Gas stove needs 1 larger burner


My 1992 GE gas stove has all 4 top burners the same size. I'd like to have 1 higher BTU burner (for stir-fry etc.) and 1 lower BTU burner (for very slow simmering) to replace 2 of the present burners. Has anyone tried to do this, with their gas stove? I assume the regulators get replaced too. Or do I have to get a whole new stove to get the different sizes of burners?
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snipped-for-privacy@gmail.com wrote:

It's 14 years old; isn't it about time for a new one anyway?
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Doug Miller wrote:

Actually, no. The stove was installed in my studio in 1992 as part of future plans to live there and rarely used until we downsized last year and moved into the studio from the suburbs. Now we're using that stove every day. In terms of hours of use, it's probably about 2 years old.
So, does anyone know if a bigger BTU burner retrofit is possible?
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snipped-for-privacy@gmail.com says... | |Doug Miller wrote: | |> |> It's 14 years old; isn't it about time for a new one anyway? The price GE charges for parts almost makes it worthwhile replacing the entire stove.
get the complete model number and go to the www.sears.com go to repair parts. See what is listed for your stove. If you find it take down the part number and do a google search on that part number to find the cheapest source. Sometimes Sears is the best, sometimes you can do better.
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On 12 Jan 2007 06:53:20 -0800, snipped-for-privacy@gmail.com wrote:

Sounds like time for a new stove. I'd imagine the top would be different.
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Any that I've seen are larger diameter and the stove top will have a larger cutout also. I don't think you will have much luck. Some brands also seem to have a problem with very low flame for simmering. Our Roper (about 20 years old) does not have that problem but the big high powered ranges are more prone to it from what I've read. Some even have a flame diffuser for simmering.
You may want to try asking on rec.food.equipment
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Edwin Pawlowski wrote:

Thanks to all of you, especially Edwin P. who told me about that other newsgroup which I hadn't known about, and which is full of useful info about BTU outputs, dedicated wok burners, etc.. CC
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