Wednesday, October 9, 2019
Japanese Cassette Stove - Soto G Stove ST-320
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Different, definitely different!
In this episode you are going to see a Japanese backpacking stove which is known as the Soto G Stove ST-320.
It's a 'Cassette' stove and you likely haven't seen anything like it before.
Link : Find on eBay
Price : $80 - $300
Weight : Stove with case : 15.6oz
Stove with Gas full Canister : 1lb 11.5oz
Material: Body = Aluminum / Stainless, Tinder = Aluminum die-casting, Valve = Brass
Measurement of the stove folded : approx. 1” deep – 3 “ wide – 5.5” long
Measurements of the Stove attached with gas can : 14.” long
BTU: Every source that I have looked at states a different figure in regards to performance. Some say its 8,000 BTUS while others state 9,900.
Book stove – which you may know as a cassette stove. 90% of you have likely never heard that term before.
Butane canisters are CHEAP; 12 of these for $25
Brand Soto, which is owned by the Japanese company Shinfuji Burner Co., specializing mainly in the design and manufacturing of outdoor gear, has recently introduced a new gas burner stove G-Stove ST-320, which inherits the previous version Soto STG-10. The new burner stove stands out for its original design, which combines a relatively compact size, a good protection from the wind and a high level of stability on different surfaces and for its ability of adapting to the size of any pots and dishes.
The case of G-Stove ST-320 is designed as a book, in it is placed directly with the burner control, and Heat Reflector with gas ignition and a curved stand under the cookware. To fix the burner on the open box special grooves are fixed with clips. Two folding aluminum frames support the canister from the outer side of a gas stove.
At this point, the burner Soto G-Stove ST-320 is officially available only for the Japanese market. The cost of the burner stove starts from $100 depending on the choice of retailers.
For anyone who is unfamiliar with butane gas canisters, that notch is important, and needs to be facing up when in use. The reason is that the notch is aligned with a tube inside the gas canister, and that tube ends up along the inside edge wall. When the notch is facing up, the intake for the tube is also at the top. Why does this matter? Because the gas canister needs to send out vaporized gas, not liquid. So the tube alignment facing up ensures that only vaporize gas is released through the fuel exit point.]
Since I learned of this stove and got one of them in, I have learned from a viewer that in Japan at least they are very common stove but there are stoves much are much cheaper than this which work just as well.
Pezo ignitor doesn’t always work and from what I heard have a high failure rate.
Popular with motorcycle riders because of the slim form factor
Connecting to Butane cans can be troublesome if you are not experience.
There is another version of this stove which is called the STG-10: 2.9kW – offers more btus