Primus EtaPower MF

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Specs

Weight 932 g / 32.8 oz with fuel pump, 830 g / 29 oz without fuel pump
Dimensions 210 mm x 210 mm x 135 mm / 8.3 in x 8.3 in x 5.3 in
Output 1500 - 2000 watts / 5400 - 7000 BTU/h
Boiling time 2.5 - 3.5 min + pre-heating 45 - 60 sec
Ignition Manual
Temperature unlimited cold

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I purchased this stove for more than the typical single…

Rating: rated 4 of 5 stars
Price Paid: $190

I purchased this stove for more than the typical single user, although I do plenty of that! I also am a scout leader and thought the larger capacity pot (that works perfectly with the windscreen) would be handy for all those cook-in-the-bag kids. Also note that I am a white gas user. The fact that this stove works well with all kinds of fuel is a big plus if I get stuck in BFE without Coleman fuel!

Plus - the stove works in all weather conditions I've tried it in...wind, rain, cold, warm (haven't tried hot yet, but who has problems when its warm?). It boils quickly, although not as quickly as advertised on fuels other than LP. It's relatively light for what you get...a 2 qt pot, fry pan, windscreen, burner, base, handle and case. The windscreen does its job. Period.

Minus - I am big on white gas - everything else I have uses it, so I'm consistent. Note that 98% of my experience is with it, so judge accordingly. This stove is FILTHY! In order to light it, you discharge a little fuel into the pan, light it to preheat the line, then light the stove. This inherently puts a layer of black soot all over the fuel side of the burner, base and windscreen. Not a huge deal, but still a deal.

Simmering means cook at a low temp, as in keep warm. This stove is not the best at it. Although you can lower the heat, I'd call it a medium heat at best. I would imagine it's better on Butane, but I haven't tried it yet. Bulky - if you're a backpacker, it's big. I know most of the hard cores will snuff this, but when you're taking a 1/2 dozen Cub Scouts into the backcountry you need something large!

Overall, I like this stove. Just know what you're going to use it for and realize it is not the optimum single person unit. I hope this helps.

Manufacturer's Description

Merging two outdoor innovations, Primus’ EtaPower Multifuel backpacking stove blends the most fuel-efficient stove design in the world with the convenience of omnivorous multi-fuel technology. Able to burn any available fuel – butane, propane, diesel, paraffin, or aviation fuel – Primus’ proprietary ETA burner design is also twice as efficient as average stoves, allowing for faster boiling times, less fuel consumption, a lower total weight, and a more environmentally friendly stove. When your LP gas canister begins to lose pressure, simply turn it upside down and the super efficient EtaPower will burn the remaining liquid gas at the bottom. And when the canister is empty, just punch a hole in it and recycle with the rest of your aluminum. The EtaPower MF stove comes with a burner stand, windscreen, and 2.1 liter EtaPower pot with heat exchanger. Additional accessories include frying pan, handle, and bag that doubles as pot insulation.

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Retailers' Descriptions

Here's what other sites are saying:

This stove is based on the EtaPower EF, but has been refined with a perfectly adjusted preheating coil, and improved burner, and a number of smaller changes from its predecessor. This allows the stove to be used with both LP gas and liquid fuels, such as white gas, gasoline/petrol, kerosene, and if necessary even diesel. This leads to even lower fuel consumption and a lower overall weight. Stove comes with a burner base, windscreen, 2.1L EtaPower pot with heat exchanger, frying pan, handle, ErgoPump, 0.35L fuel bottle, multitool, and a storage bag that can be used to insulate the pot. Weight: 29 oz (830g). 5400-7000 BTU.

- Vargo Outdoors

PRIMUS's new EtaPowerÂȘ MF stove once again positions Primus as the pioneer among outdoor stove manufacturers. This stove is based on the award-winning EtaPower EF, but it has been refined with a perfectly adjusted preheating coil, an improved burner, and

- Teton Village Sports

PRIMUS's EtaPower MF stove once again positions Primus as a pioneer among outdoor stove manufacturers. This stove is based on the award-winning EtaPower EF, but it has been refined with a perfectly adjusted preheating coil, an improved burner, and a number of smaller changes from its predecessor. This allows the stove to be used with both LP gas (canister) and liquid fuels, such as white gas, gasoline/petrol, kerosene/paraffin, and if necessary even diesel. This in turn leads to even lower fuel consumption and a lower overall weight during hikes, paddling tours, and expeditions. The stove comes with a burner base, windscreen, 2.1 l EtaPower pot with heat exchanger, frying pan, handle, ErgoPump, 0.35 l fuel bottle, multitool, and a storage bag that can even be used to insulate the pot.

- CampSaver.com

PRIMUS's new EtaPower MF stove once again positions Primus as the pioneer among outdoor stove manufacturers. This stove is based on the award-winning EtaPower EF, but it has been refined with a perfectly adjusted preheating coil, an improved burner, and a number of smaller changes from its predecessor. This allows the stove to be used with both LP gas and liquid fuels, such as white gas, gasoline/petrol, kerosene/paraffin, and if necessary even diesel. This in turn leads to even lower fuel consumption and a lower overall weight during hikes, paddling tours, and expeditions. The stove comes with a burner base, windscreen, 2.1 l EtaPower pot with heat exchanger, frying pan, handle, ErgoPump, 0.35 l fuel bottle, multitool, and a storage bag that can even be used to insulate the pot.FEATURES * Weight: 932 g - 32.8 oz (with fuelpump), 830 g - 29 oz (without fuelpump) * Output: 1500-2000W - 5400-7000 BTU/h * Boiling time: 2.5-3.5 min (+ pre-heating 45-60 sec) * Dimensions: 210 x 210 x 135 mm - 8.3" x 8.3" x 5.3" * Ignition: Manual * Temperature: Winter: unlimited cold

- Mountains Plus

Primus EtaPower MF

MSRP:
$238.00

The Primus EtaPower MF is not available from the stores we monitor. It was last seen March 24, 2014 at Mountains Plus.

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