Intro: Tin Can Sterno Stove
This is a soup can that I turned into a stove to use with the well known sterno gel fuel. It will heat up soup, tea, ravioli, hot chocolate, and a lot of those other canned/liquid goods. It can be used indoor and outdoor safely. This is my second instructable/ my dads first.
Step 1: Materials and Tools
You will need as follows:
-Can Openers (both like in the picture)
-Screw Drivers (one for the screw, and one for enlarging the holes)
-Large Can Of Soup
-Container That Can Fit All The Soup
Step 2: Preparing the Can
First: Cut off the sticker, being carful for your fingers.
Second: Remove the top lid (not the bottom one).
Third: Empty the can into the container.
DO NOT REMOVE THE BOTTOM COVER YET!!!!!!!!
Step 3: The Holes Part One (May Contain Scenes of Violence)
These will be the holes that will give oxygen to the fire. They will be made using the compact can opener. You will make six of them, (try to make them even if you want somthing pretty).
Step 4: The Holes Part Two (The Cans Have Eyes)
Take the screw and screwdriver (easier with square and less dangerous), if you have a drill, it might be a better idea but ours were somewhere (i don't know). Then, using the pointy screwdriver, you will enlarge the holes so that the fork fit in: as you will see in the next step. By the way... the holes have to be at the top of the can. I made two rows of holes. It works really well.
Step 5: The Adjustable Fork
Take the coat hanger and bend it to make a fork that will fit in the holes. The fork has to be long enough to make its way across the can (plus a few centimeters).
Step 6: The Bottom
The bottom MUST be removed, or else... So, this is because you have to be able to put the stove over the sterno can once it is lit. Dont try to light the sterno once it is at the bottom of the stove. This is because you would probably burn those little, or big fingers.
Step 7: A Visit to the Dentist
So... you are the dentist and there are very sharp teeth inside the can. To avoid accidents; you will use pliers to flatten the "teeth".
Step 8: Testing 1, 2, 3, Testing
This is where you will remove the lid (no picture) and light the can. Then, moments later, the reward... hot soup. Now you can go and show off. Everyone will be jealous and ask "Where did you buy that?!?"