Optimus 323

Discussion in 'Optimus No:323' started by David Shouksmith, Aug 14, 2008.

  1. David Shouksmith

    David Shouksmith Subscriber

    Jul 28, 2004
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    A tiny petrol/gasoline/Coleman/panel wipe fuelled stove. Includes a 'quicklight' priming mechanism using the stove's fuel. There's also a high-low flame control lever which works well - the flame height can be controlled down to barely nothing to give excellent simmering capability.

    This stove has a reputation for melting the control knob (as here). Probably not one of Optimus' better efforts, it was superseded quite quickly by the 324.
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  2. Boston Terrior man

    Apr 25, 2011
    Thank you for posting, a great way to compare pictures from others.

    I haven't been able to find a lot of information on this stove. Looking at yours, I can see the melting on your dials is very even leading me to believe it is not caused by fluid spilled on the fount from improper lighting or running but actually the heat of operating. I ran mine with a pot for quite a long time and the dial did get hot but not to the point I could not touch. Same with the flame adjuster piece.