Intro to the SOTO Grill
- Consistent output. Compact and burns efficiently. Easy to operate and shock resistant.
- Stealth igniter installed inside burner post for shock resistance and improved ignition. Large concave burner head contains many fire holes. Unique design distributes the flame evenly, making it ideal for cooking.
- Dimensions when in use: 3.8 x 3.7 x 3.4 in.. Dimensions when stowed: 2 x 2 x 3.2 in.. Fuel canister not included.
This is a fantastic stove, through and through. In my experience with it, and from what I have heard from fellow campers and outdoorsmen, it is about as good of a portable stove as you’re going to find.
Features of the SOTO
There are a lot of qualities that I really admire in this SOTO stove. First of all, the output stays consistent. It’s a pretty compact device, and the consistent output allows for a powerful but efficient cooking experience. I noticed pretty quick that the thing was easy to operate, which is a big selling point for a lot of people, too– even seasoned outdoorsmen like me don’t mind a bit of convenience every now and then. The stealth igniter is installed in a burner post. This provides shock resistance any very effective ignition. The burner head is filled with lots of fire holes, and this particular design seems to be perfectly made for an even distribution of flame. It’s small, too. Weighing less than 6 ounces, and taking up only 3.8 x 3.7 x 3.4 inches of space, this little stove gets full marks for portability and convenience.
Durability and Reliability
It is also extremely durable and reliable. It has been known to instantly ignite on command in freezing temperatures, in rough conditions, and at extremely high altitudes. Despite its miniscule stature, this is a heavy duty piece of equipment that blends a lot of the best features of portable stoves into one product and delivers at an extremely high level. It has also gained a solid reputation for staying effective over years of heavy use, as many campers have used it as their primary device and are still marvelling at its ability to perform at a high level.
If there is one negative aspect, or drawback, it is that there is a risk of corrosion on certain areas of the product; specifically on the metal that makes up the burner head. If the stove is not properly dried, this area will absolutely begin to rust. However, if you are disciplined and work to keep it dry, this should not be a problem. Dry it between uses, and especially when you get home from your trip.
It can fit in a backpack, it’s hardly heavier than a feather, and it can warm your food in the dead of a freezing, wet, winter’s night. What else can you want from a piece of outdoor equipment? This product is a premium blend of convenience and performance, and it is certainly a valuable addition to the market for portable stoves.