Mini Bull Design Elite Stove SPOTLITE REVIEW

Mini alcohol stove that doesn't require a pot stand or priming.

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by Carol Crooker | 2005-08-02 03:00:00-06

Mini Bull Design Elite Stove SPOTLITE REVIEW

Overview

I came across the Mini Bull Design Elite alcohol stove when I conducted a search for the "perfect" SuperUltraLight alcohol stove. I wanted a stove that was simple and very light.
My criteria:

  • weight under 0.3 ounces
  • no pot stand required
  • no priming required
  • works with a narrow pot such as beer can pots or a ti cup
The Elite meets all four requirements. It produces nice hot, blue flames. Determining how efficient it is with a narrow beer can pot will require further testing.

Features and Specifications

  • constructed from one energy drink can
  • jetted to burn denatured alcohol at a rate of 1 oz (30 ml) in 10 minutes
  • jets are on the side - wait for them to ignite before placing the pot on top
  • constructed using a press fit with a hot roll crimp at the base to lock the two halves together
  • no tape or glue used in the construction
  • small pots recommended
  • manufacturer claims it will preheat and blossom in about 15 seconds
  • inner and outer walls are very close together
  • does not require a pot stand or priming
  • BPL measured weight: 0.2 oz (7 g)
  • MSRP $5

Citation

"Mini Bull Design Elite Stove SPOTLITE REVIEW," by Carol Crooker. BackpackingLight.com (ISSN 1537-0364).
http://backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/mini_bull_design_elite_stove_spotlite_review.html, 2005-08-02 03:00:00-06.

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