What are the pros and cons of Trangia's spirit burner, gas burner and multi-fuel burner?

Modified on Thu, 12 Nov 2015 at 12:42 PM

The spirit burner:

  • It is easy to use, due to the simple construction.
  • The burner works even at severe cold 
  • The fuel is rather cheap.
  • It takes longer to reach the boiling point (compared to when using a gas burner), partly due to lower power. 
  • The spirit burner produces more soot than the gas burner.

The gas burner:

  • It takes a shorter time to reach the boiling point, due to the higher power.
  • It is easy to use. It produces no soot.
  • It is easy to adjust the power during use.
  • It does not work at a temperature below -10 degrees Celsius.
  • The fuel is more expensive than for the spirit burner.
  •  It is more difficult to determine when you are running out of fuel in the container.

The multi-fuel burner:

  • It has a high power, even at very low temperatures. It takes short time to reach the boiling point
  • It works with several different fuels. X2 works with kerosene, white gas and cartridge gas.
  • It is slightly more complicated to use than the other burners, because pre-heating is required.
  • The multi-fuel burner is more expensive than the spirit burner and the gas burner.