I have heard lots of bad press about Primus kero stoves. I have had one single
burner in a double gimbal arrangement and one 2 burner, also gimballed. I have never had any problems with them at all. No flare ups, no stink. I just bought a two burner Taylor for 25 bucks. The last owner used diesel fuel in it [the tank was still half full] and the stove was coated with grime, soot and dirt. It took me half a day to clean it. I have yet to fire it up, but he may have ruined the jet openings with the diesel fuel. Once I cleaned it, I had to strip and leave my clothes outside due to the diesel stink. Finding parts
for these stoves is difficult these days, but in good repair they burn at least as hot as propane [I am using a four burner propane stove these days in my trailer while building]. I have one of the old roarer types that were the best. The introduction
of the long handles and knobs was a step backward, since the original Primus or Svea were far superior stoves. [In Turkey
they called those stoves 'pumpagazojak'. Ojak means stove]. You can occasionally find, in thrift stores, large heavy aluminum
dutch ovens that work well for baking on the top of a two burner stove. You can bake ship's bread in an aluminum
pressure cooker with no rocker or gasket
. I got the recipe from a book by Janet Groene, who is on this website these days.