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In 2001, Dwight Aspinwall and Perry Dowst founded Jetboil with a simple yet powerful idea to simplify outdoor cooking. They were frustrated with heavy vacuum bottles and clunky stoves, so they set out to create a more efficient and convenient solution. They discovered that combining heat transfer technology with innovative design was the key to maximizing convenience and efficiency. Through lab and mountain testing, they developed their FluxRing® technology and integrated approach, which led to the launch of their Personal Cooking System (PCS) in 2004.

The PCS was a game changer, as it allowed heating, eating, and drinking to be done in the same insulated cup. The cup can be easily removed from the burner and held with an insulating bottom cover, making it a quick and hassle-free option for outdoor cooking.

Jetboil has received several awards for its products, including Backpacker magazine's Editors' Choice Award, Outside magazine's Gear of the Year Award, and National Geographic Adventure magazine's Best of Adventure Award. The brand is popular among outdoor enthusiasts such as hikers, campers, mountaineers, and backpackers who value reliable and efficient cooking equipment in the outdoors.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the main features of Jetboil stove design?

The stove design includes a neoprene-insulated pot, a corrugated metal heat exchanger burner, and an adjustment valve. The stove can be ignited via an outside source or push-button electric igniter, depending on the model. The burner is designed to shield from wind and direct heat to the pot's base, and a coiled heat exchanger at the stove's bottom works to contain heat, providing an average boiling time of two minutes and fifteen seconds. The company offers a propane and isobutane fuel mixture in canisters that can be attached to the burner's bottom. Some stove models have a stabilizing tripod and a plastic cup to cover the heat exchanger during storage.

What types of fuel are compatible with Jetboil stoves?

Jetboil stoves are designed to work with EN417 valves, which are used by manufacturers globally. It's important to note that Jetboil has only tested their products with Jetpower fuel canisters, and cannot guarantee safe operation with any other brand. However, if you're unable to find Jetpower fuel, you can use other brands such as Brunton, Gigapower, MSR, Primus, and Snowpeak, which have the same mixture and valve as Jetpower.

How does Jetboil stand out from other outdoor cooking systems?

Jetboil's high efficiency makes it a popular choice among outdoor enthusiasts because it uses up to half as much fuel as conventional stoves, which can significantly reduce the weight of gear carried on trips. For example, a 100-gram Jetpower fuel canister can boil the same amount of water as a larger 227-gram canister used by competing stoves.

Can Jetboil be used in cold weather conditions?

In cold weather, canister stoves experience a drop in performance due to the lower vapor pressure and burner output resulting from the colder fuel. The temperature of the gas inside the canister governs the output pressure, which drops as temperature drops. This can lead to longer boil times and difficulty lighting the burner with the built-in piezoelectric ignitor. However, Jetpower's lower firing rate can reduce canister cooling and increase performance, particularly when using propane.

To ensure optimal performance in temperatures below freezing, it's recommended to keep the canister warm between uses by storing it in a warm pocket or sleeping bag and removing it immediately prior to heating your food. Insulating the canister by not placing it on a cold surface can also help. Despite the pressure drop, Jetboil stoves have been used by mountaineers up to 8,000 m (26,000 ft.) on Mt. Everest with great success. By keeping the canister warm before use, it's possible to use the stove with reasonable performance even in sub-zero temperatures.

Placing the canister on or in a small piece of foam to keep it insulated from snow can also help. Altitude itself isn't a significant problem as the pressure difference between the canister and the environment is greater for any given temperature, resulting in a higher effective gas flow rate even when the canister is cold. Additionally, the reduced oxygen causes the burner to burn richer, which can also be helpful in the cold. It's recommended to always carry an extra canister and keep it warm to swap out with a cold one when necessary, as well as carrying matches or a lighter as a backup.

For temperatures below 45 degrees Fahrenheit, Jetboil's MiniMo, Sumo, and Joule cooking systems are recommended, as they feature advanced Jetboil Regulator Technology to deliver consistent heat output down to 20° F (-6° C).

Can I bring my Jetboil on a commercial airplane?

You can bring your Jetboil on a commercial airplane, but you must leave the fuel at home as per FAA regulations. The camping stove must be empty of all fuel and cleaned thoroughly to ensure that no vapors or residue are present. TSA recommends shipping the fuel ahead of time as it may be confiscated due to fuel vapors. However, airlines are not permitted to take compressed gas cylinders on board, so you will need to purchase fuel at your destination. Check Jetboil's Dealer Locator for a list of retailers near your destination. Be sure to review the rules and guidelines of the specific airline you are traveling with. It is important to note that Hawaiian Airlines does not allow any type of stove, used or new, to be carried on or checked.

How do I properly use a coffee press?

Here are some tips for using a coffee press:

  1. Start by heating your water to just below boiling point. The ideal temperature is around 195-205 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Grind your coffee beans to a coarse consistency, similar to sea salt.
  3. Add the coffee grounds to the press and pour the hot water over them. Make sure all the grounds are saturated with water.
  4. Give the mixture a quick stir with a spoon or paddle to ensure that all the grounds are evenly distributed.
  5. Let the coffee steep for about 3-5 minutes, depending on your taste preference.
  6. After the coffee has finished steeping, slowly push down on the plunger until it reaches the bottom of the press.
  7. Pour the coffee into your cup and enjoy!

Remember to always turn off the burner before adding coffee grounds and make sure the strainer basket is screwed onto the stem correctly. By following these steps, you can make a delicious cup of coffee using a press.

How do I properly clean a Jetboil cooking vessel?

Cleaning your Jetboil vessel is an important part of its maintenance. One effective way to clean it is by boiling a mixture of water and white vinegar in the vessel for a few minutes. You can use a non-metallic scrub pad to remove any residue. Another alternative is to create a paste of baking soda and water and apply it to the surface, then scrub and rinse with water.

It is not recommended to put the Jetboil vessel in the dishwasher as the FluxRing could become damaged. Also, avoid using powdered detergent which may contain lye and can harm the vessel's surface.

What is the cause of the rust ring at the bottom of my cup?

A rust ring can form inside the companion cup due to the moisture caused by wet Jetpower canisters or storing the cup while damp. While the rust ring may be unsightly, it won't affect your cooking system's performance. To remove the rust, gently scrub the cup with a non-metallic scrub pad, such as a Scotch-Brite sponge, using a mixture of baking soda and water. To prevent the rust from returning, store your Jetpower canister upside down in the cup with the black cap on, keeping the canister ring off the damp bottom of the cup. This eliminates the cause of the rust ring problem.

What is the purpose of the FluxRing in a Jetboil cooking system?

FluxRing® is a patented technology used in Jetboil's cooking systems, which functions as a heat exchanger to capture and direct heat from the burner into the contents of the cup or pot. This technology allows for extremely high efficiency in heating the vessel, reducing waste heat that would otherwise escape into the air. The FluxRing® design also allows for convenient and compact shapes for the vessels, making them easy to pack and carry for outdoor activities.

What is the importance of fuel efficiency?

Fuel efficiency translates to weight, space, and money savings. Jetboil is known to be up to twice as efficient as conventional stoves, which means that you can bring half as much fuel on your trip, resulting in significant weight savings. In fact, our Jetpower fuel canister, which contains only 100 grams of fuel, can boil just as much water as competing stoves that require large 227-gram canisters. Another advantage of using Jetboil is the space savings it provides, as the Jetpower canisters can be nested inside the cooking cup for added convenience.

Can you explain the functionality of the JetLink port?

The Jetboil Genesis, HalfGen, and Eureka! Spire, Spire LX, and Gonzo Grill feature a patent-pending port that allows you to expand your camp kitchen and power it from a single source. By daisy-linking Eureka! and/or Jetboil stoves together, you can create a 4, 6, or 8 burner stove similar to the one you have at home. To do this, you will need a 20 lb. tank hose and a JetLink hose.

The JetLink hose is designed to connect multiple Jetboil/Eureka! propane stoves via the JetLink port, allowing them to be run off of a common fuel source and regulator. You can use this hose to quick-connect your Jetboil or Eureka! multi-burner stove to a 20 lb. tank.

If you have an Eureka! Ignite or Ignite Plus stove, it has a Jetlink input port, but it must be the last line in a JetLink chain of linked stoves. It cannot be used as the starting point of the chain.

Can you explain what hard anodized aluminum is?

Hard anodized aluminum is a process of applying a layer of aluminum oxide to the surface of aluminum, which makes it extremely durable and resistant to wear. This layer also protects food from bare aluminum, which is important for cooking equipment. Despite the durability of hard anodized aluminum, it can still wear over time. To help maintain the integrity of your Jetboil or other hard anodized aluminum cooking equipment, we recommend using non-metallic utensils and low-abrasion scrubbies during cleaning. Additionally, when packing a Jetpower canister inside the cooking cup, we advise drying the cup thoroughly and separating the two with a layer of cloth to prevent scratches. Using the fuel cap on the canister also helps minimize wear by keeping the canister and burner base in place within the cooking cup.

Could you explain the advantages of Jetpower Fuel compared to other fuels?

Jetpower fuel is a combination of propane and iso-butane, which provides several advantages over other fuels. Propane has a higher vapor pressure that ensures better performance in cold weather conditions. On the other hand, iso-butane provides a more consistent pressure as the fuel level decreases. Additionally, the Jetpower fuel canister is designed to stow conveniently within the cooking cup, making it easy to pack and transport.