Jetboil MiniMo Camping Backpacking Stove Review

Editor rating

4.5/5 on June 15, 2017

User's rating

42 reviews

PROS

- Simmering feature makes it possible to cook better tasting meals.

- Wire handles are a big improvement in safety and usability.

- Short pot height is much easier to eat out of with a spoon.

- Stove and canister fuel stand is snaps into pot lid.

- Volume measurements etched inside cook pot.

- Possible to store a small fuel canister in the cook pot when packing.

CONS

- Heat retention fins make it difficult to see flame height.

- Stove handle rivets pass through cook pot wall and catch food requiring more care when cleaning.

VERDICT

This stove system packs tiny and does it all: lightning-fast boils, quiet simmers, and everything in between.

The new simmering capability provided by the Jetboil MiniMo is an enormous improvement, over previous Jetboil models which could only boil water, allowing you to cook more complex and appetizing meals in the backcountry, whether you are car camping or on a fast-and-light mile-crunching backpacking trip.

Not only is the MiniMo easier to pack, with a shorter and squatter cook pot, it’s also easier to eat out of with a spoon, making it the best all-in-one cooking canister cooking system available today.

The Jetboil MiniMo is a winner that provides beginner backpackers and car campers with a complete personal cooking system and is an attractive upgrade for pre-existing Jetboil owners.

But really the main selling point of this is ease of use and reliability. If that’s what you’re after, then look no further than the JetBoil MiniMo Camping Backpacking Stove.

Usually when you decide it is time to get out your Jetboil Minimo Camping Backpacking Stove, you’ve either been out walking so as to find the best position to watch the sun rise, or you’ve just woken up and are getting ready for a big day ahead.

Either way, the last thing you want is a fuss when you get cooking, which is why something like the JetBoil MiniMo Cooking System is great.

The Jetboil MiniMo utilizes an efficient heat transfer system, like its competitor, the MSR Reactor, between the burner and pot. Put your hand next to one of these stoves while they’re burning, and you’ll instantly note that efficiency.

Even with your hands cupped around the burner, you won’t be burned. So let’s take a closer look at this system to see if it suits your needs.

Jetboil MiniMo Camping Backpacking Stove Videos

Video – Jetboil MiniMo Canister Stove

 

Video – Jetboil MiniMo review: how-to setup and demo

 

 

Jetboil MiniMo Camping Backpacking Stove Features

 

– Redesigned valve and regulator for unmatched simmer control.

– Metal handles provide a robust interface for both cooking and eating.

– Convenient push-button igniter.

– Lower Spoon angle for easier eating right from the cup.

– Insulating drink-through lid and measuring cup.

Our Jetboil MiniMo Camping Backpacking Stove Review

 

Amazons Choice Minimo

In the picture: Amazons Choice
Jetboil MiniMo
lots of color options – get more info:
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Amazon chose the MiniMo as their “Amazon’s Choice” 2017 Winner.

 

The Jetboil MiniMo is a single pot system with an integral heat exchanger clipping onto the burner unit. There’s an insulating sleeve around the pot and it’s designed to pack away into a tight fit.

The thing that is admired the most about this cooking system is that it offers unmatchable simmer control, finer, Jetboil says, then any upright canister system on the market and that it’s incredibly stable.

The company’s proprietary regulator technology and enhanced regulator diaphragm ensure that the control works consistently, with performance not dropping in cold temperatures until you get down to 6 celsius, significantly more impressive than many rival camp stoves.

The design of the cooking cup also means that you’ll get more stability over the stove than you would with other products. The redesigned cooking cup means that it’s incredibly easy now to cook in the pot and then eat straight out of it.

With the height, weight and handles designed specifically for doing just that, it saves you time by not having to unpack other dishes or even the need to bring them along at all. They even write about the lower spoon angle of the latest release, which basically just means the cup is a bit shallower and easier to eat from.

More Jetboil MiniMo Colors

 

MiniMo Carbon Black MiniMo Purple Birch MiniMo Real Tree
 MiniMo Carbon Black MiniMo Purple Birch MiniMo Real Tree
 MiniMo Sapphire With Line Art MiniMo Sunset MiniMo Yama Purple Plaid
 MiniMo Sapphire With Line Art MiniMo Sunset MiniMo Yama Purple Plaid

 

The fold-out metal handles on the MiniMo are much easier to use than strap-systems deployed on other cooking systems and speed hasn’t been sacrificed for the stability either. This thing can still bring water to the boil almost as fast as any.

Infact, you could nearly say the MiniMo has lightning-fast boil times as it averaged 2 minutes and 21 seconds for 20 ounces at room temp in a controlled test and efficient fuel consumption (expect about 9 liters of boiled water for a 3.5-ounce fuel canister).

The Jetboil MiniMo backpacking stove is a canister-based camping stove system that can actually simmer, so you can cook ingredients on a smaller flame, in addition to a full-on boil like Jetboil’s other personal or group stoves systems.

The ability to simmer with reduced heat provides you with the ability to cook more complex, better tasting meals instead off pre-packaged Freezer-bag or Mountain House style food where you just add boiling water to rehydrate.

While canister stoves with a simmering capability have been around for a long time, Jetboil’s MiniMo is the first complete stove system including a fuel-miserly cook pot with heat retention fins, integrated cap with strainer and sip lid, a canister fuel stand, measuring cup/bowl, and push button piezo ignition, so you don’t have to assemble all of these components from separate manufacturers.

This makes the Jetboil MiniMo and excellent option if you’re a beginner camper-backpacker and want an all-in-one cook system that is as good as one a canister-based stove system that could assemble from scratch.

That being said, if you need more, you can even buy accessories including a coffee press, hanging kit and further pot support to improve the system further.

Jetboil MiniMo

If you’re already familiar with Jetboil’s older stove systems, here’s a quick summary of the improvements provided by the MiniMo. There are enough you might consider upgrading if you own an older Jetboil model.

The Jetboil MiniMo cook pot has a much shorter and squatter shape than the pot included in Jetboil’s previous personal cook systems, making it easier to eat a hot meal out of with a spoon.

Collapsible metal handles are riveted to the side of the pot, replacing the fabric cozy strap on older models. The improved grip is necessary for simmering because you’ll want to lift the stove off the burner more frequently and your meals will likely weigh more because the pot is full of simmering food, not just water.

The shorter pot also makes the MiniMo a bit easier to pack in your backpack so you can bring more food and other goodies along on your trips.

The Jetboil MiniMo camping stove has heat retention fins on the bottom which improve stove efficiency while helping act as a wind screen.

The integrated cozy wrapping the pot has also been upgraded and is now available in many different colors. In addition to providing a fun decorative element, the different cozy patterns and colors make it possible to tell one MiniMo from another when you get together to eat with friends and they’ve brought their MiniMo’s too!

JetBoil MiniMo Camping Backpacking Stove

The old Jetboil burner head has been upgraded with a new simmer control, making it easier to fine tune the size of your flame when cooking. This means that it takes more turns of the wire fuel control to bring the stove up to full power.

The stove head looks the same as other Jetboil stoves, including the built-in piezo igniter which eliminates the need to light the stove with a match (although you should bring a second ignition source because these igniters eventually wear out.)

The pot and canister fuel stand has been integrated with the lid in the Jetboil MiniMo so there’s no excuse to leave it at home anymore. In older models, the stove stand was carried in the bottom of the pot and people simply left it at home to save space.

One of the great things about Jetboil stoves is that you can always fit a small fuel canister into the cook pot to save pack space. This has really become a must-have packing requirement as all you do is sit the bottom of the fuel canister over the stove head and slide them into the pot sideways.

Then cover with the pot cap and you’re ready to transport the stove and fuel together in a nice compact bundle.

Jetboil’s newly designed MiniMo is a lightweight, modular camping-backpacking stove that not only excels at boiling water, but can now simmer and cook real food as well.

What Jetboil MiniMo Customers Say

 

Jetboil Minimo Camping Backpacker Stove Reviews

 

Video – JET BOIL “MINIMO” Review

 

Jetboil MiniMo Accessories

 

Jetboil have got you covered with all the accessories you need to make your cooking experience with the MiniMo a pleasant one.

Companion Cups & Bowls :- Jetboil .8L Cup … – Jetboil 1.8L Cup … – Jetboil FluxRing Spare Cup … – Jetboil 1L Tall Cup … – Jetboil Grande Java Kit

Cooking Pots & Pans :- Jetboil 1.5L Cooking Pot … – Jetboil 10 inch Fry Pan … – Jetboil 5L Flux Cooking Pot … – Jetboil 8 inch Fluxring Fry Pan … – Jetboil Pot Support

Tools :- Jetboil 20 lb Tank Hose … – Jetboil Coffee Press Grande … – Jetboil Chrunchit Tool … – Jetboil Fuel Can Stabilizer

Kits : – Jetboil Hanging Kit

Jetboil MiniMo Camping Backpacking Stove Summary

 

This stove system packs tiny and does it all: lightning-fast boils, quiet simmers, and everything in between.

The new simmering capability provided by the Jetboil MiniMo is an enormous improvement, over previous Jetboil models which could only boil water, allowing you to cook more complex and appetizing meals in the backcountry, whether you are car camping or on a fast-and-light mile-crunching backpacking trip.

Not only is the MiniMo easier to pack, with a shorter and squatter cook pot, it’s also easier to eat out of with a spoon, making it the best all-in-one cooking canister cooking system available today.

The Jetboil MiniMo is a winner that provides beginner backpackers and car campers with a complete personal cooking system and is an attractive upgrade for pre-existing Jetboil owners.

But really the main selling point of this is ease of use and reliability. If that’s what you’re after, then look no further than the JetBoil MiniMo Camping Backpacking Stove.

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Features

  • Redesigned valve and regulator for unmatched simmer control
  • Metal handles provide a robust interface for both cooking and eating
  • Convenient push-button igniter
  • Lower Spoon angle for easier eating right from the cup
  • Insulating drink-through lid and measuring cup

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