These stoves are lightweight, convenient, and easy to use. They provide a nice hot flame and many come with an automatic piezo-electric ignition and provide excellent flame control. Butane stoves are lighter and more portable than liquid fuel stoves.
Butane does not vaporize well at near-freezing temperatures. The stove may sputter and misfire in cold temperatures. The fuel is fairly expensive. One 8 oz. butane canister will provide 1-2 hours of burn time at maximum output. The recommended shelf life for a butane canister is 8 years. Store with care as the fuel is highly flammable.
This is one inexpensive type of butane stove. The fuel canister fits in the compartment on the right.
Use caution when using indoors. Be sure to provide adequate ventilation. Butane produces carbon dioxide when burned.
Butane Stove with Fuel Canister
This is a more expensive brand of butane stove. Many come with an automatic peizo-electric ignition and provide excellent flame control.
Works great in most situations. However, butane does not vaporize well at near freezing temperatures. The stove may sputter and misfire in cold temperatures.
Butane Fuel Canisters
There are several different brands of butane fuel canisters. They are available in camping sections and sporting goods stores.
One 8 oz butane canister will provide 1-2 hours of burn time at maximum output. The recommended shelf life for a butane canister is 8 years.
Use caution if using indoors. Carbon monoxide may be produced as a result of incomplete combustion.
Butane is heavier than air and may pool in low spots if leak occurs. This pooled gas creates an explosive hazard.
Use in a well-ventilated area.