Nice looking unit, terrible shipping carton.
Sep 8, 2017
Appears to be nice stove. Have not tested it as it arrived damaged. Main problem is the shipping carton, you can only recycle cardboard so may times before its useless. Drain pan was dented and the burner ring mangled with the enamel broken off in one spot. Packing from factory is inadequate for an item of this size and weight. Be aware that I could find no spare parts listed on the net or the importer. Rating is based on condition upon arrival not the stove.
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Oct 20, 2013
I used one of these on a daily basis when I lived in Korea. I bought one from Lehman's based on the favorable experience I previously had and they did not disappoint. If you have any experience with kerosene heaters than this operates the same. This is a well built, easy to operate, and strong unit. It is capable of supporting large pots and canners. I would recommend this stove to anyone. This stove and a couple of spare wicks will easily last a lifetime.
Mar 18, 2013
Seems okay but mine was missing parts. Looked like box has been opened before shipped. I seem to always get bad products/defects from Lehman's.
Mar 15, 2012
This is an incredibly well built, durable kerosene stove. It burns exceptionally clean and cranks out enough heat for just about any cooking task. Compared with other multi-wick-style stoves, this is significantly easier to light, the fuel tank stays cooler (this stove has a heat shield between the burner and the tank) and there is absolutely no odor once the stove reaches operating temperature. The only negative is that you have to remember to adjust the stove very slowly, otherwise you'll get a flare up. Thankfully, the included manual does make mention of this.
Mar 31, 2011
This is an exceptionally handy stove - I use it for canning and candle making on the back patio. This unit can easily handle the weight of a 15 1/2 quart pressure cooker with ease.I have used a similar Butterfly stove previously but the Alpaca is a cut-above in fit, finish, and construction. I plan to purchase a second unit in the near future.
Sep 10, 2010
This is such a handy stove. It is very versatile. I use it for canning and juicing out in the garage. I don't heat the house up in the summer.
Jul 26, 2009
Good strong flame. Has large enough kerosene tank to last a long time. Easy to clean. Easy to adjust flame. Circular wick. Easy to read gauges.