Dave Bennett, Member #203
Travel, Explore, Live: AMERICAN ADVENTURIST
Are you guys looking at the Steel partner stove because of bulk gas capacity?
I actually quite like the GS-220. 4-6 canisters will see me through most holidays/treks.
I can give my ideas why the PS stove since I chose this setup and of course cause others love their stoves so much
PS is basically for river raft guides etc.. so the build quality is amazing ! more industrial than SP stuff but you could use the stove as a step ! its that tough recessed knobs etc.. again very well thought out for tough hard daily use and not saying the SP cant handle that dont get me wrong
working on boats in the tourist industry for 15 years it seems stuff that is made for guides or this kind of use really shows how good things can be !
I know many regular brands of stuff when used in these kind of situations are usually a one season or two season item where better stuff lasts for ever
I have two colelman stoves also and decided not to retrofit them into the SP cause of the build quality was not worthy of the IGT hahahaha
my stove was $220 so price is also cheaper than SP but more than coleman etc..
I think for many of us the PS is a proven design that has also proved to be kinda like the Toyota LC trucks the reputation of them is second to none
it could be more a proven American stove ? not sure about that like in Japan Uniflame seems to also be very popular along with SP stuff
the gas for me is a issue a 20 lb tank is cheaper than 2 large canisters ! and will last of course insane amounts longer and having more or less one fuel source is nice
my grill is Propane
my hot water heat we sometimes bring is propane
our tent heater we sometimes bring is propane
are gas fire pit which we love is propane
I will still bring my SP titanium back pack stove we use for our espresso kit along so the smaller canisters work for that
I dont plan on getting rid of my Baja Burners ? but might sell one of them ? not sure yet so I will still use that when I need that extra burner
I could have gotten the GS-220 on sale a bit ago for $280 which I almost did
if anything I might get a gigapower setup for the 3rd burner so I can have that insane power if I want ?
I have a Spressoman adapter that will enable me to use bulk propane on a baja burner--I have not tested it yet, but plan to do so this weekend. The SP two burner stove would require a much more complicated modification to make it work on bulk propane, so I decided against it for that reason. Yes, you can always use disposable cartridges for this, but the cartridges are expensive, have limited availability (not easy to get at a moment's notice in many places), and they commit you to using a fuel source that may not be compatible with other things. Propane is available almost everywhere, is relatively cheap, can be used from a bulk tank to feed numerous different things, and gives peace of mind that you can cook almost forever without worrying you will run out. That is why the Partner stove is more desirable to me.
Greg (a.k.a. Hafwit)
1967 Steyr-Puch Swiss military Haflinger
1975 Volvo Swedish military TGB111
2011 Toyota 4Runner Trail Edition
That makes a lot of sense guys. In Europe the gas canisters are common and I have an adapter to use another twist lock type so don't have to worry about running out of fuel. I do like the look of the partner stove. Those welds look like they could take a beating. I love the 'lowered' burner setup used by the guy in the Asobi-ya site. The fact you can cover it and get a flat surface in the IGT appeals to me. I also love his basket insert idea. Group buy?
I love those baskets and his small tray and cover holder !
Again want a place for my grill cover
Just how much to ship from Japan and they are not cheap when you do the Yen exchange sadly to rich for my blood
That cutting board I have is close to flush its the same thicknes as the bamboo
I was thinking of making the mount lower and having my cutting board a bit more flush but its only 1/8 inch taller ? So not to bad !
The nice thing is it still is close and does not slide around etc...
Last edited by Honu; 06-22-2012 at 07:30 AM.
An old college buddy is married to a Japanese woman, so might be able to arrange shipping, but I can't even figure out the mailform on the site to start up the conversation ......
Good thing I am starting a Japanese language course later this year (level 1 only but still )
Look forward to seeing what you all make of the partner stove. Good luck!
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