Infiernillo . Small and portable utensil, used in the kitchen for cooking and which can also be called a cooker and stove.


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  • 1 Background
  • 2 Currently
    • 1 Alcohol infiernillo
    • 2 Butane burner
    • 3 Electric infiernillo
  • 3 Sources


It is not a modern invention, much less, archaeologists excavated, in the Asian area of Turkey , a Neolithic kitchen where they found, among many other pieces, a fondue-like food warmer. It is known that in Roman times they were made of bronze , they worked with embers and were used like those of alcohol , to cook or reheat directly on the table. In the 13th century , wrought iron infiernillos mounted on wheels were manufactured, and in the 18th century , silver models were manufactured .


They can work with alcohol, with gas or with electricity . They are not considered cooktops since they are provided with short feet or a base to be able to place them on a table or other piece of furniture.

Alcohol infiernillo

It is usually used to cook dishes directly on the table, such as fondues, to keep some already cooked dishes warm or to flame certain preparations just when serving them. They can be copper , stainless steel or silver metal, they can have between one and two burners.

Butane infiernillo

It is usually that of a camper, a burner with a metal support, where the containers are placed on top, the containers are placed on it, and which is screwed directly into the camping gas bottle . It can also have two burners integrated in the same frame and connected by a tube to the gas bottle or the city ​​gas tap . It allows rudimentary cooking operations, although much more complete than alcohol .

Electric stove

It has one or two hot plates, which are embedded in an enameled metal frame. Older models had a metallic resistance on a refractory earth support, and mounted on a frame with enameled metal feet. In many houses they used to be considered an emergency kitchen, by the time the gas in the cylinder ran out.


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