Can oil lamps burn kerosene?

Yes, the flat wick lamps and lanterns can burn kerosene. Even though the oil lamps can use practically any oil like olive oil, hemp, fish, and vegetable oil, you need to be careful when you burn any oil. You can use research to determine how the wick will react to your oil and the dangers. Kerosene is a non-explosive oil, yet the lack of proper care can lead to toxic fumes.