Picture of Ultra-Light Alcohol Stove

Step 1: Gather the Materials

Picture of Gather the Materials


  • Marker
  • Ruler
  • Thumb Tack
  • Needle
  • Exacto Knife Handle
  • Exacto or Utility Blade
  • Book(s)
  • Paper Hole Punch
  • Two of the same kind of soda cans
  • Cat food or bean dip can for the primer plate
amniup4 years ago

Some time ago I've (re)invented a stove that is very similar to your stove (and to the peyo revolution...); it only have one thing I don't like: if I let it burn WITHOUT the pot over it (in real life it can happen), the top of the stove melts...

Have you ever had this problem with your stove?
robanna (author)  amniup4 years ago
Never had one melt. Are you using Denatured Alcohol for fuel? I've heard other fuels burn too hot and will melt the aluminum.
amniup robanna4 years ago
Thank for the answer!

Yes, I'm using denaturated alcohol (90% ethilic alcohol).

But please confirm: have you ever tried letting the stove burn all the alcohol (in my tests, about 20ml) WITHOUT THE POT over? (it usually makes no sense, but it is a good test for the durability of a stove...)

With the pot over, my stove has no problem...
seamaas5 years ago
can you use a soup can?
robanna (author)  seamaas5 years ago
No soup cans. Soda/beer cans. Soup cans would be too thick.
seamaas robanna5 years ago
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