Evernew Titanium DX Stove Set

Evernew DX Titanium Stove

This is the stove that I wanted to fall in love with. It was supposed to be the answer to all my geeky stove dreams; lightweight, multi-fuel, compact and durable. It promised me stove nirvana, but in reality it was unable to deliver on that promise.

Over the past year I’ve had the chance to use this stove in all of it’s configurations. I was drawn to it for its versatility and because it is one of a very short list of commercially available cooking sets that can be used as an alcohol stove, Esbit solid fuel burner, and a wood burning stove. So no matter my fuel preference the DX was supposed to be able to handle it.

Evernew DX Alcohol Stove Set unboxed

One of the very first things you notice about the Evernew Titanium DX set is that it’s small. Not just light weight, but physically very tiny. When I first held the box in my hand I thought there had been some sort of mistake and that it only contained the alcohol stove itself (the stove is sold separately as well as part of a set). But the entire DX stove set was inside the cardboard box that fit into the palm of my hand.

The Evernew Titanium DX stove set is made up of four components:

  • Ti DX Alcohol Stove (1.25oz). As mentioned this can be purchase separately or as part of the set. It has two layers of jet holes that kick out a very stable heat stream
  • Upper Stand (0.875oz). Servers as a wind screen and pot support. It can also hold the Ti Turbo plate in position above the alcohol stove
  • Lower Stand (0.875oz). Is the base of the wind screen and support for the Ti alcohol stove
  • Ti Turbo Plate (0.25oz). The turbo plate sits on the support feet of the upper stand and disperses the flame pattern of the alcohol stove for a slightly more efficient burn

Total Listed Weight – 3.03oz
Total Measured Weight – 3.25oz

For comparison purposes, here’s my Bud-Light MYOG stove set:

  • Bud-Light Stove – 0.875oz
  • Trail Designs Primer Pan – 0.25oz
  • Pot Stand – 0.5oz
  • Windshield – 1.125oz

Total Weight – 2.75oz

Evernew DX Alcohol Stove

Even though I bought the DX for use as an ultralight wood burning stove, my first uses of the stove were in the alcohol burning configuration as that was what I was most familiar with and had sufficient past experience to be able to guage performance against.

Burning Heet as my alcohol of choice, I was able to bring an Evernew Titanium non-stick DX2 pot containing 2 cups of cold water to a rolling boil in 5 1/2 minutes and that was without using the turbo plate. When I repeated the process with the turbo plate my boil time was reduced by roughly 30 seconds. The two part windscreen/pot stand provides adequate protection from the wind.

Evernew Titanium Pot Boiling

Used as an Esbit stove, the DX performs admirably with boil times comparable to using the alcohol burner. I like that I can leave the alcohol stove behind and still have the option of an Esbit and wood burning stove.

It was during my use of the DX as a wood burning stove that I began to question whether or not this really was the answer to my stovey dreams. Even though the DX is built with ever attention to detail and should, on paper at least, be the perfect design for use as a wood burning stove, it just doesn’t work.

Evernew DX Titanium Stove

What do I mean by that? Well it’s small remember? Really small. In fact its diminutive size works against it in a wood burning configuration because it requires constant attention and careful feeding of fresh wood in order to keep it burning and to maintain sufficient embers. I found it very fussy as a wood burning stove, unlike my experience with the bigger (and heavier) Littlbug Jr stove. The problem seemed to be that there just wasn’t enough capacity inside the stove to hold the amount of wood necessary to maintain a strong fire.

On a number of occasions where I didn’t pay constant attention to the stove (it happens) the fire got snuffed out by a slight breeze that passed through the vents in the walls of the stove. I didn’t notice immediately and by the time I had the embers of the wood fire had completely burned out. I was forced to take my pot off the stove and start all over again – much to the amusement of my hiking buddies with the Snow Peak Giga Power stoves.

Evernew DX Titanium Stove

I’ll probably still carry the DX with me on most of my trips and even continue to try using it as a wood burner. I just know going into it that I need to make sure that I have an ample supply of ready to use firewood that I can feed into the stove at a constant rate. I’m not ready to give up on this little gem, but I am bummed that it didn’t turn out to be quite as perfect as all of the hype and reviews had lead me to believe. It just goes to show that you have to try things for yourself to see if they work the way you want them to.

Disclosure: The author owns this product and paid for it using their own funds.

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  • andy

    love that snow peak

    • http://www.briangreen.net Brian Green

      Ha, you would say that. It was much faster than my Evernew DX.

  • andy

    love that snow peak

  • JJ_Mathes

    Once upon a time I had one of those little &%#@$…I mean
    gems. The Evernew DX was one of my “biggest gear mistakes.”

     

    Its compact size is what sold me not to mention Evernew is
    known for quality products. I bought the DX stand for the sole purpose of burning
    wood; already having excellent alcohol and solid fuel tab stoves having one
    stove for all three fuels would have been a bonus.

     

    The constant tinkering with feeding wood through a tiny port
    was more than I wanted to deal with. Its lack of efficiency didn’t bother me so
    much, fuel was free all I had to do was break it up, but the tiny port for
    feeding fuel in the stove made me nuts and I’m a patient person. I had to be
    extremely cautious in order to not knock the stove over. And, adding large
    chunks of woods was impossible without removing the pot first.

     

    Anyway, I think I finally sold the little &%#@$…I mean
    gem, that or I buried it deep in a box of unused gear in the back corner of a
    dark closet far, far away where it will stay.  :^)

    • http://www.briangreen.net Brian Green

      JJ, I hear ya. I really wanted to like it. I’ve given it over a year to win me over but it just isn’t happening. I’m bummed but moving on…

  • JERMM

    Once upon a time I had one of those little &%#@$…I mean
    gems. The Evernew DX was one of my “biggest gear mistakes.”

     

    Its compact size is what sold me not to mention Evernew is
    known for quality products. I bought the DX stand for the sole purpose of burning
    wood; already having excellent alcohol and solid fuel tab stoves having one
    stove for all three fuels would have been a bonus.

     

    The constant tinkering with feeding wood through a tiny port
    was more than I wanted to deal with. Its lack of efficiency didn’t bother me so
    much, fuel was free all I had to do was break it up, but the tiny port for
    feeding fuel in the stove made me nuts and I’m a patient person. I had to be
    extremely cautious in order to not knock the stove over. And, adding large
    chunks of woods was impossible without removing the pot first.

     

    Anyway, I think I finally sold the little &%#@$…I mean
    gem, that or I buried it deep in a box of unused gear in the back corner of a
    dark closet far, far away where it will stay.  :^)

  • http://www.briangreen.net/ Brian Green

    Ha, you would say that. It was much faster than my Evernew DX.

  • http://www.briangreen.net/ Brian Green

    JJ, I hear ya. I really wanted to like it. I’ve given it over a year to win me over but it just isn’t happening. I’m bummed but moving on…

  • James Conley

    I’ve dinked around with alcohol stoves here and there but I keep coming back to my Jetboil.

  • James Conley

    I’ve dinked around with alcohol stoves here and there but I keep coming back to my Jetboil.

  • http://twitter.com/WalkingAwake Robin Morris

    It may just be a matter of your point of view.  I bring the DX with me most of the time – but use primarily alcohol and see it’s ability to burn wood as a backup if I run out of alcohol. 

    robin
    http://backpackbasecamp.com

    • http://www.briangreen.net Brian Green

      Robin you’re right. I wanted the DX to be a lightweight wood burning stove because I have so many other good alcohol stove options. It’s an ongoing love, hate relationship.

  • http://twitter.com/WalkingAwake Robin Morris

    It may just be a matter of your point of view.  I bring the DX with me most of the time – but use primarily alcohol and see it’s ability to burn wood as a backup if I run out of alcohol. 

    robin
    http://backpackbasecamp.com

  • http://www.briangreen.net/ Brian Green

    Robin you’re right. I wanted the DX to be a lightweight wood burning stove because I have so many other good alcohol stove options. It’s an ongoing love, hate relationship.

  • Shavuotis

    I have an Evernew DX stove set and find it to burn hot and is well made.  When using it in the wood configuration, remember it is not a bushcooker and by size and design cannot perform like one.  Try loading less wood instead of packing it to the top. I use mine with an MSR .85 L Titan Kettle and vented windscreen and can reliably boil water with it although I haven’t timed it. 

  • Shavuotis

    I have an Evernew DX stove set and find it to burn hot and is well made.  When using it in the wood configuration, remember it is not a bushcooker and by size and design cannot perform like one.  Try loading less wood instead of packing it to the top. I use mine with an MSR .85 L Titan Kettle and vented windscreen and can reliably boil water with it although I haven’t timed it. 

  • Cat

    Check out the Flat Cat Stove from Flat Cat Gear… lightweight, alcohol, and very efficient. Definitely recommend! http://flatcatgear.com/

    • http://www.briangreen.net Brian Green

      I think my buddy Jason Klass just did a review of the Flat Cat stove and thought it was pretty neat. Not too many new designs in the alchy stove area, so this one is interesting – haven’t tried it hands on yet myself. Hope to some time in near future.

  • Cat

    Check out the Flat Cat Stove from Flat Cat Gear… lightweight, alcohol, and very efficient.  Definitely recomend!

    http://flatcatgear.com/

  • http://www.briangreen.net/ Brian Green

    I think my buddy Jason Klass just did a review of the Flat Cat stove and thought it was pretty neat. Not too many new designs in the alchy stove area, so this one is interesting – haven’t tried it hands on yet myself. Hope to some time in near future.

  • David Schwaiger

    I bought this stove because the Boy Scout of America doesn’t allow us to use homemade stoves. I would have to say that my homemade  coke can stove is way better. So, yes I find it to be a gear mistake.

    • http://www.briangreen.net Brian Green

      David, oh no! I’m not a huge fan of the DX setup, but didn’t think it was that bad all things considered. Can you be a little more specific in what you didn’t like about it?

  • David Schwaiger

    I bought this stove because the Boy Scout of America doesn’t allow us to use homemade stoves. I would have to say that my homemade  coke can stove is way better. So, yes I find it to be a gear mistake.

  • http://www.balinesehotel.com/ Bali Hotels Accomodation

    Great Post 

  • http://www.briangreen.net/ Brian Green

    David, oh no! I’m not a huge fan of the DX setup, but didn’t think it was that bad all things considered. Can you be a little more specific in what you didn’t like about it?

  • http://www.facebook.com/nick.casolino.5 Nick Casolino

    I’m using the clikstand as a multi-fuel stove/stand with the Evernew Titanium Alcohol Stove. Me too, I love to have the option of burning natural fuel as a last resort. I bought 3 Trangia burners; they all cracked because of metal fatigue. So far, I’m very happy with the Evernew Stove and Clikstand combo.

  • http://www.facebook.com/nick.casolino.5 Nick Casolino

    I’m using the clikstand as a multi-fuel stove/stand with the Evernew Titanium Alcohol Stove. Me too, I love to have the option of burning natural fuel as a last resort. I bought 3 Trangia burners; they all cracked because of metal fatigue. So far, I’m very happy with the Evernew Stove and Clikstand combo.

  • vthiker

    I have one and it works just fine with my solo snow peak solo cook set. I think what most people haven’t tried is putting the trivet on top of the dx stand and you can just feed sticks through the top with no problem. Not as fast as my solo stove wood burner but just as reliable all the same.

  • Backpacker1

    Hi Brian, I have used this stove for quite some time and use specific=hardwoods. I never have to baby it although it would be better if it was a bit larger.As far as wood stoves go, the Vargo Hexagon wood stove is great as well as the Solo Stove.

    • http://www.briangreen.net Brian Green

      Hey thanks for the feedback. Just out of interest, what hardwoods do you use?

  • clayton costa

    Cooked spaghetti?