Stove functions great. I've hooked it up to a small propane canister that is refillable (cheaper and a little softer on the environment) which I found at a local ACE hardware store. Just used an extended hose. The added cup around the burner allows for operation in some pretty strong winds, where I've seen other camp stoves fail/blow out frequently. Push start works as advertised. Easy to clean. Complaints: looks like a 4 year old put the whole thing together. Casing doesn't line up and the lid is shifty, at best. But then again, doesn't really affect the functionality.
I bought this stove last spring to use car camping and on fishing trips. It has been nothing but great. My lid doesn't close completely tight but that is such a minor issue that in reality I was just being picky in looking for a reason to not give it all thumbs up. This stove will continue to see plenty of use this coming summer and fall as well.
I WAS LOOKING FOR A STOVE TO USE IN CASI CHILI COOK-OFFS. THIS STOVE IS GREAT BECAUSE THE FLAME IS VERY ADJUSTABLE. MOST STOVE HAVE A HARD TIME ADJUSTING TO VERY LOW FLAME. NO THIS ONE!! GREAT STOVE AND ARRIVED FAST.
Defective. Lid has dents on it, even though that part of the lid was protected by an extra layer of cardboard for shipping. The tabs that hold the lid open are not correctly positioned, so either the tabs or the light-weight shields would need to be bent or repositioned manually. Also, I hadn't noticed until I had it out of the box that the knobs and the igniter are all external, which makes them vulnerable to getting banged around or bent in the Thule or in the trunk. I'm not sure I can avoid that particular thing with any modern brand, though. Returning this item.
It came out of the box with a problem, when opening the stove it gets stuck because they haven't assembled it properly. Its not the first time I read that on a review. The buttons to control the output of the burner are awkward in the sense they aren't intuitive to know which direction to lower/higher the output.
Except that issue the starter works very well, its easy to clean and it seems solid enough. I've used it for car camping and even sea kayaking.