WindMaster Stove with 4Flex
Fresh Off the Grid’, an online destination for all things camp cooking out of Bend, Oregon, took a “deep dive into lightweight backpacking stoves” and came up with the WindMaster as the “best all around canister stove” winner, followed a bit down by SOTO’s Amicus stove..
Highest rated stove on the PCT. The Pacific Crest Trail Gear Guide: Class of 2019 Survey ranks SOTO’s WindMaster stove at the top of their list based on 846 completed surveys. Read more about it at Halfway Anywhere..
“Soto has come up with a true winner of a stove in the Soto WindMaster, a cooking powerhouse ideal for adventure travelers needing a compact, efficient and easy-to-operate stove for backpacking, remote travel, and backcountry or other outdoor use.” (Therese Iknoian, HI Travel Tales).
SNEWS recently put the WindMaster stove to the test. Here’s what their tester at Great Outdoor Provisions has to say about “the stealthy one.”:
“Whether you’re a trail chef extraordinaire or merely boiling water in the backcountry, our gear tester at Great Outdoor Provision Co. claims you will get “fired up” about this stove.” [Read more.]
Product #: OD-1RXN
Boil 2 cups of water in under 2-1/2 minutes in strong winds and gusty weather. This well-made stove is able to stand up to harsh conditions.
The Soto WindMaster stove is designed so the pot sits close to the flame, making it more efficient in windy weather. Results in increased efficiency so boil time is quicker and longer. The concave design of the burner head creates the effect of a built-in windscreen. The 4Flex pot support works for a larger pot, but the smaller, TriFlex pot support, is available separately. An efficient stove for whatever size pot your adventure requires.
*NOTE: The WindMaster OD-1RXN which comes with only the 4Flex pot support replaces the previous WindMaster OD-1RXC that came with both the TriFlex and the 4Flex. The stove itself remains exactly the same.
The WindMaster uses the Micro Regulator valve system.
NEVER use with 100% Propane. Extremely dangerous.
Photo taken by Tianming Chen at Lake Wenatchee in Washington state.
WindMaster Stove Specifications:
Output: 2800 kcal/h 3260w 11000 BTU
Duration: Burns approx.1.5 hours with 8 oz.(250g) canister
Weight: 2.3 oz.(67g) with the optional TriFlex pot support
3.0. oz.(87g) with the 4Flex pot support
2.12 oz. (60g) with no pot support
Dimensions: Optional TriFlex only (Stowed)/3.7 x 0.4 x 1.0 inch (94 x 10 x 33 mm)
4Flex only (Stowed)1.9 x 3.0 x 1.7 inch (47 x 77 x 44 mm)
This video provides information for replacing the Igniter on any SOTO MicroRegulator stove.
If using TriFlex, reduce size of pot to approx. 800 ml.
Maximum pot size: 2 liter
The maximum volume liquid should be 1.5 liters and under 3 lbs.
A 110g canister may not properly support a large pot. The maximum pot size should be reduced to approx. 1 liter.
If salty food spills onto the stove, clean off completely to avoid damaging the die-cast aluminum surface.
How to clean off burned on food from the WindMaster stove burner head:
- Unscrew the screw holding the burner head and the regulator valve base unit. It is the screw securing the air pipe and the base unit.
- After unscrewing the screw, twist the burner head very slowly to disengage the air pipe from the base unit.
- Carefully separate the burner head from the base unit. Notice that the burner head is attached to the portion of the air pipe.
- Note a dark brown heat-resistant plastic coated pipe inside the air pipe that is attached to the burner head. Be careful because this pipe is quite sensitive and fragile.
- Place the burner head unit into warm water for several minutes. After the spilled food has softened, use a soft brush, such as a toothbrush, to gently clean the burner head. If a hard wire brush is used, the mesh located inside the burner head will be destroyed. Be sure to use a soft brush when cleaning the burner head..
- Repeat this process several times, until the burner head is free of food or burned food.
- Allow the burner head to dry naturally by sitting out for several hours. To speed up the drying process, a hair dryer may be used.
- Reassemble the burner head unit: The igniter electrode is located inside the air pipe on the regulator base unit. Insert this electrode into the brown plastic sleeve gently and carefully. Then, connect the burner head pipe and the female pipe that is part of the regulator base unit.
- Using the same screw, tighten both units to secure.
SOTO's stoves are compatible with all major gas canisters on the market today. All major gas brand companies’ canisters are equipped with a Lindal valve. The connection for SOTO's stoves has been engineered to be compatible with the Lindal valve system thereby making it compatible with all major fuel canisters.
The information on the 70/30% mixture indicated on the packaging of SOTO's stove is required to meet standard guidelines. SOTO's stoves will work with any combination of butane, isobutane and/or propane gas mixtures.
The choice of gas mixture is based on where the stove is intended to be used and the desired performance.
|Dimensions||3.94 × .71 × 6.5 in|