Reviews for Personal Cooking System
Average Rating : 4.00 out of 5
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Review by: aj_77, 2005-09-30
The best stove I have ever used. Now that you can buy a pan adapter and base stabilizer, there is no reason to get anything else if you are in the market for a stove. It is amazingly efficient; it boils a lot of water for the weight of a canister. When I backpack and climb with my friends and they bring a whisperlite, we inevitably end up using my stove just because there is no fuss associated with it.
Review by: tawl, 2005-06-14
I love this stove so much, it's hard to think of a way to make a stove better. It truly makes backpacking a more enjoyable experience for me. No longer do i have to watch my friend struggle to get his white gas stove lit before we can eat. Just snap the jetboil together, turn on the gas and push the switch and you're cooking.
People complain that you can only make dishes which cook in a pot, which is true. But there's more variety than you might think. Various noodle and rice dishes, as well as soups, stews, even gumbo if you want to pack all those ingredients. You just have to be creative - Everything tastes good when you're camping anyway. Plus i believe you can buy a pan-adapter for it now, so the arguement is moot.
I haven't found any stove/pot/fuel combos that are this lightweight for a reasonable price. A titanium pot alone will set you back almost the cost of an entire jetboil.
Definately a must buy if you're tired of messing with all the inconvenient, inefficient stoves on the market.
Review by: gamehendge, 2005-05-24
Awesome. If you get the coffee press and pot stabilizer accessories (which all fits into the pot), it the best cooking system out there.
Review by: chugar, 2004-11-17
My friend bought this product and after watching boil 2 cups of water (the max) in about 90 seconds, I was almost convienced to get one myself.
However, we later decided to use it after a long day hike. The Jetboil was on a level table and somehow it got bumped and being top heavy, it fell over. The flames kept coming and started to burn the neoprene sleeve. And I'm not talking about smoldering flames either. It got enough attention that everyone on that table jumped up, as well as the adajacent table, and even the next table where a bunch of climbers were drinking!
Luckily, the top portion was not on fire and my buddy was able to twist off the fuel cannister by holding the cannister in one hand and the portion of the cup in the other. Apparently, the neoprene is a good insulator because my buddy didn't suffer any burns.
Yes, it was a human error - but I woud never take that thing out in the backcountry. After watching that fire show I pretty set on keeping my low center-of-gravity stove (MSR Dragonfly).
Review by: taraus_de_bull, 2004-07-28
Working in an outdoors store, I get the chance to see all the new stuff and get the scoop and test them before i buy gear. That being said, the Jetboil is the BEST stove to boil any/heat up any type of liquid. The ignition on it however does tend to break, the white stem shell will crack. But it doesn't really cause aproblem unless pieces fall off. The major downfall to the stove is you can't really do much else besides heat up liquids and it is heavy and large. Definately not a lightweight backpackers item.
However, they are claimming that a large surface area cooking top in being designed. Which could make this little baby quiet nice.
One thing i do love is the jetboil is totally field serviceable. It complete breaks down without tools to make field repairs quick and easy.