Comments on: The Tools We Use: Part I: Making Dinner without a Conventional Stove http://sharonastyk.com/2008/03/18/the-tools-we-use-part-i-making-dinner-without-a-conventional-stove/ Sharon Astyk's Ruminations on an Ambiguous Future Fri, 16 May 2008 16:58:40 +0000 #?v=2.3.2 By: Sharon http://sharonastyk.com/2008/03/18/the-tools-we-use-part-i-making-dinner-without-a-conventional-stove/#comment-3733 Sharon Wed, 19 Mar 2008 15:00:54 +0000 http://sharonastyk.com/2008/03/18/the-tools-we-use-part-i-making-dinner-without-a-conventional-stove/#comment-3733 Sorry Sarah, I should have been clearer - I was thinking of Coleman's Sterno stoves. Coleman says no here about its regular stoves: http://www.coleman.com/coleman/faq/faqreturn.asp?question=43, although I've heard several other sources say that if the stove is butane (not propane) and you use it in a well ventilated area, you should be ok. I would have a CO detector if I were going to do that, though, and be very careful. I'd err on the side of caution here - my mistake. You can use Coleman Sterno stoves indoors, though - they are perfectly safe. You might also look into the kerosene stoves used by the Amish - they don't require electric and can clearly be used indoors (since they do use them indoors) but I'm not familiar with brands or sources - I've just seen them in amish homes. Sharon Sorry Sarah, I should have been clearer - I was thinking of Coleman’s Sterno stoves. Coleman says no here about its regular stoves: http://www.coleman.com/coleman/faq/faqreturn.asp?question=43, although I’ve heard several other sources say that if the stove is butane (not propane) and you use it in a well ventilated area, you should be ok. I would have a CO detector if I were going to do that, though, and be very careful. I’d err on the side of caution here - my mistake. You can use Coleman Sterno stoves indoors, though - they are perfectly safe.

You might also look into the kerosene stoves used by the Amish - they don’t require electric and can clearly be used indoors (since they do use them indoors) but I’m not familiar with brands or sources - I’ve just seen them in amish homes.

Sharon

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By: Sarah http://sharonastyk.com/2008/03/18/the-tools-we-use-part-i-making-dinner-without-a-conventional-stove/#comment-3732 Sarah Wed, 19 Mar 2008 14:42:41 +0000 http://sharonastyk.com/2008/03/18/the-tools-we-use-part-i-making-dinner-without-a-conventional-stove/#comment-3732 You can use Coleman stoves indoors? I've seen dire warnings about doing that before. Are there some kinds that you're not supposed to use indoors? I don't think we have anywhere to put a wood stove that isn't where the gas stove already is :-( And the landlord would object if his stove went away. You can use Coleman stoves indoors? I’ve seen dire warnings about doing that before. Are there some kinds that you’re not supposed to use indoors?

I don’t think we have anywhere to put a wood stove that isn’t where the gas stove already is :-( And the landlord would object if his stove went away.

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By: Sharon http://sharonastyk.com/2008/03/18/the-tools-we-use-part-i-making-dinner-without-a-conventional-stove/#comment-3702 Sharon Tue, 18 Mar 2008 22:46:57 +0000 http://sharonastyk.com/2008/03/18/the-tools-we-use-part-i-making-dinner-without-a-conventional-stove/#comment-3702 Hi Sarah - A Coleman stove wouldn't require a kitchen renovation, and a woodstove just requires a place to put it and the pipe. Sharon Hi Sarah - A Coleman stove wouldn’t require a kitchen renovation, and a woodstove just requires a place to put it and the pipe.

Sharon

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By: Sarah http://sharonastyk.com/2008/03/18/the-tools-we-use-part-i-making-dinner-without-a-conventional-stove/#comment-3675 Sarah Tue, 18 Mar 2008 17:46:40 +0000 http://sharonastyk.com/2008/03/18/the-tools-we-use-part-i-making-dinner-without-a-conventional-stove/#comment-3675 Are there any indoor-use options available that don't require kitchen renovation? Are there any indoor-use options available that don’t require kitchen renovation?

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