Most excellent stove
Great product. After spending two weeks lugging a detached bottle white gas stove around the Yucatan down in Mexico I decided to do some research into what might be a lighter, less complicated option with more readily available fuel. Alchohol stoves came out on top and after trying to construct a couple of pop can stoves I decided to spring for this one. It arrived all shiny and intriguing looking. After reading the instructions online I put 1 1/2 ounces of Denatured alcohol into it and set it up on top of an empty tuna can inside of my little aluminan sterno stove and lit it. Once she got going good (after 2 mins or so) I put a pot with 16 ounces of water on it and in 5 mins and 30 seconds she was boiling. I put in 7 ounces of Brown rice, added the simmer ring and 45 mins later I had darn near perfect rice. I took the pot off, dumped the rice into a bowl, added more water, lifted the simmer ring and in 4 mins she was boling again. I returned the simmer ring and it simmered for an additonal 25 mins before finally running out. That is a total of 80 mins or so on 1 1/2 ounces of fuel. It is sturdy, dependable and light compared to the white gas stove. I love the little flip handle on the simmer ring as it allows me to add and remove the ring without an additional tool or at the risk of burning my fingers. My friend has the trangia (exact same stove but with different simmer ring handle) and he says that my design is an improvement over his.
A easy back up Stove.
I purchased this alochol stove to be used as a back up burner in my ( wood burner ) Solo Stove when I can't get any wood for the Solo Stove or am just to lazy to gather a few sticks to use for cooking.
Just set it where the wood would be and light it to fix a meal. Then use the simmering ring to simmer anything that is cooking or close the simmering ring to put the flame out.
Remove the stove and if any alochol is left in it then put on the main lid and screw it down tight to stop any leaks , saving that alochol for later.
This way I have a camping stove which serves double duty.I like it when items for camping can do more then one thing.
Plus the little amount of alochol I have for the alochol stove can double as a fire starter in the Solo Stove. Just put a couple of drops of it on the wood and light it.
The alochol can also be used as a disenfectent for scratches or bug ( Tick ) bites.
I have the Trianga burner but the Esbit has a long handle on the simmering ring which will keep me from buring my fingers when using it or extigushing the flame. The Trianga does not have that extention on it , outherwise the two stoves are almost identical.
Great Light-weight Stove
I love this stove, i've had it for a few years and its always really served me well. i was a ridgerunner on the AT for a season and this stove was my best friend. light, easy to use, and with a windscreen its just as good as any other stove out there. did i mention the fuel is cheap? and you can buy it anywhere? one of the best things is that this stove will actually fit in a small cookset without and trouble at all. need a pot stand? you can make a cheap one out of some chicken wire that will custom fit.
i've been hiking for nearly 20 years now and this is one of the best pieces of gear i think i've had. Dont think - Buy it!
I received the Esbit alcohol stove along with the 985ml cookset as a gift. I have read reviews complaining that other Esbits leaked fuel. I filled mine to the brim and and shook it while wrapped in a paper towel- no leaks. Since there are no real moving parts (other than the simmer ring) there is nothing to go wrong. With an aluminum foil windscreen I was able to boil two cups of water in 8 minutes. The simmer ring takes some getting used to but is effective as well. I am shocked these aren't used by more people!
Great Alcohol Burner!
I have to say this little alcohol stove is great.I have cheap DIY ones made from aluminum cans but this beats them Hands down. I especially like the built in lid...can actually keep alcohol in it when not in use...a plus.
Construction is excellent..I forsee having this for years to come.
And as for Campmor, what Can I say? They are my go to supplier...efficient, quick ship, great quality, awesome service and last but not least...very competitive.
You can buy gear at many stores out there..but Campmor gives the most for the least.
Works very well
This burner works as designed. I've read other reviews that stated that the gasket leaks alcohol on the esbit. I have found that if I tighten the cap well on the Esbit then it does not leak. I bought this to use in combination with a US Army canteen cup and cup stove. It makes a great system that all nests together. I purchased a slightly larger canteen bag with accessory pockets and I can store everything (including some spare fuel and silverware) in one place.
Best Alcohol Burner
I have the Triangia version of this stove since 1986. The Esbit version seems to be a carbon copy.I do not use the flame regulator. I use the cap without the rubber ring as a snuffer. It is easy to make a pot stand out of stainless steel wielding wire. THIS STOVE CANNOT FAIL. EVER! (unless you run over it with a car). I generally use alcohol from the hardware store. The healthiest choice would be to use Everclear (liquor) but that stuff is expensive.
Works good but will not boil cold water too easily. It will boil water but you have to wait for the burner to heat up real good before you can add pot or pan of water or burner will go out. I think this is problematic of these type burners but the only con I can think of. Overall, a good little burner that I have and will continue to use!
Super little stove
I haven't used the stove in the field as yet, but have tested it out boiling water in my folding stove. It works real well and boils water in about five minutes. Really like the screw on gasket lid that will hold the fuel without leaking, as well as the snuff out lid cover. Have used a soda can stove and find that my new one is much better.
Haven't used it but looks good
Haven't tried it yet, but it looks like what I'm seeking - an improved version of swiss army stove. Always have wished for a method to kill the flame if needed without using the actual stove lid (with its little rubber gasket inside). I like the economy of the alcohol fuel, and boil times are not too bad as long as you're in a pretty wind-free spot.