Frequently Asked Questions
Boilex™ All In One Stove
Can any type of fuel be used with the Boilex™All in One stoves?
No. The stove is designed specifically to optimise the performance of Zip™ Cooking Fuel.
Why should I use the Boilex™All in One stove?
It’s the perfect individual/personal cooking solution for survival or emergency situations. Originally designed for use in Arctic and mountain warfare survival packs as a disposable cooking solution. It is a unique, flat packed design that folds out into a stove and cup cooking system – all in one!
No additional pots/pans/mess tins are needed. Lightweight and easy to carry, it is designed to work withZip™ Cooking Fuel, which is based on a natural, sustainable biodiesel.
How heavy are the stoves?
The Boilex™ All in One stove weighs c55g.
How much water can I boil?
Designed for individual cooking, the aluminium structure of the Boilex™ All in One stove enables one cube of Zip™ Cooking Fuel tobring 500ml of water/snow/iceto boil in c8 to 11minutes.
Are the stoves heat resistant?
Yes, the stove is designed to optimise the transfer of heat from the fuel cube into the contents of the receptacle. The aluminium foil structure of the stove will be extremely hot during cooking. Use the finger tabs to pour out the boiled water. The 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™All in One stove should be allowed 3 to 4 minutes to cool after use prior to being stowed away. The Boilex™ stove is designed to be disposable but can be used up to 5 times if it is not constantly folded/packed away.
How do you transport them?
The Boilex™All in One stove is flat packed and easy to carry in a pocket or pouch.
Do they come in a case?
No. The Boilex™ All in One stove is delivered with the fuel cubes in a polyester wrapper.
What size are they?
The Boilex™All in One stove is 100mmx100mmx15mm when packed or folded for storage and 100mmx100mmx150mm when assembled.
How much fuel do you have to use?
It varies depending on power required and climatic conditions. The stove/receptacle is designed to boil 500ml of water in c8-11 minutes at ambient conditions. In colder conditions or at higher altitude, this may increase by a minute or two and an additional fuel cube may be needed.
What type of metal pot / pan can you use?
No metal pots are needed with the Boilex ™All in One stove. The stove itself includes a receptacle for holding the cooking fluids.
Can I use the stove indoors?
Ideally no, due to the production of exhaust gases. The stove and fuel should only be used outdoors. The stove can be used for indoor cooking, provided there is adequate ventilation, which means with a ventilation system that carries all fumes and exhaust gases outdoors.
Can I use the stoves inside my tent?
No, it should not be used in an enclosed space. There must be adequate ventilation to carry away the fumes and exhaust gases outdoors.
How long does the stove take to assemble?
The stove is delivered flat packed and simply folds out into the stove. The top part folds out into the large water chamber/receptacle, the bottom flaps fold down to form the sides of the stove, under which the fuel cube is placed and lit.
The assembled stove should then be placed on a flat surface, ensuring any gaps between the base and the ground are sealed with earth or sand to optimise performance. In all, stove assembly could take less than a minute!
What is the ideal format of the Zip™ Cooking Fuel for this stove, and how long should it last?
The Boilex™ All in One stove will work best with the 26g wrapped cubes of Zip™ Cooking Fuel, which should last about 18 minutes and be sufficient to boil 500ml of water in around 8-11 minutes.
Can you put the stoves on any surfaces?
The Boilex™ All in One 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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/ground to remove excess 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 ™ All in One 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 number 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™ All in One stove is disposable but may be used up to 5 times if kept assembled and used carefully.
How long does it take to boil a cup of water?
The Boilex ™ All in One stove + receptacle will boil 500ml of water with one fuel cube in approximately 8-11 minutes.
Are there any sharp edges that could puncture plastic or material?
The Boilex ™ All in One stove is delivered in a plastic wrapper which prevents damage to other items from the edges of the Aluminium foil. The stove can be packed in the same packaging after use for safe carriage.The user should always be careful when using Aluminium foil as there is always a risk of hands being cut.
When can I use them?
For outdoor cooking, in most climatic conditions, including desert, arctic and mountains. Indoor cooking as possible with adequate ventilation to carry exhaust gases and fumes outdoors. Ideally it should not be used indoors.
What is the maximum saucepan / pot weight?
The cooking fluid/water is contained in the receptacle of the stove; no separate pots/pans/mess tins are needed.
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.
Do they come in different colours?
No, the Boilex ™ All in One stove is the colour of its raw material, Aluminium.
Can they be used at high altitude?
Yes. The Boilex ™ All in One 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 colder air temperature.
Will the stoves go rusty in damp conditions?
No. They are made of Aluminium.
Will the stoves erode in artic temperatures?
No. They are made of Aluminium.
What is the size of the stove when fully assembled vs. compact?
The Boilex™All in One stove is 100mmx100mmx15mm when folded for storage and 100mmx100mmx150mm when assembled.
How stable is the stove?
The Boilex™ All in One stove has a rigid square base to ensure stability.
Will the stove fall over easily?
No, the Boilex™ All in Onestove 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:
- 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.
- 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.
- 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
- 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?
The Boilex™ All in One stoveis designed to cook for 1-2 people as its receptacle is only 500ml. More people can be cooked for by repeat use.
Do the stoves come with cups or pots?
No, the Boilex ™ All in One stove does not need separate pots and pans. It should also be noted that we only make stoves and Zip™ Cooking Fuel/ignition products. Cups and pots should be purchased separately.
Do I need any other equipment to use them?
You only need plates/bowls and the required utensils for eating, plus 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 all fuel out of the reach of children and pets. Don’t leave the stove unattended when in use. Never use in an enclosed space that does not allow exhaust gases and fumes to escape outdoors. Always use outdoors or with an adequate ventilation system that carries fumes outdoors. Keep on a stable surface from which it cannot fall. Please adhere to the warnings on all packaging.