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rated 3.5 of 5 stars Well made, novel stove, with some benefits (quiet, small, light) but for me there were some negatives too that mean I'll stick with a more traditional multi-fuel (Optimus Nova). I borrowed a demo Muka overnight to see if it was the one to replace my now broken 12-yr-old Nova. I cooked two family meals on it... risotto and porridge.  Pros: Small, light as above and well made. I found the simmer control to be more than adequate, no burning (though have a good thick base Primus pot — recommended!). Full review

Pocket Torch

rated 2 of 5 stars Does NOT work at 11,996 feet elevation. Does work at 5,724 feet elevation. I only attempted to use it at those two elevations so I do not know the maximum elevation at which it will work. I live in Colorado, so the Soto Pocket Torch is collecting dust in my basement, awaiting my next garage sale. Full review

Micro Regulator Stove

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Great for cooking fish or boiling water. The Soto OD-1R Micro Regulator stove is a versatile canister stove with the ability to evenly cook fish, boil water, and everything in between. It's perfect for backpackers who like to cook or prepare their meal while out on the trail. A few months ago I was on the hunt for a new canister stove. There are a lot of options that fall within a pretty wide price range, so to help narrow my options I looked at stoves that were highly packable and able to cook… Full review

OD-1RX WindMaster

rated 4.5 of 5 stars The SOTO WindMaster is a very lightweight stove top that screws onto gas canisters having the industry standard threaded coupling. In my tests, it performed very well in a range of windy conditions, on cool mornings, and with an intentionally chilled half-full fuel canister. It also works well for simmering and "gourmet-style" meals. I recommend it for use by backpackers and others aiming for light weights for solo and 2-person outings. It is not suitable for large groups (4 or more). Warranty:… Full review

OD-1RX WindMaster

rated 4.5 of 5 stars This stove keeps a constant pressure until the canister is empty, as stated in their advertisement. It is very wind proof too. This stove is good for the backpacker who likes the convenience of a canister stove but also wants to use it in cold weather. Most canister stoves do not perform well in weather below about 27 degrees, but this one will work down to 20 degrees with enough power to boil water or simmer, and the pressure is regulated even in cold conditions. I had given up using a canister… Full review

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