It cost $10. What would you expect? This is not a…
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $10 delivered from China
It cost $10. What would you expect?
- Low price
- Very easy to control
- Small, lightweight
- Decent plastic storage box
- A Chinese family will live better if you buy it
- Unknown service life
- Low quality materials in the burner
- Small burner focuses heat on small area, can burn food.
The pan support legs are a bit flimsy, but you don't want to use a big pot on this tiny stove anyway. The valve portion of the stove seems to be of better quality materials, too.
I am surprised at how well this stove performs but I don't think you should plan to walk the full AT with just this stove. But for $10 you can't go wrong. I put mine at the bottom of the small Coleman lidded pot (the two pot set), put a 100g canister on top of that, and had room for a Bic lighter. A tight little kit.