Simmers well and boils water quckly
Reviewed by Pharm Hiker from Alabama on Sunday, June 2, 2013
Just came back from a 4-day trip in the Smokys with this stove. Used it for boiling water to rehydrate meals for 4 hikers at breakfast and dinner each day. Also used it to simmer some desserts (side note...Backcountry Pantry Hot Apple Cobbler is amazing). This stove performed flawlessly except for one evening when the piezo igniter would not work. i got a spark but no flame...weird. Other than that it would light right up every time, but bring matches along (as you should anyways). the windscreen worked great and really did a good job in some gusty wind conditions typical on the AT in the Smokys. In fact I was able to simmer at extremely low heat in windy conditions with no problems at all. The pot with the heat exchanger works as advertised...boils very quickly which is great for saving the fuel. If you get the 2L Eta pot (as I did) note that the base of the 2L pot is too large a diameter to fit on this stove with the windscreen in place. Works fine without the windscreen. The stove packs up very nicely and everything stays put. No problems with getting the windscreen inside the plastic bowl that fits inside the pot. I am extremely satisfied with this purchase and with a coupon you will get a super bargain.