SOTO ST-301 butane stove

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  1. teckguy_58

    teckguy_58 United States Subscriber

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    Hello,

    I have acquired a Soto ST-301 butane stove.

    Specs are;

    Size 190×176×83mm
    Weight 640g
    Calorific value 3.7kw (3,200kcal/h)
    Operating time 1.4h

    3200kcal is 12704 BTU

    This stove is easy to set up and it is unusual for a butane camp stove due to this one has a remote fuel canister. In windy conditions this stove can easily be protect from the wind with a wind screen of some sort and without the worries of over heating the fuel canister. This stove is well thought out and performs well from simmer to high. There is a very ingenious locking wheel for the pot lets. The Japanese are ingenious with how then engineer things. The stove is easy to light with the piezo igniter. I did make the mistake of leaving the igniter in it's upright storage position so the plastic button no longer looks as good as it should, but it still works very well. Oh, well no ones perfect. It takes the standard butane fuel canister, but I believe the Soto fuel canister is a propane butane mix. Here in the US we don't have this kind of mix in butane canisters and it's too bad these aren't available here. The stove runs well on straight butane, but it would perform much better with the butane propane mix.
    It brought nearly 2 liters of water to a boil in 10 minutes and it would have performed much better the butane propane mix. All in all the stove does well. I'm looking forward to taking out for a real life cook out.

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    Cheers,
    Norman
     
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  2. idahostoveguy

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    Sweet little burner. Looks like it has a fairly large surface area similar to an MSR Simmerlite stove. It's nice that it can use the common butane fuel cans.

    Your kettle is quite gorgeous too!

    sam
     
  3. Majicwrench

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    A guy from Spokane, a guy from Idaho, so now a Libby MT guy speaks....yup neat stove. And you are right about needing some propane, especially when cold, which it always is around here...
     
  4. tekkster

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    Soto makes some nice gear.
     
  5. snwcmpr

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    I particularly like the kettle.

    Ken in NC
     
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    Awesome pictures.
     
  7. teckguy_58

    teckguy_58 United States Subscriber

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    Hello fellow stovies,

    This is just an update. G-Works now makes an adapter that will fit any stove which takes the standard butane fuel canister. G-Works also makes a very nice extension hose which works well with their adapter. The adapter and hose can be found on Amazon, but these are actually cheaper on the bay of evil.
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    Here are the three canister fuels I'm using for this new configuration on the stove.
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    As already seen in the above pictures the stove runs well on straight butane, but just for comparison I'm showing the stove running on butane.
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    Next is the butane/propane mix and as can be seen it does perform better then the straight butane.
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    But this stove really shines running on propane.
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    The Soto ST-301 is a very good stove. If interested on one of these stoves they are readily available. The internal regulator built into the valve is quite ingenious and works very well. With all three fuels there was no excess pressure on the fuel hose going to the stove.

    Cheers,
    Norman