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John Coyle
(Bigsac)

Locale: NorCal
$15 Canister Stove From Amazon on 05/03/2012 07:36:26 MDT Print View

Don't know if this has been mentioned before, but it's the first time I've seen it. I'm not in the market for another canister stove, so I didn't buy it. It's rated 4.5 stars. If the link doesn't work, just go to Amazon and search for canister stove.
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004U8CP88/ref=pe_160220_23793620_pe_vfe_dt2

Roger Caffin
(rcaffin) - BPL Staff - MLife

Locale: Wollemi & Kosciusko NPs, Europe
Re: $15 Canister Stove From Amazon on 05/03/2012 16:15:59 MDT Print View

It's a rather old design and rather heavy.

However ... it might be a good source for parts for anyone wanting to experiment! Not 'free parts', but very close.

Cheers

Angus A.
(mangus7175) - F

Locale: http://theshadedtrail.blogspot.com
Re: $15 Canister Stove From Amazon on 05/03/2012 16:53:35 MDT Print View

I have the stove, bought it when it was on ebay for less than $10. It works good so far. Weighs around 3oz without the plastic case that it comes in.

Edited by mangus7175 on 05/03/2012 16:54:19 MDT.

Joe S
(ThreeRidges) - M
$15 stove on 05/03/2012 18:07:24 MDT Print View

Decent for the price, it's a blow torch but can simmer too.

Charles P
(mediauras) - F

Locale: Terra
here's a review on 05/03/2012 18:15:45 MDT Print View

Sectionhiker.com reviewed it -- seemed to like it.

http://sectionhiker.com/ultralight-and-inexpensive-backpacking-canister-camp-stove/

Mike Muralt
(mmuralt) - M
Better deal on ebay on 05/04/2012 07:10:01 MDT Print View

$8 is a better deal.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/120830232719?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1438.l2649#ht_4466wt_1038

I just got one of these and it seems pretty good.

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

Locale: Silicon Valley
Re: Better deal on ebay on 05/04/2012 08:28:20 MDT Print View

"$8 is a better deal."

The product description says that it is for Propane.

--B.G.--

Roger Caffin
(rcaffin) - BPL Staff - MLife

Locale: Wollemi & Kosciusko NPs, Europe
Re: Re: Better deal on ebay on 05/04/2012 16:18:46 MDT Print View

> The product description says that it is for Propane.
Yes, but does the vendor know the difference?

Anyhow, propane fittings have a very different thread and fitting from that one. The thread and fitting you can see are the standard 7/16" screw thread reserved for butane/propane mixes.

Cheers

michael levi
(M.L) - F

Locale: W-Never Eat Soggy (W)affles
. on 08/16/2012 15:44:12 MDT Print View

I have this stove, one great thing about it is the vertical position for the flame, this is crucial on small narrow pots.

It also seems to be very fuel efficient because of this. Ive ran 6 4oz canisters through it and its held up fine. built in ignitor is very convienient.

Kenneth Jacobs
(f8less) - F

Locale: Midwest
Cheaper on 08/18/2012 15:55:41 MDT Print View

$7.60 - Like The One Reviewed
http://www.dealextreme.com/p/ultra-mini-portable-outdoor-metal-gas-stove-2-x-ag3-65929?item=82

$8.40 - Slightly Different and Lighter Design
http://www.dealextreme.com/p/outdoor-portable-ultra-mini-stainless-steel-gas-stove-with-a-case-2-ag3-46371?item=46

$8.80 - Snow Peak LiteMax (non-Ti) Copy w/ Piezo Ignitor
http://www.dealextreme.com/p/ultra-mini-portable-outdoor-metal-gas-stove-with-a-case-2-ag3-52063?item=16

$16.60 - Snow Peak LiteMax (non-Ti) Copy w/ Piezo Ignighter - Lighter Than One Above
http://www.dealextreme.com/p/compact-portable-camping-butane-gas-stove-with-plastic-carrying-box-92227?item=5

I'm almost wanting to try out the second one on my narrow SP Trek 700 mug and see if it performs better than the LiteMax. Heck, even gut the ignitior and see how light you could get it.

Can anyone comment on the fuel efficiency of the stove? Does it have a cheap price because it gobbles fuel? How stable are the pot stands?

Edited by f8less on 08/18/2012 16:00:48 MDT.

Kenneth Jacobs
(f8less) - F

Locale: Midwest
Took The Plunge on 08/20/2012 15:45:31 MDT Print View

Just bought one of these for $8.40 shipped. Will let everyone know how it compares to the Snow Peak LiteMax. Plan to gut the piezo ignighter and compare the fuel consumption. Will be testing this with cheap-o Coleman 250 cans from Walmart and a Snow Peak Trek 700 pot.

michael levi
(M.L) - F

Locale: W-Never Eat Soggy (W)affles
. on 08/21/2012 19:14:08 MDT Print View

Please let us know how it performs compared to the SP litemax, the only thing about this stove is the weight is higher than it could be... (4oz with case).

Thanks for the above links too, I am a huge fan of cost and efficiency.

brian H
(B14) - M

Locale: Siskiyou Mtns
Re: on 08/23/2012 14:15:59 MDT Print View

so,
i just pulled the trigger on this one, at 6 0z and $16
sold on the idea of a remote that i can use w/ my kids or a small group, and when wanting to simmer etc...and being able to use a propane bottle with it while car camping or going Heavy [using the kovea adapter]

will post a review here if theres demand.

http://www.dealextreme.com/p/outdoor-camping-mini-portable-gas-stove-81810

michael levi
(M.L) - F

Locale: W-Never Eat Soggy (W)affles
simmer on 08/23/2012 15:30:03 MDT Print View

I can honestly simmer very well with the $10-$15 one in the original post. I have had to lube up the legs with some olive oil once but other than that I love its performance. It weighs exactly 4oz with the orange plastic case.

Joe S
(ThreeRidges) - M
Decent value on 08/28/2012 09:21:22 MDT Print View

I have the same stove, had to file one of the pot supports to level it out, but it seems to be a decent stove. Really cranks on high, but can simmer well too.