Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Vargo Tiad XE alcohol stove

Source: bought it new
Price Paid: Don't remember for sure. Less than $30/35 perhaps.


This stove works as advertised. It'll heat enough water for your meal and a hot drink. But there are issues.


Reasonbly light, but there are lighter stovesDuel fuel designBeing titanium it's strongBurns fairly hot


Big pain to fill/refillOdd sized stand for my particular pot

I've used this stove perhaps 40 times in the past year or so. And while it's not a bad stove, it's not a great one either. My biggest issue is filling and refilling the stove. The fuel "capsule" cap is removed from the stand and taken apart. Filled to approximately 1oz and the cap replaced. Every freaking time.

Other alcohol stoves that have an open top are much easier to cook longer because of the easier refilling procedures. Ultimately, that's the main reason I choose to replace the stove with another alcohol stove. That review will come later when I've used it a few more times.

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