Butane Stove Indoors. Yes, that’s right.
A portable single burner butane stove is an excellent resource for ordinary cooking (highly used in Asian culture), emergency cooking, while on the go, or camping.
Cooking without electricity is something that everyone should consider in case of a power outage or other emergency situations.
There is a wide variety of portable single burner stoves to choose from. They vary from ultralight camp stoves for hiking expeditions to larger stoves with multiple burners.
Safer Choices | Butane Stove Indoors
A good choice emergency stove for ordinary cooking that’s safer indoors than others is a single burner butane stove.
Years ago I bought the GAS ONE butane stove and have used it many times. Love it!
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Read on for today’s recommendation:
The GAS ONE butane stove served me well (indoors) on vacations, road trips, (even cooking in a hotel room – shhhh…don’t tell anyone )
IWANTI Portable Butane Stove Burner
If I were to buy another one today, I would seriously consider the Iwatani stove which looks to be of really good quality:
Why is Butane Safer for Indoors?
Can you use a butane stove indoors?
Butane burns cleaner.
Burning butane does not normally produce carbon monoxide.
Complete combustion of butane produces carbon dioxide (CO2) and water vapor (not carbon monoxide which is different).
Asian families commonly and regularly use the butane stove for cooking in their kitchens. I’ve used my single burner indoor butane stove lots of times without issue whatsoever.
That said, although not likely, ‘incomplete’ combustion of butane will produce some carbon monoxide.
It’s always a good idea to be aware of ventilation in your space, especially if you’re cooking in a very small area. A carbon monoxide detector should be in every home. Why? Because you can’t smell it.
Read more: Carbon Monoxide Poisoning – Do You Have These Symptoms?
For your information, this is the most popular non-stick grill for a portable gas stove such as the IWANTI or others. The best thing is the drain hole and unique swirl design. The channels slowly (slow for flavor retention) drain any fat/grease out into a cup. Minimizes splashing while grilling.
Uses for a Butane Stove Indoors
– When the power goes out. Heat up a nice can of (fill in the blank) for dinner!
– Again, power outage. It’s out all night. Hot coffee in the morning! Got a percolator for that?!
– Road trip! Took mine cross country. Served us well on the trip! Because we took lots of our own food with us (cans of this and that, etc..).
– Convenient for a camping trip. Not so much for backpack but a base camp, yes.
– Hunting camp. Fishing camp. You name it…
– Simply a emergency backup! And it’s safer for indoors.
Note: My experience with using our butane stove is that it burns hot and heats up things fast. The butane canisters last longer than I originally anticipated. I bought a bunch of spare canisters for just in case. I store them with my other fuel products outside the house in a ventilated shed.
Any of you have a single burner butane stove?
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I re-published this post (March-2020) due to COVID-19 Coronavirus, shelter-in-place (apartment cooking?), which may be of interest for some people…