User Review: Snow Peak GigaPower Auto
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $49
Lacks finesse, but boils water like a champ.
- Gets Very Hot
- Burner is either on, or off, not much in between
Setup: If you have enough mechanical sympathy to change a lightbulb, you can screw this on to a canister of fuel without a problem.
Ignition: Turn on, push a button, wait for deliciousness.
Flame Control: This is where it falls down. It seems to like to go full throttle. Not ideal for eggs or anything that you need some finesse to cook with. However, my culinary aptitude ends at boiling water, so it works for me.
Cooking: See Above.
Boil Time: I used it in windy conditions with the wind screen (Optional extra that is soooooo worth it) and it took about 5-6 minutes for 2 cups.
Wind: I bought a package that included a windscreen and I am glad I did
Fuel Efficiency: I cooked 2 nights on a single can, and there's plenty left over.
Stability: I used the Snow Peak 700ML Titanium cup and it didn't seem tippy, even at boil.
Packability: Very small stove, especially for one with auto ignite.
Conditions: 2 nights in windy conditions.