
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Propane or natural gas for PowerFlamer 160?

Inquiry

Hi there, I am interested in your burner.  I have a natural gas outlet to my house and debating between natural gas and propane.  Is natural gas hot enough for wok or should I just stick with propane tank.  Is it easy to switch between natural gas and propane if I need to cook outside my home? (Friend’s house or camping?).  How long does it take for one to ship these days?  Thanks

Outdoorstirfry

Our PowerFlamer natural and propane stoves have the same max rating.  So they should achieve the same heat level.   However they are not interchangeable between fuel types.   PowerFlamer natural gas stove can’t be used with propane fuel.  PowerFlamer propane stove can’t be used with natural gas.  Our lead time from order to ship is around 6 months.  Sorry for the long lead time.

Inquiry:

Thank you for your reply.  Look forward to doing some woking!  I can be patient..
Which power flamer is most popular? I think propane makes more sense for me but does the propane tank last for a while?  If not, natural gas might be better long term….  is it useful to get the propane bottle? (Coleman camping bottle?  Does it last long?  Like to be practical….I read the electric ignition is nice to have. 
What size wok works best?  (Minimum size)

Outdoorstirfry:

Our propane stoves are more popular than natural gas one for now.  Among propane stoves, both manual and electronic ignition are equal popular.  With electronic ignition, you don’t need a long nose BBQ ignitor nearby.  However you might need to strike several times before successful.   Besides the electronic ignition can NOT be used as a pilot flame. 

For us only cooking 1~2 dishes a day, a propane tank lasts about 3~4 months.  One customer wants to achieve wok hei for every of his dish, his tank only lasts a little over 1 month since he spends quite some time to heat up his wok before actual cooking.  Each 1lb propane bottle lasts a night if you go camping or hiking. 

We recommend wok size of 14~16”.  We personally use 14”. 

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Interchangeable between natural gas and propane fuels for PowerFlamer 160

Inquiry: 

I have a natural gas outlet to my house and debating between natural gas and propane.  Is natural gas hot enough for wok or should I just stick with propane tank.  Is it easy to switch between natural gas and propane if I need to cook outside my home? (Friend’s house or camping?). 

Outdoorstirfry

Our PowerFlamer natural and propane stoves have the same max rating.  So they should achieve the same heat level.   However they are not interchangeable between fuel types.   PowerFlamer natural gas stove can’t be used with propane fuel.  PowerFlamer propane stove can’t be used with natural gas.  

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Powerflamer 160 Propane Long Lead Time Questions

Inquiry

Hey, for the long-lead item, are you charging the card when it ships or when the order is placed? Are you still expecting 6mo-1yr?

Outdoorstirfry

You will need to pay up front in order to be in the pre-order queue.  So far the estimate lead time is 6 months to 1 year.

Inquiry

Hi there I’m interested in purchasing a powerflamer 160 manual and was wondering how long will it take to ship to me I stay in the USA.

Outdoorstirfry

Currently we are out of stock on PowerFlamer propane 160.   We have a long lead time pre-order web page at https://outdoorstirfry.com/product/powerflamer-propane-160-long-lead-time/.   Lead time from order to ship there is estimated to 6~12 months. 

Inquiry

How long do you think the ship delay will be on these? Do you just not have the production, or what’s up? 🙂

Outdoorstirfry

We are experiencing long delay in production.   So far our vendor has not shipped parts to us.   6~12 months delay is our best estimate for now.

Inquiry

I would to buy a powerflamer 160. When do you expect this product to be back in stock?

Outdoorstirfry

We estimate to have stock in next 6~12 months.   Once our stock arrives, we will need to fulfill our pre-order list to some extent such that its lead time does not accumulate to too long.   We will ship according to the sequence in the list.  You might want to consider ordering it at https://outdoorstirfry.com/product/powerflamer-propane-160-long-lead-time/ to be in the queue.

Inquiry:

Just checking if your lead time is still 6months to 1 year. Also if order and pay, can I get money back if I find an other alternative before you ship. Thanks.

Outdoorstirfry

6~12 months is still our estimate although we are preparing our next shipment now.   You will get full refund if cancel before we ship. 

Inquiry:

I see you now offer a “long lead time” for the burners.  Will you still have some available each day for the “quick ship” option?

Outdoorstirfry

We run of stock for the quick ship items for now.   When our next shipment arrives, we will need to fulfill the pre-order long lead items for some time before deciding if we can re-open the quick ship.

Inquiry

Hello, do you have an anticipated date of when these will be back in stock for immediate purchase?

Outdoorstirfry

We don’t know when our next stock will arrive.  Our best estimate is still 6~12 months.  When our next stock arrives, we will need to fulfill the pre-order long lead items for some time before deciding if we can re-open the quick ship.

Inquiry

What is meant by lead time and what are those conditions? What exactly is the current wait time? Thank

Outdoorstirfry

Lead time is the time from the time when the order is received to the time when we ship it.  Currently we are looking at 6~12 months. 

Inquiry

I was looking to purchase the PowerFlamer Propane 160. I understand there is a long lead time for this, do you have any idea how long the lead time would be if I purchased one today?

Outdoorstirfry

We are preparing for our next shipment now.  However we have not received any update from vendor yet.  Conservatively it is 6~12 months.   If you order one today, lead time might be about 6 months.  If our pre-order list becomes too big, the lead will stretch toward 12 months. 

Inquiry

Under the order page(long lead time link) for the powerflamer 160, it shows 92 available, so is there a wait or are they available?

Outdoorstirfry

Good question.  They are available for pre-order with lead time of 6~12 months.   They are not here yet and we are not able ship.  

Inquiry:   

I saw 77 in stock.  how long it take to ship to east coast?

Outdoorstirfry

77 in stock for pre-order into our waiting list.  Currently the lead from order to ship is 6~12 months.   Shipping time to east coast is about a week once we are able to ship.

Inquiry

On the long lead time for the outdoor burner power flame 1600, it says there are 68 in stock, does that mean there is still a long lead time?

Outdoorstirfry

We have words in red on the page that if you order, you are pre-ordering into our waiting list which has long lead time of 6~12 months.  If it is out of stock here, nobody can even do pre-ordering.  Hope this makes sense.

Inquiry

I just placed an order today for a 160. I was wondering, since it says you had 65 in stock when I ordered, will it be shipped soon? Thank You!

Outdoorstirfry

65 in stock for customers to pre-order into our waiting list which has lead time of 6~12 months.  In case if you expect it soon, we will cancel your order.   Please reply.

Inquiry

Ah okay no problem. I do have one more question. When it says you can have tank and bottle, does that mean like a Colman mini propane tank? And is that a different hose or is it directly on the unit? 

Outdoorstirfry

OK we will keep your order and your place in the waiting list.

When you order a stove with tank and bottle option, the stove will go with an adaptor that you can use with both 20 lbs. propane tank and 1 lb. propane throwaway bottle.  People usually use the 1lb bottle in hiking or camping trip.   Let us know any further question.

Inquiry

hey, i was interested in getting a new wok burner, but 6mo-1yr is a long time to wait, I just wanted to make sure this was true? I live in las vegas. Thanks!

Outdoorstirfry

Sorry to say that 6~12 months is quite real although we try our best to speed up.  Frankly speaking, order made now (9/19/2021) may not get covered by our next shipment which our vendor has not shipped.  Each shipment takes about 6 months to process through.