CC boil timing
Someone asked at some point how long it did take for that gonzo burner to heat water. I actually mostly wanted to know how much water fit into my pasta pot tonight so I did the experiment, sort of.
I figured out the pot holds 1 gallon of water. It's 5" high x 8.5" diameter - aluminum, probably; it's cheap. On the "high" setting of the CC the flame licks a little bit up around the side. That may not be the most efficient way to heat the water, therefore. But for the sake of argument I left it at that setting. The lid is also aluminum and domed a bit and there's one of those shutters on it for releasing steam. It was closed but it doesn't shut air-tight by any means.
I had to keep opening the lid of course to see if it was boiling. And this test completely begs the question of what is boiling and boiling temperature; I don't know. I started it from room temperature -- whatever that is in socal on a cold day about 3 miles and 80 feet elevation from the ocean. Ventilation was on full blast, I think -- not positive I remember that right. It was certainly on, full I'm not certain of.
So I think it took 12.5 minutes to come to a full boil. ish. For a gallon is that reasonable? I was pretty surprised, frankly, at how long that took. I would want to do the experiment a few more times before asserting that is correct. And also play with the flame and try it on different burners, different placements.