Posted on

Do I have to light it all over again each time for manual PowerFlamer propane 160 stove?

Inquiry

Hello, I am interested in purchasing a Powerflamer 160. I wanted to ask about the manual vs. electronic ignition first. If I purchase the manual ignition, will the pilot light stay on if I turn off the heat (e.g., between dishes), or do I have to light it all over again each time? Thank you.

Outdoorstirfry

For manual stove, the pilot flame can stay lit for you to turn off the main burner between dishes.   You don’t have to re-light it every time. 

Posted on

the pilot flame is orange

Customer (PF13L160): 

the pilot flame is orange, which doesn’t burn clean, is there a way to adjust the fuel/air ratio to maintain the pilot blue flame like one of your tutorial videos?

Outdoorstirfry: 

The pilot light flame should be adjust to about ½~1” long only.  In this length, it has a bit of yellow on its highest tip.  Most of the flame length should be blue.   If you set it too long, it does burner more yellow and interfere with main burner flame.   This is not desirable.

Posted on

Pilot issue

Customer (PF13L160):

Good afternoon, I have received my wok and have made delicious stir fry with it already. One issue though, the pilot light knob is very sensitive and I can essentially only do very high or off. It also gets adjusted higher just from shaking the wok stand.   It’s very hard to use otherwise.   Any help?

Outdoorstirfry:

Your dishes in your pictures look very delicious.   Sorry for the pilot knob issue.   The 2nd video on this link https://outdoorstirfry.com/support/product-documentation/ shows how to light the pilot flame.  After that please adjust it to about 1 inch in length.   It is sensitive under windy condition.

At home we are using similar stove 5~6 generation earlier.   My wife never bothers to light the pilot flame.   She is used to light the burner from the long nose BBQ ignitor and keeps cooking until done.   Cooking for a meal for family of 4 usually takes 5~10 minutes.

Posted on

Pros and Cons of electronic ignition

Inquiry:

Can you advise me pros and cons of having the electronic ignition?

Outdoorstirfry:

With electronic ignition option you do not need a long nose BBQ manual ignitor.  However you will need to strike a few times to get the burner going.   Manual ignition has a pilot flame.  Typically you light the pilot up and light up the burner from pilot.

Posted on

ingenuity, dedication, and commitment to quality

Customer (PF13L160): 

I am writing to thank you for your ingenuity, dedication, and commitment to quality. I have been using my brand new 160 (latest model) frequently since I received it. I am amazed at the quality of components, consistent results, and superior effectiveness of the centrally-focused burner. 

In fact, I love it so much that I am only afraid of what I would do if any part broke? Is it possible to order spare regulators and hoses? That seems like the most likely point to fail. 

Also, I am loving the updated pilot light design. It has been working flawlessly. I am excited to feed a small crowd!

Anyway, I just want to thank you again for bringing something truly fresh to the American market.

Outdoorstirfry: 

Thank you for your good words.  We agree that the regulator is the most frequent part needs to be changed.  We usually support once customer reports of such failure.  We would discourage buying individual part as most people don’t know well enough how to restore the entire system. 

Posted on

Valve for pilot flame

Inquiry:

    I’m looking at the 160. Is there a separate valve that controls the pilot light?

Outdoorstirfry:

Yes, the one on the right controls the pilot flame.

Inquiry:

I don’t have any experience using propane tanks.  It looks like the 160 comes with a regulator, do I need a high pressure regulator?

Outdoorstirfry:

PowerFlamer propane 160 goes with a high pressure regulator already.

Posted on

Is there any modification to the tip of the pilot light?

Customer (PF13L160): 

Is there any modification to the tip of the pilot light that would make it easier to light and keep lit? The control valve is too sensitive and the flame is small and blows out frequently.

Outdoorstirfry:

Can you look at 2nd video at this link https://outdoorstirfry.com/?page_id=768 to see if it helps?   I agree that a small flame at windy condition outdoor will be difficult to remain lit.   In that case it is better to light the main burner before cooking for every dish.  We will try to improve on how it can be lit in next generation.  However I don’t think we can solve for the windy situation.  Let us know how it goes.

Posted on

One of the dials controls pressure from the thin brass tube leading to the burner.

Customer (PF13L160): 

one question. One of the dials controls pressure from the thin brass tube leading to the burner. When and what is this used for? 

Outdoorstirfry:

The right valve is controlling gas to the thin copper tube as the pilot flame.  You can turn off the main burner between dishes if the pilot flame is lit.  We have a video (2nd one) on page https://outdoorstirfry.com/?page_id=768 on how to light the pilot flame.  Alternately you can choose not to use the pilot at all by turning the main burner really low between dishes.