With this little stove you can cook almost anything almost anywhere. Its really great for camping. If your tired of freeze dried camping food you could slap a pan on top and cook up some stew but it might take awhile. With this stove you can boil 8 oz. of water in about 2 minutes. If your are going to use this I recomend using it ouit side and setting it on a rock because it gets very hot! Ask for parent permision and have an adult suppervise/help you with some of the steps.