> I dabbled with the alcohol stoves but didn't like them. I always ended up with alcohol on my hands and it reeked.
I use a bottle with a fine nozzle, and use this to dispense fuel into a medicine measuring cup... UK meths doesn't smell too bad, but the Bitrex denaturant isn't nice when you're handling food, or licking your fingers...
Despite my like of making alcohol stoves, I'm agnostic about stoves; I use meths burners some of the time, and gas burners other times, depending on what I'm doing, how I'm getting there, and what I'm cooking.
Whilst my current 'go to' meths stove is the Mytimug setup shown above, my current 'go to' gas stove is a badged-engineered Fire Maple FMS-118 with piezo lighter, aka the Karrimor Alpine stove. I bought mine for £23, but they're now reduced to £17.
Alpkit have just launched a Ti version of this stove (the Koro), which is obviously a bit lighter, but £35. Still a better price than you'll get, even importing from China.
I like the look of the new Alpkit 650ml Mytimug, too. And only £20... Looks nicer than my old 750ml version.