The term BTU in cooking equipment stands for the British Thermal Unit (BTU) which measures a unit of heat. BTU has a technical definition which is the amount of heat that is needed to raise the temperature of 1 pound of water by 1 degree Fahrenheit. Our entire line gas equipment, depending on the item, comes with a BTU Value. For example, we sell a 6 Burner Range by Imperial Range.
This range has 6 burners each a BTU output of 32,000 BTUs. Many units come with 30,000 BTUs which is a standard range.
What does a higher BTU mean?
A burner with a BTU of 32,000 as opposed to a 30,000 BTU is more powerful and has a higher heat output. This in turn means the unit is a stronger burner and will heat products up faster.