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Re: Alcohol stoves in use?

I cooked breakfast this morning on my pressurized alcohol stove. A 10 cup ss percolator and a 10" well seasoned CI frying pan. Flare ups? Minor. I know how this thing works. Hot fresh coffee, sausage links an egg and a "fried english muffin in 20 minutes. The CI pan added a little heat, too.

I brought it ashore yesterday to see if the rebuild kits I have for it were necessary and install them. 4 machine screws and it went into a garbage bag for the trip back to the dock. It sputtered a little at high setting but the thing went right to work. It hasn't been used for three seasons and we are hoping for a fall cruise. I cooked my dinner and made coffee on it last night. A little slower than the kitchen gas stove but slowing down is the point.

Are there any other "problems" with these pressurized stoves besides possible flare ups when getting them started? Why are the non pressurized alcohol stoves an upgrade?
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