Origo Stove Wanted

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  • 21 Oct 2019 13:48
    Message # 8069377

    Does anyone have an Origo 1 or 2 burner (Origo 1500/3000) spirit stove for sale?

    I'd really rather not fit gas........

    Many thanks



  • 21 Oct 2019 14:58
    Reply # 8069537 on 8069377

    It's a bit surprising that Origo stoves are no longer on the leisure market, as they still seem to be active under their CleanCook name, for supplying third world markets.

  • 21 Oct 2019 21:18
    Reply # 8070266 on 8069537
    David wrote:

    It's a bit surprising that Origo stoves are no longer on the leisure market, as they still seem to be active under their CleanCook name, for supplying third world markets.

    Eh??? West Marine are still selling them as Origo. 

    Don't tell me that in the 21st century, alcohol stoves are being ousted by propane.  You'd have thought that people with boats would have been a little more aware about the fact that there is a Climate Catastrophe happening.

  • 21 Oct 2019 21:49
    Reply # 8070402 on 8069377

    The Dometic website no longer lists Origo, and the major UK chandlers have no stock. It does seem that it's out of production, and a bit of luck will be needed to find a cooker in a smaller chandlery, or second hand.

    When 75,000 Cleancook stoves have been supplied in the third world, mainly in Africa, I suppose that it's no wonder that they're not very interested in selling ones and twos to the leisure market in the first world.

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  • 21 Oct 2019 23:49
    Reply # 8070594 on 8069377

    Annie, I just googled "West Marine Origo" and it showed a slightly different-looking stove to that shown by the "CleanCook" link David gave. It also said "This item no longer available"

    Actually, the simple little stove which popped up when I followed David's link to CleanCook rather interested me - especially after watching the you-tube clip at http://cleancook.com/about-us/ or also on https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z4Z5isJMthk

    Evidently CleanCook is a Swedish brand but made in South Africa. I wonder if someone in either of those countries could source them at a price reasonable enough to justify sending a few to New Zealand. There might be others than me who would be interested to try one.

    I googled both brand names-New Zealand but all I came up with is an even simpler-looking little alchohol stove, at a camping supplies chain in New Zealand. Here it is: https://www.armyandoutdoors.co.nz/collections/stoves-burners/products/brass-stove-spirit-burner  Nothing could be simpler or cheaper - has anyone tried one of these?

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  • 22 Oct 2019 08:18
    Reply # 8071055 on 8069377
    Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Now I looked up Origo stoves in my local maritime shop on the web. It has used to have both the Origo 1500 and 3000 models (single and double burners), and lately also a slightly different version with the same sort of burner and alcohol canister; the Origo One and Origo Two. However, today I only found one Origo One in stock. It would not surprise me if it is now out of production.

    I also have that little alcohol burner that you Graeme mention (or some replica of it). It works, but it is not fast, and it cannot be regulated, so is not an alternative for serious cooking, in my opinion.

    Arne

    PS:
    The matter of different alcohol stoves has been discussed a lot here, earlier (search on ‘stoves’).

    Now I googled the German word for alcohol stoves; Spitituskocher, and soon landed on their nice HPV Salsa (single) and HPV Mambo (double) stoves. They are not so powerful, at only 1000W, but they appear to make maximum use of the fuel, with their blue flame, and the power can of course be regulated. User verdicts are very good. They are used for camping and as a backup at home in case of electric blackout. They are shown on Youtube, as well.

    If the more powerful and super simple Origo is no longer available, I would consider the HPV, which still seems to be in production. It’s blue flame should keep the kettles clean.



    Last modified: 22 Oct 2019 09:03 | Anonymous member (Administrator)
  • 22 Oct 2019 08:50
    Reply # 8071063 on 8070266
    Annie wrote:

    Don't tell me that in the 21st century, alcohol stoves are being ousted by propane.  You'd have thought that people with boats would have been a little more aware about the fact that there is a Climate Catastrophe happening.

    Annie dear, all fuels produce carbon dioxide when burnt. Basic chemistry. To get away from that, you'll have to eat raw food or cook with solar power, either directly or via electricity.
  • 22 Oct 2019 09:11
    Reply # 8071100 on 8069377
    Anonymous member (Administrator)

    David,
    my armchair hunch is that Annie  (and I) think that the alcohol is closer to CO2 neutral as it is produced from growing plants etc, etc etc. How climate-friendly it really is, after having been harvested and processed, and transported around the world, one can wonder, don’t ask me.

    Arne

    PS: Anyway, the fuel consumption of our stoves is miserable compared to that of our  cars...



    Last modified: 22 Oct 2019 09:12 | Anonymous member (Administrator)
  • 22 Oct 2019 10:58
    Reply # 8071234 on 8071055
    Arne wrote:

    PS:
    The matter of different alcohol stoves has been discussed a lot here, earlier (search on ‘stoves’).

    Now I googled the German word for alcohol stoves; Spitituskocher, and soon landed on their nice HPV Salsa (single) and HPV Mambo (double) stoves. They are not so powerful, at only 1000W, but they appear to make maximum use of the fuel, with their blue flame, and the power can of course be regulated. User verdicts are very good. They are used for camping and as a backup at home in case of electric blackout. They are shown on Youtube, as well.

    If the more powerful and super simple Origo is no longer available, I would consider the HPV, which still seems to be in production. It’s blue flame should keep the kettles clean.

    They do indeed seem to be readily available, and I would favour these over an Origo, even though they are made from powder coated sheet steel.

    https://www.reimo.com/en/D-camping_shop/DI-camping_grills_camping_bbqs/DIY-alcohol_stove_spirit_stove/

  • 22 Oct 2019 20:49
    Reply # 8072126 on 8069377

    That was patronising, David.   Of course I know that burning alcohol produces C02.

    What I am talking about is leaving fossil fuels in the ground.  It is important that we reduce our dependency on them as far as possible, (not in the least because the large producers of fossil fuels also propagate misinformation about the damage that they do and have done to the overall climate).  Ethanol can be produced from quick-growing crops such as sugar cane - and it's a better use of the stuff than making fizzy drinks!!


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