Gas Cooker

Submitted: Thursday, Mar 12, 2009 at 13:37
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Hi All,

Does anyone have a recommendation for a gas cooker that has enough adjustment on the controls that it will let you turn the heat down to a simmer. Our present one tends to be too high and burns curries/ stews on the bottom.

A friend has the fold up Coleman stove but it seems to have the same problem.

I could change one of the jets but was looking for a new stove anyway.

All suggestion's welcome
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Reply By: MrBitchi (QLD) - Thursday, Mar 12, 2009 at 13:47

Thursday, Mar 12, 2009 at 13:47
Used to be in the same boat. Traded my Primus for a Coleman regulator stove. Brilliant.
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Reply By: Lotzi - Thursday, Mar 12, 2009 at 13:51

Thursday, Mar 12, 2009 at 13:51
G'day Noldi

I had similar problem, ended up getting on of those cheap $25 dollar single ring cookers with the little gas bottle that fits in the side, b*& great, use it all the time, cook up some prawns on the little bbq type plate that is an option, cooks low heat and boils the billy at a quick lunch stop.
A lot of truckies carry them to cook up something to eat with a wok, very convenient and seems the gas bottles last a while.
I am happy with it.

Cheers
Lotzi
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Follow Up By: SteveD - Thursday, Mar 12, 2009 at 22:02

Thursday, Mar 12, 2009 at 22:02
Not wrong, probably the only good item outa china, and replacement bottles are cheap as
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Reply By: Member - Matt & Caz H (QLD) - Thursday, Mar 12, 2009 at 13:57

Thursday, Mar 12, 2009 at 13:57
HI,

We have wild country 2 burner stove and we love it, we live in our van so we use it a lot especially with the camp oven as I don't like to cook in the van if I can help it.

Cheers
Caroline
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Reply By: Member - Noldi (WA) - Thursday, Mar 12, 2009 at 14:33

Thursday, Mar 12, 2009 at 14:33
Thanks Guys, will have a look at them
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Follow Up By: Member No 1- Thursday, Mar 12, 2009 at 14:56

Thursday, Mar 12, 2009 at 14:56
Oztrail reckon they make one with "excellent flame control"
saw them at the SA Caravan Camping show recently...tried the one that said "Excellent flame control" against the other oztrail which did not make this claim and control seemed a lot smoother and stopped and stayed where you wanted it to, where as the other ones would always spring a little one way or the other meaning the flame was too high or would go out...of course I would need to see it lit to back up their statement.
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Reply By: Steve63 - Thursday, Mar 12, 2009 at 16:39

Thursday, Mar 12, 2009 at 16:39
Hi Noldi,
Get a diffuser from any cooking shop for ~$10 and put it between the pot and flame. No issues then as the heat is more evenly distributed. Waste of money to get a new stove as if it does adjust that low a mozzie could blow it out.

Steve
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Follow Up By: Member - Robert M (QLD) - Thursday, Mar 12, 2009 at 23:54

Thursday, Mar 12, 2009 at 23:54
Hi Steve, I think what you call a diffuser is what we used to call "Asbestos Mats" back in the 60's when my Mum taught me to cook on a gas stove. Obviously you cannot get asbestos now but I have a couple of tin/mesh mat's in my tucker box for my Primus two burner that will not go low enough to simmer without going out. Can't remember where I got them.
Cheers
Rob Mac
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Follow Up By: Member - Jeff H (QLD) - Friday, Mar 13, 2009 at 02:17

Friday, Mar 13, 2009 at 02:17
A piece stainless plate, maybe 2x120x120 works well. Try a junk yard or SS fabricator.
Be versatile.
Jeff.
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Reply By: Sand Man (SA) - Thursday, Mar 12, 2009 at 18:27

Thursday, Mar 12, 2009 at 18:27
This was the reason I replaced my old stove with jets in each burner mechanism with a low pressure Coleman stove. The pressure is controlled by the regulator on the bottle end.

Both burners are fully and independently controllable and you can have one on full while the other is a gentle simmer.

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Reply By: Pebble - Thursday, Mar 12, 2009 at 18:45

Thursday, Mar 12, 2009 at 18:45
I've been cooking at home (living in a shed while building a house) with a Primus two burner one (deluxe model I think) for at least 6 months. It doesn't need a regulator and the trick is to let all the gas out every time after use (our previous cheaper 2 burner got blocked jets due to not bleeding the system each time, even though we did turn the gas off at the bottle).

Anyway if it can stand the rigors of cooking home meals every single night and also boiling water for the dishes, I reckon it's allright, and of course deluxe just means it has that stainless steel around the burners making it easier to clean. I turn the knobs down pretty low to simmer without a problem although I must say I'm not sure how you would go with that in really windy conditions (it has sides and back as wind guards though).
From memory the low pressure stoves we had (Lido Jnr) in a camper trailer didn't have quite as much adjustment as the higher pressure one we have now, but I'm not 100% sure on that since it's been a long time since camping.
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Follow Up By: Pebble - Thursday, Mar 12, 2009 at 18:50

Thursday, Mar 12, 2009 at 18:50
Oh if all else fails buy some better pots? LOL But seriously I've noticed that ones made of thicker steel (Scanpan Fusion 5) don't burn as easily as the cheap and cheerful ones, but of course heat is the main culprit. Yes guilty of taking my good pots camping :D
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Reply By: chisel - Thursday, Mar 12, 2009 at 20:56

Thursday, Mar 12, 2009 at 20:56
Our coleman has excellent adjustment down to very low levels. YOu can't buy them anymore though (guide series 5428 I think was the model).
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Reply By: Member - Noldi (WA) - Thursday, Mar 12, 2009 at 20:58

Thursday, Mar 12, 2009 at 20:58
Hi All thanks for the feedback I will be looking at a few of these options, I think I have had a good run out of this stove 31 years, I bought 2 new jets for it but never bothered putting them in.

Thanks again
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Reply By: Holden4th - Thursday, Mar 12, 2009 at 21:25

Thursday, Mar 12, 2009 at 21:25
I own an older version of this, attached to a 4.5 kg bottle and what makes the difference is the regulator on the side



Start it up and wait for about a minute then slowly adjust the flame downwards and it will go down to a very low state. It's harder to do it immediately as the gas nozzle is expanding as it heats up. You have to rmember that it is made of thin metal, unlke the nozzle on your range at home. Once it has heated up, controlling flow is very easy.

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Follow Up By: Member - Noldi (WA) - Thursday, Mar 12, 2009 at 22:05

Thursday, Mar 12, 2009 at 22:05
Thanks for that looks just like what I'm after

rgds
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Follow Up By: MrBitchi (QLD) - Friday, Mar 13, 2009 at 08:48

Friday, Mar 13, 2009 at 08:48
Sounds like you have the same model I have. The regulator on the side is just a normal low pressure regulator. The secret of the stove is it doesn't use jets but has an internal flow regulator system instead.
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