So, let's take a look. Here, the Adventures In Stoving spokesmodel shows us what a JetBoil Sol looks like.
|Spokesmodel Joyce shows us the aluminum version of the JetBoil Sol|
However, today I'd like to try my hand at a little cooking. Rumor has it that you can't get a decent low flame out of the thing. Let's see.
|A low to moderate flame on a JetBoil Sol|
|A yellow flame resulted when I really turned down a JetBoil Sol|
|A low flame on a Jetboil Sol|
So let's try some cooking. One of the exceptionally wonderful things about the JetBoil is that it comes with an attachment that allows one to use any pot or pan that they might like. So, you can either use the wonderfully efficient pot that comes with the burner that integrates so well, or you can use just about any other pot, pan, or kettle you might have on hand (within reason given the burner's size of course).
|The JetBoil Sol comes with an adapter (shown here) that allows one to use any pot or pan.|
For today's cooking, I'll be using my favorite backpacking type pan, my MSR Blacklite pan. JetBoil does make a fry pan, but I've never used the JetBoil pan, so I won't cover the JetBoil pan in this cooking report.
|An MSR Blacklite pan atop a JetBoil Sol|
Why four eggs? Well, I've got three mouths to feed, so four eggs is about right, and four eggs is a really great test for this size of pan. If I can't control the flame properly, I'll get an omelet that's scorched on one side and raw on another. A good omelet requires steady low heat. Not ultra-low, but you don't want to crank the heat up or you'll be eating charcoal briquettes not an omelet.
So, how'd it go?
|A nice, fluffy omelet cooked on a JetBoil Sol|
|Evenly done, fluffy, cheese fully melted. Yum!|
There was some normal browning (from cooking with butter) on the bottom, but definitely no burnt spots.
|Nice browning on the underside, but no burning.|
|Absolutely no sticking on the pan.|
Now, lest I make it look all together too easy, let's realize that I was cooking indoors. Cooking outdoors is another matter. I feel like the stove has enough stability in the flame to cook outdoors, but I need to give that a test before I pronounce the matter settled.
Also, flame adjustment is tricky at low flame. Sometimes, I'd turn the flame adjuster up, but the flame would get smaller??!? Hunh? I think this has to do with the regulator valve, but suffice it to say that flame adjustment is a little tricky in the lower range of the stove. Still, I was able to get good, steady flame without any yellow, a flame that I think will work for me outdoors. I'll be posting another report soon on just that very subject.
Thanks for joining me on another Adventure in Stoving,
JetBoil related posts
- Titanium JetBoil Sol -- Caution
- Aluminum JetBoil Sol -- Cooking Report #1
- Aluminum JetBoil Sol -- Trail Report #1 and Cooking Report #2
- Aluminum JetBoil Sol -- Cooking Report #3
- Aluminum JetBoil Sol -- Trail Report #2 and Cooking Report #4
- Final Review: The New Jetboil Sol (on Seattle Backpackers Magazine)