Fire-Maple Star FMS-X2 Outdoor Cooking System Portable Camp Stove Review

Fire-Maple Star FMS-X2 Outdoor Cooking
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All-in-one camping stoves, like the Fire-Maple Star FMS-X2 Outdoor Cooking System Portable Camp Stove, are considered staple equipment among outdoor enthusiasts and elite mountaineers. These portable cooking systems provide much-needed nourishment in an instant, and they are compact and light enough to fit into any sized backpack.

The goal of most portable cooking systems is to deliver heat into a miniature pot that will, in turn, heat and cook the food items that outdoorsmen have brought along with them during campouts. These systems are not exclusive to experienced enthusiasts though; some are designed as entry-level cooking systems for camping newbies. Most are even versatile enough to be used for backyard cookouts and tailgate parties.

 

Features of the Fire-Maple Star FMS-X2 Outdoor Cooking System Portable Camp Stove

This portable cooking system is designed to be an all-in-one food solution for campers with stove and pot all in the same assembly. Here are some of its features:

  • High Heating Efficiency

Using highly efficient heat exchange technology, the Fire-Maple Star FMS-X2 Outdoor Cooking System Portable Camp Stove improves fuel efficiency by at least 30%. The unique base of the pot body and it’s insulated sponge wrap also contribute to reducing heat loss, and it also protects your hand from being scalded.

  • Piezo Ignition

The electronic Piezo ignition system means that fire can get started quickly, even at the lowest fuel release setting.

  • Fixed Lock Handle

The pot handle can easily be locked using a slot on the side. This keeps the cover from falling out and makes boiling water and cooking food faster as you can recycle the trapped heat.

  • Pot Support

The included pot support can safely carry pots of different sizes and ensures that these pots are within range of the open flame without you having to worry about the pots tipping over.

  • Base Stabilizer

The stabilizer attaches to the base of the fuel tank and comes with a double-slide design which makes it compatible with any size of fuel tank.

  • Large Volume Cup

The included stainless steel mug is insulated with a sponge and can hold up to one liter of liquid food.

  • All-in-One Solution

The all-in-one solution that is the FMS-X2 Cooking System combines the functionality of a camping cook set and camping stove into one convenient stuff sack.

  • Adaptive Fuel System

This cooking system can use any fuel, be it propane or butane. It can use any of the two to cook your food in a short period.

  • Windproof

This portable camp stove is designed to be windproof without having to rely on windscreens. This is ideal for windy conditions, often experienced at the higher reaches of a mountain range.

Pros

  • The Fire-Maple Star FMS-X2 Outdoor Cooking System Portable Camp Stove is lightweight and compact that comes with its own mesh bag and accessories.
  • The ignition system ensures that the cooking fire will ignite in one push of a button.
  • The efficient heat exchange between the stove and the included pot ensure that water is boiling within a few minutes.
  • The stove and the pot quickly cool off after every use, making clean-up faster than usual.
  • The stabilizer and pot support make this product a very sturdy and durable camping stove system.

Cons

  • The heat-resistant pot cover begins to unravel after a few sessions with the Fire-Maple Star FMS-X2 Outdoor Cooking System Portable Camp Stove.
  • Using this stove with a larger fuel tank makes it appear bulky and using a smaller one makes it appear flimsy.
  • While it can accommodate larger pots and pans, the stability of the whole unit is greatly affected by their weight and might cause an untoward accident if not fully supported.

Summary

The efficient heat exchange technology used in designing the Fire-Maple Star FMS-X2 Outdoor Cooking System Portable Camp Stove gives it the power to boil water in less than five minutes and cook anything else faster than they should be given the rough outdoor conditions. The Piezo Ignition System would never fail in starting out the cook fire, and the aluminum pot adds more quality to the product.

It is easy to clean, and the included pot is wrapped in an insulating film of foam which helps keep the heat in and prevents accidental scalding. The stabilizer and the pot support ensure that there would not be any tip overs while cooking and the fixed lock handle adds another dimension to the way you cook in the campsite.

Comparison

The features of Fire-Maple Star FMS-X2 Outdoor Cooking System Portable Camp Stove is said to have been inspired by the Jetboil Flash Cooking System. It is a stainless steel camping burner that has a push button ignition system that can clock in two-minute boil time. It also comes with a cooking cup that can hold up to one liter of liquid. This cup comes with a cozy that changes color depending on the temperature of the cooking cup. It has a tripod base and a see-through lid, as well as an insulating bottom cover that doubles as a measuring cup.

Compared with the Jetboil Flash Cooking System, the Fire-Maple Star FMS-X2 Outdoor Cooking System Portable Camp Stove offers more value with its size, especially since it comes with a fixed lock handle, as well as a pot support and base stabilizers, features that the Jetboil does not have.

The Fire-Maple Star FMS-X2 Outdoor Cooking System Portable Camp Stove is more versatile when it comes to the kind of food that it can cook, and the number of pots that it can accommodate. Additionally, it is an all-in-one solution for camping food preparation, while the Jetboil Flash Cooking System is more for liquid food, like soup, and coffee.

Verdict

Camping stoves are an essential part of any mountaineer’s list and being able to carry a complete solution in one package has its advantages in mobility and flexibility. Every gram and inch count when venturing outdoors, and once you find something that can give you an advantage in both measurement, then you are sure that that is something worth keeping.

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