Since I made my first DIY Pepsi can alcohol stove I realized that I liked alcohol stoves in general. They are fun to use and the fact that they require no maintenance is definitely a plus. Another nice thing about alcohol stoves too is that is can be rather easy to find fuel for them. (I like the HEET in the yellow bottle.) And I do not really care that it takes a few extra minutes to bring my water to a boil, cause it seems a little less “modern” and did I mention that it is fun to use?
While my Pepsi can stoves worked ok, I decided to make the purchase and get a stove which would probably work just a little better than mine. It did, however, take me a stove or two to figure out that it is important to match the diameter of the cook pot to the appropriate size blossomed flame to get an efficient burn. So, in the end, I ended up going with the White Box Stove for bigger cook pots, and the Gram Weenie Pro for solo use. Here is a brief video in which I show the stoves with the pots that I use them with.