User Review: Snow Peak GigaPower Auto
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $50
Piezo refused to ignite the stove. Manually lit fine. Stable and heated 1/2 liter in a couple minutes. I also used the wind shield. It worked great.
- Adjustable flame level
- Companion wind screen works well
- Folds small and packs into cup
- Piezo didn't ignite the stove
It takes all of 30 seconds to get the stove mounted on the fuels and ready to go. Just about zero effort as you can get.
This was brand new. I had tested the igniter at home and saw a clear spark. Did not test with fuel, just spark. The first night and first attempt to ignite the stove, the igniter failed to light it. Three of us tried for 10 minutes before giving up and using a lighter. Camp was at 11,500'. I tried the ignited three dozen more times over the next couple days but resorted to using my magnesium sparker (for fun. I had a lighter and matches). I tested at home and the piezo was sparking but would not ignite the stove.
Once ignited, the stove worked great. It was stable and both my titanium cup and 1 liter pot fit well. I was able to easily adjust the flame level to heat my tea water or bring water to boil in a couple minutes for my dehydrated dinner.
I bought the $10 companion windscreen. It worked quite well in the breezy conditions. It was never windy.
I heated up teat and oatmeal water twice and dinner once. I also heated 1 liter for washing up. I used hardly any fuel. I wasted more trying to get the igniter to work.
As long as the igniter works, this is a great little stove. It packs up ting and stows easily inside my cup.