I like the Sidewinder Ti-Tri cone for fitting in the pot, but hate the tent stakes--the pot rarely sits properly on them, I get worried it's going to slip and tip. I was excited to try the Starlyte stove, and purchased the modified burner. Comparison with the 12-10 stove, without the stakes, in this configuration it is 6 minutes slower. The stove is also only 1 1/2 inches from the bottom of the pot.
I get the trade-off between speed and efficiency. If I want faster burn times, it's going to burn more fuel, but I do want faster times--it took 16 minutes for a full boil with the 12-10 stove with 1 L of water, and with the Starlyte it took 20 minutes. If I remove the ring on top of the stove that reduces the surface area, will it heat faster? It will cover more surface area of this wide, low pot. Also, what is the effect of having the pot lower than the optimum 2"? Without the stakes, the pot is completely enclosed in the wind screen.
I really want to use the Starlyte stove--I like the unspillable nature and the ability to snuff it and cap it. Also, it will fit in the pot--one less thing to pack. But faster burn times may be worth keeping the 12-10 and the stakes. Help!