In areas that are poor in firewood, in areas where bonfire is prohibited, when there is simply no desire or ability to mess with the fire (raw firewood, lack of time, etc.), one of the options for cooking and hot tea is to use a gas burner with a cylinder. One of the most compact and lightweight representatives of a wide range of gas burners on the market today is the Micron Stove burner manufactured by Primus.
Compact folding gas burner Primus Micron Stove, characteristics, design features, overview.
Primus Micron Stove Gas Burner General Features.
Power: 2200 W.
Materials: steel, aluminum.
Boiling time 1 liter of water: about 4 minutes.
Ignition: piezo ignition or open flame.
Size: 66x42x66 mm.
When folded, the Primus Micron Stove burner is very compact. This, combined with a very low weight, makes it attractive for those who need to save in weight and equipment. The burner is equipped with a piezo ignition which is designed to facilitate the process of ignition of gas. However, it does not differ in stability in operation, at least on this particular burner instance. Sometimes it works the first time, and sometimes it doesn’t work the tenth.
In our opinion, if on this, in general, a very successful model of a gas burner, there was no piezo ignition as such, then it would only benefit from this, both in weight and compactness. So in the overall reliability and ease of use, and most importantly in price. As an alternative to this burner, you can now consider the cheaper Primus Express model, which is available in two versions with and without piezo ignition.
The Primus Micron Stove gas burner has a rather impressive 2200 W power for its class, which significantly increases its overall performance. And by manually adjusting the intensity of the burner flame, it is possible to achieve the temperature regime necessary at the moment for cooking.
A common drawback, which, incidentally, is inherent in all gas burners wound on top of the cylinder, is the need to use additional wind protection if possible. Otherwise, gas consumption may exceed all conceivable limits. All the manufacturer’s claims about the high wind resistance of this model are, in fact, nothing more than an advertising and marketing move. It will not be superfluous to put a gas bottle in the winter in an insulating cover.
The Primus Micron Stove burner coexists perfectly with almost all types and types of cookware. With special care and caution it is necessary to relate to the use of tall and narrow bowlers with it, such as army ones. Such bowlers stand on the folding legs of this burner extremely unstable, threatening to tip over at the most inopportune moment. A narrow and elongated profile of the bottom of the pot does not provide a normal distribution of the burner flame. This leads to increased gas consumption and longer boiling water..
The Primus Micron Stove gas burner will be optimal for cooking for one or two people or for working with volumes of water no more than 1.5-2.0 liters. A further increase in these limits is of course possible. But the very design of this burner, which you can not call weak or fragile, is simply not intended for this.