User Review: Soto Muka
Price Paid: not sure
First time out of the box, the stove leaked fuel, unknown to me until it all caught fire.
After a good clean up, set it all up again and all ok. Seems as though the first time raw fuel came through instead of the fuel/air mix, which should be to start the stove.
It's an easy stove to start and runs clean, but its not possible to simmer,any attempt to operate at a low setting causes the vapouriser to drop out, and you have yellow sooty flames.
I have found this problem on all stoves where the control valve is some distance from the burner jet (like this one).
It will boil a litre of water in just over 3 min. This is good.
The bad points, the general construction is plastic, the pump washer is also poor, and of course it needs a lot of pumping.
Being Japanese I would expect better quality, especially at the price asked for this.
This stove uses a generator to vaporise the fuel, assisted by an air premix,an idea taken from Coleman it seems, lets hope its reliable,only time will tell.
Its a good stove works well, but all the pumping is a pain,perhaps if the pump was better designed it would be easier to pressurise.
I don't think it's any better than the PRIMUS Expedition multifuel stove, much easier to use and boils quicker.