User Review: Primus OmniFuel
Price Paid: 1695 SEK
The downsides to this stove are well-known, it's loud and it's heavy. I read a lot about the various models on the market before settling for this stove, because I don't mind the noise at all, and weight is an acceptable compromise when you get extreme reliability in compensation.
The only other stove that seemed as good was the Optimus nova, but the huge advantage the Primus has is that the omni fuel attaches to the fuel bottle/pump assembly OR to normal gas canisters, which seemed like a major omission from Optimus.
The stove is solid like a rock, not only that but you can almost totally dissemble it with the supplied multitool, and everything is easily cleaned and reassembled in the field. Cleaning is easily performed with the multitool, which is quite necessary when using vehicle fuel (Petrol or Diesel). However this seems only needed after the stove is off, once the pre-heat phase is over and it is burning fuel it never seems to get blocked.
The fuel pump is also extremely solid and simple to use. The method of turning the stove up by flipping the fuel bottle is excellent, as it drains all the fuel from the fuel line. After a minute of burning out the dregs of fuel from the fuel line, the pump and stove can be packed away without any fuel being spilled.
The base is also very stable, but it is worth finding or making a very flat area to put it on. And of course using butane or heptane as fuel will mean much less cleaning than using diesel or rum.
All in all, I am very satisfied with this stove, it''s worth paying a little more for something that will so obviously last.