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When combined, the stove's heat exchanger, wind guard, and optimized burner render the Primetech's fuel consumption half that of the average camp stove, so you no longer have to choose between eating a hot meal or having potable water to drink. But the coolest thing about the Primetech is its ability to fine-tune heat intensity, so you don't have to fuse mac & cheese fragments into the bottom of your pot just to ward off the blue box blues.
- A fully-integrated camp stove for cooking at camp
- Wind guard couples with burner for efficiency
- Half the fuel consumption of average camp stoves
- Regulator allows fine-tuning heat, simmering
- Includes pan and saucepan with non-stick for easy cleaning
- Lid has integrated strainer for easy pasta straining
- Piezo ignition easy to light, even in wind
- Aluminum tongs included
- Item #PMS002H
- Q & A
Quiet, fuel sipper
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
As a product reviewer for theDyrt dot com, I am often given new products to test and evaluate. Primus sent me their New Primetech 1.3L Stove Kit to put through its paces.
I spent 3 weks with the New Primetech 1.3L Stove Kit backpacking in the Dolly Sods Wilderness and campgrounds to and from.
Primus claims it is quiet...and it is...so much so, I have to get on my hands and knees to peer between the stove base cutouts to see if the flame is still going. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9QuJwCLJ_VA
I used one 220g butane tank for a week in the wilderness (breakfast and dinner)...and still had a tad left over.
The Primus New Primetech 1.3L Stove Kit comes with two 1.3 liter pots, one anodized and the other has a slick Cermaic coating inside the pot and an integrated heat exchanger on the pot base. The burner is fixed in the anodized cutout base with a braide stainless steel fuel line that leads to the adjustable regulator. You also get a smoked, but see-thru Tritan (think Lexan) pot lid with a pot holder cutout and perforated strainer holes. Included are a separate piezo-electric starter, a quick-release, locking pot gripper, an aluminum ground protector and a ripstop nylon stuff sack for it all.
Butane cannisters attach easily, but you must open the regulator bale all the way to get fuel to the burning for lighting. Then you can adjust the flame. Interestingly, the regulator bale opens the opposite direction than my Primus Express stove.
I was pleased how quickly water or food came to a boil, under two minutes. The ceramic coating is amazing...nothing seems to stick...in fact, cheesey chicken enchilada poured out with little clean-up. My main concern is if that coating gets scarred or scratched. In the backcountry I don't need to haul around two pots and with stove base nesting inside the pot, I took along the anodized rather than the ceramic pot for that concern.
I did find the stove base cutouts did not protect the burner flame enough against high gusting winds. To keep the stove so quiet, it doesn't have the same force and thus is more susceptible to being blown out. Back to stacking rocks as a windbreak. My model seemed a little fuel finnicky not liking new Optimus cannisters...I could only think its a backpressure sensitivity. Once the cannister was less than full, it worked fine.
The stove kit is surprisingly light for the overall size, but does take up a lot of real estate in the backpack.
Overall, I really liked how the New Primetech 1.3L stove functioned and look forward to using it for a good many years.
Great lil stove
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
On this trip I used the Primus 2.3L Primetech Stove. This is a nice bigger unit good for multiparty use. It comes with 2 pots; one anodized and one ceramic, a case, a burner base, a detachable handle, a clear lid with a built in colander and an igniter. This stove is really light just weighing in at 30.6 oz. I cooked rice in mine and it had the water beginning to boil in 1 min 45 seconds and by 3 minutes 15 seconds it was at a full roaring boil. I didnt have a chance to clean it the night I used it but the next day even with the food dried onto it, cleanup was effortless. Everything wiped right out, no scrubbing required! Because of the convenience and lightness of this it fits in my hiking backpack and I will be using it on overnight hiking trips. I love that everything can all fit together and go into the carrying case. This is fast assembly (within minutes you can use it)