I finally broke my rocket stove in today and have to say that I'm very happy with this purchase. I am not being paid to give my opinion, I'm just sharing some information about a product that people who love cooking outdoors will appreciate. The EcoZoom Versa Rocket Stove is easy to light with small twigs, or a couple of lumps of charcoal , biomass, etc. You don't have to carry around tanks of propane, and for this reason, it what sold me on it to begin with. I use both gas and propane camp stoves, but feel uneasy traveling with those fuels. You could camp in the middle of the woods and have all the material that you need around you to get a fire going. Pine cones, twigs, dried plant material, etc. This stove burns so efficiently that you don't need a lot of material to get it going. The outside of the stove got hot, but it was not bad at all.
The top is cast iron and accommodates many pans. I think cast iron cookware is best to use with this stove. While this stove has some weight to it, it's not heavy. With that being said, it's not something you want to hike with as it does weigh about 14 lbs; I'd use another alternative.
Getting the fire going was effortless, and I was able to start cooking the onions right away...
Get your own EcoZoom Versa Rocket Stove The company has 3 models:
We are seriously considering getting this beast for our outdoor kitchen... Zoom Plancha
If you love cooking outdoors, are a prepper, or like to travel, then The EcoZoom Versa Rocket Stove is for you. I highly recommend it.
By the way, the food was delicious!