I believe a gas burner with a rating of 14K is already considered high for an indoor gas stove. Why do outdoor cookers cookers have such high BTU ratings compared with indoor gas stoves? Are indoor and outdoor BTU ratings equivalent?
First of all I’m only aware of one BTU rating for all stoves no matter they are used inside or outside of a house. With a 14K BTU stove, you can take time to heat the wok up. However, the wok temperature dips once you toss in green vegetables and fresh meat. Now it takes time to heat those up again. Because the time is long relatively, the food is cooked differently than from a high power stove. I believe that there is regulation or at least concerns of using too powerful stove inside a house. Outdoor has looser regulation.