The folding gas burner Primus Express Spider is one of the lightest and most compact hoses available with a hose. Primus Express Spider is designed to be as simple as possible and comes complete with a nylon pouch bag equipped with a screed and a round thick foil heat reflector..
Collapsible gas burner Primus Express Spider with a hose, overview, features of the device and operation of the burner in the field.
As planned by the manufacturer, the Primus Express Spider gas burner is mounted on top of this reflector during operation, which should in principle increase its productivity and protect the surface on which the burner is installed from heating. It was not possible to verify the manufacturer’s words in practice, since this reflector, originally folded in the shape of a triangle, after two unfoldings and foldings broke down in places of bends. But now we have six triangular petals made of thick foil. Maybe where and come in the future.
Primary Express Spider Gas Burner Key Features.
Power: 2000 W
Boiling time 1 liter of water: about 4 minutes
Ignition: open flame only
Set: nylon bag, foil reflector
Size: 105x85x55 mm
The Primus Express Spider gas burner combines thoughtfulness, simplicity and reliability. Nothing extra, no frills, this burner is very ascetic. The threaded connections used to assemble the Primus Express Spider components make it suitable for field repair and maintenance. There are no plastic parts, except for the gas control knob on the hose, in the burner design. There is no piezo ignition on this burner model..
The Primus Express Spider gas burner has a fuel pre-heating system, thanks to which this burner will be much simpler and with minimal loss of performance to use at low ambient temperatures. In addition, this gas heating system provides a more rational and economical gas flow. The hose length is enough for both low and high gas cylinders.
At the first applications of the new Primus Express Spider, its hose is bent reluctantly, but then it is developed and acquires the necessary flexibility. The fuel supply regulator at the end of the hose allows you to smoothly control the flame intensity, which allows you to achieve the desired temperature for cooking. The hose docking unit allows only threaded cylinders to be used with the burner.
The Primus Express Spider gas burner is equipped with three folding legs-stands in which, in order to reduce the total weight, curly cuts are made. Stands ensure burner stability even on uneven surfaces. It should be noted as a serious drawback a very wide inner diameter between the ends of the upper legs. They allow you to put dishes on the burner only with a bottom diameter of at least 9.5 cm. For example, if you want to boil water in a 0.5 liter Tatonka mug with a lower diameter of 9.2 cm, then you will not succeed. The mug will slide off and fall into the burner.
When working, the Express Spider is quite noisy, most likely due to the fuel pre-heating system. Compared with the almost the same type Primus Micron burner, the noise level during operation is more than twice as sensible. In general, the gas burner Primus Express Spider really liked. Light, low, stable, works great with volumes of water up to 3 liters, which allows it to be used for cooking for 6-7 people. When folded flat, takes up a minimum of space. In terms of the totality of qualities, it may well claim the title of universal. But the inability to use it with small dishes leaves a very unpleasant residue from this more than successful Primus burner model.
P.S. Impressions after a three-year operation of a Primus Express Spider gas burner.
The burner was used constantly for boiling water and cooking, as there is no complaints about the only gas burner. There are no hints that the burner is about to fail. All connections, including threaded ones, are normal, the appearance has slightly deteriorated.
After acquiring a compact wood-burning stove with supercharging Airwood Light BM, the burner receded into the background, as it were. Now all long-term dishes are cooked on this stove, and the Primus Express Spider burner acts as a backup. For quick boiling water for tea, coffee, instant foods for snacks or during short parking.