Together with a 2L MSR Titan pot, this little stove can cook a lot of food! We never had any problems with stability; we just made sure that the the pot was at least somewhat centered over the stove. For foods that required heat distribution (like bacon), we just moved the pot over the flame a bit; the flame packs quite a punch and does the job quickly. We just bought an MSR Titan Kettle to add to the mix. All the pieces nests together nicely. We went camping with friends, some beginners and some experienced, and *everyone* was impressed with the Pocket Rocket's size, weight, speed, and ease of use! The other stove that our friends had packed never saw the light of day.