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Old 01-17-2015, 08:52 PM   #1
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Iwatani stove and grill

Per a few recommendations here I just picked up an Iwatani 35FW butane stove and when shopping for the stove I stumbled across an Iwatani grill and couldn't help myself........bought them both from Amazon.

http://www.amazon.com/Iwatani-Corporati ... ds=iwatani

http://www.amazon.com/Iwatani-furnace-r ... ds=iwatani


I have not used the stove yet but it puts out 15000 BTU's which should be equivalent to my home wok sized stove burner. For first impressions it seems well built (I have not used any of the $25 units before), has a brass burner, and a real cheesy carrying case.



The grill is pretty cool, we used it today to cook hot dogs and the thing cranks. I'm sure it will have no problems cooking burgers, steak, etc. It has a slide out drip tray in the bottom that you add water to to aid in clean-up. It also has a pair of flip-up kabob supports that double as part holders if you fold them down onto the grill for storage.

This was $52 shipped a couple of weeks ago on Amazon; for some reason now it's $68..

This one has no case (bummer!) and all of the instructions are in Japanese....



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Old 01-17-2015, 09:37 PM   #2
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That's kinda cool for a mini grill. I like.
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Yeah that is cool---and I'm not even a camper!

Nice size to carry and no doubt easily deployed when dinner time rolls around.
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Re: Iwatani stove and grill

Here is a size comparison for the stove and the grill

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Old 01-18-2015, 11:28 AM   #5
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Re: Iwatani stove and grill

I have the Iwatani stove. Far better built than the typical $25 Chinese stove. The Iwatani can be cranked up to truly impressive heat, yet also can simmer well.

One huge drawback is that the Iwatani stove is completely overwhelmed by any wind. I built a wind screen out of super heavy duty foil, and now it works great.
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Re: Iwatani stove and grill

I was just looking at an Iwatani stove yesterday at a local catering/restaurant supply store. I think they were selling for $38 or thereabouts. They had the canisters for a pretty good price, too, but I can't recall exactly how much.
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Old 01-19-2015, 03:02 PM   #7
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At $38 I'm guessing that would be the Chinese built Iwatani ZA-3-HP rather than the Japanese built Iwatani 35-FW with 15kBTU burner pictured at the top of this thread.

Still, the ZA-3-HP does feature Iwatani's 'heat panel' conductor bar to maintain gas pressure as the fuel cartridge becomes depleted during use. So it's likely superior to many other Chinese sourced butane stoves.

As boywonder noted, the 35-FW carrying case is just flimsy cr*p. So sad they bundled such a beautifully engineered stove with such a junk case.
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I used a friend's 35-FW at 10,000 feet elevation for a good size shrimp boil with all the trimming, this thing rocked!!!
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The stove is stellar. I used it a few times so far and I actually think the burner may get hotter than my very nice gas stove at home. I cooked two steaks in my sous video immersion cooker, popped em in the fridge and headed out camping with the secret ingredient, a proper cast iron pan to sear the steaks on. I was worried the burner wouldn't get hot enough but I was dead wrong, it worked like a champ!!
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Re: Iwatani stove and grill

We've used both the stove and grill a few times by now and they work great.

One tip with the grill is to put water in the drip pan at the bottom before cooking, makes cleaning up easier.
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