Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Cooking Your Food Storage - Part 2

Butane stoves are easy to store and lightweight and most of the ones I have seen come with a carrying case.

They can be found at Lee Lee's (Warner and Dobson), Mekong Supermarket (SW corner of Dobson and Main), and a score of other places. I only paid $12 for mine.

These stoves are powered by small butane cartridges. Depending on what you read, the cartridges last for 3 to 5 hours. I put a new cartridge in my stove and let it burn on the medium heat setting until the flame went out. It took 21 hours. I have not tried it again, but obviously need to. The cartridges run from $2 to $4, depending on where you find them. I have purchased a case of 12 for $15 on sale.

I have not actually cooked on one of these yet, but I plan on using lightweight pots and small stainless steel frying pans when I do. I would not want to waste the butane getting cast iron up to heat on one of these.

If you have any experience with one of these, please let us know.

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