Esbit Alchohol Burner

2 reviews
5-star:   1
4-star:   1
3-star:   0
2-star:   0
1-star:   0

Specs

Weight 3.25 oz / 92 g
Dimensions 1.8 x 2.9 in / 4.6 cm x 7.4 cm

Reviews

0

This is the Chinese version of a Trangia. This is…

Rating: rated 5 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: Don't remember exactly but about what they sell for today

Summary

This is the Chinese version of a Trangia.

Pros

  • Fuel available everywhere
  • Very quiet when burning
  • Simmer/snuffer cap
  • Lid with o-ring saves unused fuel

Cons

  • Not the lightest of alcohol stoves
  • Fuel needs to be kept warm in cold temps
  • needs a pot stand

This is the Chinese knockoff of the Trangia. The only difference I can see is the hole pattern and that the simmer/snuffer lid has a handle where the Trangia does not.

I have both and cannot discern any difference in the burn pattern nor efficiency though the Trangia seems to "bloom" a slight bit faster. The caps and lids are interchangeable. I do like the "handle" on the simmer/snuffer lid better than the Trangia though as you don't need pliers or other tools to install, remove, or adjust the simmer. 

Both stoves will SIMMER if that's your style of cooking.

There are no moving parts which IMO makes it bullet proof.

0

Works well and very packable. Purchased this to put…

Rating: rated 4.5 of 5 stars
Source: gift

Summary

Works well and very packable.

Pros

  • Size
  • Weigh
  • Seal

Purchased this to put in an emergency car/hiking kit to be used with equipment I already have. Works very well and compliments the items I already own.

The best thing is the O-ring seal. Not having to empty the fuel out if you don't use it all is a real advantage. I have used this several days in a row on short hikes to become familer with it. Performs well heating soup and coffee.

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