Plus one wicked hot stir fry wok!
When I attended the Culinary Institute of America one of my favorite classes was Asian Cuisine. What red blooded American boy wouldn’t want to cook on a 110,000 BTU wok? Professional woks stations are like an F-18 fighter jet standing on end with the afterburner blowing away trying to melt metal pans.
One day we took the wok off the 30 inch “Godzilla” burner, which I believe was 110,000 BTUs, and cranked the puppy to high. Two foot flames shot out of the burner. We also had three other woks, which burned at 90,000 BTUs that could crank out the heat as well.
The average output of a home stove is about 7,000 BTUs, about 1/8th the power of the “little” woks we used. Electric stove tops are measured in kW (kilowatts) and average about 2 kW, roughly the same as 7,000 BTUs. If you are cooking on an electric stove top you need a different type of wok than a full rounded bottom, one that makes full contact with the heating element. Follow the tracks for more