As I had indicated last month, I was having some trouble with my old burner that was approaching 17 years old. At a recent boil, it took this old burner 60 minutes to bring 40-50 quarts of cold water to a boil (I have a 100 qt pot). This ultimately led to me overcooking my crawfish.
So, I came here seeking advice about new burners. In my research, I had come across the Double Jet Burner. Lowes was selling them, and the product advertised its ability to quickly boil water in large pots.
Some on the Food board were skeptical, and there was concern that the regulator on this thing would freeze up.
But, alas, I tried it out at a recent boil for my kids' school, and it was the MVP of the day. I was able to get the initial cold water boiling in 15 minutes...yes, 15 minutes!
The regulator and side of the propane tank did get cold, but it never froze up...we didn't have it on full blast.
With thing thing, I could crank out a new batch every 30-35 minutes after the first batch.
The black paint on the burner did burn off, and you wonder why they even paint the thing. And it left some pretty good scorch marks on bottom of the pot. And sure, it is loud...but it has totally made me rethink how I plan out my boils...it is a game changer! Image: http://images.lowes.com/product/converted/050904/050904002006lg.jpg