Dictionary of Stove Terms
broiler Most gas ovens have a flame broiler, a bar in the center of the oven roof. Many gas stoves now also have an infrared broiler, a perforated ceramic tile that intensifies and distributes the heat from the flame broiler.
BTUs BTUs (British thermal units) refer to how much heat a burner generates. Companies often tout their BTUs, but remember, it's not just BTUs that are importantit's how much heat is transferred to the pan. Several factors come into play, including the design of the burners.