Snow Peak Home & Camp Burner, butane cook stove

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  1. montanafan

    montanafan United States Subscriber

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    Hello all,

    New, not classic (yet.) Ordered directly from Japan as they don't offer it in the US. Very silent running stove. Has igniter, very good simmer control. Very much as described, for home & camp.

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    It's a good brand but the proximity of the valve on the cartridge to the heat would be a bit of a concern for me.
     
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    Looks neat. Interesting design
     
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    That was my initial thought too. There’s heat-shielding, true, but the discolouration due to heat of the base of the channel beneath the pot rest closest to the fuel cartridge inlet suggests it’s a close call.

    Locating slot upwards with the fuel cartridge installed, so a gaseous and not a liquefied gas feed, which is usual. Consequently, I wonder if performance tails off in use with the evaporative cooling of the fuel? Maybe not if there’s an amount of radiant heat reaching it from the burner!

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    This is the first stove that I have dealt with that runs on this type of butane canister. I have already ordered the adapter for propane, so it will be: an adapter, a hose and then the final Lindal to propane adapter. Pics when parts arrive.
     
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    If you note the 5th photo, there is a wide copper channel running from the burner and then mating to a second copper piece at the pivot. I think that they are purposely trying to channel heat from the burner to the length of the canister for this very reason. They have obviously engineered the heck out of this design. But that doesn't always guarantee long term reliability. I assume they have tested that safely part, but...
     
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    If you could keep us posted on your observations of this stove after some extended use I would be much appreciative
     
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    Does Japan have a different safety policy regarding these items than the US?
    Or is it not available in the US because there is probably not enough market for this stove?
    I will not buy one, just asking.
     
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    No idea what Japan's safety policy is. On cars, etc; they are VERY strict. I don't see the market for an overpriced butane stove when like models are available for $25. This thing is all about the "style" and engineering that Snow Peak trades on.

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    Google translation:

    A tabletop gas stove with a structure that can store five virtues compactly.
    It has a clean and beautiful form that fits well into the interior, even in the kitchen or dining room. When the stored parts are expanded, five virtues appear. Because there is a sense of stability, it is safe to put a large pot. It is easy to carry around, making it a great success for everyday use at home, outdoors, and anywhere.
     
  10. Simes

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    That is starting to grow on me. I can really see the market it's aimed at in Japan given the undoubted small sizes of apartments and houses generally. Small and compact to be brought out as an extra hob as required, much smaller than one of the square 'briefcase' types that are pretty ubiquitous with campers now. Would stow neatly in a day sack and the carts are everywhere.

    And as you say is very well engineered.

    Wouldn't be out of place in most kitchens I guess.