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Boilex™ Pyramid Stove

'So lightweight, yet durable; you will not notice it in your pocket'

The Boilex™ Pyramid stove is a flat packed stove that is lightweight and simply folds out to form an ideal stove for personal cooking.

An overview of the Pyramid Stove

Pyramid Stove Overview

The Boilex™ Pyramid stove is a flat packed stove that is lightweight and simply folds out to form an ideal stove for personal cooking.

Made of lightweight yet durable Aluminium, it is small in size and easy to use in any environment. Designed to work with one Zip™ Cooking Fuel c26g wrapped cube to heat water in an individual mug or small pot. At c17g for a foldable disposable (c5 uses) Aluminium foil stove and c50g for a hinged Aluminium stove (multiple uses), this is the ideal pocket sized stove for everyone.

To use, simply fold out the sides along the hinges or folds, wrap around to make a pyramid shape and fasten one end into the other by carefully inserting the pin into the hinge.

A stove can be used with one Zip™ Cooking Fuel c26g wrapped cube to heat 500ml of water with a clean blue flame, bringing to boil in c10 minutes*. Any small amounts of combustion deposits on the stove are non-transferable, enabling it to be repacked into pockets or rucksacks without staining/sooting other items.

The solid sides of the Boilex™ Pyramid stove provide valuable flame protection from the wind and help to disguise the visibility of the flame inside, should this be required when used on military manoeuvres. It is also suitable for use in all weather conditions and in all climates, including desert, arctic and jungle.

The Boilex™ Pyramid stoves are available as individual units or are pre-packed with a supply of Zip™ Cooking Fuel c26g wrapped cubes to create ‘ready to go’ cooking systems.


* In still weather conditions.

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See the Pyramid stove in action

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Features & Benefits

IconFuel burns clean with no combustion deposit (soot)
(in still conditions)
IconDesigned to boil up to 500ml of water with one fuel cube
IconDesigned for mugs / small pots / mess tins
IconDurable and long lasting
IconIdeal for 1-2 people
IconHandle of mug / small pot / mess tin will not heat up
IconSimply folds out into a stove
IconSuitable for indoor and outdoor use
(providing adequate ventilation)
IconLightweight and easy to carry
IconLow cost
IconNot classified as hazardous / suitable for air transportation
IconCan be parachute dropped
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Models & Options

The Boilex™ Pyramid Foil Stove
MaterialAluminium foil
Weight of stovec17g
Stove carries≤500ml of water
Number of usesc5 – 8
Dimensions80mm x 120mm x 10mm (when folded)
80mm x 120mm x 1mm (flat)
Recommended fuelZip™ Cooking Fuel c26g wrapped cube


The Boilex™ Pyramid Stove
Weight of stovec50g
Stove carries≤500ml of water
Number of usesc25
Dimensions80mm x 80mm x 15mm (when folded )
80mm x 120mm x 4mm (flat)
Recommended fuelZip™ Cooking Fuel c26g wrapped cube


  • Boilex™ Pyramid Foil Stove – Individually bulk packed
  • Boilex™ Pyramid Stove – Individually bulk packed
  • Boilex™ Pyramid Stove + 4 Zip™ Cooking Fuel cubes
  • Boilex™ Pyramid Stove + 8 Zip™ Cooking Fuel cubes

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Assembly Instructions

  1. Pyramid Assembly KeylineRemove flat packed stove from packaging.
  2. Pull out the stove along the hinges or folds.
  3. Fold around to make a pyramid and hook one end into the other.
  4. Place on a flat surface, ensure any gaps to the ground are sealed
    with earth or sand to optimise performance.
  5. Place a Zip™ wrapped cube centrally in the stove with the seam facing upwards and light. After 30 to 60 seconds place the mug/mess tin centrally on the stove with the handles over or opposite the ignition hole so handles remain cool. It will burn with a clean flame.
  6. Bring to the boil and extinguish by smothering with water, sand or earth once completed. One cube should boil 500ml of water in c10 minutes and maintain a rolling boil for over c5 minutes.
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Product Performance

The table below shows the performance of one cube of Zip™ Cooking Fuel with a Boilex™ Pyramid stove compared to a similar sized cube of Hexamine and a Tommy Cooker.

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Boilex™ Pyramid Stove

‘So lightweight, yet durable; you will not notice it in your pocket’


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Frequently Asked Questions

Can any type of fuel be used with the Boilex™ Pyramid stoves?

No. The Boilex™ Pyramid stove is designed specifically to optimise the performance of Zip™ Cooking Fuel.

Why should I use the Boilex™ Pyramid stove?

It’s the perfect affordable pocket stove for individual/personal cooking. Lightweight, flat packed (simply folds out into the stove) and easy to carry, it is designed to work with Zip™ Cooking Fuel, which is based on a natural, sustainable biodiesel.

How heavy are the stoves?

The Boilex™ Pyramid stove weighs c50g.

How much water can I boil?

Designed for individual cooking, the strong durable structure of the Boilex™ Pyramid stove enables it to hold cups/small pots/mess tins. When used with a Boilex™ Pyramid stove, one cube of Zip™ Cooking Fuel will boil 500ml of water in c10 minutes.

Are the stoves heat resistant?

Yes. But the Boilex™ Pyramid stove should be allowed to cool for 3-4 minutes after use prior to handling.

How long after cooking can you pack them away?

The Boilex™ Pyramid stove should be allowed 3 to 4 minutes to cool after use prior to being stowed away.

How do you transport them?

The Boilex™ Pyramid stove is flat packed and easy to carry in a pocket or pouch.

Do they come in a case?

No. The Boilex™ Pyramid stove is delivered with the fuel cubes; a carry case should be purchased separately.

What size are they?

The Boilex™ Pyramid stove is 80mmx120mmx15mmwhen folded for storage and 80mmx120mmx4mm when folded flat, 80mmx120mmx80mm when assembled.

How much fuel do you have to use?

It varies depending on power required and climatic conditions. Using one fuel cube the stove is designed to boil a cup(preferably with a lid), of 500ml of water in c10 to 11 minutes at temperate ambient conditions. In colder conditions, or when no lid is used with the cup, this may increase by a minute or two and more fuel cubes may be needed.

What type of metal pot / pan can you use?

Any small metal pots and pans can be used.

Can I use the stove indoors?

’Yes, the Boilex™ Pyramid stove ensures that the Zip™ Cooking Fuel burns with a clean blue flame with no soot and is suitable for indoor cooking, provided there is adequate ventilation.

Can I use the stoves inside my tent?

Yes, provided there is adequate ventilation.

How long does the stove take to assemble?

The Boilex™ Pyramid stove is delivered flat packed and simply folds out into the stove. Just pull out the stove along the hinges or folds and fold around to make the Pyramid shape and hook one end into the other. Then place on a flat surface, ensuring any gaps to the ground are sealed with earth or sand to optimise performance. In all, stove assembly should take less than 10 seconds!

What is the ideal format of the Zip™ Cooking Fuel for this stove, and how long should it last?

The Boilex™ Pyramid stove will work best with the 26g Zip™ Cooking Fuel wrapped cubes, which should last about 18-20 minutes and be sufficient to boil 500ml of water in around 10 minutes.

How long does the cooking fuel last for?

Each wrapped cube burns for 18-20 minutes.

Can you put the stoves on any surfaces?

The Boilex™ Pyramid stove should be placed on a flat, heat resistant surface or on the ground.

Where can I buy them?

The easiest place to find out where to purchase is via our website enquiry sheet or review the stockists’ page on this website

How much do they cost?

The prices set will be set by your local retailers. If wishing to order direct, please email keiron.francis@standard-brands.com.

If I buy multiple stoves, are there any reductions in cost?

Volume discounts are possible. Each order will be dealt with on its own merits. For order enquiries, please email Keiron. Francis@standard-brands.com.

How do I clean the stoves?

If still on exercise/in theatre/travelling, the stoves can simply be brushed on the grass to remove any loose combustion deposits. If conditions allow, the stoves can be cleaned more thoroughly with a damp cloth or with soapy water.

How do I dispose of the stoves?

The Boilex™ Pyramid stoves can be disposed of in any designated metal recycling station, but is safe to dispose of in general trash. If in a combat scenario - bury in a hole in the ground, cover with soil and it will safely biodegrade over time.

Is there a help line that I can call for help?

Yes, there is a contact number. Please call 01372 230655.

How many uses do the stoves have before I have to get a replacement?

The Boilex™ Pyramid stove is guaranteed for a minimum of 25 uses (but should last significantly longer if used correctly).

How long does it take to boil a cup of water?

The Boilex ™ Pyramid stove will boil a 500ml cup of water with one fuel cube in approximately 10 minutes (when the cup is used with a lid).

Are there any sharp edges that could puncture plastic or material?

No. All edges are rounded for safe handling but the user should always be careful no sharp edges have arisen from damage.

When can I use them?

For indoor (with adequate ventilation) and outdoor cooking, in most climatic conditions, including desert, arctic and mountains.

What is the maximum saucepan / pot weight?

The Boilex ™ Pyramid stove can hold up to 10kg in weight, so extremely strong. In use, it will perform best with small pots/pans/cups/mess tins of less than 2kg.

Are they safe for children to use unsupervised?

We do not recommend any children or pets are left unsupervised in the presence of a lit stove.

How much ventilation is required if I use it indoors?

None in large spaces. Zip™ Cooking Fuel burns extremely cleanly with the stove but there will be some combustion products so a degree of ventilation is always recommended.

Do they come in different colours?

No, the stove is the colour of its raw material, Aluminium.

Can they be used at high altitude?

Yes. The Boilex ™ Pyramid stoves are designed to work at high altitude with Zip™ Cooking Fuel, but more than one fuel cube may be required to bring the fuel to boil due to the lack of oxygen and the cold air temperature.

Will the stoves go rusty in damp conditions?

No. They are made of Aluminium and do not rust.

Will the stoves erode in artic temperatures?


What is the size of the stove when fully assembled vs. stored?

The Boilex™ Pyramid stove is 80mm x 80mm x 15mm when folded for storage and 80mmx80mm x4mm whendropped flat, 80mmx80mmx80mm when assembled.

How stable is the stove? 

The Boilex ™ Pyramid stove has a solid square base to ensure stability.

Will the stove fall over easily?

No, the Boilex ™ Pyramid stove is stable as a result of the square shape to the base.

Which stove is good for me?

Boilex™ has 4 distinct stoves, 2 for individual cooking, 2 for group cooking. For individuals cooking with our Zip™ Cooking Fuel:


  1. The Boilex™ Pyramid stove is a flat packed, aluminium stove that is lightweight and simply folds out to form an ideal stove for personal cooking using small pots/cups/pans.
  2. The Boilex™ All in One stove was originally designed for Arctic and mountain warfare and survival packs, it is a unique flat packed design that folds out into a stove and cup cooking system all in one; made of lightweight aluminium foil and weighing only c55g, it is the perfect solution for survival and emergency situations.


  1. The Boilex™ Tower stove is a flat packed stove that is lightweight and robust and designed for small groups of people on the move or in non-permanent residences, it is perfect for military patrols or first response humanitarian aid situations
  2. The powerful Boilex™ Ultraclean stove is the only “active” stove in the range (in that it has a control gauge for simmer to full power, is designed to cook for any number of people using a variety of fuels, including biomass (wood, pellets, twigs, dung), liquids (kerosene and alcohol) and Zip™ Cooking Fuel.

How many people can I cook for?

This depends on the size of the pots and the time available. The Boilex™ Pyramid stoveis designed to boil a cup of 500ml of water in c10mins (with the lid).

Do the stoves come with cups or pots?

No, we only make Boilex ™ stoves and Zip™ Cooking Fuel/ignition products. Cups and pots should be purchased separately.

Do I need any other equipment to use them?

Pots and pans for cooking, and the required utensils. A lighter or matches for lighting the fuel.

Do the stoves come with instructions for how to use and assembly?

Yes, full instructions are available on the packaging and can be found on the product page of this website.

Are there a list of ‘don’ts’ when using the stoves or cooking fuel?

Store fuel out of the reach of children and pets. Don’t leave the stove unattended when in use. Keep on a stable surface from which it cannot fall. Please adhere to the warnings on all packaging.

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