The Snow Peak GigaPower mini-canister stove is available in four configurations (with or without titanium components, and with or without auto-ignition) to meet most users' preferences. It collapses to a very compact size. The stove has four pot supports (rather than the usual three) that fold out to provide a stable, flat, grippy surface. Lighting the stove with the piezoelectric igniter on the auto-start model often requires several tries, and the igniter is cumbersome to operate with gloved hands. Although the burner provides good flame spread, it requires several re-adjustments to get the stove to the desired flame level. The GigaPower performs quite well under calm conditions, but I found it very sensitive to wind. Using a windscreen improved its performance, but there was still impairment by apparent turbulence within the windscreen used in laboratory testing. I found the stove quite capable of melting snow, cooking a complex meal, and frying pancakes. However, the stove's flame creep required several adjustments of the controller to obtain a constant flame. Overall, the GigaPower is a good value and a capable performer if used with wind protection.

ARTICLE OUTLINE

  • OVERVIEW
  • SPECIFICATIONS
    • Stove ID
    • Accessories Included
    • Dimensions
    • Weight
    • MSRP
  • USABLE FEATURES
  • EASE OF USE
  • COOKING PERFORMANCE
  • HEATING EFFICIENCY
    • TABLE: Summary of Boil Time and Fuel Consumption Data
  • DURABILITY
  • VALUE
  • TIPS AND TRICKS
  • RECOMMENDATIONS FOR IMPROVEMENT

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