Join Date: Jan 2008
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Re: Alcohol stoves in use?
I "discovered a trick" that seems to eliminate flareups with my pressurized alcohol stove. I just put the stove back on the boat today. I have been cooking on it at home for a few days. If I open the burner valve for a count of 4 then shut it. I pump up the pressure first. Put a heavy CI pan on the burner and light the alcohol pool under the burner. Let it burn out completely with the CI pan absorbing any flare ups. After it is out, open the valve and light it, Voilla! It is hot and blue and roaring. I think having the CI roof over the burner helps it warm up properly. The CI pan really does absorb any early flareups while the original alcohol burns off. It worked every time. Try it and let me know what you pressurized alcohol stove users think.
I love my pressurized alcohol stove now that it isn't a potential source of third degree burns to get it cooking.
Last edited by downeast450; 09-13-2012 at 07:07 PM.