Commonly Asked Questions About Butane Stoves
How many burners does each butane stove have?
The most common unit we offer is a single burner stove. With this model, you will need to plan your portable cooking endeavors carefully. While in the kitchen, you might be able to leave your sauce simmering while you turn your attention to another dish, but you won't be able to do that with a single burner. If you know you'll need more than one stove eye, consider purchasing double burners or multiple single burners. The more burners you have, the more butane you'll need, as well.
Should I get a countertop burner or a standalone burner?
Countertop burners are cost-effective, but you must have a steady, level place to put them. If you plan on cooking in a park without a safe place to put the stove, you'll need a standalone. If you'll be using the stove to provide extra cooking power in a kitchen, you should look at countertop units since they save space and prevent accidents. For presentation cooking, you'll want a single countertop burner to place on the serving table. If appearance is important for your purposes, you'll also need a frame.
What is a portable stove frame?
The frames we offer are intended to provide safety and improve aesthetics for portable stoves. Instead of setting the entire unit directly on a table, stove frames hide the bare bones of a stove from your guests. Frames also provide a grilling surface so that you can cook without a pan or pot. KaTom carries several different styles of frame, so you can find the finish that best suits your purposes. Keep in mind, frames typically do not include a stove, so you'll need to buy a stove separately.
Do the burners come with a carrying case?
Only a few burners include a carrying case. If you're going to be cooking in a single location, a carrying case will not be necessary. But if you intend to move around during a cooking session, a carrying case is a handy addition. For a stove that will be used primarily as an extra in a kitchen, a carrying case would only take up extra space.