Do you have a photo of this stove in the storage box? I received mine today and failed to notice how it was stored. I took it out and ran on kerosene with the number 30 jet. "Preheat is important" is an understatement. The flame died down after an extended preheat and successfull start up. I covered the bottom of a kettle with soot when the flame turned yellow. After a bit of frustration, I added a small amount of 90% alcohol to the fuel and tried again. That works well. I prefer not to use liquid fuels that are more flamable than kerosene in a stove. Low flash point fuel is a danger at a camp site. I have seen what happens when white gas gets too close to a camp fire. It is not pretty. I have hand cleaner called Gojo that works wonderfully on soot stains. How to you safely depressurize the fuel bottle? I turned mine upside down and allowed it to vent out the burner.