What to write?
Here are some things to consider when reviewing a stove:
Setup: How easy is the stove to setup and fuel?
Ignition: How easy is to prime or light? Does any built-in igniter work well consistently?
Flame Control: Is the burner adjustable? If so, how well?
Cooking: How well does the stove let you boil, simmer, fry, bake, etc.?
Boil Time: How long does it take to boil water in sheltered conditions?
Wind: Does the stove stay lit in wind? How does wind affect boiling time? Is there a windscreen?
Fuel Efficiency: How much water can you boil or food can you cook, for a given volume of fuel?
Stability: Is it stable and secure with a pot, or a potential "noodle-dumper"?
Packability: How well does the stove pack away and store?
Ease of Use: Do parts and features work as expected? Consistently?
Features: Any noteworthy features, designs, or technology? Do they live up to expectations?
Construction & Durability: Is it well made? How has it held up over time?
Conditions: Where, when, and how long have you used this gear?
Make it a Killer Review
Be fair Keep in mind commonsense limits for gear. Don’t expect a tarp to keep out the snow on Denali, or an ultralight rucksack to carry 50 pounds comfortably. Consider how the product performed during normal usage. Did it meet manufacturer claims? Fall short? Exceed them? More tips for a killer review »