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?
What types of fuel are compatible with Jetboil stoves?
How does Jetboil stand out from other outdoor cooking systems?
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?
How do I properly use a coffee press?
Here are some tips for using a coffee press:
- Start by heating your water to just below boiling point. The ideal temperature is around 195-205 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Grind your coffee beans to a coarse consistency, similar to sea salt.
- Add the coffee grounds to the press and pour the hot water over them. Make sure all the grounds are saturated with water.
- Give the mixture a quick stir with a spoon or paddle to ensure that all the grounds are evenly distributed.
- Let the coffee steep for about 3-5 minutes, depending on your taste preference.
- After the coffee has finished steeping, slowly push down on the plunger until it reaches the bottom of the press.
- 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?
What is the purpose of the FluxRing in a Jetboil cooking system?
What is the importance of fuel efficiency?
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.