(4.5 / 5)
The Lixada Stove is a very good wood burning stove and an excellent price. I would highly recommend it to anyone looking to buy a lightweight stove. The stove takes about 6 minutes to start but the pot can go on the stove straight after lighting it, whilst you sit back, and enjoy. Once it starts ‘gassing’ it’s time to boil the water and it takes roughly 4 minutes more for 1/2 a pint of water.
BOILING WATER IN UNDER 10 MINUTES…
Granted the build quality isn’t as good as you would get from the more expensive versions ( £40-£50 ) but for this price I’m not complaining. One major advantage of the lixada stove as you can use wood as fuel which is great when your out in the woods. I would recommend larger pieces of wood other than twigs as it burns too quickly with just twigs, obviously they are good to get the larger chunks burning though. From my experience this stove does work best using a hexamine block or a standard fire lighter.
The top is large enough to take standard tin sizes (e.g beans) or a small/medium size frying pan. The camping stove also works great on any relatively flat surface the stove base gets very hot, so make sure you place the stove on a suitable surface. I sincerely suggest using a wind guard which will help speed up cooking times.
On the other hand wood is fairly difficult to add with a pan on the burner, not too much of a problem if you are happy to lift the thing you are cooking off and add extra fuel. Secondly the pot supports are a little rickity, other users have solved this by removing the rivets and fitting stainless steel bolts. I must say my rivets are fine at the moment, but it has only been used around 10 times.
I would suggest you practice using the stove in the garden before actually taking, as it can take some trial and error to find out the best way to get it running!
The Lixada stove is light, durable, packs well and will save you a fortune on gas cannisters. A very robust and efficient camping cooker. Overall I would rate this stove (4.5 / 5) based on the factors such as cost, design, durability, versatility, weight and functionality.