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17 Comments

  1. 1

    Otto Van De Steene

    I previously experienced much shorter cooling times from my Ti gas stoves. Much alike with this one?

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  2. 2

    Tim Moss

    Hi Otto, do you mean that the metal of the stove itself cools down quicker after you’ve switched it off? If so, yes, I think so.

    It seems to be the same with titanium pans. They heat and cool very swiftly.

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  3. 3

    andydin

    i have a Omnilite ti

    i use Kerosene Boiling 1L water need 6.5min

    but use gas only 4min

    i mean, use gas power better kerosene
    Do you also?

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    1. 3.1

      Tim Moss

      Hi Andy, I’ve used mine with both gas canisters and petroleum-based fuels (e.g. petrol, white gas and kerosene)

      I’ve never done any experiments to compare speeds but would assume, as you have found, that a gas canister (when full and warm) would be faster than petrol-based fuels.

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  4. 4

    andydin

    thank Tim!
    you tall me a good result.
    that i never think. :D
    i can try gas have 50% or30%’s Capacity.
    maybe have different results.

    thank you again !!!!

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  10. 5

    Holly Davies

    Hi Tim,

    Thanks so much for this post. Really useful information.

    Holly

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  11. 6

    daniel

    Amazing review. Ordering based on your suggestion. Thanks!!

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    1. 6.1

      Tim Moss

      Excellent. I hope it does you proud!

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  12. 7

    Tor

    Primus OmniLite Ti is an excellent stove, but it makes so much noise that Primus made a silencer, which should have been standard.

    https://www.primus.eu/primus-omnilite-ti-silencer-p737937/

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    1. 7.1

      Tim Moss

      Thanks Tor. It is indeed quite noisy, but I think multi-fuel stoves often are.

      I’m amazed that they are charging so much for the silencer (€60!) but I suppose it might not be included as standard because it adds weight (only 58g, but that’s an extra 17%) and I understand it doesn’t work with all fuel types (e.g. diesel/kerosene).

      I’ve always wondered whether they impact the efficiency too.

      Cheers,
      Tim.

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      1. 7.1.1

        Tacho

        I bought one of these to replace a Coleman 442 as I got fed up with cleaning and replacing clogged generators. Great stove but yes very noisy. The silencer helps enormously and provides better simmer control. I also ran the stove on paraffin with the silencer on after pre-heating with alcohol. I would be tempted to use alcohol for preheating while using dirtier fuels such as Paraffin or diesel as these create a lot of soot when used for pre-heating.

  13. 8

    Tacho

    I use one of these for motorcycle camping and is works well. It is however loud enough to wake the dead, but primus sell a silent burner which reduces the noise significantly. This is expensive, and is recommended for use only with white gas, or canister gas. I have tried it with paraffin after pre-heating with alcohol and seems ok.
    If the stove is used with petrol it will soot up and will need more regular cleaning/maintainance. I use mine mostly on white gas or canister gas anyway.
    The priming pad does dissintegrate after a while, so allways carry a spere.

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