Cook Your Food With a Glue Gun




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In this Instructable you will learn how to Turn a Regular 1$ Glue Gun into a Mini-Electric Stove. Its very simple to do and very helpful if you're ever in need of a stove.

Check Out The Instructional Video Here!!!

Step 1: Materials

You will Need the following-

$1 Glue Gun
2 Paper Clips
1 Can of Food

*Optional - TinFoil


Step 2: Make Stove

Step 1- Unscrew the Glue Gun and Open it,
Step 2- Remove everything from the inside, like the Trigger and the Nozzle.
Step 3- Locate the Heat Generator which is on the Nozzle and Save it.
Step 4- Straighten your 2 paper clips, then wrap them around the Heat Generator,
(Make sure cord is not plugged in) Refer to the Picture below to see how it should look like.
Like a spider Shape.

*Make sure the Paper clips are tightly wrapped around the Heat Generator.


Step 3: Cook Food and Enjoy

Now open your can of Soup/Pasta and Place it on top of your Stove
*Make sure the legs of the stove are stable, if not trim some of it off.

Plug the Cord in the outlet and let it sit for 5 to 10 minutes (depending on the size of can)

Check on it from time to time once its the right temperature, remove it and EJOY!!!!

Refer to the Instructional video for a better idea of how to do this project.

Check out the video----->




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      21 Discussions


      9 years ago on Introduction

      uhhh this blew a fuse in my house. i think the paper clips screwed up the connections. sparks flew, lights flickered, you know.


      9 years ago on Introduction

      only thing is the glue gun must be a very high wattage


      10 years ago on Introduction

      this is a great idea.. but today when i was makin one i was like, you dont use all of the heat it generates by far.... so i did it my way. i wrapped the heatgenerator and about 15 cm of the cord in aluminumfoil and just put it inside the can... that way you use almost all the energy it generates


      10 years ago on Introduction

      Don't let the heating element fall apart while pluged in... it exploded on me, no harm done though but it made a loud pop

      This is a great glue gun hack!

      But I'm pretty sure it is dangerous to cook in cans. Food cans have a plastic lining. Even without cooking there is major concern about a chemical called Bisphenol A in canned food.

      Independent laboratory tests found a toxic food-can lining ingredient associated with birth defects of the male and female reproductive systems

      Heating the plastic inside cans is probably going to release things into your food that you don't want to eat.

      Use a pot just to be safe.