Heavy-Duty Single Burner Propane Stove
Probably a good product
Need Northern tool to get with their manufacture and tutor them on English. i.e."cut off immediately and re-operate when unusual sounds be heard due to heat be adjusting"
Would be a better product if the two outside flame adjustments did the outside rings instead of half on each side. Middle valve contols the middle flame. Right valve controls the flame on the two outer burners sections on the right side. Left valve is the same for the left. Would be nice to be able to control the circles of fire instead of inner circle then right/left half.
Also, bolts provided for assembly were bevel head, but the only beveled part was the legs that go inside the ring. Bevel head bolts made no sense to me.
November 29, 2013
Hard to go wrong.......
Since I cannot use my canner on the new glass-top stove I tried using it on the side-burner of my Weber grill. It worked, but was weak/slow to heat up and get to working temp. Then I saw this burner - noted the heat output and decided to give it a try.
It took only 5 minutes to assemble and set up. I got the canner ready and applied the heat. WOW. I had a fast, rolling boil inside of just a few minutes. Once the lid was on (pressure cooker) it sealed right away and the steam vent was really hissing.
The controls are a tad touchy to movement - just a little bit drops/raises the flame a lot, but once you get used to it it's no problem. If you're going to use this for food processing, home canning or boiling a large pot of liguid etc., this unit will do the job with finesse. I'm very glad I bought this item.
September 18, 2013
This is a great little stove, well constructed and very stable. I use it mainly for a very large, heavy, "All American" pressure canner. This would have gotten 5 stars without a hitch if the first one received hadn't had a faulty manifold that spit flames at me. Northern tool very quickly sent me a replacement valve system and now it is working perfectly. It says it puts out 10,000 BTU and I have no idea how to measure it but can say it gets 25qts of water up to a boil in no time. It is effective and safe.
September 17, 2013
We bought this burner to use with our pressure cooker during canning season. It was excellnt. Wish I knew 30 yrs ago. Reduced our processing time down to 20 minutes. We did get the recommended hose, and had no trouble hooking things up. Can't wait to use it next summer for the whole season.
September 13, 2012
Heavy Duty Gas Burner
No trouble to order, (Easy ordering) shipping was fast. This burner is being used in a meat smoker. Works perfect, love the three valves. you can get just the amount of heat you need for whats being smoked. This burner should last as long as you will ever need one. Would truly work in any place you need a burner. Some Assembly is needed, but if you can use a screw driver you have it covered. If you cant use tools get you six year old to do it for you. Its that easy. CF
August 16, 2012
Heavy duty & simple
The burner is heavy built. It is simple to operate. It's not cheap, but it will probably last a very long time.
August 13, 2012
I bought this burner based on the recommendation of others. The brass flame controls are excellent, allowing a slow cook of wood chips for smoking, and great temperature regulation. This burner is solidly built and affordable. I highly recommend it.
August 13, 2012
Ordered this for a smoker I built, Heavy burner and good quality. This will last for years.Price was just right too.
May 9, 2012
Purchased this item for a family reunion and it worked great. It would have been nice if it had come with a regulator.
October 10, 2011
I bought this stove for a smokehouse I am building. The stove is the right size and low so it can be used on a table top also. The 35,000 BTU is all that I require and probably will never use the total capacity.
I like the adjustibility of the stove with the 3 burner valves. I also added a needle valve for more control. Granted the burner is not high tech but it will suit most of your cooking needs.
I saw a post here that you needed a high pressure regulator - this stove is only rated for less than 1 psi of pressure so you need a low pressure regulator like off your gas grill. This stove is not a high pressure fish cooker and has its limitations. If you use a high pressure regulator the center burner will work somewhat but you will blow out the side burners, it simply cant handle the high pressure gas and you should'nt try. If you want a high pressure stove dont buy this one as it is not intended for that use.
I initially had trouble with the flame hight so I had to take off the valves and clean them of grease. After that it worked great and is meeting all my needs.
August 30, 2011