How many BTUs for first gas cooktop?
I'm looking to going from electric to my first gas cooktop. My cooking needs are frying, having meat be able to absorb water quickly and basically asian/indian cooking (making tea, curry, lentil soup using pressure cooker). I won't be doing any wok type cooking.
I am very unsure about the highest BTU burner I need on my cooktop. I have seen that the common "power" burners come in the cooktops are 12k, 15k, 17k. And I'd like to get an cooktop for my needs rather than getting something I don't need. Currently I'm looking at:
Whirlpool 30" has 2x 12k http://www.sears.com/whirlpool-30inch-gas-cooktop/p-02220959000P?prdNo=8&blockNo=8&blockType=G8
Maytag has (1) 15k and (1) 12k http://www.sears.com/maytag-30inch-gas-cooktop/p-02226109000P?prdNo=13&blockNo=13&blockType=G13