Zelph Alcohol Stoves – An OverviewPosted by Claire Walters on May 31, 2014 in Gear Reviews, Stoves, Trail Gear Gallery | 0 comments
Hi Everyone! Today I’m going to talk about Zelph alcohol stoves. Zelph Stoveworks / Woodgaz-stove.com has been around since 2007.
What I like about Zelph stoves is they are lightweight. Small in size which for me makes it easy to pack & carry. The stoves I’m highlighting here – you don’t need a pot stand. There’s not much on them to break. For example; if you’re in the field carrying the fancee feast there’s no moving parts to fiddle with. Simply pour in fuel, light the stove & heat your meal/ boil water.
The unique feature of this burner is the material under the stainless steel mesh. It is the same material that is used in the manufacturing of the popular Swedish marine alcohol stoves that are commonly seen on Ebay
The StarLyte weighs in at 16.4 grams. That is the combined weight of the burner and pot stand.
Burner is made of aluminum and has an integrated stainless steel pot support.
Fuel capacity is 1 ounce in suspension
Boils 2 cups of 69 degree water in 6 1/2 min.
Used 1/2 ounce of denatured alcohol to boil 2 cups of water.(always use windscreen for best fuel efficiency) results may vary according to conditions and pot used.
Fancee Feast Alcohol Stove
This stove is great for those new to using alcohol stoves or for the veteran gear junkies – its the goto stove for many.
Quoted from the manufacturer;
- Weighs 24 grams, 2-1/2 inches in diameter, 2-1/4 inches tall
- Fuel capacity is 3 ounces
- Boils 2 cups of water in 6 min using 1/2 ounce denatured alcohol
Boils 12 cups of water in 29 min Rolling Boil, steam pumping the lid up, using 3 ounces of denatured. Continued to boil an additional 5 min.
The stove burns at a steady rate, no indication of fuel heating up and burning at a faster rate.
Stove accommodates the Heineken / Foster beer can pots nicely and works great with the bigger 12 cup capacity pots.
Each stove they offer gets extensive testing. You can see many of the stoves in action on his Youtube channel – https://www.youtube.com/user/zellph/
Thank you for reading & your support!