A New Portable Butane Burner
I did Shabu shabu for a couple
last week and, as we were finishing the last of the veggies,
the fire on my Burtan Burner went out. Replacing the fuel
cell didn't help as we discovered that the plastic igniter
control switch had shattered.
Alas, the Burtan is no longer made. So here we have a new
burner. This unit, goes for about $50 and boasts 12,000
Btu. It is better made throughout than the Burtan, though
it too has a plastic igniter and control switch.
Who needs one? It is more fun to do shabu shabu, sukiyaki
and fondues with a fire source at the table so all can swish
and dip in a communal hot pot. They're also great outdoors
for picnics and cookouts to keep the shredded beef, pork,
chili or beans hot. The caterer I cooked for years ago had
four of them for table top omelets, soups and other food.
We used all of them to make scrambled eggs, served in paper
cones, at the annual White House Easter Egg Hunt.