Can i get any more btu's out of my propane range....maybe diff orifices???? I can fall asleep waching water boil ....so painfully slow......makes us look at new stoves.....i think this one has a 9-10k btu large burner....we're now looking at 15-16k units....i wish i knew before we bought.....dumb on me!!!
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Turboboil is a feature offered on a number of Kenmore electric ranges and cooktops. Without you model number it's hard to get into specifics - but turboboil is a special, high wattage heating element that delivers up to 3KW of energy to a specific heater on the cooktop. If I understand correctly, you would only use this setting when you wish to bring water to a boil in the shortest period of time possible - then change to a normal burner heat setting to maintain the temperature of the water in the pot.
Remember, an electric heat element is turned "full on" and "full off" as needed to maintain temperature (unlike a dimmer knob controls a light bulb). The turbo boil turns on a "double heater" to rapidly heat the water - after water reaches 212 degrees, it can not be heated any further (it turns into steam) so you should switch to a normal burner mode from that point forward.
Most range manufacturers give you the but rating for there burners. I have an electric range that has a "fast boil" burner. It can bring a gallon of water to a full boil in about 10-12 minutes. I also have a commercial gas (propane) range. Its burners are rated around 33,000 btu
You also need to set the regulator to LP. The symptom described is an indication that the regulator is still set to natural gas. The manual should tell you how. As I remember, there is a cap on top of the regulator that is removed to allow access to a retainer that needs to be turned over so the "LP" is facing up. Check your manual or look it up online
number one is this a problem you have had for a while or is it slowley decresing is it just one element or all one thing you can do is to take a dipper pin or a needle stick it through the orifice what your trying to do is to clean out some of the debre that collects a that tip dont try to inlarge the opening just try to clean it out if that does not work there is a gas flo adjustment but call around and see if some one with knowlege can help u over the phone gas adjustments can be dangerious
If it is new fromt the factory, you many have the natural gas (methane) jets in the burners. You will need to check your bag of parts to find the propane parts (LP parts). LP jets allow a different fuel/air mixture to burn at the right heat. Check the owner's manual for details how to make the change.
Smooth tops take a little geting used to than a coil top range....Make sure you have good flat cookware. NO GLASS COOKWARE. (ie vision ware.) Once the burner is set to high, it has to heat the glass, then the pot, so it does take about 2 min loger to boil, If you want to simmer, then i suggest bringing the item to a rapid boil, and then cutting back the heat to below the 1 on the range. and adjusting from there. All smooth top glass ranges do work in this manner. Most people can adjust to the switch, but not everyone can. there really is no problem with your range. BTW i work at sears, and i am surprised that no one helped you.