A power burner is a high-heat gas stove burner that has significantly higher heat output than a traditional burner. Its output begins at 12,000 BTU (British thermal units) and can extend to 18,000 BTU while a traditional model usually ranges between 7,500 and 9,500 BTU. Unlike the standard flame from a gas cooktop, a power burner's curling flames works perfectly when cooking with a wok or cast iron skillet. While you can cook most anything on a typical stovetop, many culinary tasks are easier to achieve with a larger flame.
Uses of a Power Burner