Zelph's Stoveworks Fancee Feest

Specs

Weight 24 g
Diameter 2 1/2 in
Height 2 1/4 in
Fuel Capacity 2.5 oz
Boil Time 2 cups of water in 6 min using 1/2 ounce denatured alcohol

Reviews

2

This is the Zelph Stoveworks Fancee Feest alcohol…

Rating: rated 5 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $16

Summary

This is the Zelph Stoveworks Fancee Feest alcohol stove. Best use is for re hydrating meals or making drinks that require boiled water only. There is a simmer option, but a modification of the pot stand must be done. I use it for boiling water only and with denatured alcohol as the fuel source.

Pros

  • Ultralight
  • Sturdy
  • Little fuel use
  • Pot stand is integrated
  • Fuel is easily obtained
  • No canister "hissing". Absolutely quiet.
  • Takes up little space

Cons

  • Alcohol is highly flammable
  • Can simmer with mods
  • Requisite skills needed for optimal boil times
  • Wind will affect efficiency

This is a Zelph Stoveworks Fancee Feest alcohol stove (http://www.woodgaz-stove.com/).  It is made from a cat food can with an additional metal inner liner.  The liner serves as a pot stand and holds the wick material in place  Denatured alcohol or Heet can be used with this stove.

These types of fuel can be found in hardware stores, automotive stores, Walmart, etc.  The yellow bottle Heet (https://www.goldeagle.com/product/heet-gas-line-antifreeze-water-remover/) is preferred over the red bottle.  The yellow bottle is cleaner burning fuel.

Good thing about these types of stoves is the simplicity, obvious weight savings and compact size. If you are only needing to boil water, an alcohol stove is great. The user must have some skill in using this stove to achieve optimum boil times and of course, alcohol is highly flammable.

If frequenting areas that have high fire danger or burn restrictions in place, as sometimes areas in the Southwest often do, this stove might not be a viable option and a canister stove is necessary due to the ability to immediately cut off the flame. With that being said, here's the stove stats:  

  • Height: 2 inches
  • Diameter: 2 3/8"
  • Weight: 0.8 ounces
  • Time to boil 2 cups of 55 deg F water: 8 minutes 10 seconds
  • Total time to flame out: 9 minutes
  • Fuel used: one half ounce of denatured alcohol
  • Fuel capacity: >1 ounce
  • Elevation: 955 feet ASL

Keep in mind these are controlled conditions. I was in my garage and there was no influence from wind. I used a titanium pot. Different pot metals can affect boil times. When I use the stove under normal conditions, I'm using a windscreen as well. My boil times will vary also. 


20180101_101848.jpgFancee Feest and Venom Energy side by side

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Alcohol is visible in the stove

20180101_102055.jpgFlame adjusts to the pot diameter

20180101_102814.jpgTime to boil 2 cups of 55 degree water was 8 min 10 sec


20180101_105158.jpg0.8 ounces

An obvious trait of this stove is it can hold a great deal of alcohol if it's ever needed or if it's used for simmering.  

Alicia MacLeay TRAILSPACE STAFF

Thanks for writing up some info on this stove, Rob, especially since no one else had done so yet!


6 months ago
Rob R

You're welcome. I've used both stoves at various altitudes up to around 10k.


6 months ago
G00SE

Nice.


6 months ago

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