Whether camping high in the Rockies or cooking out in the backyard, you’ll be pleased with any of these efficient camping stoves. Combining a compact design with functionality makes our choices the perfect companions for your next hiking, camping, family picnic or tailgating adventure.
In random order, here are our top choices for camp stoves.
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Coleman Road Trip Propane Portable Grill LXE
Unique among camping stoves, the Coleman Road Trip Propane Portable Grill LXE comes with a lift and lock system for easy setup and easy take down. Its collapsible stand folds for compact storage and the large handle and wheels allow for easy transport.
The large cooking surface (285 square inches/1838.7 square centimeters) can easily handle multiple pots and/or pans simultaneously. Durable cast-iron grilling surfaces, porcelain-coated surfaces and removable grease tray make cleanup a breeze. Swaptop interchangeable cooktops for more meal options (griddle, full size griddle and stove grates, for example) are available and sold separately.
The side tables keep your cooking tools and ingredients within handy reach. When not in use, they conveniently slide out of the way for compact storage.
The Coleman Road Trip Propane Portable Grill LXE puts out 20,000 BTUs of cooking power (10,000 BTUs per burner) with its standard 16.4-oz. propane cylinders. Coleman’s PerfectFlow Pressure Control System insures steady heat.
Thanks to its InstaStart push-button matchless Instastart ignition this stove will light easily for you. And the PerfectFlow technology will provide consistent performance in all conditions that you encounter.
Express your own individuality with the large number of color options (eight in all).
The Coleman Road Trip Propane Portable Grill LXE is for those looking for options other than a table top grill — especially in this price range. It’s easy to setup and use. And it’s manufactured by Coleman – one of the leading manufacturers of camping stoves and in the industry and a brand you know you can trust.
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Stansport 2 Burner Propane Camping Stoves
Using the Stansport 2 Burner Propane Camping Stove is as easy as cooking in your own kitchen. The stove top provides plenty of heat (two 25K BTU burners) and the flame controls allow you a full range of heat (low, medium and high) so you can simmer and/or boil water without any issues. And you can depend on the piezo igniter to light every time.
This stove has great functionality. The ample cooking space will easily fit a 10″ [25.4 cm] and a 14″ [35.5 cm] pot/pan simultaneously. The extra heavy-duty cooking grate will handle those heavy pots. You won’t have to worry about overloading the stove with too much weight.
The stainless steel drip pan makes cleaning up a breeze. The stainless top and windscreens means insures that even the lowest flame will not go out.
Planning an extended camping trip? Purchasing a converter hose and a 10 lb. propane tank works well on the Stansport 2 Burner Propane Camping Stove — eliminating the need for the smaller, more expensive bottles of propane.
This is an excellent stove that will exceeds all of your expectations concerning functionality and quality of materials. Anyone in the market for a stove will definitely need to consider Stansport 2 Burner Propane Camping Stove.
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Coleman 2000020954NP InstaStart Triton 2 Burner Camping Stoves
The Coleman 2000020954NP InstaStart Triton 2 Burner Camping Stoves come with a large cooking area that can easily handle a 10 inch pan [25.4 cm] pan and a 12 inch pan [30.48 cm] simultaneously.
The amount of heat these burners put out is impressive — 11,000 BTUs per burner (22,000 BTU total). This stove gives you the capacity to handle any need whether cooking a large meal for the family or just boiling water for your morning coffee.
The Coleman InstaStart Triton Camping Stoves light easily. As the name implies, the stove is equipped with InstaStart push-button matchless ignition. The easily-adjustable controls have the elasticity to allow you to range from simmer to boil and the durable steel construction withstands rugged cooking conditions. The flames are true and the controls work exceptionally well.
This is a great table top 2 burner propane stove — especially in this price range. It’s easy to setup and use. And it’s manufactured by Coleman – a brand that has withstood the “Test of Time.” Coleman is definitely a brand you can trust.
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Camp Chef Mountain Series 2 Burner/High Pressure Camping Stoves
The easy-to-use, easy-to-clean Camp Chef Mountain Series 2 Burner/High Pressure Camping Stoves combine the all-around versatility and cook quality of a patio grill with portability of traditional camp stove.
The high output stove puts out comes equipped with two high output burners putting out a total of 40,000 BTUs — 20,000 BTUs per burner. The ample BTUs will greatly improve your campsite cooking experience.
The matchless ignition lighter works on the first strike. And the sturdy burner knobs provide good dial control whether you need a full flame or just wish to simmer and this stove comes equipped with a metal latch for closing and easy transporting.
The light weight of the grill (12 lbs.) belies its ample measurements of 23.5” by 4.25” by 13.5” (W x H x D). The large width provides strong cooking provide for stability and rack space allows you to use two full size pots/pans simultaneously. No more having pans half hanging off the side of the stove.
The Camp Chef Mountain Series 2 Burner camping stoves are worth a close look. With more than ample BTUs. width for two full size pots/pans simultaneously, good dial control, first strike igniter, strong cooking rack, and easy clean-up, the Camp Chef Mountain Series 2 Burner camping stove is easy to recommend.