New Starlyte Gold stove

Discussion in 'Kitchen' started by Balagan, Sep 28, 2018.

  1. Balagan

    Balagan Thru Hiker

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  2. Balagan

    Balagan Thru Hiker

    Plenty of hot new colours available for anyone wanting to make their own not-Starlyte, not-Speedster, not-Kojin or not-Screw UTD:

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  3. JKM

    JKM Thru Hiker

    No orange ones?
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  4. Balagan

    Balagan Thru Hiker

    Nope. You'll have to make do with pink...
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  5. dovidola

    dovidola Thru Hiker

    It does look a bit familiar @Balagan, but appearances can be misleading - I have something called a Speedster which at first glance looks similar, but at only a third of the Starlyte's price it can't be can it?
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  6. WilliamC

    WilliamC Thru Hiker

    Because it's silver, not gold...
  7. WilliamC

    WilliamC Thru Hiker

    I now find that Speedsters now come in gold too so obviously a bargain and I'll have to get some.

    The stove manufacturers' spat on BPL is rather tedious and doesn't encourage me to buy from either of them...
  8. paul

    paul Thru Hiker

    ive just packed a gas stove for the first time in a looong time. Going to miss my meths this trip but 50mph winds swung it lol
  9. craige

    craige Thru Hiker

    Got a link? They're usually worth a giggle.
  10. Balagan

    Balagan Thru Hiker

    As someone said: "If you want the best look West!" This must be an inferior product then. ;)

    The Zelph vs. Stormin wrestling match is over there.
  11. cathyjc

    cathyjc Thru Hiker

    ….. removed all the best bits now - spoil sports :rolleyes:
  12. Padstowe

    Padstowe Thru Hiker

    To be honest i don't know your man Zelph, but I do remember how he came on OM the first time, trashing CP's write up on how to make a burnner, only low & behold a day or two later he was a maker of burners selling them off ebay. Nough said for me, had nothing to do with him after that & no interest in his products either.
  13. Balagan

    Balagan Thru Hiker

    Since everyone and his uncle (or aunt) is sticking wadding in a cheap Chinese tin can and giving it a name, I figured I'd jump on the bandwagon before it is hopelessly overloaded.

    Yalla Balagan GmbH* is pleased to introduce the Y.A.S.T.S. (pronounced yas-tas) a revolutionary stove developed over several years. Although it looks like Yet Another Screw Top Stove (hence the name), it is in fact based on the traditional French shepherd's réchaud, used to cook the famous dahu stew. Lovingly hand-crafted in the French Alps (give or take a few hundred miles), the Y.A.S.T.S. updates the traditional construction techniques and materials: dahu fur being unavailable now that it is a protected species, it has been replaced by cutting-edge alkaline earth silicate fibre.

    The exclusive Limited Edition Silver Series stoves have sadly all sold out already but should be made available shortly on Kickstarter.

    * although based in the French Alps (give or take a few hundred miles), the company has been registered in Switzerland for obvious fiscal reasons.



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  14. Dave V

    Dave V Moderator Staff Member

    I've got quite a few stoves now, included in my collection are a few very similar to the above..... Out of all of them I favour the Speedster 50 or Kojin stove. The aperture gives a good sized flame and fairly good consistent burn/boil times as well as staying fairly economic with fuel usage
  15. cathyjc

    cathyjc Thru Hiker

    Harumph !! I make mine out of tea lights I'll have you know :angelic: ……. stomps of in a huff :grumpy:;):whistling::biggrin:
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  16. Dave V

    Dave V Moderator Staff Member


    Just a smallish selection, I do have allot more. Don't think I need to make or buy anymore now
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  17. cathyjc

    cathyjc Thru Hiker

    To drift the thread a bit - the pots in pic. I guess Evernew 600 and 900 UL and Toaks 7/900 UL ? - which do you prefer/use most ?
  18. WilliamC

    WilliamC Thru Hiker

    It's been going on for a while in various threads. Zelph posts something and Stormin writes something snide, or vice versa.
    I've bought a few things from Zelph and he was always good to deal with, would add freebies etc, but the Zelph/Stormin stuff is helpful to nobody and they don't come out of it in a good light IMO.
    I was unaware of the OM and CP business.
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  19. Dave V

    Dave V Moderator Staff Member

    Agreed bickering aside, the customer experience and how a product performs will encourage future business. I've never had anything from Zeplh but know people who have without issue.

    I've never had an issue buying from Norman, Speedster or Trail Designs. All have been prompt in responding, pleasant to deal with and quick postage.

    @cathyjc my go to setup is the TD Sidewinder and Evernew 600. Burner wise I pick between the Kojin or Speedster 50 or the Norman Cone Stove.
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  20. cathyjc

    cathyjc Thru Hiker

    I've an Evernew 600 and homemade sidewinder - used it for a few yrs but 'gone off' it recently. Just like hearing other folks views/reasons etc. :)
  21. edh

    edh Thru Hiker

    Zelphs been around for years innovating; freely and for $$$

    Gold, silver, puce...who cares....(maybe WilliamC :inlove:)

    Not much of this is really new...the degrees of advantage and hinted dissing of similar products in all the sales pitches is transparent and a tad pathetic.

    I've bought stuff from Zelph and Trail Designs for many years (back when they were all there was for my desires and lack of MYOG skills) and have had exemplary service from Rand and Dan.

    There are vendors I'd never buy from; HYOH.
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  22. JimH

    JimH Ultralighter

    I have a speedster-style stove (as pictured), bought as a spare to my starlyte.

    I finally tried using it about 3 years after I'd bought it and found the lid was near impossible to unscrew, and I actually trashed the stove removing the lid.

    Hence I'm now rather wary of this style of stove, seems aluminium "sticks" to itself a bit.
  23. paul

    paul Thru Hiker

    Speedsters do bind on the threads after a while. I've used them for years now and know to replace each season. I'm with @edh there is little to choose between all the various options so I go with UK made and price. I have zelph and speedsters and there is not really much to choose veybetw them
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  24. JimH

    JimH Ultralighter

    Wrt thread binding what can you do as a user to minimise this? Oil / grease the threads if it's going to be laid up, or does it also happen day-day in normal usage
  25. Dave V

    Dave V Moderator Staff Member

    Tiny bit of copper grease works well to prolong the thread life for me

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