Trangia 25-1 UL Spirit Stove
August 2, 2011
VERDICT: Ingenious design includes burner, windshield, two pans & frying pan
PRO’s: Fuel is plentiful and cheap, everything you need in one package
CON’s: Includes pots and pans but no kettle, low power output
If you ever went camping with the Guides or Scouts as a teenager then you’ll almost certainly have used a Trangia stove to cook your meals. Loved by outdoor folk the world over, although not necessarily chosen by them, Trangia have been make methylated spirit stoves for over fifty years and the design has barely changed.
The stove runs on methylated spirits which is widely available, cheap and, unlike gas canisters, isn’t adversly affected by sub-zero temperatures.
The stove consists of two windshields which site one of top of the other. The lower upturned one holds the small methylated spirit burner whilst the upper one shields it from the wind and contains some ingenious little clips which act as pan holders.
The design makes the most of the limited heat available from the meths burner by directing as much heat as possible in to the cooking pot. Heat adjustment is possible but a little fiddly.
What sets the Trangia stoves apart from other camping cookers, apart from the fact that they only run on methylated spirit, is that you also get a cooking set included containing two saucepans (1.75 and 1.5 litres), a 22 cm frying pan and a pot handle. Thanks to ingenious design they all fit together inside one another making for a pretty compact package.
The 25 Series stoves (reviewed here) are designed for use by a small group of three to four people making them suitable for family camping. They also do the 27 Series suitable for one-two people and the Mini Trangia designed for single person use.
Whether you’re after that retro look, or you just love ingenious design, this timeless classic will meet your needs but just don’t expect it to heat water as quickly as a modern gas stove.
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