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Starlyte Starlyte Simmer stove

in Stoves - Alcohol

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3.50 / 5 (2 reviews)


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Daniel Collins
( Diablo-V )

Locale:
Orlando FL
Starlyte Simmer stove on 10/11/2013 07:30:28 MDT Report Post Print

Rating: 5 / 5

I just got my newly debuted Starlyte simmer stove from Zelph. He was monitoring a forum thread here at BPL where we were discussing a need for something that would simmer in a Caldera Cone Tri-Ti. He decided to release this on the market as the thread was ongoing.

I have not had time to post a full technical review yet but this tiny featherweight stove will earn its weight in saved fuel by allowing me to reliably simmer with a Caldera Cone. The stove comes with the cap to save unused fuel, is convenient and safe with the carbon wool holding the unburned alcohol. This is a practical answer to spirit stove cooking as no stove does EVERYTHING well. This one gets slipped in when the food has reached boil- to replace the boil stove. It should simmer as long as anyone would need. I will post numbers when I get them. Bravo and thanks for this stove.

Edited by Diablo-V on 10/11/2013 07:31:03 MDT.

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Steve Martell
( Steve )

Locale:
Eastern Washington
Simmerlyte: Slow but Efficient on 10/13/2013 17:52:10 MDT Report Post Print

Rating: 2 / 5

I concur with the above and I'm quite impressed on the efficiency of this stove. With my current cooking setup (prototype bottle/kettle with fireproof cozy) I've managed several 2 cup boils using 12 grams of 190 proof alcohol (Everclear). When used with SLX alcohol it only reached 200F with 14 grams. I've avoided burning high ethanol alcohol in the past due to carbon/soot deposits but this stove burns extremely clean. Now I can go back to Everclear and have a multi-use fuel. :)

Boil tests:
* 2 cups (473g water) at 39F
* Heating rate (with 190proof) about 10-12 degrees (F) per minute
* Boil time 15 to 17 minutes (500' above sea level)

The Simmerlyte holds about 39 grams which should equal three cold water boils--4 if the water is warmer.

Update 12/2014: Changed my rating from 5 to 2. Mine has developed several side seal leaks. YMMV

Edited by Steve on 12/11/2014 15:52:51 MST.

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