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Types of camping stoves that can be used indoors
There are many different types of stoves that you can use indoors and they all come with their own pros and cons. One of the more popular models is a butane fueled stove. They use pressurized gas cartridges to produce heat, which makes them very efficient.
Similar to propane stoves, there isn't too much of a difference in terms of taste or how quick it takes to cook your food indoors. The only real drawback is that you usually need to buy these cartridges at specialty stores or online because they are not as easily available as propane tanks for traditional grills and griddles. Butane cartridges can typically last for 8-12 hours on a single cartridge depending on how high your stove's BTU rating is and will cost around $1 per hour to run.
Tips for cleaning a camping stove after using it indoors
Cleaning your camping stove should be the first thing you do after using it. Below will be a step-by-step guide on how to safely and effectively clean your stove.
- Unplug the stove from any power source
- Let the stove cool down before handling it as moving parts may become loose or break under extreme heat. The cooking pot can be too hot to handle so take care when handling it.
- To clean out the camping stove, use a damp cloth with dish detergent to wipe it down thoroughly until no residue is left behind or if you have a disposable aluminum pan that came with your camping stove, you can soak the pan in water and dish soap overnight and use an SOS pad to scrub away any leftover residue from prior usage. After you are done cleaning out your camping stove, check over all vents and crevices because you don't want any grease or dirt to block off air flow from the heat source.
- Remember to always check over your camping stove after each usage because if there was a grease fire it will be necessary for you to clean out the stove thoroughly before using it again. If you are not careful and follow these simple steps, then accidents can occur that may cause fires in your home which is why it's important that you understand how to properly use this type of cooking device indoors or outdoors.
The best ways to store a camping stove when it's not in use
After cleaning you camping stove and it is time toi store it, it is best to follow the below recommendations.
- Ensure that it has been completely cooled down from being used before storing.
- For many camping stoves, you will have a stand built in so that you can place it upright for storage purposes. If this is not available then a safe place may be a box or case where it won't get banged around and can remain stationary until next time you need to use your stove.
It really depends on what kind of camping stove you have and with what type of fuel it operates. I would recommend calling the company that made your stove to see if they have a recommendation as to when and where you can use it. For instance, my Big Green Egg is okay to be used indoors as long as I have an area that I set up at least 10 feet away from any combustible materials (furniture cushions, clothing, etc.) Additionally, it may be entirely up to you if you want to take the risk of using your camping stove indoors. The only reason why I would not use one indoors is because of safety issues, if something were to go wrong with using it indoors (flame got too close to a piece of furniture or curtain) there is a good chance you could burn down your house or apartment.