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[Costco] Portable Butane Stove 10k BTU ($16.79) YMMV

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Simo wrote: Anyone use one of these indoors? Does it give off a gas smell or best not to use inside?
ToDealHunter wrote: Yes we use this butane stove all the time indoors to do Hot Pot. No gas smell.

Also amazing stoves for emergency situations like power outage or camping trips.
Not supposed to without proper ventilation, burning butane indoor releases CO which is odorless and can be harmful or even kill you in an enclosed space.

ALL these portable units are rated for outdoor uses only lol
I'll just stick to an induction stove, this is for car camping or backyard cooking.
For backpacking, there are more compact, lighter alternative with even higher BTU outputs.
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Just a tip for hotpotting, the butane canisters are liquid and expands into a gas to be burned, which makes the canister super cold. As it gets cold, it loses the ability to evaporate the liquid, and you will notice a BTU decrease. You may even think the bottle is empty, but it isn't, it's just cold. So just keep rotating warm and cold canisters until they are actually empty. I will rotate between 4 to 6 of these half full or close to empty canisters during one hot pot session.
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That's regular price in the asian grocery stores
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Guys, spend more and get an induction cook top for indoor usage. Can't believe some of you want to use this indoors without ventilation!
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Daijoubu wrote: Not supposed to without proper ventilation, burning butane indoor releases CO which is odorless and can be harmful or even kill you in an enclosed space.

ALL these portable units are rated for outdoor uses only lol
I'll just stick to an induction stove, this is for car camping or backyard cooking.
For backpacking, there are more compact, lighter alternative with even higher BTU outputs.
Lol...buddy people being using this for decades with out any issue. Winter time (just furnace ventilation) more than 10 people in the dinning room no problem at all.

We are talking about a small butane canister no about a normal size propane tank.

Also, when I mentioned camping yes I mean (and is obvious) car camping. Who in the right mind is going to take this heavy stove to backpacking?
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Saw this at Markham east and picked one up as having problem with my old one... solid deal imo... Nice post OP
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Daijoubu wrote: Not supposed to without proper ventilation, burning butane indoor releases CO which is odorless and can be harmful or even kill you in an enclosed space.

ALL these portable units are rated for outdoor uses only lol
I'll just stick to an induction stove, this is for car camping or backyard cooking.
For backpacking, there are more compact, lighter alternative with even higher BTU outputs.
This is used all the time in asian restaurants
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Fyi for camping, these do not work in cold temperatures
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Tabooger wrote: Guys, spend more and get an induction cook top for indoor usage. Can't believe some of you want to use this indoors without ventilation!
If you're that concerned, just run the hood fan over your stove, or crack a window.

It's fine. We do this for hot pot all the time (like so many other people). I have CO and smoke detectors and they've never been set off by one of these. You're only running the flame for an hour or so anyway.
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reneki wrote: Fyi for camping, these do not work in cold temperatures
Isn't that the same for propane?
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Nethervue wrote: Isn't that the same for propane?
It does work, but not as well as propane.

Google "propane vs butane" for explanations.
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DJ Trance AZ wrote: I was using this to make some fried eggs yesterday in the backyard (so the house doesn't smell) ...
Cause the eggs smell?
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pongster wrote: This is used all the time in asian restaurants
But restaurants have proper ventilation for sure, most of them around here have induction stoves though, people do what they want to do, these units are not certified for indoor uses if you read the manual
Nethervue wrote: Isn't that the same for propane?
Nop, butane boiling point is -1C, so when the can gets cold of if it's cold, it remains solid/liquid instead of vaporising.
Propane boiling point is -42C so you can still get it to vaporise at or below 0
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Daijoubu wrote: But restaurants have proper ventilation for sure, most of them around here have induction stoves though, people do what they want to do, these units are not certified for indoor uses if you read the manual



Nop, butane boiling point is -1C, so when the can gets cold of if it's cold, it remains solid/liquid instead of vaporising.
Propane boiling point is -42C so you can still get it to vaporise at or below 0
This is the correct answer. I'll also add that burning Butane can also create Carbon Monoxide if Oxygen is a limiting factor, and CO is odourless. You should not use these units inside, but if you do, make sure you open a window.
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xxxray wrote: Cause the eggs smell?
I meant to say the cooking smell and the oil from frying the eggs.
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For general camping, propane ones are better. Butane is $10/can, 1L propane cannisters are less than a $1 to refill with adapter, been doing it maybe 15y+ now.
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Saw them at the Kanata location yesterday, if anyone was interested.
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Has anyone seen them in the costco Warden location?
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Tabooger wrote: Guys, spend more and get an induction cook top for indoor usage. Can't believe some of you want to use this indoors without ventilation!
Don't think I have ever heard of someone dying from using one of these although the warning label does say not for indoor use, yet a see lots of youtubers demonstrating indoors cooking using one.

Thread about this costco deal is like deja vu, each time it gets posted there is always mention that stores like T&T is much cheaper especially for the canisters.

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