Jetboil Pot Support & Stabilizer
The Jetboil Pot Support is a useful accessory that…
Source: received for testing via the Trailspace Review Corps (Sample provided by Jetboil for testing and review)
The Jetboil Pot Support is a useful accessory that adapts a Jetboil stove for a full range of cooking options using various pots and pans. When combined with the excellent simmering ability of the MiniMo, the pot support makes it possible to cook a variety of foods, from frying a pound of bacon to boiling a large pot of rice.
- Adapts a Jetboil stove to be used with regular pots and pans
- An extra piece to have to buy
- An extra piece to possibly lose or forget to pack
The Jetboil Pot Support is a simple, must-have accessory if you wish to really utilize the Jetboil MiniMo stove’s full cooking range. The support adapts a Jetboil stove (PCS, Zip, Flash, Sol, and MiniMo) so that it can be used with regular pots and pans.
Additionally, the package comes with a canister Stabilizer (orange fold-out tripod). This piece also comes with most newer Jetboil systems, so if you buy this accessory, you'll end up with a spare.
(support with tines folded out)
The pot support is a pretty solid and simple design, made of stainless steel.
It weighs 1.2 oz.
It has four tines or arms that fold in and out, to go from storage mode to cooking mode. I'll admit that I was flummoxed by this feature when I first received the pot stand...the pictures on the packaging didn't click with me at all.
A rep from Jetboil had to send me some more pics and a description before I finally got it. I was initially convinced that it must not be made to fit the new MiniMo (the packaging doesn't list it) but yes, it does indeed, as you'll see below.
(support with tines folded in for more compact storage)
When fitting the support onto the stove, the support must be rotated about an inch clockwise so that the tines line up with the indent circles of the stove (see picture below). This will lock the support onto the stove. If it is merely placed on top of the stove, it will be unstable and could lead to problems.
As you can see, the Pot Support doesn't significantly increase the contact diameter of the stove, so the instructions recommend not using a pan over 9 inches in diameter or 3 Liters in volume.
Also note that the gap between the burner and pot means that heat transfer won't be as efficient as if one were using the integrated pot with flux ring. Expect to burn through more gas and have problems keeping the stove lit if it's really gusty.
They also suggest always using the canister Stabilizer...a good idea if you're going to push the boundaries of the suggested pot size, like I did.
Frying a pound of bacon (note the pan is larger than recommended but all turned out well). Mmm... bacon.
I actually think the larger frying pan worked better because the weight of it offset the weight of its handle. I noticed that the above setup, using a much smaller pan with a long handle, was much more unstable. Then again, I won't be taking this pan backpacking with me anyways.
Conclusion: The Jetboil Pot Support is a great accessory. It adds a little over an ounce of weight and some extra bulk, but it would really be ideal for converting a single-person cook system (the Jetboil stove and integrated pot) to a multi-person cook system.
For car-camping and kayak trips, where the weight and bulk of carrying larger pans did not matter, the MiniMo stove proved to be an excellent resource for some gourmet outdoors cooking. I would recommend getting the pot support if you wish to increase the usefulness of your Jetboil stove, especially the MiniMo.
If you've already spent the money on the stove, why not spend another $20? I do wish that the support came packaged with the stove, so that would be my main criticism.
Nearness accessory for the Jetboil. Allows you to…
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $20
Nearness accessory for the Jetboil.
- Makes the stove useful for everything other than boiling water
- Packs into stove
- Comes with the base to stabilize the stove
- Another part to buy or lose
Allows you to use the stove for anything else you can do with any other stove.