Alcohol stove - fancy feast can - is it Aluminium or iron sheet or what?
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Claudio Zanoni
(zachiator) - M
Alcohol stove - fancy feast can - is it Aluminium or iron sheet or what? on 06/02/2011 09:04:22 MDT Print View

Hi All,

I am trying to build a fancy feast can stove and getting frustrated...

Similar cans here (Switzerland) weigh about 30g (as opposed to 9g for the Fancy feast, source Andrew Skurka's page) and the material seems to be iron sheet (have to use a drill and push hard to get it the job done)

Is the American Fancy Feast cat food can is made out of aluminium? So it's lighter and easier to penetrate

Does anyone know a comparable product in Europe?

Cheers,
Claudio

Bob Gross
(--B.G.--) - F

Locale: Silicon Valley
Re: Alcohol stove - fancy feast can - is it Aluminium or iron sheet or what? on 06/02/2011 09:35:07 MDT Print View

"Is the American Fancy Feast cat food can is made out of aluminium?"

Yes, it is very thin aluminum.

American short-haired cats agree.

--B.G.--

Claudio Zanoni
(zachiator) - M
so alu it is.... on 06/02/2011 10:05:01 MDT Print View

that's what I thought.... Ok then... I'll try and see if I can find some aluminium can here... I'll try a pet food store tomorrow... gonna walk in with a scale under my arm (nerd alert....) I'll weigh the cans with food, deduct the food amount stated on the can and there I have the weight of the can... hope they have some aluminium...

thanks for the quick reply!

David Drake
(DavidDrake) - F - M

Locale: North Idaho
Magnet on 06/02/2011 10:07:55 MDT Print View

Just carry a small magnet. If it sticks to the can, it's steel. If not, prob. alum.

Michael Ray
(topshot) - MLife

Locale: Midwest
Re: Alcohol stove - fancy feast can - is it Aluminium or iron sheet or what? on 06/02/2011 11:18:31 MDT Print View

Some US cans are steel and some are AL. It seem most of the smaller ones (3 oz) are AL. Other cans that work well are potted meat (ie, SPAM). Perhaps you have that delicacy over there? :)

Roger B
(rogerb) - MLife

Locale: Here and there
Re: Alcohol stove - fancy feast can - is it Aluminium or iron sheet or what? on 06/02/2011 11:44:54 MDT Print View

There are Al cat food cans in Denmark, they are 5.5 cm diameter and about 2.6cm high. Brand is possibly Gourmet Gold but I do not have the label at the moment.

C King
(rimmini) - F
I have a few supercats... they rusted so steel. on 06/04/2011 13:53:06 MDT Print View

Leaving my supercats in a wet bowl in my cookset resulted in corrosion. Thus... at least the cans I used were steel.

Joe L
(heyyou) - MLife

Locale: Cutting brush off of the Arizona Tr
small food cans on 06/07/2011 17:11:26 MDT Print View

Yes, the cat food cans are the cheapest source, but there are other foods available in small aluminum cans. Some of them are the same diameter as the Fancy Feast, but are different heights. The magnet test is a good method.

Ryan Nakahara
(kife42) - F

Locale: Hawaii
steel supercats on 06/07/2011 22:44:11 MDT Print View

i've had an aluminum supercat get crushed because the holes make them weak. steel ones actually are not that bad, the tradeoff is it takes longer to heat up.

Claudio Zanoni
(zachiator) - M
cat stove - got it done on 06/08/2011 14:29:54 MDT Print View

I shopped for some cat food and found one I could use. Built a stove and it weighs 7g. Worked perfectly on a weekend trip with my evernew 0.9l pot. about 6min for 0.5l water and about 12min for the full pot. I loved this stove!

I threw out my white gas and canister stove when I came home. I won't ever use nothing else.