Rating: 5 / 5
I use this stove exclusivly, and have for a few years now, i got it on a recommendation from my best friend who has used his for 5 yrs, no issues
I can boil water, simmer soup/stew/rice, fry eggs, bacon etc...we even used this stove to fry up 3lbs of bacon in a 7" cast iron skillet last year...worked perfectly
on my last trip, i had my stove set up, and my rice cooked and was eating before my buddy even had enough kindling for a fire....so i offered him my extra dinner (a spare serving of rice i took, just in case...lol, lucky for him)
and never having used a canister stove before, he had a nice hot bowl of rice in about 4 minutes.
now he owns a giga power!
mine is SS, w/ piezo, never had ANY fail to ignite issues....besides, the piezo igniter is wayyyy lighter than a bic, or zippo, or butane, or whatever else you are carrying
a few items of note....
folding the support arms in, in order makes them fold smaller/easier, this isnt a big deal, 1,2,3,4...simple
and if you insist on having valve closed to store stove, just slide one end of the handle out of the valve, and it folds up perfectly.
and, for you ULTRA gram weenies...replace the valve adj. handle with a paperclip....not only does this save you a few grams, it eliminates the issues of the handle getting in the way
would HIGHLY recommend!