9 best gas burners

Review of the best according to the editorial board. On the selection criteria. This material is subjective and does not constitute advertising and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.

Gas burners are versatile fuel equipment due to their wide range of applications and ease of use. Nozzles for a spray can or an independent tourist device for cooking – burners are always at hand, do not require an electrical connection, their use is much more convenient than making a fire or melting parts over a gas stove. The devices have become more sophisticated compared to their predecessor models, their design has improved, failures have decreased and the maintainability of burners has increased, for which they again become popular among tourists and craftsmen.

A team of experts on the Internet portal has compiled their own rating of portable gas burners in two categories: travel devices and for soldering with piezo ignition.

Rating of the best gas burners

Nomination a place Name of product price
Best Travel Gas Burners 1 Kovea Alpine Pot Wide KB-0703W RUB 8,300
2 Fire-Maple Family FMS-108 RUB 5 490
3 Talking Fire Pathfinder RUB 1,580
4 Kovea Backpackers Stove TKB-9209 RUB 1,669
Best Piezo Ignition Soldering Torch 1 Virax MAPP PRO RUB 10,488
2 KEMPER 1064 E RUB 5 533
3 ROFIRE Piezo 1950 ° C RUB 3,546
4 FOXWELD MT-55 336 r
5 STAYER 55584 MASTER 4 10 rub.

Best Travel Gas Burners

When traveling with tents or on a hike, on rafting, cooking is a special ritual, for which they prepare even at the stage of preparation for the rest, in particular, they think over the way of heating water and food. A bonfire is not always convenient, and it is not allowed to make a fire everywhere. The portable tourist gas burner does not have these drawbacks.

Kovea Alpine Pot Wide KB-0703W

Rating: 4.9

Kovea Alpine Pot Wide KB-0703W

The rating is opened by the South Korean Kovea KB-0703W Alpine Pot Wide gas burner for tourists, created as an alternative to the famous Jetboil PCS system, which includes the flame outlet itself and a liter pot. The main feature of Kovea is the presence of a heat exchanger at the base of the pan, which transfers the thermal energy of the flame to its maximum size, thanks to which a liter of water reaches a boil in no more than 3 minutes, saving gas up to two times compared to conventional similar devices. Low power in the presence of a heat exchange unit contributes to the efficient operation of the device in cold weather and rain, in addition, gas is not wasted due to being inside the structure, and even a strong wind does not threaten it.

The tourist burner is controlled by a remote unit, switching the flame power and shutting off the gas is convenient to carry out even with splashing boiling water. In addition, the effective insulation of the thermal circuit with a neoprene cover allows you to hold the device during operation, and for the convenience of pouring liquid, there is a handle on the body of the saucepan, by which, by the way, the Kovea Alpine Pot Wide can be hung on any vertical surface, including in a tent and machine – the burner device with the attached cylinder is securely fixed at the base of the pan. Some tourists use such a device to prepare food and drinks, even without stopping for a halt or in a boat for fishing.

It is convenient to store the device: the components of the gas burner are placed in a saucepan as unnecessary. The Kovea Alpine Pot Wide system is compatible with KFG-230, KGF-450, KGF-110 cylinders, as well as collet cylinders with Cobra hose adapter.

The cost of a gas burner starts at 9,800 rubles.

Advantages

  • Universal device for use in a tent, outdoors or in a car;

  • Conveniently folds;

  • Low gas consumption 75 g / h;

  • Does not take root in hands when boiling when using a cover;

  • The ability to use all year round in any weather;

  • Rich equipment (saucepan with a lid, burner, mug, cover, burner, heat exchanger plug);

disadvantages

  • High price, but competitive compared to the Jetboil PCS prototype;

  • The saucepan is suitable mainly for boiling water and heating liquid products; you cannot cook or fry anything in it.

Fire-Maple Family FMS-108

Rating: 4.8

Fire-Maple Family FMS-108

The second place is taken by the classic gas burner for tourism Fire-Maple Family made of stainless steel with the largest burner in the group that maintains a uniform wide flame – it is convenient to boil the kettle and put the pot on. The size of the dishes can be of any size – the holders of the device fold out into a working plane with a diameter of up to 285 mm, and the supports are very stable to hold the weight of a filled pan.

The Fire-Maple Family gas burner is equipped with a piezo ignition and a convenient flame controller, and a screen around the perimeter helps to protect the flow from the wind. To prevent the gas from escaping with inaccurate connection and disconnection of the cartridge, the design provides for a protective nipple. Any threaded cartridges and cylinders with FMS-701 adapter can be used as a gas source.

It is convenient to transport and store the Fire-Maple Family – its legs fold down, and the device takes a flat shape, conveniently placed in a tourist backpack.

The intensity of the flame allows you to boil a liter of liquid quickly – a little over three minutes, while the gas consumption is slightly higher compared to the rating leader burner – about 220 g. in one hour (depending on the type of cartridge).

You can buy Fire-Maple Family FMS-108 from 5,500 rubles.

Advantages

  • Suitable for dishes with a bottom diameter of up to 30 cm;

  • Gas leakage protection.

  • Convenient to use in strong wind;

  • There is a piezo ignition;

  • Stability;

disadvantages

  • Relatively high gas consumption;

  • The location of the cartridge is lower, it is inconvenient to put it with a large cartridge without a hose.

Talking Fire Pathfinder

Rating: 4.7

Pathfinder Talking Fire

The third place was taken by a burner with a remote canister Pathfinder “Talking Fire”, equipped with a piezo ignition. It can be used with any cookware up to 250 mm in diameter, but care must be taken when balancing – the burner has only 3 beams. For convenient installation of the device on smooth and many surfaces, a rubber coating is provided on the legs. It is convenient to store the device in a special complete case.

Compared to the previously reviewed burners, the Pathfinder does not have a windscreen to use in windy weather without reducing the effectiveness of the flame, the device will have to be made from improvised means or purchased separately.

To operate the tourist burner, you need a cylinder with a threaded valve PF-FG-230 (230 g) and PF-FG-450 (450 g) or a push-on with a collet chuck PF-FG-220 (220 g) with adapters PF-GSA-01 or PF-GSA-03, which also have to be purchased separately. The optimal gas consumption is about 140 g / h.

The cost of a gas burner Pathfinder “Talking Fire” is about 2,000 rubles.

Advantages

  • Compact model;

  • Low price;

  • Suitable for dishes up to 250 mm in diameter;

  • Low gas consumption;

  • There is a piezo ignition;

disadvantages

  • Piezo ignition often junk (it is better to have matches with you);

  • There is no wind protection.

Kovea Backpackers Stove TKB-9209

Rating: 4.6

Kovea Backpackers Stove TKB-9209

Closing the rating in the category of tourist burners is the simple device Kovea Backpackers Stove TKB-9209, equipped with a flame regulator. The device is a nozzle on a gas cylinder or cartridge, which forms a powerful wind-resistant flame, but there is no piezo ignition and you will have to use a lighter or matches. As unnecessary, the legs fold on their side, the burner takes a flat position and is conveniently transported, stored in a bag attached by the manufacturer. Can be used with any standard threaded type cylinder or Cobra adapter.

The gas consumption of a tourist burner of the South Korean assembly Kovea Backpackers Stove TKB-9209 is approximately 145-150 g / h, and the cost of the device itself is about 1,600 rubles.

Advantages

  • Compact device;

  • Low price;

  • Powerful flame resistant to wind;

disadvantages

  • Non-adjustable hotplate;

  • Unstable construction.

Best Piezo Ignition Soldering Torch

For soldering small-sized parts, mini-welding is used in the form of a gas torch, the main working component of which is a directed jet of a high temperature flame. Almost all devices are equipped with piezo ignition. Such devices are used in electromechanics, electronics, jewelry and medical business – wherever it is necessary to work with delicate parts and circuit boards.

Virax MAPP PRO

Rating: 4.9

Virax MAPP PRO

The first among the Virax MAPP PRO brazing torches is a French-assembled device with a melting temperature of 24000C. The burner is a small elongated can with a bent metal tip, at the base of which a piezo ignition is installed. Light weight and convenient shape allow you to work with soldering in any position, canopy or on the surface, in any environment. The volume of the can is 788 ml, which is enough for 2.5 hours of continuous operation. True, the weight of the device is 1.18 kg – too heavy for fingers from habit.

The Virax MAPP PRO gas torch can be used for hard soldering up to 18 mm in diameter, soft brazing up to 54 mm. The cost of the device is over 10,000 rubles.

Advantages

  • Ability to work in any temperature and weather conditions;

  • Optimum possible brazing diameters;

  • High flame temperature;

  • Long-term work from one spray can;

  • Comparatively large volume for a hand torch;

  • There is a bottle included;

disadvantages

  • High price.

KEMPER 1064 E

Rating: 4.8

KEMPER 1064 E

The KEMPER 1064 E soldering torch for universal use is a nozzle for a gas cartridge for brazing copper, bronze and brass pipes of different diameters. A convenient handle with a piezo button with fixation and flame regulation allows you to use the device as a normal handle, working in any plane with a directed stream with a temperature of 24000C with a flow rate of only 205 g / h, which is less than that of the category leader (315 g / h).

The gas burner KEMPER 1064 E is equipped with replaceable nozzles, one of which creates a vortex flame, the other – a fine jet for performing delicate work. There is no gas cartridge in the kit, you need to purchase any with a threaded EU (7/16) connection.

The cost of the KEMPER 1064 E burner nozzle is about 5800 rubles.

Advantages

  • There is a preheating of the flame to maintain its stability in any position of operation;

  • Low gas consumption;

  • 2 flame nozzles included;

  • There is a piezo ignition and a flame regulator;

disadvantages

  • No gas bottle included.

ROFIRE Piezo 1950 ° C

Rating: 4.7

ROFIRE Piezo 1950

In third place in the rating is a gas burner for brazing with a lower flame temperature – up to 1950 degrees. This is sufficient for soft solder applications in electronics and jewelry.

The valve at the back of the handle is responsible for regulating the jet – it is not the most convenient, but it does not get lost during operation. For comfort, a support bracket meets the burner head. ROFIRE Piezo 1950 ° C is used not only for soft brazing up to 22 mm and hard brazing up to 15 mm, but also for singeing paints and fire stripping.

The can is not included in the delivery set, you need to purchase propane-butane or another mixture in a bottle with an EU (7/16) threaded connection.

The cost of a gas burner is not the highest – about 5,300 rubles.

Advantages

  • Convenient burner handle;

  • Suitable for singeing, stripping, soldering soft solders;

  • Precise flame adjuster and support bracket;

disadvantages

  • No bottle included;

  • It is inconvenient to adjust the jet force.

FOXWELD MT-55

Rating: 4.6

FOXWELD MT-55

The gas burner of the classic type FOXWELD MT-55 is designed for soldering and heating metal parts, it is actively used for heating frozen pipes, for melting soft and hard-melting metals in household, jewelry and industrial work. It is useful in the absence of the possibility of connecting the welding machine to the electrical network, but it is necessary to take into account the relatively large volume of gas consumption, for example, for thawing pipes. Also found in restaurant kitchens, where it is used to singe crème brulee, thaw meat.

The FOXWELD MT-55 works in conjunction with a gas cartridge with a collet chuck, loaded with propane-butane, isobutane). The design of the device is collapsible from durable plastic with a refractory mouthpiece.

The cost of the FOXWELD MT-55 device starts at 336 rubles.

Advantages

  • Universal use;

  • Connects to all cylinders with a collet clamp;

  • There is a piezo and a flame power regulator;

  • Suitable for refractory and soft-melting metals;

disadvantages

  • Not the sturdiest construction;

  • There is no balloon included;

  • The body is damaged;

STAYER 55584 MASTER

Rating: 4.5

STAYER 55584 MASTER

The STAYER 55584 MASTER device closes the rating of soldering torches with a minimum flame temperature of 1300 degrees Celsius. This is a cylinder nozzle with a straight nozzle, equipped with a piezoelectric element and a flame regulator in the form of a screw handle. The burner works with cylinders on a collet connection and is mainly used for soft-melting materials, is often used in the art of cooking, is suitable for tinning and heating, it also helps out on alloys – it boils water. According to reviews, the STAYER product regularly performs its functions and practically does not fail.

The cost of STAYER 55584 MASTER is the most affordable among the presented burners – about 305 rubles.

Advantages

  • Universal application in electronics, mechanics and cooking;

  • Ease of use;

  • Compact dimensions and weight;

  • Compatible with any cylinders with a collet connection;

disadvantages

  • Minimum temperature.


Attention! This rating is subjective and does not constitute an advertisement and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.

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