Rating: 1 / 5
This particular alcohol stove looked appealing to me because of its size and its purported stability. I suppose it would be more stable because it's not as tall as traditional open jet, side-burner alcohol stoves, but unfortunately, every time I put a pot on top of the stove, the flames go out after a few seconds. Don't understand why - from its description on minibulldesigns.com, the only difference between this and other sideburner stoves is its height. Regardless it doesn't work and to make matters worse, alcohol "collects" on the bottom of the pot somehow and when I put it back on to the stove after re-lighting it, the bottom of the pot caught fire as well! (I don't know if there was some vaccuum effect after from the pot putting out the flame the first time)
tinny--got a stove that works?
Update: Even prior to posting this review, I tried giving it time to heat up - more than 15 seconds. I did figure that putting a cool pot on top of the stove would draw the heat up/away and could lead to the flames extinguishing, but again, it doesn't help here. I've made other side-burning open jet stoves without this problem.