Primus Eta Express
My favourite portable kitchen, with plenty of small tweaks and convenient functions.
- Efficient use of gas
- Very small packing space
- Possible to store everything (including gas) in it when packed
- Way above average price
- The red plastic plate is nothing special.
Have used it for several years and like every part of it!
First of all it's very lightweight. It has several functions integrated into the main parts, such as a few rows of small holes in the lid, turning it into a colander, which allows you to easily get rid of the water without having to carry the extra weight. It also has an integrated lighter onto the stove base. Just click and the gas will ignite from an electric spark.
Furthermore since it's very efficient with the gas—both because of the windshield and the heat trapping and heat leading construction on the bottom of the kettle—it allows you to bring less gas, settling for a small one which fits inside the gas stove when packed.
You don't have to bring the red plastic plate. It is possible to use the lid as a small plate for for example sausages and if you boil something you can use the main bowl itself as a plate. Because of the heat leading construction on the bottom of it, it will cool down quickly and you can rest it on your lap if eating while sitting down.
The bag can be used as a bag for picking berries, mushrooms, drying laundry etc.
Overall a great stove which is easy to use, uses little fuel, takes little space, has a low weight, costs more than most of the competitors, and in the end is more than worth the price!
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $100
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Historic Range: $110.00-$129.95
Reviewers Paid: $100.00