Why It's CoolThough this stove is sweet enough at restwhen folded up, it's so small it fits into the hollow beneath its own fuel canisterthe Crux unfurled is engineering elegance: The burner head rotates on a ball-and-socket joint and locks into place with a reassuring snap. Small pot-support arms swivel into place, as does a flame-adjustment lever. How sharp is that? »There's substance here, too. At full bore, the Crux is a firebreather that boils a quart of water in less than five minutes. » It's also an even adjuster; I went straight from brewing coffee to browning flapjacks, without scorching the cakes.
Hmmm . . .There's just enough play in the ball-and-socket joint to give larger pots the shakes, which is unsettling, given how diminutive the supports are.