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Gear Details: Stoves


Manufacturer: Optimus

SKU: 82

Product Details:
Product Year2009
Fuel Type:Liquid Fuel
Pot included:No
Weight (lbs, oz): 15.3
The Optimus Nova is an multi-award winning benchmark multi-fuel stove. Precise and immediate simmer control and fast boiling. Self cleaning system cleans burner jet fast and easy - no need to stop cooking. Durable aluminum pump and EZ quick connects enhance safety and ease of use. Patented quick priming burner requires less preheating and saves fuel. Burns all types of fuel - using same burner jet.


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I have the old version of the Optimus Nova Stove. I have heard the new ones aren't worth the trouble. The old "Cadillac" version I own has been bombproof. I have owned and used it for 7 years and have had only one flare up. It simmers boils wonderfully quick and has a good heat output. It is simple to service in the field and packs up into a small belt pouch. It has a nice, stable pot stand that folds around the body of the burner. The pot stand has serrations on the pan contact edges and grips the pot surface well. I cannot say I have found any problems with this stove. It is expensive, but worth every penny. It is not the lightest expedition stove on the market, but it is certainly one of the toughest. This stove burns several fuels well. I have used coleman fuel mostly but have also burned unleaded gas in it and kerosene with no problems. It has a needle in the jet that is magnetically activated by waving a magnetic wand under the stove which cleans the jet. This procedure can also be done even when the stove is running. All the parts on the fuel pump are made of aluminum and have no plastic on them other than the protective cap that goes over the quick connect on the fuel bottle. I have not done any timed burns with this stove but have never had to wait long for a hot meal or boiled water.
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