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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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Stability and Cover

Customer (PF13L160/stabilizers/cover): 

What a pleasant surprise to know it’s coming earlier than you first predicted. (You first told me 3-6months.). A quick question I have while I am waiting for stove, regarding blue flame vs yellow flame.  I know we want the flame as blue as possible. So as a general rule, would you say I should just leave maximum air for the bluest flame? Or do you have a recommended air ratio for me?

Outdoorstirfry

The stove as shipped has already been adjusted to give blue flame.  However in case, there is a mixing wheel in front of the burner inlet that you can play and adjust. 

Customer

I installed the legs as instructed (screws facing inside, inward Bend facing outside). It is still very wobbly and I don’t think these screws are easy to screw in. I do a lot of wok tossing and I’m genuinely afraid it will fall over when I’m cooking and cause major injury…..can you suggest a better solution for me? Also tell me the screw size. I think I’m going to home Depot to get better ones. The ones you provided are hard to screw with my screw driver.

Just used my stove for the first time. I thought I would give you a bit of feedback if that’s all right with you. 

Good: The stove itself works great. The concentrated fire is very powerful. I actually caught grease fire the first time I add oil in wok because I wasn’t aware how hot it gets. That’s something I need to learn. Also absolutely love the pilot light and fire control. Now I can turn fire off and add ingredients , then turn it back on, without feeling rushed.

Need improvement: the legs are fairly stable, I haven’t had accident yet. But still not super confident with it, even with stabilizers. Your stove is advertised as 13″ diameter, but I only measure 11″ inside. So not very big to flip wok against fire-guard like those professional Chinese chef. But you can increase sales for smaller 12″ wok, since that fits perfectly. I bought the cover, that definitely needs improvement. It’s just a basic tarp I can buy from home Depot, doesn’t fit properly and doesn’t look nice.

Overall great product. Communication was great, and you were knowledgeable and fast. I love the Chinese entrepreneur spirit, as I’m Chinese myself. I wish you all the best. Happy holidays.

Outdoorstirfry

Thank you for your feedback.  We always want to hear what our customers say on our products.  We are always thinking of how to improve.  A couple points to clarify.  We name our stove 13” by its wok ring adaptor outer diameter.  We understand regular house does not need a restaurant type stove and it will require too big a wok.    Also We purposely do not make the tarp cover down to the ground which will collect dirt and leaves. 

Customer

Regarding the cover, what I mean was, it was a bit too big. Perhaps a more fitted smaller one would look more appealing, maybe even with outdoorstirfry logo on it! May I also suggest some clippings for the bottom of cover to secure with the legs. That way on very windy days, the cover won’t fly away. Anyway, that’s just my idea. Hope you find it helpful. Cheers.

Outdoorstirfry

Thank you for more information on the cover.  We make the cover for all our stove products.   It is slightly bigger for PowerFlamer propane 160.  We have bigger stove products.   Currently our cover has two versions, one with grummet holes and another with strings at the bottom.   If there are strings on yours, you can use them to strap to the legs of the stove.  If there are only grummet holes, you can come up with a string yourself to tie the grummet holes to the legs of the stove. 

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Optimal wok size and how to cover?

Customer (PF13L160):

2 questions if I may:

  1.  What’s the optimize size round bottom wok to get?  36cm/14in?
  2. I will be keeping this outside in Maryland.  Is there a cover you can recommend?

Thanks again.  Looking forward to using your invention.

Outdoorstirfry:

  1. 14” to 16” wok size is the best.   Especially 14” you can heat up fastest.
  2. We simply flip the wok upside down to cover the burner.   Some customer buy a tarp sheet.