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  • CookStove has a USB-rechargeable power pack that powers a fan for efficient cooking; provides 30 hrs. of cooking on a single charge; battery does not charge other electronics
  • 4 fan speeds control flame size, enabling you to boil rapidly or enjoy a campfire feel
  • Use the 1-touch LED interface to access Campfire, Simmer, Boil, and Turbo fan settings to get the fire you want
  • BioLite patented technology creates a smokeless campfire that can cook meals and boil water in minutes
  • There's no need to buy or carry heavy fuel canisters with this stove—simply collect twigs, sticks and pinecones during your journey and burn them when you get to camp
  • Avoid the equivalent of 20 gas canisters with 30 hrs. of cooktime per charge
  • Works with the BioLite KettlePot and Portable Grill (both sold separately) for all your outdoor cooking needs
  • Save space in your pack with the compact nested design


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Best Use Camping, Backpacking
Fuel Type Wood
Fuel Wood
Burn Time (Max Flame) Infinite hours
Average Boil Time 5 minutes
Dimensions 7.75 x 5 x 5 inches
Weight 1 lb. 8 oz.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice wood burner Tested well started fire and had boiling water in less then 5 minutes. Smokes on startup but quickly stopped. Should work well on trail using included fire starter
Date published: 2016-04-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just what I needed I bought it a month ago and it works perfectly, very easy to start and to use. As soon as it has started using small log of 1" diameter allow to have fire going without refilling all the time. Of course you cannot adjust the heat intensity as you would with a gas stove, but once you are used to it this is not a issue
Date published: 2016-07-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great addition to my gas stoves I have 1 and 2 burner propane stoves, a Jetboil, and a Pocket Rocket isobutane stoves, and plenty of isobutane canisters, so another stove was the last thing on my mind when I spotted this on a browsing session at a REI recently. I actually spotted the small bag of wood pellets sitting next to it, and after reading the info on the bag, examined the stove itself. After watching some YouTube videos, I went back to REI and purchased this stove and the Biolite kettle (reviewed separately). After reading the instructions and charging the fan module, I filled the chamber with some wood pellets I had at the house, and fired it up using a small piece of the supplied fire starter material. Wasn't long before I had a nice flame, the intensity variable by adjusting the fan speed. Low speed gives a nice, lazy "campfire" type of flame, Turbo gives a "firenado", and the other 2 speeds somewhere in between. The forced air really is the heart of this stove. I turned the fan off a couple of times, and the flame dwindled to almost nothing, and seemed on the verge of extinguishing. Went back to a firenado as soon as I turned the fan back on. I put 4 cups of water in the kettle, and had it boiling well inside of 5 minutes. I was impressed. With playing around with flame intensity, the chamber full of wood pellets gave flame for 41 minutes. I never added any more, just went with the initial load. And I have 40 pounds of the pellets. I will play around with wood, just to see, but I've already pretty much determined that when I take this camping, I'm taking wood pellets along for the fuel. Seems so much easier than having to cut wood and continuously feed the chamber like the YouTube reviewers were having to do. After the flames were out, the ash emptied easily. This will probably not replace my Jetboil for backpacking, it's too heavy and bulky, but I can definitely see using it around camp for both cooking and as a "campfire". I'm already considering the available grill attachment.
Date published: 2016-12-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Fun, but no replacement for a Gas Stove I bought this a year ago and I love the portability and the fact that I don't have to carry any fuel with me. It isn't the most effective to use to cook things because the heat is really centralized and doesn't spread out evenly, but it's definitely something that's fun to play with, especially if you're not in any hurry to cook your food or charge your phone then this device is perfect.
Date published: 2016-05-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Interesting concept! Like the quiet fan. With the forced air, it will even burn up sweetgum balls, with the help of small sticks>
Date published: 2017-02-13
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Broke after 3rd use I used this for a few camping trips and liked it. When I tried to recharge the battery-it malfunctioned. Customer service never rectified the problem even though the stove was still under warranty. Be forewarned before purchasing products from Biolite-they do not stand behind their product.
Date published: 2017-05-29
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Does the heat produced by burning wood also charge the internal battery which powers the fan?

Asked by: LJCO
Answered by: Nimrod
Date published: 2017-05-29

can you use this indoors for heating and cooking, I want to be able to use it in and off the grid tiny house.

Asked by: anjil029
BioLite stoves are intended for outdoor use only.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-02-12

Will this stove system work with a GSI pinicle 2 cook set? 

Asked by: RockyMtn RN
Yes, a GSI Pinnacle cook set can be used with the Wood Burning CookStove​. Be aware that using a wood burning stove will discolor the cookware.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-02-12

So someone replied with "intended for outdoor use only." But the question should be: Could this be used for indoor heating? Not in a tent necessarily, but what if it was a camper? Is it only for cooking? Would it only warm up your hands?

Asked by: Matthew Kay
We do not recommend using this item indoors. Its intended purpose is for cooking, not heating.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-02-12

How exactly is this used? *light a twig, place in biolite, then add more twigs* kind of thing? Or does the device/stove need to be charged to work? Does this one work the same as the orange one in the package deal?

Asked by: Matthew Kay
The BioLite Wood Burning CookStove uses a battery-powered fan to stoke the flames of a small wood-burning fire that you make in it. The fan offers a very hot and efficient burn for cooking. It does need to be charged to work. This model is not the same and the orange-colored BioLite stove, which can power small devices with the charge stored in its battery.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-06-09

can a cell phone be charged with USB?

Asked by: KC2017
​Yes, this stove can recharge a cell phone.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-05-10

About how many twigs does it take to cook a meal

Asked by: paul
There are too many variables (type, size and condition of the fuel) to accurately determine how many twigs are required to cook an entire meal.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-06-09

Does this work well in cold or rainy weather? Is it water proof?

Asked by: erneale
This stove can be used in light rain and damp environments, but it should not be used in heavy rain because it is not waterproof and can damage the stoves electronics.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-02-12
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