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      What are Power Burners?

      Power burners are high-heat gas stove burners that have a significantly higher heat output than traditional stove burners. Power burners begin at 12,000 BTU (British thermal units) and can extend to 18,000 BTU while traditional burners usually range between 7,500 and 9,500 BTU. Instead of the standard flame on a gas cooktop, the curling flames of a power burner are perfect for wok and cast iron skillet cooking. While you can cook most anything with a typical stovetop, you'll find many culinary tasks that achieve the best results from a larger flame.

      Uses of a power burner

      • Boiling water quickly for pasta and rice
      • Stir-frying meals in a wok
      • Searing whole cuts of meat like steaks and pork chops
      • Sautéing meats and vegetables

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