Question about the pilot light… on your website it says that the electronic ignition does NOT have a pilot light that can stay on. However, in Kenji’s video I see that he has the electronic ignition, and his pilot stays on during cooking. Which is the correct answer? Thank you!
The concern is when the electronic ignition flame stays on, it continues to heat up the ignition tip which carries the heat through the white plastic part and the ignition black wire. Potential result is that the continuing ignition flame will melt the white plastic tip and the black insulation around the ignition wire. Temperature on any plastic or rubber part will shorten its life for sure.
Our PowerFlamer propane 160 integrated electronic ignition stove solves this problem by not allowing the electronic ignition to stay on.
So if I get the IEI version, can I have electronic ignition and have the pilot light stay on? And also, what are the other advantages of the IEI system?
The IEI version does not have any pilot flame and the integration makes it impossible for the ignition flame to stay on by mistake. For comparison between EI and IEI versions, please see https://outdoorstirfry.com/?s=difference+IEI+and+EI.