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Are Butterfly kerosene stoves safe to use indoors?

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Butterfly kerosene stoves are safe for indoor use as long as they are properly broken in. New stoves should be left to burn in a well-ventilated outside area for several hours to burn off any protective coating on the unit's catalytic converter. This prevents any harmful gases from being expelled.

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Are Butterfly kerosene stoves safe to use indoors?
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Kerosene stoves produce very little carbon monoxide gas, making them ideal for emergency use indoors. They still must be placed in a well-ventilated area, set on a sturdy, flat surface and never left unattended. Keep children and pets away, since the heat source is a wick with an open flame. Some larger Butterfly kerosene stoves are designed for everyday use, but the same cautions apply.

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