|I have only good experience with Colman stoves during the last 28 yrs, and was like child when this one arrived by mail, but...
It looks really nice, and was easy to put up, then 1 of the legs was broken. It is made of porous molded alu, and could have been made more solidly, and at approx same weight of a milled plate. Since this one's not sold localy, I just had to make a substitute.
It runs nice and is easy to simmer with LPG cannister fuel.
The upside down position of the cannister maintains hig output in cold wether compaired with normal cannister positioning.
Then I shold try it on white-gas. The book was followed step by step, and I got a huge yellow flame, and nothing else. OK maybe my white-gas was bad, so I changed to unleaded, alkylate gasoline, and the result was the same.
I did read the manual again, tried to do some thinking, and started to pump, not only 40 strokes, but 100, and yes! after some flaring, and more pumping the stove performs as on cannister-fuel.
The temp is approx 0 deg C (32F)during this testing.
3 days of testing in the yard is not enough to make a komplete evaluation, but it is far enough to experince that I dislike this as a gasoline stove, and feel unsafe with it.
During theese operations I discovered, this stove is not easy to maintain, you need tools, dexterity, and som surface suitable to prevent loosing small parts.
The combination of steel, aluminum and brass may cause some oxidation, witch allready was visible on this brand new stove. (This may turn out to be a minor problem.)
The conclusions are:
1:You may probably get more for your money if you buy an other model or brand.
2:Coleman should take a look at their quality management, the cost of disapointed customers are probably higer than of a good engineer. (They will probably not, but shoud thank me (an "old" Norwegian engineer) for beeing honest.)
I'll keep on testing on cannister fuel, and it seems to be possible to give it a better rating as a cannister fuel stove.