User Review: MSR WhisperLite Universal
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: €140
This product is beautiful, easy to pack, looks like a water fountain and burns hot and would burn forever if you had enough fuel. lasts a long time, also the blue flame is memorizing to look at :P and you will notice slightly diff cloud flame with diff fuel typs and keeps fuel very well. i left this on for 2 hrs and only used a quarter of liquid fuel in the 20z bottle, amazing seeing as usually it would only be on for about 30mins tops in a day if i cook for breakfast launch and dinner.
- any fuel i throw at it works, other than alcohol
- completely reliable
- fold nice and neatly
- big space for pots to go on top
- boils water very quickly
- the only con there is is soot from priming the device. other than that, not an issue; if you don't mind soot this is the baby for you
this product is amazing. i have burnt a number of different fuels and it works amazingly.
the onl concern i have is the soot build up with this stove when you prime the stove, but if you preheat with something like mentholated spirits less soot less maintenance and burns well and strong. haven't had an issue with it :P
loved the way you can switch between canister fuel and liquid, nearly takes a minute and it's ready to go :P
I've even used the canister to prime the stove so i didn't get the soot on it and it did it even before it cooled down. not recommended but hell i did it and i worked :