|Set up||5 / 5|
|Ignition||4 / 5|
|Flame Adjustment||3 / 5|
|Durability||4 / 5|
|Packing||5 / 5|
- Stainless Steel legs and grill
- Riveted joints
- 1.5 quartz of water from 60° to boiling in 8 minutes
- Piezo igniter
In Short: The LIXADA 3000W Backpacking Stove is a good investment for the backpackers or campers who are just starting out. It’s easy to set-up, the connections are quality, and it’s guaranteed to light. The flame does pretty well in breezy conditions, and while the adjustment valve was a little touchy, you’re going to get 1.5 quarts of water from 60 degrees to boiling in about 8 minutes.
Click. Whoosh! Ahhh, that’s the sound of the ignition of a
LIXADA 3000W Backpacking Stove. There are a few sounds of camping that everyone can relate to: the crackling of campfires at night and the whoosh of the camping burner being lit in the early morning.
Often overlooked in the camping experience, propane or butane burners and stoves will make or break your camping experience. In the morning, all you’re going to want is something hot, and trying to get a burner lit is the last thing you want to worry about.
We put the LIXADA 3000W Backpacking Stove through a series of tests that give us confidence that the performance of inexpensive propane / butane burners can be consistent with their more expensive peers.
We tested the piezo igniter by performing 100 ignites in a row with minimal reset. The LIXADA 3000W Backpacking Stove showed no signs of wear, and we’re confident that we’re going to keep getting the same performance over and over again.
Our biggest concern was the joints. With any gear, joints and connections are the weakest spots, and we find that inexpensive gear often fails in basic stress tests. So, we designed tests that would identify weak spots quickly.
We extended all legs and dropped the stove on to a rocky terrain from a distance of about 5 feet. We examined the straightness of the legs and the integrity of the rivets, and we were surprised that there was very little evidence that the stove had been dropped. We ran the test a few more time and noticed one of the legs became misaligned. It didn’t change the performance of the stove, and we were able to bend it back in place.
We didn’t notice any warping of the legs or grill after leaving the burner running for 15 minutes at a time over the course of 5 tests.
We were unhappy with the valve. When we reduced the gas flow, the valve would open up a bit on its own. We had to fiddle with it a few times to get it to stay in the spot we wanted.
Overall, we were satisfied with the durability and performance of the stove for its price point. It even earned a place in the regular gear bag from one of our editors.