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Primus's most advanced stove - a refinement of the MultiFuel stove. For those who want the best and most adaptable stove on the market. OmniFuel works with virtually all types of fuel from LP gas cartridges gasoline/petrol and diesel to paraffin - even aviation fuel. The stove's new preheating system saves fuel while minimizing pre-heating time. Using the separate control knob the flame can be adjusted to provide the exact heat required. The OmniFuel stove comes with a multi tool that enables the user to disassemble and assemble the stove at any time. Includes a cleaning needle fuel pump & windshield
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Primus Omnifuel

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  Reviewed by Jim Sabiston (Cardiff) on 2006-04-09:
General comments: It has been very easy to integrate the Primus Omnifuel into my equipment kit and backpacking style and my experience has been almost completely positive. The stove has performed better than I expected in cold weather and wind, especially with fact that it will burn anything. Estimating the fuel needs for varying conditions has become fairly easy to do once I developed some experience with the stove. The stove easily handles large meals for two or small solo meals as well. This flexibility is one of the main reasons I prefer this model over single fuel options. Fuel consumption greatly differs dependant on which fuel, and I found that an inexpensive way is to use kerosene as I use this as my central heating fuel located in large tank in my garden. Unscrew the big lid, dip in a canister and away you go for the day. It saves mucking about at the local DIY shop deciding what to burn when a big tank of kerosene gets delivered to your home every 6 months. I have yet to use the stove in exceptionally cold weather conditions and the lowest that I have tried it is -1c. I hope that it will see lots of use of the summer period and looking on the bright side, there might not be any need to try it in low temperature. I am confident that It wont let me down, but I think that I will stick to my basic rule of boiling water rather than trying to melt snow with it.

Pros: burn baby burn .... anything in fact

Cons: not tried it in really cold conditions
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Miles responded : How did you get it burn cleanly with 28 second heating oil? Whats your priming method? cheers miles (2009-11-06)

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  Reviewed by Neil (Hove) on 2006-04-24:
General comments: I have used a number of stoves over the years including trangias, gas and liquid fuel stoves and the one thing they all had in common was the amount of time it took to get used to their foibles before I could really make a good meal (or even boil water for a brew!). With the omnifuel it has been reasonably easy to use from the box. The stove comes preset for use with gas canisters but using the supplied multitool it is easy to change the jet head for different fuels. Make sure that you dont lose the heads - the carrypouch has a little pocket to carry them along with the multitool. Currently I have used gas, white fuel and unleaded petrol and it is simple to use with each. As with any liquid fuel stove it can flare and it is important to follow the instruction about burning off excess fuel in the pipe when turning it off to stop any risk of spillages and flareups. With the liquid fuels you need to make sure that you used supplied pricker to regularly clean the jet head of impurities but this is no different to any other stove I have used and I suspect it will be the same as them and rapidly fail if not maintained. The heat this stove gives out is as good as any MSR I have ever used with the benefit of a very sensitive simmer function that allows you to cook means rather than superheat and vapourise them. Make use of the included heat reflector and wind shield to increase fuel efficency The stove is expensive but it is a very well made piece of kit that if you look after will last for many years of service

Pros: Burns anything, accurate controls build quality

Cons: Expensive. care required to keep it maintained to keep it working efficently
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  Reviewed by Ben Harris (Cambridge, UK) on 2007-03-29:
General comments: Bought this Stove about 2 months ago. I am currently burning paraffin with it. Took me quite a few goes to light it to start with (due to its priming method), but once you know how to do it you're away! Now i can do it first time every time, coldest ive tried it was in February when it was snowing and i was having a little go melting snow, worked great. Boiling water wise, it really does do it in 3 minutes. Also it packs very small in the small material bag. On the Fuel Consumption point, i boiled about 750ml 4 times (for about 4-5mins), and when i had a look in the fuel canister, i could see no difference! Great Cooker! Just taking it on my Duke of Edinburgh Gold award hike in wales this week end, great cooker, If you want a cool, practical, fuel efficient stove then this is defiantly for you!

Pros: Boils Water in just 3 minutes, Burns anything, small and compact, comes with maintenance tool and wind shield.

Cons: Is a little bit expensive.
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  Reviewed by Ben Harris (Cambridge, UK) on 2007-03-29:
General comments: Bought this Stove about 2 months ago. I am currently burning paraffin with it. Took me quite a few goes to light it to start with (due to its priming method), but once you know how to do it you're away! Now i can do it first time every time, coldest ive tried it was in February when it was snowing and i was having a little go melting snow, worked great. Boiling water wise, it really does do it in 3 minutes. Also it packs very small in the small material bag. On the Fuel Consumption point, i boiled about 750ml 4 times (for about 4-5mins), and when i had a look in the fuel canister, i could see no difference! Great Cooker! Just taking it on my Duke of Edinburgh Gold award hike in wales this week end, great cooker, If you want a cool, practical, fuel efficient stove then this is defiantly for you!

Pros: Boils Water in just 3 minutes, Burns anything, small and compact, comes with maintenance tool and wind shield.

Cons: Is a little bit expensive.
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  Reviewed by Mark Hannon (Hampshire) on 2007-04-19:
General comments: I have had the Omnifuel for about three months it has been used a number of times initally the stove is impressive it claims to burn virtually everything, I have used the stove with Gas and primus powerfuel, both work well gas being the easier of the two( there is a small amount of leakage when connecting the powerfuel bottle) the stove is provided with a wind deflector and a multi tool. the jets must be changed when changing fuel, the stove has been used for about 8 hours cooking and i've already had a maintenance kit, there is a piece of metal on top of the stove which went missing rendering the stove useless.

Pros: Burns things well easy ish to use

Cons: Maintenance, Cost
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Soheil responded : Dear friend u can fold up an aluminium foil ( or cut a piece of its wind proof material ) to make a piece like the missing part. trust me it'll work even if it is about 20% like the missing one. (2008-09-29)

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  Reviewed by Alasdair Fulton (Glasgow) on 2008-06-29:
General comments: I bought this stove about 12 months ago and have used it for 2 weeks away in the outer hebrides (uninhabited, so you rely 100% on you stove working) I can't fault this stove, I've only used it with Coleman white fuel (bought 2 bottles and haven't run out yet). Like any liquid fuel stove, there is a little more maintenance and technique required to use these stoves, but nothing difficult. It simmers much more gently than MSR and Optimus equivalents adn can boil 1 Litre of water in about a minute with a Primus Eta Power Pot. My friends were all envious of my slow cooked gourmet meals! The stove legs are fairly sturdy and the pump is made of metal, so is more durable than plastic ones. ISome of my friends are on their 3rd replacement plastic pump from another well known brand....

Pros: Runs on all the fuels that other multi-muel stoves run on, plus screw-one gas canisters. Efficient, simmers well and is powerful too.

Cons: Heavy, noisey and expensive, but no worse than other multi-feul stoves.
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TussockJumper responded : How on earth do you get it to simmer? There seems to be a transition zone between high & low - I try to turn the stove down low but part way there it starts spluttering and before I get to a low flame it blows itself out. Is there a trick to this? (2008-10-29)

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  Reviewed by Pete Withers (Cumbria) on 2009-03-18:
General comments: A staple of my kit - won't be without it, heats boily bags in minutes and the multiple fuel use is great for travelling. The simmer thing is a trick with the multifuel bottle - turn it up to about 45 deg and it will put more air in the mixture, a bit fiddly but it does work. Well worth replacing the seals every year and a little wd40 oil on the threads of the connections eases the installation of the gas canister and the jets. Oil the leg joints also! Yes it's expensive but the multiple fuels and service it gives can't be beaten in my book.

Cons: If you're using butane gas mix under -5 forget it, use liquid fuel but that's the same for all stoves.
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  Reviewed by Richard Baker (Wales UK) on 2009-06-29:
General comments: I've used these stoves for about three years now, very well made, frugal on fuel especially paraffin. A great stove for cooking real meals on and it simmers very well. You can buy a conversion kit to mount the Optimus Nova into a Trangia stove and this kit also fits the Omnifuel giving you just about the best winter stove combination going.

Pros: The whole stove

Cons: Keep an eye on the burner plate, they are prone to spring off and you don't want to loose that on some mountain side
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Tony Stamp responded : i have lost the flame Spreader down a deep crevis in the granite i was having a cup of Tea on after letting it cool to put back into its bag i picked up the stove only to see the Flame spreader dissapear dow a large crack in the rock never to be found again ,this is why i ALWAYS carry a full service kit with me. (2009-12-08)

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  Reviewed by KR (GB forces) on 2009-07-29:
General comments: Excellent bit of kit. bought in 2005 when holidaying in the lakes. takes quiet a bashing in my rucksack or patrol kit but its still going strong. can be alot to set up compared to jetboil, but if your away for a while with no access to LPG then its a LIFESAVER. (my other option is REVERTING TO HEXAMINE!) im the only one i know who uses a piece of kit like this for work and its probably far more than i require, bought a jetboil (very popular with forces) but had problems with the stove off that. now bodged the jetboil water container to use with the omni stove. winning combo. never had to use the windshield but use the small cone shaped (heatshield?) which is easy to fit.

Pros: light, if you run out of LPG use any oyher fuel. actually very robust. not to fiddley with gloves.

Cons: expensive.
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  Reviewed by Tony Stamp (Kent) on 2009-11-19:
General comments: After using this stove fo nearly a year now and burning different fuels,I find this cooker both easy and reliable to use in various weathers.the coldest use it got was in Scotland at -9C burning Unleaded petrol and was lit by a spark from a ferro rod and leatherman multitool,i now use the cooker with Diesel as this is in the Cars spare fuel can and at 4:50 aprox / gallon is cheaper than many other camping type fuels out there,maintenance is simple and being this cooker gets a little rough n tumble out and about Stealth camping has done well so far,OK so Diesel is a little sooty but hey thats why you clean your kit when you get home,you dont moan about getting your boots dirty after walking the hills in bad weather so why moan about a little dirt in the rest of your kit and yes the DIESEL lights with the Sparks from the ferro rod as well all be it after 3 or 4 striles good little cooker and im still using my 20 year old mess tin and lid .

Pros: Burns every fuel i've tried so far petrol,diesel,paraffin,butane/propane gas easy to maintain and use and 1 ltr of fuel lasts what seems a life time.

Cons: Biggest gripes are Purchase price and getting the Service kit and parts THESE ITEMS SHOULD BE ON THE SHELF AND NOT HAVE TO BE GOT ON THE INTERNET i want to see all stockests of this product to carry at least 1 service pack in stock ,walk in pay and walk out.not good when you drop your flame spredder down a mountain.
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  Reviewed by Ben (Bristol) on 2009-12-14:
General comments: Used this stove all over the shop. UK, Alps, High Himalaya and always found something to burn! Really cannot go wrong with this stove as it's hard wearing and extremely versatile. Easily cleaned and maintained and if used correctly very economical.

Pros: Easy to use, will burn ANYTHING!

Cons: None so far.
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  Reviewed by Wildrover (Fife) on 2010-10-22:
General comments: The best of this type currently on the market in the UK. Solid, very frugal on fuel - especially paraffin & easily maintained. This is my stove of choice for lightweight trips & a back up for my old Optimus 111 when car camping. I particularly like the metal pump which is a vast improvement on the dodgy plastic jobs of the Novas & MSR. Excellent piece of kit & you can pick them up for less than 100 if you shop around.

Pros: Bomb proof, metal pump & very stable.

Cons: None so far.
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