User Review: Soto Muka
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: list
It is light and hot and easy to use.
- Easy to light
- Very hot
- No real simmer
- Fuel line filter hard to clean
The stove is light and small. The fuel line seems a little fragile, so I stored the stove in a rubbermaid container so it wouldn't get crunched. It lights quickly and easily, no priming.
It has no real simmer. You can turn it down from full blast to lower, but rice, for example, will boil over. I used a cozy that I first used to finish rice cooking on my alcohol stove (only enough burn time to get the rice up to a boil; when the stove burned out, put the pot in the cozy for 20 minutes; perfect every time!) instead of simmering. But it boils very fast.
I think I messed up and used a bottle that had had alcohol in it for gasoline; the filter that is just before the jet got clogged, and the stove stopped working after a few days of dwindling performance. That filter is small and behind a pressed-in screen. Real hard to get out without destroying it. Easier to just use clean fuel!