If the fire under a frying pan is more intense, will your hand feel hotter?

Skillet over an intense flame. Skillet over a low flame.

The following model compares heat conduction through two identical test pieces but the temperature differences across them are different.

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Color: Graph Grid Isotherm Heat flux

Temperature of upper-left heat source:

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