i love this stove. i bought it with the terra cookset and it fits in the pots perfect. i have used it for about a year now and have had no real problems.
The only issue i had with it, was when i went backpacking early this season and it was a bit cold for the canister, but i knew this going in. the other thing is the fuel line from the canister to the stove can be a bit hairy when you first pull it out of the stuff sack, because it is wound around the stove. all you have to do is straighten it out with a little bending and it is good to go.
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So much stove, so little wasted space. At first glance it might appear that the Optimus Stella+ has been run over by a large truck, but it only locks that way because it's folded for space-efficient packing. The Optimus Stella+ is a transformer that unfolds into a stable base that's able to accommodate enough soup for a small army. Even the burner head is foldable, it's the same technology used on our most compact burner, the Optimus Crux. When the burner is unfolded for cooking, it's ready in a snap. Once attached to a gas canister, all that's left to do is open the valve, fire the built-in pieze igniter and remember where you packed your grandma's recipe for Beef Wellington. Silent packing pans that stays hot longer. Introducing a three-piece cooking set that performs as well as our stoves. A set that eliminates pan rattle when hiking and even cooks food without a flame. Well, almost. The slim-fit insulated stuff bag made of nylon and neoprene allows you to boil water, kill the flame, strap on the packing bag and to continue the cooking process. Imagine, cook simmering foods like rice or noodles and save fuel by doing so. Or get both pots cooking at once and have some tomato sauce with those noodles. All three pans are made of hard-anodized aluminium and the skillet and smaller pot are grooved on the bottom for increased stability on the burner. The slim-fit stuff bag and the larger pot protect the DuPont Teflon coating on the frying surface of the skillet and smaller pot. Bon apptit!
Save on size, never scrimp on power - that is the motto of the Stella+ Stove from Optimus. This little 9-ounce gas stove folds down to less then an inch and a half thick - but don't let its diminutive size fool you, once you get it going with the built-in Pietzo igniter, it can boil up to a liter of water in about 3 minutes and it'll last up to an hour at maximum output.
- Mountain Gear
The Optimus Stella+ backpacking stove is a transformer that unfolds into a stable base that's able to accommodate enough soup for a small army. Even the burner head for this camp stove is foldable and when used for cooking it's ready in a snap. Once attached to a gas canister, all that's left to do is open the valve, fire the built in piezo igniter and remember where you packed your recipes.One of the most compact folding remote canister stoves on the market.Folds flat to 1 in.Built-in piezo igniter at a safe distance form the burner provides easy lighting.Precision flame control offers safe adjusting from simmer to boil.Powerful and stable burner (precise simmering-won't spot burn).Remote flame control and piezo igniter.Remote stable burner.Compact foldable burner head.Includes easy to use stuff bag that allows convenient and compact storage of stove, windshield and instructions.Rating: Powerful 3000 W/10200 BTU.Burn time: Up to 60 minutes at high maximum output using a 220 g/ 8 oz. canister.Boil time: 34 fl oz.(1 L of water) Down to 3 minutes depending on climate, altitudes etc.Fuel LP-gas 75/30 butane/propane (not included).Size: 4.1 in. x 4.1 in. x 1.3 in. (when folded).Weight: 9 oz. (250 g).
Remote butane cartridge stove that folds almost as flat as a pancake. With it's unique folding burner head the Stella folds down to only 1.3 in thick. Piezo and flame control are safely located at the end of the fuel line. With a remote fuel cartridge you can safely wrap the windscreen around the stove for maximum efficiency. Includes stuff bag and wind shield. Weight: 9 oz., Rating: 10,200 BTU, Burn time: 60 min. at high output, Boil time (1 Liter): 3 min.
- Teton Village Sports