If you love a good stir-fry, you know that it can be a challenge to make on your stove at home. Engineer gourmet and Youtuber [Alex French Guy Cooking], in collaboration with [Make:], whipped up a portable range capable of making delectable stir-fry.
There are three major problems when it comes to cooking stir-fry: woks are typically unstable on normal burners, those burners don’t tend to heat from a center point out, and they usually aren’t hot enough. [Alex]’s 12,000BTU portable stove is great for regular applications, but doesn’t cut it when it comes to making an authentic stir-fry.
To focus the burner’s heat, he cut and bent a stainless steel baking ring into the shape of an exhaust nozzle — not unlike a jet engine — and lightly modified the range to accommodate the nozzle. He also added a larger baking ring with air flow holes for the wok to rest on. Two down, but there’s the issue of it not being hot enough.
So, why not use two butane canisters to double the output to 22,200 BTUs!
After a few modifications to the portable stove and it was able to accommodate a second burner neatly within the original. And, in the interest of making the stove as safe as possible, [Alex] insulated the second canister’s housing, made some modifications to the starter and added a suction cup to keep it from shifting during the spirited stir-fry cooking process.
[Alex] has also made a second video showing proper stir-fry cooking technique for those of you who have been salivating since you started reading. Just grab your tools and away you go. Or have your robo-cook take care of your meals for you.