One thing to note though; watch out for the sticky black residue left on the bottom of the pan from the bruning fuel tablet.
I knew you could do it All it takes is a bit of experience and proper management.I've been playing with an Esbitmizer lately and have managed to cook rice (1/2 cup plus 3/4 cup water) on one and a half tablets. Besides getting it to a boil there was a simmering time of 15 minutes.The residue cleans up fairly easily with hot water.
A least this necro was a useful one Perhaps raising the pot up a bit with a fan grill would lower the time a bit...increase the draft and allow more flame contact.
I set up a new tin...a 1oz sliptop. The ideal behind the row of holes is to allow air to enter at the base of the flames below the rim. The thought behind this is the flames don't dance about as wildly because of air flowing over the rim. In this case it was only mildly successful as the hole size was limited by the tin. The pic shows the gel soon after lighting...the flames did get larger as it heated up.I didn't time this run, but it got 16oz to a rolling boil on 5/8oz (by weight) of gel. I've been weighing the fuel so I can visually estimate how much to fill the tin.
Interesting to see the different ways people are using these. I also have one, and I really like how small, light and simple it is. Good to see that wood works in it. I might just replace the feet on mine so I can use wood as an alternative fuel. Normally I use hexamine: it's foolproof, which is good for me And cheap if you find a good army surplus shop. I find I get a boil on 2 quarters of an army hexi block with the pot around half full, and another quarter gets a long enough boil to do some quick-cook pasta or noodles. Cooking times using hexamine are all about surface area I think. Half an army hexi is the same weight as 1 Esbit, but split into 2 quarters and stood on edge it burns faster due to the greater surface area.
Just so happens that I got the grill through today. The difference it makes in boil times is extraordinary. It's most definitely now part of the kit.
Quote from: Gareth on September 18, 2016, 12:43:36 AMJust so happens that I got the grill through today. The difference it makes in boil times is extraordinary. It's most definitely now part of the kit.Makes me wonder if the people who design these things ever test them at all