What are the Different Types of Gas Stove Burners?
Gas stoves typically have 4 to 5 burners. The types of gas stove burners can range in size from small to extra-large and be used for different cooking styles and cookware. Smaller burners are best for smaller cookware and for precise, low flame cooking like simmering, while larger burners are best for larger cookware and boiling or faster cooking. The medium-sized burner can typically cover anything in between and is a great, all-purpose burner.
If the cooktop or range has an extra-large burner, it is often a high BTU burner used for fast boiling or for large pots or specialty cookware. It is also sometimes used to heat griddles on models which offer a griddle feature.