TYPES OF PAELLEROS OR BURNERS
TYPES OF PAELLEROS OR BURNERS
Hello rice cookers, today we will see the different types of gas burners, let's start by explaining their different names. Paellero is the most common denomination, but there are also those who call it a gas burner, and this is without taking into account other of the many denominations that we have heard, such as donut, gas ring, ring, paella ring or even paellero stove.
We will focus on the 3 main types of paella pans, all of them are equipped with 12-millimeter spouts or teats that are used to connect the gas cylinder to our burner. To make the connection is a simple task, we simply have to take the tube and place its clamps in their correct place. We connect the first clamp on the burner clamp, and the second we connect it on the gas regulator. Both connections can be made identically, we simply have to connect the tube to the end of the regulator and the other end to the burner, from here, we tighten them and insert it into the gas cylinder. Following this, we must know how to turn it on.
In the video you will see a demonstration of how to light each type of paellero, which are:
• The traditional round tube burner
• The round tube or flat or high-power paella pan
• Professional flat tube burner with safety system through thermocouple valves
To better understand the last burner, the thermocouple is a valve that, in the event of its cooling, either due to an accidental shutdown or a possible gas leak, interrupts the gas outlet in such a way that it is not possible for there to be an accumulation of gas. , since the gas burner will automatically stop its output. This feature means that this type of burner is approved for indoor use, however, the other two types of burners, as they do not have a safety system, are only approved for outdoor use.
We are going to see the ignition of each one of them and their differences in a more concrete way. Well, the first of the burners that we are going to see is the round tube burner, commonly referred to as the traditional one, it is the most economical of the three main types, reaching a power of 9.75Kw. As you can see in the video, it has two controls that independently handle the large and small rings, we can independently cook very small paellas with the small ring and with the large ring we can cook paellas of up to 60 cm. In the video we use a 40cm burner, all the other burners we will see in the video will be based on this 40cm comparison, but we have models up to 70cm and in some cases up to 90cm.
As for its ignition, first of all, we should light the small inner ring, this is to avoid accidentally burning ourselves when we light the large outer ring. A trick that we use when we turn on the gas to know which wheel opens which rim is to follow the metal line that leads from the wheel to the rim, so, visually, we can know at a glance which wheel opens the gas of each circle, even thus, the gas control sticker tells us this. We open the gas of the inner ring and turn it on, all we have to do is bring the lighter closer, so it will turn on by itself, but we can help it a little by giving it air. We do the same with the outer ring and our paellero will be on.
To control the flame of the rings, we just have to move the flame control with the wheels, half a turn is minimum, and another half turn will give us maximum power. To turn off the burner, we just have to turn it one full turn in the opposite direction to the wheels, until the fires go out by themselves.
Let's continue with the second class of burners, the flat tube burner, which differs on this occasion by not having the holes in the upper part, but rather on the side, this causes the flame to open outwards and have a better heat distribution. Unlike the previous burner, this one has a third smaller ring that facilitates the uniform distribution of heat in our paella, obtaining a power of 15 kW from this burner.
For proper lighting, we recommend lighting the inner ring first, to avoid accidental burning when lighting the outer ring. A trick that we use when we turn on the gas, in case we don't know which wheel opens which rim, is to follow the metal line that leads from the wheel to the rim, in this way, we can know with a single glance which wheel opens the gas of each rim, even so, the sticker located on the gas control also indicates it. We open the gas of the inner ring and turn it on, we just have to bring the lighter closer, in this way it will turn on by itself. We continue doing the same with the outer ring and now our paellero will be on.
To control the flame of the rings, we only need to move the flame control with the wheels, half a turn is minimum, and another half turn will give us maximum power. To turn off the burner, we simply return the wheels to their original position, so it will turn off by itself.
Finally, the third type of burner, the professional tube burner, which, as we can see in the video, differs by having a wider gas chamber than the one we had in the previous burners, in addition, the holes, which follow a pattern zigzag, they are located at 45 degrees in this situation, that is, at an angle halfway between the top and the side, which gives us the advantage that it is more difficult for the holes to be plugged thanks to that percentage of inclination.
This type of burners have a thermocouple valve, which means that, in case it cools down, the gas outlet is interrupted, avoiding any accumulation of gas and thus possible accidents, thanks to the fact that it turns off automatically if this could be the case.
As for how to turn it on, first of all, we must look at the thermocouple valves, in case of a possible leak, these valves will prevent the leak directly when noticing that they have cooled down. With that said, we'll start by lighting the small inner ring, we do this to avoid accidentally burning ourselves when lighting the outer ring. A trick that we use when we turn on the gas to know which wheel opens which rim is to follow the metal line that leads from the wheel to the rim, from this we can visually know which wheel opens the gas for each circle, even so, the sticker of the gas control indicates includes this information.
To be able to open the gas, we must keep the red button next to its wheel pressed, to allow the thermocouple valves not to automatically stop the gas outlet. We turn the gas wheel keeping the red button of the inner ring pressed and we turn it on, for done we only need to bring the lighter closer, so it will turn on by itself, after done, we continue keeping the red button held for about 8-10 seconds to make sure that the thermocouple valves have warmed up and will not cut off the gas abruptly. We carry out this same order with the outer ring and our paellero will be on.
In order to control the power of our flames, we just have to move the flame control with the wheels, half a turn is minimum, and another half turn will give us maximum power. To turn off the burner, we just have to return the wheels to their original position.
We would also like to introduce here the flagship of burner or paellero technology, the MIMCOOK paellero, which has digital control from which it is practically possible to automate each one of the steps of making a paella.
It has temperature, humidity and level sensors, which helps us to see if the paella is well leveled and, on the other hand, to make changes when it reaches a certain temperature, something very useful for, for example, adding oil or ingredients or what have a perfect temperature for cooking rice. It turns on electronically, and we can select the number of diners from its command console, being able to vary the number between 2 to 12 diners.
When we activate it and give it the number we want, we can see that it will light the burners by themselves, we can electronically regulate the power of each of the rings through the digital console. The console also allows us to see the menu of possible paellas that it can make by itself, it is divided between the marked paellas or the standard paellas, these can be programs through an Excel sheet, which we later pass to the robot through of a USB to modify or add programs and even our own recipes.
In the video we show you the example of making a standard paella, we select the number of diners and we will hear a click, which means that the burner begins to light up. When it is turned on, the screen will show us each step of the preparation of the recipe, from the golden or pearly of the rice, indicating the time that must elapse until its completion at the temperature used or recommended for the recipe. The screen can also provide us with the amount of ingredients needed to make it, from the amount of rice to the liters of broth it needs
Well rice cookers, as you have seen, we have shown 5 models of burners, first we have started with the traditional round tube, followed by the high power or flat tube, followed by the high power professional flat tube, that is, the approved for interiors, and we have also seen the wide-chamber professional, including the paellero robot.
We hope that this guide has helped you to dispel your doubts about the diferent paelleros and their differences, rice cookers.