Originally posted on the Small Woodland Owners Facebook Group (August 2017)
Morning all. Continuing the theme of small stove reviews I took some photos of our Ecozoom in action this weekend.
Initially when we got our wood we bought a Kelly Kettle Base Camp Kit for around the £99 mark. And whilst it is easy to light and will boil 1.6L of water quickly I must admit to being disappointed. The key negatives of the Kelly Kettle for me are:
So looking around for alternatives we finally settled on and purchased an EcoZoom Versa for around £110 and are so pleased with our purchase.
Since owning ours, we’ve done the essential sausages and burgers on it, cooked veggie stew for 8 using a Dutch oven and made many teas and coffees and in our opinion the stove has a number of advantages over the Kelly Kettle including:
If I had to find any negatives I would say the only downsides are:
They are comparable in price to the full Kelly Kit or if you are feeling the DIY easy to make yourself. This one is made from a chip oil container and piece of flue pipe!