User Review: MSR SimmerLite
I have had this stove about 3 years. Unlike most of the other reviews I read personally I have cooked a bit more then just boiling water.
Having owning it for about a year we thought about trying to have a camping trip with "real food". It was going to be two 3-day trips a week apart.
On the first trip we brought frozen and salted steaks and cooked them up, the "simmer" feature worked very well to not scorch the meat. It worked also for frying potatoes in some olive oil.
On the second trip we had eggs for breakfast, and scrambled worked OK but over easy was not so easy, and we had made some sauces for pasta that turned out fine.
So, the reason to get the Simmerlight vs. other white gas stoves is to have just enough control to not scorch normal food. It works like a champ for basic camping cooking, with a little more leeway then other stoves.