toasting marshmallows

12:02 p.m. on May 23, 2002 (EDT)
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I've heard that some folks toast marshmallows over their stoves when fires are prohibited. Do the marshmallows pick up any of the fumes from the fuel? Seems like a potentially toxic dessert.

2:17 p.m. on May 23, 2002 (EDT)
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Clean burn...

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I've heard that some folks toast marshmallows over their stoves when fires are prohibited. Do the marshmallows pick up any of the fumes from the fuel? Seems like a potentially toxic dessert.

If your stove is burning properly, will be far less toxins than over campfire. CO2 and H2O only, a bit of CO if you're not burning efficiently (moisture on the bottom).

Way less toxic over a stove. Think of how black your cookin' pots get whilst over a direct campfire vs a clean burning stove, as an example.

Brian in SLC

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