Good burner for one pan, or electric FLAT skillet?

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spaz

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Hey folks..

Been a while, but last summer I realized I was burning allot of propane in my summit weber grill cooking solo. I'm inside now, frying steaks in a cast iron skillet on a electric stove.. But I want to move outside when it warms up and would like to buy either a one/two burner propane setup, or maybe a electric skillet? But seems like all the electric skillet's Ive seen have raised bars to imitate the "grilled" look.. I don't want that, and need a small flat frying surface the size of a T-bone.

Any suggestions? I was thinking maybe george foreman, but it's not flat like a pan..

Thanks!
 
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Camp chef offers a 2 burner portable propane stove. I have one probably 20 years old.

Warren
I’ve had that same burner about for as long. We do all of our canning with it outside, no mess in the kitchen.

To the OP, that 2 burner camp chef will work or even a turkey fryer burner. They also make electric hot plates that will run your cast iron skillet as well.
 
Thanks..

You jarred my memory and remember now I have a Colman two burner camp stove in the attic.. Wonder if I can get a adapter to run my weber grill tank..
 
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Thanks..

You jarred my memory and remember now I have a Colman two burner camp stove in the attic.. Wonder if I can get a adapter to run my weber grill tank..
Got one of them too. White gas puts out more BTUs, but the tall 1# propane tank fits inside along with the adapter.
Under $20 for the hose to connect an LP tank to 1" threads (CGA 600)
 
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Gas One has quite a few single and double burner stoves that use propane or butane or both.
 
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If your Coleman stove is propane, the bulk tank hose adapter is about $15-20. If it is liquid fuel, Coleman no longer makes a propane adapter, but Stansport and Mr. Heater do for about $30, plus you still need the hose. For $30, I think I would pick up a used propane stove from Craigslist, Offerup, or Facebook marketplace.
 
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A induction burner works great, bought 1 from walmart years ago and wore it out, the new 1 I have wont run in increments just large jumps, get 1 that has 5 degree adjustment. It would simmer perfect or 500 degree. bought it to use in the camper but liked it so much the house used it all the time, you have to use induction pots and pans, cast iron works great. Gas can hold a candle to induction,
 
I have yet to make it into the attic.. But that induction electric stove thing sounds so easy, but they all sound like you might get one season out of them.

Today I need to learn about selling taxable mutual funds, or why I shouldn't use average cost.. fun fun
 
My first lasted about 10 years the 1 I still have is 6-7 so pretty dependable I will buy another 1 when this 1 dies
 
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Nu wave on Amazon for $100. It’s 10 degree increments I was mistaken thought 5 but 10 it was
 
I had the $100 one but lust after that 1 lol. that 1 wasn't out when I bought my Gold I think it was.
 
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I came here for exactly this discussion. I realize there are blackstones, I know I can put my cast iron griddle on my grill, but I want an electric burner I can put just outside my back garage door where I have a service cart with a stainless top and an outlet right there.

It didn't occur to me when I first started looking that I did NOT want an induction unit. That cook-top in that link would be perfect, except for the cost and the fact that you can only use magnetic cookware. As I was reading reviews of various burners, I ran across something that I hadn't thought of that someone else was using a burner for. I am building...let's call it a "boiler" that will produce "flammable" liquid. I have a propane low to the ground burner for an old turkey fryer setup I was planning to use. Problem is, its an ignition source and may be hard to tightly control temp. An electric cooktop would be ideal...thing is the "boiler" is 100% copper, so induction is useless for that.

The infrared burners are all so small. My cast iron skillets are 10 and 12" and the "boiler" is 12" diameter. This induction unit would probbaly work fine for the cast iron. I'm worried the infrared burners wont have the BTU's I think I want. I see a lot of people complaining that it's taking a half hour to boil water, and others saying whatever unit it is, heats up quick and its awesome...really have to read between the lines with reviews, especially on Amazon. Need to pay attention to the return policies, thats one of the good things about Amazon is you can usually return something if you dont like it, but technically their policy is "new, unopened, unused" products can be returned.
 
I already had a three burner camp stove, so I bought a hose adapter and have used it with my cast iron skillet and 20 pound propane tank.. I wish my grill had one built in though..
 
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