Wood Burning Steamer Tray Stove

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Blazinator
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Wood Burning Steamer Tray Stove

Post by Blazinator » Tue Aug 03, 2010 2:46 am

I was in Big Lots today and saw one of these:

http://www.fantes.com/images/6096steamers.jpg

Having seen a few wood burning stoves online before but never used one, I decided to try and use this little contraption as a wood burning stove. After some trial and error, and drilling out a couple of holes along the bottom, I was able to bring 2 cups of water to a rolling boil in 9 minutes, 27 seconds. I did it by opening it all the way, starting a small fire, and then folding the sides in until my pot could sit on top. The obvious issue with this is that you must remove the pot in order to add more fuel. Also, the pot restricted the air flow enough to put the fire out if I was not very careful. However, it did work. I will definitely be sticking with alcohol stoves. For only $5, it was a fun experiment though. :lol:

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Re: Wood Burning Steamer Tray Stove

Post by realityguy » Tue Aug 03, 2010 11:38 am

Since my wife is Chinese..we deal with those steamers a lot.What you might wanna do is try taking out one of the leaves(two small tabs at the bottom need to be opened) for "feed" access to the burner area when the pots are on top and maybe some kind of cross support bent wires through the holes that will become the pot rest and hold the steamer in a more upright position for a deeper burner...If you want it to go more compact,the legs could be taken off and bolts put in there place for easy removal. ;) Don't tell my wife I told you that! :o

"Honey..how come there's soot on my steamer?" :evil:

.... :roll:

In my behalf..anything in a kitchen should be fair game..don't you think? :ugeek: Women should know that! :roll:


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Re: Wood Burning Steamer Tray Stove

Post by zelph » Tue Aug 03, 2010 11:42 am

was a fun experiment though. :lol:
That steamer works great for burning wood!!!!!!

I used a stainless steel windsheild wiper blade support rod to make a cross in the center of the steamer. I'll see if I can find the thread that has some photos of it. I love the compactness of it. glad your eyes are trained as stovie eyes :lol:

I'm going searching for the thread!!!! :D

I'm back!!!! found the thread, here are photos from it: viewtopic.php?f=2&t=29&p=29&hilit=vegetable+steamer#p29

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Photos of it burning are on Whiteblaze.net somewhere....I'll see if I can fin it later. ;)
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Re: Wood Burning Steamer Tray Stove

Post by Blazinator » Tue Aug 03, 2010 6:26 pm

That's awesome! I'm glad I'm the only one who looks at kitchen utilities with that strange glance. :lol:

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Re: Wood Burning Steamer Tray Stove

Post by zelph » Tue Aug 03, 2010 8:53 pm

Blazinator wrote:That's awesome! I'm glad I'm the only one who looks at kitchen utilities with that strange glance. :lol:
We are a strange lot :shock: I spy the kitchen stuff all the time :D
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Wood Burning Stoves

Post by pgfireplaces » Fri Sep 24, 2010 6:49 am

The first thing to check is the availability of pellets in your area. At this point in time, you might not be able to purchase pellets locally. And purchasing locally is important, since it means that there is a sustainable fuel supply in your area.

:x :P

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Re: Wood Burning Stoves

Post by zelph » Wed Sep 29, 2010 11:03 pm

pgfireplaces wrote:The first thing to check is the availability of pellets in your area. At this point in time, you might not be able to purchase pellets locally. And purchasing locally is important, since it means that there is a sustainable fuel supply in your area.

:x :P
Pellets are for "Beaner" stoves not fireplace stoves :P ;)
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Re: Wood Burning Steamer Tray Stove

Post by zelph » Fri Oct 08, 2010 4:34 pm

I came across these photos today:

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