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looks good but the quirks make it not worth the money
on October 21, 2012
I bought this stove for emergency use. Well, I have an emergency. the kitchen is being remodeled and it is going on to the fifth week. Now I have a chance to use this stove for real and I have to say, it is a thumbs down from me.
Let me list some pros and cons and I will summarize my experience.
The wind breaker is definitely a pro. However, since I am doing all the cooking in the garage, that doesn't matter.
Two stove heads do come in handy when you want to speed up thing. I like that.
Wide space for two 10" pots. Love that.
Love the latch. I know it will rust over time but for now it is a good feature.
The flame on one of the burner is not even. And it burns yellow instead of blue. That means it will blacken the pot quickly.
No electric start. I didn't think that was a big deal until I have to find a lighter to start the stove. It's just a convenience issue.
The gas adjustment knob is not smooth at all. it wiggles and does not hold it position. So when you turn to low flame, it will "bounce" itself to a higher level of flame. You can never get a flame at the lowest setting. That really sucks.
No carrying handle. Need one.
the grill that the pots sit on begins to peel after the first use because the heat is too hot for it. it glow red hot during cooking. not good.
Overall, the stove works as a stove, meaning it creates heat for cooking. But the quality of flame is not good at all, at least for one of the burner.
I would not recommend it.