Butane stoves aren’t just a great choice for meeting your outdoor cooking needs, they can also be a great option for indoor activities such as choice hot plates – as long as you follow recommended safety protocols.
Our choices of butane stoves are durable and functional and meet standards of high quality. After reviewing dozens of butane stoves, here are (in random order) Outdoor Junkie’s top choices.
Coleman Butane Stove
The Coleman Butane Stove is another great product from one of the most trusted names in outdoor gear. If you’re looking to avoid a big bulky propane stove, this single burner table top model heats from simmer to full boil with up to 7,650 BTU of power. Uses one 8.8-oz. (250 g) butane cylinder fuel (not included) that lasts up to 1.25 hours. The large base provides stability and a wind shield protects the flame from blowing wind.
Iwatani ZA-3HP Portable Butane Stove
The Iwatani ZA-3HP Portable Butane Stove is a compact and lightweight one burner butane powered stove. The Heat Panel System provides for increased fuel efficiency. An Automatic Safety Stop with reset lever provides for extra safety. The canister (not included) puts out 12,000 BTU’s per hour, making cooking quick and easy. Included is its own carrying case. CSA Commercial Indoor & Outdoor Approved.
GAS ONE GS-3000 Portable Butane Stove
GAS ONE GS-3000 Portable Butane Stove has been approved by CSA (US & Canadian Standards Association) for quality and safety. The Piezo type electric matchless starter (with safety shut off system) means no matches or lighters are required. Uses 8 ounce butane canister (not included) that generates up to 9,000 BTU’s. This highly portable stove comes with its own carrying case and user manual.