Can you use a propane stove inside? Yes, but you probably should not do it. At this early in the article, we already answered the biggest question of all. That is because we know that even though there is a high risk of bad things that will happen if you use a propane stove inside, you will still do it, right?
We came to that conclusion since a lot of people really use their propane gas stoves indoors. Some persevered while others are now in a hospital, or much worse, their house has already burned down. That is why the answer to the question, “Can you use a propane stove inside?” should not only be answered by a yes or a no. There should always be a warning connected to it.
That is precisely what we are going to discuss in this article. We will tell you why you should exercise extra precaution in using a propane gas indoors. At the same time, we will give tips and tricks on how to use it inside properly.
Itching to find out how to execute operation “cooking with propane stove indoors?” Read on to find out.
We already said that you can cook with it indoors, but what is the fuss about taking precautions? The problem lies not in the propane stove per se, but actually with the effects of the gas to our surroundings and your body. In short, it can either start a fire or kill you.
Scary stuff, right? However, do not dwell on these because there are actually propane gas stoves that were made to be used indoors. The catch is, even though they were made that way, you still have to exercise extraordinary diligence in making sure that you are using it right.
One of the effects of cooking inside with propane gas is the release of carbon monoxide. This chemical is extremely harmful to humans, especially when ingested in large doses. The problem is, it is odorless and colorless. Therefore, we cannot detect it. We tend to keep on breathing it in without realizing it. It is already too late to know if you took in a lot of it once we feel the negative symptoms that come with it, like nausea, vomiting, and headache. Imagine falling asleep while you are slowly cooking stew inside your home?
Another disadvantage of cooking inside with a propane stove is that it can cause a fire. Propane gas can be finicky. At times, it can maintain a low heat, but most of the time, it has its own way of producing a large flame. This is the cause of a lot of fire incidents. The flame will just abruptly be too strong that it reaches a flammable area, and the rest is history.
Here is the section of this article that all you propane stove users are waiting for. We will enumerate some tips in order to cook safely or at least minimize the chances of you being exposed to carbon monoxide.
In such a case where you did not heed our advice for some reason or another, and you are already feeling dizzy or there is already an ensuing fire, here are things that might help you out:
There you have it. Only cook indoors if the propane stove expressly says so. Always exercise precaution and follow the tips that we gave you so that no harm will befall your home and most especially you. In cases like this, it is extremely right to follow the saying “Better safe than sorry” because it is your house and your life that we are talking about. That is why in the first place, we said that you probably should not do it. If you are simply doing it out of sheer laziness to move the stove, then it really is not worth the risk.