Every time I sear meat, I set off the smoke alarm, and the way things are set up, a call goes straight to the Fire Department (can't even hear anything inside). It's not my house, so I can't change the alarm settings or anything, so I've been thinking of getting a small single or double burner propane camp stove and just doing that sort of cooking outside.
I was thinking of getting something like this: http://www.amazon.com/Stansport-Singl.... I used to have a similar model made by Coleman, and actually cooked three meals a day on it for two years when I didn't have any other stove. But I was a vegan then, and don't know that it will generate enough heat to do a serious sear on meat. The newer models also seem more flimsy than the one I had.
I found this, but think it might be too powerful:
http://www.homedepot.com/p/Bayou-Clas.... And if it has to be set on the ground, it won't work for me. I need something that can be used on a tabletop or counter outside.
Also saw this, but worry the whole unit may get too hot since it's all cast metal: http://www.amazon.com/Bayou-Classic-S... . It wouldn't be so good to avoid setting off the smoke detector but end up burning the house down.
Whatever I get has to be compatible with this sort of propane canister: http://www.target.com/p/coleman-propa..., not the narrow cartridges, as they don't sell them at hardware stores near me.
Any recommendations or suggestions would be most appreciated.
Thanks a lot,