This thread is for Sterno stoves and fuel…hacks, mods, tips, cooking pics, etc. I’m trying out the Sterno Inferno Ultralight Camp Stove today. It has been out for a while but I only just found out about it. The pot holds 16oz and is equipped with heat exchanger fins…supposedly to improve performance. The one thing I don’t like is the plastic lid…it got stuck every time I’ve used it so far. The plastic expands and makes it difficult to remove from the pot. You can’t pour with the lid on either…it’s even marked “Remove lid before pouring”. My solution is to use the lid upside down. I don’t often buy Sterno fuel…chafing fuel is cheaper and just as effective. The cans in the photo are Fancy Heat brand, one is ethanol and the other methanol. I’m getting an average of 12min for 16oz of water. I’m not seeing the heat exchange pot making a huge difference in performance. I’ve been using gelled alcohol for a long time and know that it performs just as well as liquid alcohol if it is burned outside of its original container. Normally I’d have to figure out just the correct amount to dispense…losing the convenience of the re-closable can. Earlier this week I had a small epiphany…so here comes the first Sterno hack: To boost performance, I scooped out some fuel and placed it on top of the can. I’d say about a tablespoon. It was enough to noticeably boost performance and not have any excess left when water has boiled. Kind of a two-stage burn from high to medium. I did two runs and average boil time went from 12 to 6 mins.