The best thing about the Jetboil Zip Cooking System is how effective it is in its functionalities, despite its apparent simplicity both in design and usage. For instance, the size, shape, and weight of the Jetboil Zip are very efficient and it allows you to pack and store it without much hassle. If you’re living in an apartment with not much space, it can quietly sit in a corner – no fuss needed. If you want to take it to an outdoor activity, simply pack it in a backpack and you’re all set to go.
All its specifications like the 0.8L FluxRing cooking cup (complete with the Cargo Cozy insulator, drink-through lid, pour sprout, and strainer), adjustable burner, and measuring items contribute to its quet efficiency. In my opinion this appliance is even more efficient than microwave, in terms of its speed in boiling large amounts of water.
Another great thing about the Jetboil Zip pack is that it includes a detailed manual on how to operate the machine. The process is so simple that even people without any prior experience to assembling and operating any cooking appliance (or any appliance at all) can use this well. All you have to do is to first put the base together, turn on the gas, and then light the burner. Lock the cup with water into place and in just 90 seconds, you’ll be enjoying a steaming cup of boiling water while the rest of your campmates are still waiting for their water to boil through the less-efficient propane burners. The only thing missing from this machine is an igniter, but it’s easy to solve that, so no problem.
The Jetboil Zip fuels are also very efficient, capable of boiling up to 12 liters of water per can – and this is just the small one that we’re talking about here. So with just one can (and provided you’re travelling alone, perhaps) you will not lack of hot water for about four to five days. Imagine what you can do with the large fuel cans! Not only will you be able to cook some food as well, but you can easily have hot drinks all throughout the week or maybe even for much longer.