The two main reasons I wanted this stove is for canning and brewing. Canning is very time consuming and the 30,000 BTU burners will heat the water and bring it to pressure much quicker than the kitchen stove or a typical 10-12,000 BTU camping stove especially when you do 6-8 canning loads a day. It is also useful when cooking for large groups where large pots are used when cooking a dozen or two ears of corn, big pots of Chili, boiling potatoes etc.
Running one burner wide open (30,000BTU’s) will burn for 15 hours using 20 lbs. of propane. However you would not normally do that because once the food or water reached temperature you would dial down the flame to maintain a cooking or processing temperature therefore using much less propane.
The stove is called the Explorer by Camp Chef Model Number EX60LW. http://www.campchef.com/explorer-2-burner-propane-stove.html
Two 30,000 BTU burners
Fully adjustable heat-control dials
Regulator and 3 ft. hose included
Stove Dimensions: 32 5/8" x 14"
Total Output: 60,000 BTU
Weight: 40 lbs.
Warranty: One Year
The Explorer stove is designed for the true sportsman. This is a rugged stove with intrigue and attitude. Features two 30,000 BTU/hr commercial cast burners. It is great for all types of outdoor cooking. Rugged cooking surface pattern reflects this outdoor appliance's strong performance capabilities. It is preferred by family campers, hunters and scout groups.
One of the great uses for this stove is Emergency Preparedness. You can call it anything from Disaster, Emergency or Survival Preparedness; but either way it's something that's on a lot of people's minds these days. We feel it's very important that all households have at least a 72 hour kit and some food storage. More than likely with a disaster you'll not be able to use your home stove or range, so the perfect fit for that is this stove. A way to cook your food or boil your water should be on any emergency preparedness check list. This stove will boil water fast, making it safe to drink, then cook you a great meal. One 20 lb tank (not included) can get you 15 hours of cooking time. Hopefully, you would not have to use this stove for anything more than patio and camping, but if disaster strikes, you'll be ready.
I think it is a wise addition to my preparedness tools. It is well built and I expect many years of service from it. It comes with the hose and regulator. I currently have on hand two 30 lb. propane tanks for its fuel source.
Here are some pictures of my new stove: