St. Paul Mercantile is the USA Distributor for the Butterfly brand of kerosene products. All of the Butterfly products we carry are manufactured in Indonesia. These kerosene stoves and oven are sold all over the world, primarily in countries that have limited or unreliable electric power. We import them for our off-grid customers, preppers, and families that simply want to have a way to cook if the electricity goes out.
Because the market for these products is primarily poorer countries, the fit and finish do not always live up to the expectations of USA customers. Your stove or oven may have small scratches, smudges, or even a small rust spot. The paint may not be perfect. There might be dust, fingerprints or an oily film on some of the parts. Nevertheless, these stoves are the best available, as no first-world countries manufacture them. We do repack many of the stoves so they survive the shipping process, and we double box all the stoves.
Butterfly stoves have not been tested by any third party certification agency and as such do not carry anyone's stamp of approval or safety certification. They have not been approved or certified for use indoors. Many of our customers do use them indoors, and because any fueled appliance can be a fire hazard, we recommend you follow some common sense precautions: Provide extra ventilation. Have a fire extinguisher nearby (never use water to extinguish a kerosene fire). Do not leave a burning stove unattended. Do not use cooking stoves to heat your home. Keep children away from operating stoves.