Patio Cooking Solutions
Tile and grout for cabinet tops purchased and ready to install.
Patio cooking equipment research started a few days ago. Then on a canning forum a young woman already using her patio suggested a Camp Chef Explorer 2 Burner Propane Stove. That she was using already and really liked.
- Two 30,000 BTU commercial cast burners
- Fully adjustable heat-control dials
- Removable legs for portability
- Three sided windscreen
- Regular and three foot hose
- One year manufacturer’s warranty
- Stove Dimensions: 32 5/8″ x 14″
- Height: 29″
- Total Output: 60,000 BTU
- Weight: 40 lbs
NECESSARY for this equipment is how much weight it can carry. My big All American Pressure Canner weights 20 pounds empty. Add water and 7 quarts to 19 pints of glass jars and the weight is considerably more. Not having a sturdy stable burner could end up in disaster.
Since each canning batch takes 15 to 90 minutes (depending on the food being processed). Canning on the patio would save quite a lot of steam being pumped into the kitchen.
2 other stoves I have found are pretty inexpensive and have fairly good ratings. They are smaller units. A one burner and a 2 burner. Both have 8″ (8,000 BTU) burners and are run using butane canisters that last about 3 hours each.
Here are the adverting details:
With a high heat output of 8,000 BTUs per burner, this portable butane range with two solid brass burners is perfect for off-premise catering and cooking demonstrations where electricity is not readily available. It features a manual control knob for each burner to increase or decrease the flame separately, allowing you to cook at two different temperatures simultaneously. The burners are easily removed which makes cleaning a breeze.
For superior safety, this portable butane range features a lock feature that locks each butane canister in place, allowing the range to ignite; if the lock is not in place, it will not ignite. CE Listed.
All of these units have arrived and I will be trying them out in the next few days.
I will report back how they preform once I have tried them all.