Introduction: Mini Altoids Stove

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 good for cooking small portions. what you will need:
- empty altoids container
- wire coat hanger
- pliers 

Step 1: Bend

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 bend the 2 pieces of wire from the coat hanger into this shape, best fitting your container size

Step 2: Take Lid and Container Apart

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Step 3:

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 put the wires inside the container like shown in the picture.

Step 4: Put Lid on Top

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 the altoids lid is going to work as your pan.

Step 5: Test

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 i put some paper in the container as my fuel.


james4 (author)2012-06-11

Combustible butter but not lemons? Awwww man....

zaz969 (author)james42012-10-06

Citrus is combustible: try taking a lighter and squeezing some orange or lemon in front of it lightly.

james4 (author)2012-06-12

Don't forget to file off all of the ink on the top tray or it will make bad fumes and sooty black crap.

elkhuntr (author)2012-06-10

use charcoal for fuel the self lighting stufff

Boogy man (author)2012-04-15

Awesome dude I'm gonna try that

jonnybo111 (author)2012-01-23

ive been looking for a simple stove and this is perfect!!!


RadioactiveBees (author)2011-08-25

It would also be a good personal marshmallow roaster, if your camping with a fire, then scoop up a coal or too, and then noone will hog you perfect little marshmallow spot :)

kylekosan23 (author)2011-07-07

awesome but that kinda metel will melt sooner or later

james4 (author)2011-06-25


wat. (author)2010-09-19

Mini pancake!

yugiohmaster2323 (author)wat.2011-05-15

lol right witcha

LexiLovesPie (author)2010-09-05

I used the bottom inch or so of a soda can and placed a square from the can on top of that. the fuel goes in the bottom of it and works pretty well I kinda improvised cuz I didn't have any altoids tins it works well

SCrock (author)2010-08-02

I believe it is just a "V" or "L" shape, but I will have to make one and post more descriptive pictures in a slide show. Don't worry, BenEatsNails, I won't make an instructable, just a slideshow..

cloggy01 (author)2010-08-01

heyyy this rules im totally making this :D ~Chloe

northernmagnet (author)2010-07-20

i made a mod ha ha ha two tea candles and made a cookie

northernmagnet (author)2010-07-19

noo the pancakes are on fire!!!!!!!!! cool im makin this and ill use it when school starts i go camping for a week on the first week

darkclaw42 (author)2010-07-07

Simple, yet effective.

theweaponsexpert (author)2010-06-23

hrd to see

THECHINABOY (author)2010-06-22

Can you put a pic of it. I can't tell what shape it is. thanks.

BenEatsNails (author)2010-05-27

 thanks! I am thinking about making a alcohol stove out of a altoids tin.

paperboat101 (author)2010-05-27

This is really kool. I made a stove similar to this but I used a different kind of container. It was from a simon gift card. it was the tin they come in and i would make an 'ible but idk wat half of the materials are called... haha. but urs is very creative. i thought you were going to use the hanger as bars fot the food to cook on....

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