|Note how the pot supports have twisted out and away from the stove.|
|It's not a gross failure, but the pot clearly cants off to one side.|
Some people have a failure with only one cup of water on; others melt snow for 20 minutes and have no failure. It’s a hit or miss stove. You might get lucky and get one that’s fine. You might not.
I’m going to revise my original post to recommend a test run. Run the stove for 15 minutes on high with 2 cups of water on before taking it out on the trail for the first time. If your stove can handle a 15 minute run on high at home, then it's probably going to be OK out on the trail. If it fails at home, just buy another one. They're cheap enough. Eventually you should be able to get a good one. Of course you could just get a quality stove in the first place and be done with it, but each to his or her own.
Some people have advocated carrying more than one BRS-3000T at a time. They're so light and so cheap, why not? If one stove fails, just swap it out for the one in your pack. If you decide to go the multiple stove route, maybe you should space out the purchases so that you get a stoves from different manufacturing lots. Hopefully the chances of getting two duds is minimized.
Another failure, this one reported by Terry S. who reports that the metal had become so soft with use that he could no longer depend on the stove.
|A stress fracture has developed on the pot support arm of this BRS-3000T|