Starting with the same proven, efficient technology for which Jetboil is known, the MiniMo personal cooking system incorporates a valve design that grants it adjustable simmer control for optimal versatility for backcountry mealtimes.
Offering the same technology that Jetboil is known for, the Jetboil MiniMo offers the fast boil times and the ease of use with some added versatility. We will take it apart, set it up and show you some of its features.
So I am going to start taking the Jetboil apart. We have got the lid with the fuel canister stabilizer in there. On the bottom we have got our measuring cup or the... also doubles as a drinking cup. And then inside we have got our stove itself, which is there. And we have also got a fuel canister. Now the fuel canisters are sold separately, so you will have to pick those up elsewhere.
So let’s set this guy up. First and foremost you take your stove portion and thread it on to the fuel canister nice and easily until it is relatively snug, but not too tight. Then we want to grab our fuel canister stabilizer. We can open that guy up and attach that right to the bottom there. Next step is simply to nest the Jetboil pot into the stove and give it a little twist and it will lock itself into place there, which is really nice.
And then put on the top. And that is the basic stove set up. Now we will go through some of its features.
So we have got the system put together and we are going to start from the bottom up and see what we have got going on.
We have got our fuel canister stabilizer at the bottom. That is going to provide a nice base which is going to prevent this from wanting to tip over if you have got it full of water or potentially food. We have got our jet power fuel canister, which, again, that is sold separately. So you will have to pick that up somewhere before you head out onto the trail.
Now the stove system itself is really nice on this stove. You have got a thermal regulator which is going to allow it to perform well in hot or cold temperatures. Some fuel canister type stoves don’t perform very well when it is cold or at higher elevations. This regulator here is going to allow this stove to perform relatively equally in all kinds of conditions.
You have got your on off valve over here. It is going to just allow full blast fuel or you can dial it back and this stove actually has a simmer function which not all Jetboils have a simmer function. They are usually know just a full blast quick boil time. But this one has a nice simmer feature so you can actually cook some backcountry meals if you choose to. It also has this integrated igniter so you don’t have to bring matches or a lighter with you along. You can actually just use that igniter to start your stove.
Moving up to the cup, you have got this nice wide cup. It is a really good for cooking food in or boiling water. If you decide to cook food directly in here, you can use this as your cup. It has got a really low utensil angle, which is kind of the stand out feature for the cup section here. It also has this nice rubber wrapped carry handle so you can hold on to this without potentially burning your hand, you know. It also has this nice koozie, this neoprene koozie on the outside. So if you choose to hold the outside of the cup, it is going to insulate well as well as prevent you from burning yourself.
On the bottom where it comes to the actual cooking and the heat distribution, you have got Jetboil’s flux ring technology, which allows really good heat distribution throughout the whole aluminum cup. It is going to allow for those fast boil times.
And also what is really neat about this one is when you have the cup and the stove married together, there is a nice built in wind screen. So it is going to really allow that to per-form well even in less than ideal conditions. And, finally, at the top you have got your rubber cap. It has got a pour spout there so you can drink directly from it if you choose to make coffee or tea. And it also has this strainer portion so you can actually dump liquid in the event that you were cooking noodles or some type of food that you just need to drain the water.
Another neat feature is that the measuring cup that comes on the bottom of this Jetboil actually can be combined with that rubber top to create its own cup or pot. So they marry up right together nicely. There is still the pour spout or the strainer lid. So you can use this to eat from or to drink from. And it is just a really nice additional benefit to the Jetboil system.
All right, so I am going to go through breaking this down just to see how it all nests together. So I will start by taking the top off here and taking the cup off of the stove. Have got to unscrew our stove portion and set that aside. Flip this nozzle around. Set that over there. Got to take the fuel canister off of the fuel canister stand. So we will do that. So the fuel canister stand marries up nicely right with the top so that will actually snap in there nice and easily to sit in without falling out.
To get your canister and your stove back into the cup you actually have to put them together sideways and then set them in. Most Jetboil stoves you will just stack things on top of each other. Because of this one’s shorter and wider design, you are going to have to put them in sideways so they go in like this.
Then we can put our top on, snap that down and the measuring cup or drinking cup will go right on the bottom.
So there you have it. At 14.6 ounces and measuring in about five inches by six inches, you have got the Jetboil MiniMo, a nice, light weight, versatile stove for use in the backcountry.