drop burner height for large pots
We finished our "guesthouse" about 6 months ago, living in it full time. While we save for the "dream house" I have plenty of time to plan. And wait for my dozens of new fruit trees to start bearing.
I did some canning on my old gas stove in my previous house. Guesthouse has a glass cooktop, which we love. We may even move that stove to the new place. But for now I am canning on a turkey fryer propane burner in the garage with the door open. Not the most excellent solution.
I foresee the canning effort multiplying as our fruit trees mature. For the new kitchen, I am thinking about installing a single high output electric burner at a lower height, maybe even 24". No reaching up and over a boiling pot sounds good. Or lifting a huge pot of water that high. I can imagine using a big pot for parties too. We've done crawfish boils and posole for 40 or more, on occasion.
If I did this, what about a flip-up counter section, so that the other 9 months of the year when it would see infrequent use, we'd have extra counter space? Is one burner enough if the stove is right there to prep the food? Would butcher block be too heavy?
Has anyone done/seen anything similar that I could show the DH?