User Review: MSR SimmerLite
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $99
Very durable stove.
I've had this stove for years (since 2006). Boiled lots of water, cooked many a meal. Never has it failed me. That says A LOT! I always take a rebuild kit with me on trips, just in case, but have never used it.
The stove does kind of simmer, but it really finicky and you have to turn it down to near shutting it off before the flame lowers enough to simmer. Can't tell you how many times I've tried to turn it to a simmer and shut it off, then had to re-light it. For me it's rare to go with a fancy meal on the trail though. Usually boil water for a freeze dried or dehydrated meal.
You can get a Whisperlite for a little cheaper, but I do like the option. It does get quite sooty on start up, but cleans up fairly easy and a quick shake cleans the jet.
Great little stove.