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  • Overall Rating: 4
  • Price: 5
  • Quality: 4
  • Ease Of Use: 4
  • Usefulness: 4
Extremely good value for money – BRS-8 Multi-Functional Oil/Gas Stove Reviews

posted by kipsus on 10/08/2012 Certified Owner

Involvement:Expert (understands the inner workings) - Ownership:1 week to 1 month

Pros:
Rugged, well thought out structure. Includes a nice pouch, a multi-tool and some spare parts. Easy to use, very stable in operation.
Cons:
The multi-tool is not very good, does not fit the nuts very well. I would suggest getting a cheap, small wrench for the critical and often used joints. Joints need to be tightened very well - got numerous leaks (and therefore unexpected bursts of flame) due to not tightening hard enough. Depressurizing is messy due to absence of a dedicated valve.
Other:
DO experiment with nozzles - the one included in the bag is not a "replacement" but actually a different diameter nozzle. In my case swapping them out resulted in cleaner, more sustained flame. DO NOT underestimate the dangers of using liquid fuel, this type of stove requires a lot more attention than any gas stove. But once you got that under your belt, the benefits are obvious.
Bottomline:
All in all I consider this to be a great value for money as the drawbacks are not that severe and hey, the more expensive western stoves also have quirks, it's not like you automatically get a trouble free stove for 150$.

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