The wolf simmer is 500 BTUs. The Viking is 900.
I'm leaning toward Viking because I want to be able to use any burner for anything, (not have to put certain things on certain burners) and I don't need the ultra-super-hot settings.
But the simmer is really the most important thing. I need a nice low simmer for things like roux, but I don't know hot to translate it into BTUs.
The Viking customer service line told me about the paper plate and the chocolate chips, (chips melt, plate doesn't burn), but she didn't know how long it took to melt the chips, or how long before the plate would go up in flames. The demonstration sounds showy but not immediately useful, you know? I usually employ cookware.
I'd like to be able to walk away from a sauce and not worry about it. I've been using electric ranges and burning things for the past several years.
Any idea how I can measure this?
Thank you in advance.