What is the best way to store your stove after use?


  • Make sure your camping stove is dry and free from food, grease, oil, mud, grime or any other substances.
  • If your stove comes back from a trip really dirty, you can wipe it clean with a damp cloth, or scrub it with detergent and a small brush. Make sure it is then free from detergent and dry, before storing in a dry place.
  • Dampness will not damage your KOVEA stove, but it may result in the build up of grime which could interfere with efficient operations.
  • Remote canister stoves like the Booster+1 and Spider, can be stored with the hose folded up. The hose is very flexible and long term storage will not damage the hose. The only way you can damage the hose is to burn it, or kink it, so do still be care to avoid this.
KOVEA Spider


  • Only take your stove out on a trip if you are sure it is working safely.
  • Before using your camping stove make sure that everythings works;
    • Visually inspect it to make sure it looks OK
    • Check any screws to make sure they are tight
    • Make sure any folding mechanisms (such as pot supports or legs) are working correctly
    • Attach your stove to a fuel canister to make sure it works at full power. Check there is a smooth transition to low power and back up to full power again.
    • Listen out for hissing from leaking gas, and liquid fuel emerging from seals
    • If you haven’t used your stove for a while, the flame will probably burn with orange streaks. This is a sign of oxidation being burned off. The orange flame should disappear after a few minutes.
    • If the orange flame persists for more than 5 or 10 minutes, then it suggests that the stove is not working efficiently and may be producing excessive carbon monoxide.
    • Here is an example of a stove which produced an orange flame on a low power setting (see below)
    • This indicated a slightly blocked gas nozzle. The solution was to use soapy water on a Q-Tip / ear bud to clean the nozzle. This solved the problem.