I bought one, 3 years ago, same model ( CI-153) but mine is red and the brand name printed on it is Mr. Stove. I found it in ChinaTown and I paid 24,95$ (CAD).
Many Chinese people (and restaurants) use this stove to make Fondue or other cooking at the table. If you want to make fondue, It is a great thing to use instead of the small alchool stove sold
with fondue pot.
The butane gaz come in a 8 oz bottle and will last about 1 hour to one hour and half at high flame.
The gaz bottles are not easy to find while on the road and the price can be very high. I saw price up to 3,50$ or 3,95$ a bottle at Canadian Tire. I don't know the price at Costco.
I buy my gaz in Chinatown where I pay 5,99$ for 4 bottles. This is the cheapest price I ever found. In other asian store I saw them at 6,99$ for four.
This stove is best used inside the house or the trailer. Outside, if it the temperature is warm and not too humid, it is also very good. The gaz pressure inside the bottle decrease very rapidly has the temperature decrease. The result is that the flame become very small, even at full throttle. For camping (Tent Camping) I would not recommend it because it would not be efficient enough for the morning coffee if the weather is chilly and humid. In winter, just forget it.
On the road, It is a great thing to carry. But you need to bring many spare gaz bottle. I am very happy with mine and I used it very often. This is not one thing I would put for sale
in my garage sale! :)
I made this little modification because small pot or pan are not stable enough without it on the stove.
Here are the gaz can that I buy in ChinaTown. These are made in Korea. Once, somebody told me that the Japanese one were better. I don't know about that. Maybe there is some difference but I don't really beleive it. This guy was selling Japanese gaz.