/ NEW REVIEW: WITH VIDEO: Primus Omnilite Ti Stove
Read more at http://www.ukclimbing.com/gear/review.php?id=4719
I've had one of the original Omni Fuels for years. Love it. Very powerful and reliable. I mostly use Gas but have used unleaded and Coleman Fuel (white gas) in America where gas in small cylinders can be hard to obtain.
Oh yes, looks like I forgot to tick the option for both channels when exporting. Just right speaker at the moment.
So how long does it take to boil water and can you simmer food with it? etc etc.
not a great deal of useful info in that review, more just a nice add for some quite expensive coffee heated on a very expensive stove.
Boiling time: 2.40 min (+ preheating 40 sec)
'Getting the stove to simmer was easily achieved by turning down the main control on the stove body, then tweaking with the control on the fuel source. The control offered means this is a stove that can do everything from boil in the bag to rustling up a full gourmet meal. I did, however, notice that at really low power the stove had a tendency to blow out when you removed a pan from the heat.'
As Dan says, that is at the top of the article. Also in the video review it took me 2 mins 11 seconds, also stated in a caption.
I got the original but lost my pump a couple of month ago and thinking about upgrading but the simmering ability is crap and it does often blow out so that's putting me of a bit.
I only used it to make the video and then forwarded it to Jonathan for the review. I will try and get him to answer your question.
I'm afraid I have not used the original OmniFuel having been an MSR man up to this point. I have experienced blow out problems with both the Dragonfly and Whisperlite at full power especially in gusty conditions. I have not had a chance to test the OmniLite in strong wind yet but the windshield is higher and better than those supplied with my MSR stoves (>5 years old so I don't know about current models).
The blow out problems were only at very low power with the stove just ticking over and can be managed by turning the stove up slightly before removing the pan. Overall I was impressed with the simmering ability of the stove and would rate it above the Dragonfly.
Hope that helps.
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