"Discover Cooking, Discuss Life."

Go Back   Discuss Cooking - Cooking Forums > General Cooking Information > Cookware and Accessories > Appliances
Click Here to Login
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 05-12-2009, 11:17 PM   #1
Assistant Cook
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 6
Wok burner for home?


Has anyone successfully installed a LP wok burner for home use?

I've seen self contained units sell for 1200+ for 1 burner. Seems like there should be a cheaper way to do this?

If i can buy whole turkey fryer for 29.99; i should be able to install a single wok burner for under a 500?


zerobane is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-13-2009, 03:31 AM   #2
Executive Chef
justplainbill's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Eastern Long Island, New York
Posts: 4,206
Use a cut-down old hot water heater? Hooking up a foot control valve seems to be the main stumbling block.

justplainbill is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-13-2009, 04:51 AM   #3
Senior Cook
TomW's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Alabama
Posts: 196
Why spend more?

Originally Posted by zerobane View Post
... If i can buy whole turkey fryer for 29.99...
If you haven't already tried it, a turkey fryer works great with a wok, especially on camping trips.

Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	StirFry.JPG
Views:	165
Size:	25.0 KB
ID:	7155  
Curious fellow
TomW is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-13-2009, 09:00 AM   #4
Certified Pretend Chef
Andy M.'s Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 43,620
If you're talking about in your kitchen, the burner is not as big an issue as the ventilation and smoke handling. The average vent hood won't cut it.
"If you want to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first create the universe." -Carl Sagan
Andy M. is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

» Discuss Cooking on Facebook

Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:56 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.