What is the average BTU for a gas stove?
On average, a gas range can have burners with BTUs ranging anywhere from 500 and 18,000 BTUs, depending on what the burner is being used to cook. Newer ranges, for example, usually come with one high BTU burner, one low and two mid-range BTU burners while older ranges may have less variation.
Simmer burners often have a BTU range that is smaller, usually between 500 and 2,000 BTUs, making them great for low-heat cooking and greater control. Burners with a mid-sized BTU range between 2,000 and 10,000 are good options for everyday cooking like sauteing and frying, and high BTU burners, which range from 12,000 and 18,000 BTU, are useful for high-heat cooking like searing and stir-frying. Some range models may feature burners with larger BTU ranges of anywhere between 1,000 and 15,000 for added flexibility when switching quickly between high and low heat.