If you live in an apartment and you experience a blackout — and so does your stove/oven — how do you cook or boil water? This Sterno ActionStation Culinary 7,000-BTU Butane Stove is the answer. It packs up small and is easy to store in a closet, and works with 8-oz butane bottles that are also easy to store (and use).
Sterno ActionStation Culinary 7,000-BTU Butane Stove
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Importance: Important, especially if you live in an apartment or other place where you can't cook outside on a grill or fire.
Bottom line: An easy way to cook food and boil water inside. Stores easily and uses simple and small 8-ounce butane bottles. A perfect backup solution for cooking in a disaster situation where you must stay in place.
Recommended for: Home shelters and apartments.
You’ll also need: Fuel — Sterno 50130 8-Ounce Butane Fuel Cartridges, 12-Pack. Each cartridge has a claimed two to four hour burn time.
Be aware: The company recommends that it be used outside except by "food service professionals." Nonetheless, as the stove IS designed for catering and cooking demos, it should be fine indoors as long as used in a well ventilated space, and used with care.
Note: Heating food and boiling water are essential, so we also suggest keeping at least some type of backup source, as well. Sterno's "canned heat" fuel — the kind you find on buffets and catering lines — are ideal. Sterno 20504 7-Ounce Entertainment Cooking Fuel, 6-Pack.
The stove is very easy to use, and has a thin plastic case which makes it a cinch to store. The only true downside is the single burner. If you've got more space and bigger cooking needs, you might consider a larger, twin-burner system. Still, it suffices for most of our needs.
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Fuel — Sterno 50130 8-Ounce Butane Fuel Cartridges, 12-Pack. Each cartridge has a claimed two to four hour burn time.