Solo Stove Alcohol Burner
Current Retail: $20.00
Historic Range: $17.00-$20.00
Reviewers Paid: $27.99
5-7 minutes to boil 32 fl oz of water
Denatured alcohol/methylated spirits
Bought this to go with my Ohuhu portable wood stove and it works very well with fondue fuel and an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
- Fuel options
- Simple to use
- Works with can stoves
- Build quality
- Could have a better snuffer
- Poor flame control
I used this out on a few hikes to make trailside oatmeal on the back 40; other than that it has seen more use as an emergency stove during power outages. So it is versatile and works well; takes some time to boil a kettle of water but not too long I don't think (it is a stove top kettle and bigger than anything I would take on a trail). I have had it for two years now and with its limited use there is no rust or tarnish forming or leaks, so I would say it is well built.
I find the flame adjuster pretty much useless unless you know where to set it at the start. It gets hot so you cannot change it once it gets going. It fits in most can stoves, homemade ones, and my Ohuhu Stove.
It is a good emergency stove/fire ban stove for when you are out and about. It might work better paired with an actual Solo Can Stove, but you can place it on just about anything non-flammable with an improvised pot stand and it will work.
Cannot really argue with the price.
For the price positive and good for day treks, but I think I would take a small gas burner for long treks as a Fire Ban backup.
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $27.99