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Ditch the canned goods and dried foods for fresh and hot meals with a camp stove that helps you do more

Best Camping Stoves: Looking to take the taste of home-cooked meals with you on your next camping adventure?

The weather, terrain, and even time pressure are just a few of the things you should consider when choosing one. The environmental condition of the forests and mountains is much more demanding than, say, a bonfire setting in your backyard. 

That’s why…

We’ve taken it upon ourselves to test the best camping stoves on the market today!

We’ve also taken them all out for a try out and kept our eyes open for their performance on a number of metrics. 

In this ultimate review of the best camping stoves, we’ll be digging into

  • The top-rated camping stoves on the market;
  • Budget camping stove;
  • Stoves that are also great for car camping;
  • The qualities you’d want to look for when buying one;
  • Lots more!

Stay with us until the end because we’ve also prepared a very useful guide for when you buy your first camping stove!

So, if you’re all fired up…

Let’s let it sizzle!

Introduction

Camp stoves sure are a great way to bring more appetizing meals into the campground instead of the usual canned beans, roasted fish, and watery soup. 

Fortunately for us, this industry has grown so that most of these stoves nowadays feature more functions that can help us in our everyday camp life. 

Some stoves can even act as a power bank!

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Can you believe that?

But aside from this…

Some people also like to get a camp stove for emergency preparedness. Camp stoves are great in a way that you can use them in the middle of nowhere as long as you have fuel at hand. 

Who needs electricity when some camp stoves can produce and save energy by themselves?

Or if there’s a stove that can self-ignite without any lighters or matches?

The possibilities are endless now. 

And the good news?

We’ve found the best, most innovative camp stoves on the market today and tested them all out individually!

Read on to see how they worked out for us. 

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1 - Best Compatible Camping Stove - Editor’s Choice

Camp Chef Explorer, Two Burner Stove

Editors Choice - Bugoutbill.com

Value for Money

10

Ease of Use

10

Durability

10

Cooking Power

10

Easy to Clean

9

Overall Score
98

Bottom Line: A big guy of a camp stove by Camp Chef, it certainly lives up to its name with a high heat output that lets you cook gourmet meals even in the middle of the wild! It’s quite hefty but that’s all because of its tank-like build.

Pros

Cons

Literally make jaws drop once you get those slabs of steaks served with a camp stove that lets you do more wherever you are. 

I’m talking about this review’s Editor’s Choice, the Camp Chef’s two-burner Explorer stove! 

And yes…

You’ve read that right. You can definitely make gourmet meals far from home and in the middle of nowhere as long as you have this heavyweight stove. Aside from being quite versatile, it’s also crazy durable, earning it the Editor’s Choice award.

And by heavyweight, I mean it literally is.

Upon receiving it, we could instantly tell that this was going to be a handful, as it’s very heavy. The box was dented and looked like it had been opened, but someone told us that it’s because it’s been tested and checked first before shipping. 

And they weren’t wrong. The product inside looked completely new… and a bit daunting thanks to its size!

Weighing over thirty pounds, I’d say one person will be able to manage to assemble this and lift this in and out of the vehicle, but it would be quite tiring. 

Aside from the huge two-burner camp stove, the package also includes a 3-feet hose with a regulator, three windshields for the three sides of the stove, and removable legs. 

The legs and the windshields were enclosed in a bag, and that’s a nice touch to the packaging. No components were missing, and it’s easy to check if everything’s included. 

It runs in propane gas, but there’s nothing complicated about its assembly. All I had to do was attach the shields, the removable legs, and finally, the hose to the gas. Yep, no tools are needed at all. 

After that…

I also did a leak test and the stove was boiling water just 15 minutes after its arrival!

That’s how easy it was to set it all up and fire it up!

Leaking? Negative. 

Being one of the most distinguishable propane stoves on the market today, it boasts two large burners. Each burner has a maximum energy output of 30,000 BTUs per hour. 

For me? That’s more than the average, considering that it’s way higher than our home stove that’s perfectly capable of cooking a decent steak or a good stew. 

Suffice it to say…

Much expectation was instantly put on this propane stove. 

Did it disappoint?

Well, even the best of the best has its highs and lows. The same goes for this monster.

First, its cooking power was the bomb. Aside from the air shutter adjustment that might take some of your time if you’re a beginner, it was quite easy to ignite and heat up. 

You’d have to adjust the air shutters first if your flame appears to be more yellow than blue. The goal is to have blue flames. It really means business like that. 

And to tell you the truth…

It was mad hot. That being said, you may turn the fire to the lowest setting once your pot or pan is all heated up, as it can be very hot even in the lowest setting. 

And to tell you another truth, this also lets us enjoy having a satisfying steak-grilling session. We didn’t even have to wait because the meat would immediately sizzle the moment it touched the griddle!

It doesn’t come with accessories, but should you find yourself looking for one, you won’t have to go through trial and error for this because Camp Chef also makes accessories that perfectly fit this stove. 

It includes the griddle that I’ve mentioned. It’s big enough to cook meat for about three to four people at once. 

There’s also a cast iron, pizza oven, and even a barbeque box!

And speaking of those…

The burners are also large. Actually, they might also be larger than necessary. 

But looking at the positive side first, that means it can accommodate two large pans or pots and still have plenty of space in between. It doesn’t crowd at all. 

That gave us the chance to cook more food for our group in less amount of time. Talk about energy efficiency!

The burners’ size also means that it can accommodate two pressure canners at once, given that the canners are not much bigger than the burners!

Its heat output is actually great for canning, so if you don’t want to do it inside the house, this could also be your best bet!

 On the other hand…

The heat distribution was a bit off. A bigger burner means that there’s no flame at all in the center. So, it really didn’t work that well with our small pans and pots. 

Aside from that, it also has a tendency to create a more than normal amount of soot. Some of our pots came out with completely blackened bottoms. 

Now, in case you’re wondering about the legs…

While they’re perfectly removable, it’s not recommended for you to do so. 

First of all, this thing is very heavy. So, picnic and camping tables definitely wouldn’t do. And it would be very inconvenient to bring along another table that’s bigger and thicker, wouldn’t it?

Also, there’s the overwhelming heat to take into account. You’d have to have a sturdy stone or metal table to accommodate it. 

But the good thing is…

The legs are adjustable so they can adapt to different kinds of terrains and fields. You can even attach extensions to them if you find the height unsatisfactory. 

Speaking of height, let me tell you this. It’s not high, but it’s not tall as well. 

In short, it’s awkward. The height is awkward at best. I had to bend down a bit whenever I was grilling or even stirring a pot of soup. In case you’re wondering, I also can’t sit because it would then be too high for me. 

Good thing that it runs on propane and has a total of 15 hours of cooking time per one 20-pound tank. 

After months of pleasant use, I also got Camp Chef’s bag for this stove. It’s not included in the package, but I realized that this is worthy enough to get a good storage bag because, by the looks and feel of it, it will definitely last for years. 

2 - Best Affordable Camping Stove - Best Value Award

Gas ONE GS-1000 7

Best Value - Bugoutbill.com

Value for Money

10

Ease of Use

10

Durability

8

Cooking Power

9

Easy to Clean

10

Overall Score
94

Bottom Line: This Gas One portable butane stove is perfect for a weekend getaway or even power outages. It’s easy to carry with its carrying case and fuss-free in usage as well!

Pros

Cons

A weekend camping warrior? If you’re not necessarily looking for those big and hefty freestanding stoves, then this review’s best budget camping stove is your best bet. 

The Gas One portable camp cooking stove is our Best Value awardee, thanks to its staggeringly reasonable price and functionality, which exceeded our expectations.

The packaging was excellent, too.

Not only did this portable single burner camping stove come in a very secure package, but it also has a hard case included. It’s like a box or a briefcase made especially to fit this stove. It has a handle, so you can easily carry it around while camping or even hiking!

Yes, hiking!

At two pounds, it wasn’t much of a burden to carry around. The case helped too. 

It’s made to be portable, and there’s no surprise about it, looking at its very simple and minimal design. 

It has one burner, a dial, and a butane canister compartment. 

That and nothing else. 

So, if you’re going to be walking all day long, or if you’re just assembling your disaster preparedness kit, then this stove is a perfect addition to your arsenal. 

Aside from having a very easy-to-understand manual, a video manual is also available online so that you can prepare this baby in just a matter of minutes. 

As a matter of fact…

It took me only around three minutes to set it up, and within five minutes, I was already boiling water for my coffee.

Just make sure to rest it on a flat surface. Then you’d want to unlock the switch for the fuel lock first and carefully insert the canister inside. Of course, don’t forget to lock it back before using it. 

Now, here’s the kicker.

It has lots of safety features that I didn’t even see in the majority of camp and car camping stoves that we’ve tested. And considering its price, it was real shocking in the very best way. 

The first feature is the Automatic Safety Shut Off Device. It’s a system that takes care of automatically shutting the gas off once it detects an irregular change of pressure that’s around 5 to 7 kg/cm² or greater than that. 

The next one is the cleverly made built-in Cartridge Ejection System. 

Working as if it’s a smart gadget, this system will immediately eject the butane fuel canister once it detects around 0.7 kilograms of force from within. 

And finally…

It also features a safety lever that works hard to ensure that everything is safe and is in order before, during, and after using your butane stove. 

It will keep your camp stove from locking the canister inside until the control dial is in the Off position, effectively preventing accidents due to leakage.

And speaking of accidents…

This may be quite a simple design and construction. But always make sure to check every single of its few parts and components before using it to make sure that nothing is disconnected. 

You’d also do well to remember not to put pans or pots that are large enough to cover the canister compartment as it tends to get hot easily. 

And yes, in case you’re wondering, it does get hot daily easily. My first boil was four cups of water and it rolled into a nice boil within six minutes!

That being said, you may want to be careful about the surfaces you’re putting this bad guy on. 

Plastic is fine as long as you’re just using very low fire. But if it’s on full blast, it could melt not only a plastic table but even some components of the stove!

Metal is fairly okay, too, but the ideal resting place is always stone. 

Moreover…

It’s also not very ideal for indoor cooking. Most camping stoves tend to emit Carbon Monoxide, which could be dangerous if you’re in a room with no ventilation at all. 

So, if you’re planning to use this during a power outage, you may still do so but make sure that the windows are wide open and fans are running (if there are any).

As for its fuel…

Butane fuel is gentler on the environment, but it may not be so efficient if you’re planning to use this for an extended period of time. 

One canister of butane would take around 2 to 3 hours before it runs out. That is if you’re using the stove on full blast. But either way, it usually doesn’t last for more than three hours. 

That being said, carrying only one butane canister wouldn’t be very wise. 

Another thing…

One of the first things I always look for are the windshields and this stove doesn’t have any. 

Nevertheless, I was able to use this while on a picnic on a hill. Surprisingly, the flames were consistent and strong even after some fairly strong gusts of wind!

3 - Best Camping Stove With Adjustable Burners - Top Pick Award

Coleman Gas Camping Stove | Classic Propane Stove

Top Pick - Bugoutbill.com

Value for Money

9

Ease of Use

10

Durability

9

Cooking Power

9

Easy to Clean

9

Overall Score
92

Bottom Line: A very easy-to-use and easy to set up Coleman classic camping stove. It doesn’t only have 3-sided wind panels but they can also be adjusted and even put down to be used as mini tables! Its heat output is a little above average, making it perfect for the weekend warrior or for emergency purposes.

Pros

Cons

Ease of use, perfect portability, and lightness are just some of the merits of this two-burner stove. And who else can make easy-to-carry and innovative camping gadgets such as this but Coleman?

If you’re brand conscious, then read on. This Coleman classic camp stove is more than its big name and reputation. 

Its design is actually quite genius.

Going straight to the highlights of this unit, this two-burner car camping stove has 3-sided wind panels to shield the flame from gusts of wind. This means that it’s perfect not just for cooking in your RV or van, but also outside too. 

But it doesn’t end there. 

These windshields can be adjusted according to the size of your pans or pots!

If you’ve ever used one of those portable car camping stoves with wind panels or shields on the front and on the sides, you’d know the struggle of fitting two large pans side-by-side because of the restriction by the side panels. 

Coleman solved this problem with these adjustable wind panels! 

Aside from its clever adjustability, you can also fold the side panels down to create mini picnic tables for the days when the wind is calm, and you don’t really need windshields. 

Sure, they’re not much with the tables’ sizes, but it actually made me feel quite fancy while grilling chicken barbeques one picnic day. 

And that’s not all.

After using the stove, all you have to do is fold everything down: the cover and the side panels, then take fuel out, and you’re all good.

What’s more, is it comes with its own carry case that looks just like a simple laptop case!

The stove itself is very slim, as well as the case. That being said, it’s a breeze to carry and also very easy to store anywhere on your vehicle. 

In my case, I was able to easily insert it in between our bags. That’s how easy it is to carry this Coleman stove on our trips. 

These camping stoves run on propane fuel, which isn’t very hard to find and is also quite environmentally friendly. 

Setup was fairly easy. Just take the stove unit out, unfold the wind panels, make sure that the control knobs are in the OFF position, and put the fuel in. 

Then check the flames if they’re blue with a few yellow tinges.

It comes with a simple manual and if that’s not enough, we’ve also found instructions online that include video instructions so even the elderly members of the family can easily set this baby up!

Thanks to this…

This Coleman camping stove is this review’s top notcher when it comes to Ease of Use, making it the Top Pick camp stove of the bunch!

As for the heat output, it’s a little above average, but not so much. With up to 20,000 BTUs on each of the two-burner stoves, it allowed me to boil coffee for four people in just around 7 minutes. 

Grilling steak and meat was quite a good experience, too, and we didn’t encounter any issues. 

If anything…

We love how we’re able to use two 12” pans side-by-side without that crowded feeling! Because of this, breakfast and dinner at the camp were accomplished in a shorter amount of time compared to before. 

And it burns so cleanly that you almost can’t see the flames when you’re cooking in daylight!

One mole out of this genius contraction is the two control knobs. They’re a bit hard to adjust as they’re quite tight. That being said, that only gave me the options of super weak flame or the full blast one. 

But considering its agreeable price and all the innovative features and design that make come with it, it’s very well worth the money. 

4 - Best Most Durable Camping Stove

GSI Outdoors, Selkirk Camp Stove

Value for Money

9

Ease of Use

9

Durability

8

Cooking Power

9

Easy to Clean

9

Overall Score
88

Bottom Line: A brightly colored and slim two-burner camp stove with Piezo ignition, so it doesn’t require matches or lighter. As long as you have your fuel, you can use this lightweight stove anywhere hunger finds you.

Pros

Cons

Coming in a bright orange exterior, this portable camp stove will seriously be the highlight of your trip as it was in ours!

Its packaging wasn’t so impressive, but the moment I got it from the box, I was stunned at the modern industrial design and color of this camp stove.

Some users report that theirs came with factory dents, but thankfully, mine came without any scratches. 

It doesn’t have a case because its body is the case itself!

It folds into a portable unit with a carry handle so you can hand-carry it while walking or even hiking. 

And speaking of which, it’s not very light, but it’s also not overwhelmingly heavy. It has just the right weight to it that lets me know that it’s not flimsy or too fragile at all. 

It has two burners with 10,000 BTUs per burner. Now, that’s around the average heat output for a stove. 

What’s interesting…

Is while a burner runs on 10,000 BTUs, the heat of its flames certainly didn’t feel like 10,000 only!

On my first try it was mad hot and got my water rolling in just six minutes! How did that happen? I’m not quite sure. But that amazing heat output stayed consistent during our 4-day camping trip.

It runs on propane that you just attach to the outlet on the side of the stove. And that’s pretty much the setup of this stove. Easy and breezy, right?

But if you’re completely new to all this, it also includes a simple manual that’s very easy to understand. But if that still doesn’t work at all, they also have online manuals, including instructional videos to get you started. 

Suffice it to say, even granny and grampy can easily set this up in no time if they want to!

And that’s not all. 

It also operates on a simple push button and Piezo ignition, which works on some kind of electricity, so you won’t even need any matches or lighters to make a fire and ignite it.

Convenience at its best. 

Each burner has its own knob with which you can control the heat. 

And the good news?

This stove’s two knobs are very smooth and easy to turn! I was able to boil water for our morning coffee on the first burner on full blast while a pot of mushroom soup gently simmers on the other.

As some people use this for emergencies…

Let me just remind you again that while it can also be used inside your home or your car, the carbon monoxide that this stove emits can be dangerous to the people around it. 

So, you’d do well to open all your windows, or much better, just cook outside. 

And speaking of outside…

This compact stove also has three wind panels to keep your flame from going out even if you’re cooking on a windy day. 

The front panel is the cover itself and can effectively keep the wind out. As for the side panels, they may not be big enough for strong gusts of wind. 

But we don’t stop there. 

Because just like our Top Pick, these side wind panels can also be taken down to accommodate bigger pans, especially if you’re using two of them side by side.

Not bad, right?

You can also even use them as tables, though they’re a bit small. 

As for its material, it’s made of stainless steel with a nickel-chrome finish. That being said, it’s not only corrosion and rust-resistant but also quite light. 

I appreciate this quality so much because it’s actually one of the things you’d like to keep your eyes open for when shopping for camp stoves.

This stove went through a light drizzle of rain and fog with me, but in the end it came home still shiny and scratch-free!

Speaking of going home…

This unit packs light. Aside from having no separate case for it, it’s also nice and slim, so there’d be no unnecessary weight to add to your baggage!

5 - Best Camping Stove With Wind Blocking Panels

Coleman Gas Camping Stove | Triton Propane

Value for Money

8

Ease of Use

8

Durability

8

Cooking Power

8

Easy to Clean

9

Overall Score
82

Bottom Line: A lightweight and easy to clean Coleman camping classic. This Triton stove marked its way on the market with its cooking power.

Pros

Cons

Once upon a time, all you needed is a Coleman to complete your camping experience. 

Being one of the most recognized Coleman stoves for years now, this Coleman Triton camp stove has become a staple in every camping arsenal, including ours. But we still tested it out just to give everyone a fair game. 

To tell you the truth…

This Coleman stove could make or break your camping experience with its interesting mix of pros and cons. 

Starting with the packaging, it’s well-protected as usual for Coleman products. There’s almost nothing distinguishable with its looks as the unit is almost all black. 

But it’s remarkably lightweight, which makes it perfect for outings and camping. Perfect for emergencies, too, because it’s very easy to carry around. 

Just like most camp stoves, it has three wind panels, the front one being its lid or cover as well. 

The side panels can be adjusted to accommodate large pans and pots.

The thing is, I had to open the cover very far out first to be able to perfectly unfold the two side panels. Now, that’s not a deal-breaker, but it would certainly be quite inconvenient if you’re working with a very small space. 

Aside from being lightweight…

Its overall build itself was designed for it to be an easy-carry unit. 

The stove is its own carrier. After using it, you can just fold the side panels down and then put the covering down to shut the stove off. 

It has a nice, heavy-duty latch to ensure that it’s perfectly closed and is safe for travel. 

On the other hand…

It doesn’t have a real handle to let you hold the unit properly. But there’s a recessed part that you can hold, but it’s not much. 

As for me, I just got my Triton a proper carry case, which I also recommend that you do. 

Moving on to its controls…

It has two burners and two control knobs that work independently from each other. 

Now the thing is, it happened to have the same issues as the Coleman Classic camp stove. 

Really.

And I’m talking about the control knobs or valves. 

As it turned out, we’ve also experienced the same thing we had with the Classic stove, which is difficulty in adjusting the controls. 

Now, this is quite strange, but here’s how it worked:

First of all, the knobs weren’t like those in your typical kitchen stoves with all the markings and levels. These ones don’t have markings for heat levels and the knobs would also turn indefinitely, so you’d just have to gauge the temperature as you adjust it. 

And that’s not all. 

As it seemed, the left and the right valve didn’t have the same temperature. The right burner seemed to burn hotter than the left and we figured out that it was because the right side was closer to the fuel tank. 

Meanwhile, the left side burner burned with a more moderate level of heat. 

Aside from that, there were times when there was no in-between when it came to the temperature, especially with the right-side burner. 

It’s either turned off or as hot as the sun itself!

Of course, it was quite inconvenient as it caused some of our eggs and bacon to burn. Furthermore, we’ve also observed that it burned hotter on normal days when the wind wasn’t blowing too strong. 

Good thing, the left side burner burned milder. 

On the more positive side…

This Triton stove was very fuel-efficient. Perhaps, that’s why most people I know just can’t let it go!

To give you an idea, one tank of propane usually lasts us for about two hours at most before it runs out. 

Now, one tank with the Triton lasted us for two and a half hours to even three hours at times!

And guess what?

After that, there’d always still be leftover gas on the tank. Impressive, isn’t it?

After using…

We also love how it took very little time to completely cool down and be ready for storage. We didn’t have to wait for long. 

Now, we’ve mentioned that its valves are very much like the Coleman Classic’s. It’s true. But it’s also not unfixable. 

We also found out that the Triton tends to develop black gunk in its valves, just like the classic. But it turned out to be very easy to fix. 

I just literally cleaned all the gunk out and then used a silicone spray on the valves and ta-dah! The knobs were working even better than when this stove was first bought!

Let me warn you, though, that even though the images seem to show an ignitor on this unit, the Triton actually doesn’t have one. 

Well, you can pay extra for a stove with a convenient ignitor, or you can just bring your own lighter and save more money along the way. 

Again, this is a small detail and certainly isn’t a deal-breaker, but to some, it may come across as an inconvenience (not for me).

So, what’s our overall experience with this interesting piece of equipment?

It has its cons, but the good features certainly outweighed them for us. We especially love how we’re able to save more fuel while using it!

6 - Best Patented Design Camping Stove

Solo Stove Campfire Camping Stove

Value for Money

9

Ease of Use

9

Durability

9

Cooking Power

9

Easy to Clean

10

Overall Score
92

Bottom Line: The best little stove ever, this backpacking survival stove from Solo Stove is the best one for car camping thanks to its size and convenience. It’s also easy to set up and burns cleanly to boot!

Pros

Cons

Looking for eco-friendly options? Then you’d definitely love this famed little stove. 

It might not look like much at first glance. But as we found out later on, it’s actually a little powerhouse. 

With a length of over seven inches, this little rockstar is the best eco-friendly option that you’re looking for. Starting with its fuel, it’s not gas-powered. Rather, all you will need are some twigs, pinecones, leaves, or other natural materials!

Built somewhat like a cylinder, this backpacking stove has vent holes near its top side that let more heated air in and help with a neat burning. 

It also has holes near the bottom to pull even more air and set it aflame. 

It may sound like such a simple idea but it actually worked out quite perfectly. 

As a matter of fact…

It burned with much less smoke than the ordinary camp stove and that’s one of the things that won us over.

Aside from the smoke, the burn itself felt clean. Would you believe me when I say it left almost no ashes at all? 

You better believe it!

Well, to be fair, I initially used wood pellets. And speaking of which, I had to use a cloth covering on its bottom to keep the pellets from rolling out. 

What we’ve noticed was it actually burned cleaner and left next to no ashes with wood pellets. 

Now, what about other feeds?

With twigs, pinecones, leaves, and tinder, there were more ashes, but they all ended up being really fine and easy to clean out. 

Now, here’s the thing: it didn’t burn that strongly with wood pellets. It’s not weak, but it’s something that will satisfy you if you’re looking for a really great fire that’s great for searing or boiling. 

On the other hand, the other fuels, such as twigs, burned stronger, bigger, and hotter. 

But it also left more black soot, in case you’re wondering. 

And speaking of cleaning, one thing that irked me was that the bottom doesn’t come off, so it was a challenge to reach the inner crevices to clean them. 

As for its cooking power…

You can cook an amount that’s perfect for about two people. The burn time is around 2 hours. We got around two and a half just boiling water for coffee, cooking a stew, and frying rice.

Not bad!

Setup was fairly easy. There’s actually nothing to assemble. All we had to do was pick up twigs and other flame feeds around our vicinity. 

Now, you’ll definitely need a fire starter such as a lighter, matches, or liquid fire to be able to use this. Or, you know, you can just manually make fire with wood and rocks.

Just make sure to put this on very level ground as it’s a bit narrow and it would be easy to lose control if it’s not well balanced. 

That’s also one of the things that could prove to be a challenge to its user. It’s not too narrow or small, but you’d probably want to think twice about using a really big pot or pan in here. 

It’s a portable, backpacking, or emergency stove at best.

Aside from that…

We also love using it on our patio. Yes, you’ve read that right!

Because it can burn mildly if we want it to, it’s also perfect as a natural heater on cold nights or days when you just want to sit on the patio and roast marshmallows. 

That also made us feel pretty confident about having it around the children. 

Not to mention…

It also allowed me to use different wood, such as the beech, in cooking and roasting! This way, the wood’s flavor is infused into the food, which makes it even tastier. 

And when it’s finally time to clean and pack up, it didn’t give us a hard time (aside from the bottom not coming off). 

It’s actually double-walled, so the exterior stays cool even if you’ve just put the flame off!

The same goes for the bottom. It stayed cool as well, so I didn’t have to worry about it burning the surface of the table or any surface it was in. 

Thanks to its size, it’s portable enough that it has become a favorite among emergency packers!

7 - Best Matchless Ignition Camping Stove

Camp Chef Everest 2 Burner Stove

Value for Money

9

Ease of Use

9

Durability

8

Cooking Power

10

Easy to Clean

10

Overall Score
92

Bottom Line: A lightweight camp stove that puts out an incredibly strong flame. It has an automatic ignitor and a drip tray to make camp cooking much easier and more fun.

Pros

Cons

SUMMARY:

This baby is so lightweight that we didn’t expect it to be this strong at all!

The Camp Chef Everest 2 Burner Stove ticked all the right boxes and we think this is the best option if you’re looking to cook for a family or a large camp group. 

How so?

Well, to put it simply, it heats fast, is convenient, easy to clean, and has a bigger cooking surface. 

That’s pretty much everything someone with a big group needs!

Now, let’s go into the wonderful details. 

It arrived in a so-so packaging that didn’t look impressive at all. We’ve even heard that most users received theirs in dented boxes. 

But what’s inside proved to be a great surprise. 

What greeted us was a vivid red outdoor cooking stove that promised to be the envy of the whole campground…really.

It’s surprisingly lightweight and it was unexpected because it looks just like most heavy Camp Chef and Coleman camp stoves. 

That being said, it immediately checked the portability box for us. 

It doesn’t have a proper carry handle. But there’s a recessed area where you can hold the stove if you want to carry it around. Personally, it did feel uncomfortable to the hands, just like what some users said. 

But it doesn’t matter…

Since I’ve also bought a carry case for this gem, the stove handle isn’t important at all. 

And to tell you the truth, it’s better to buy a carry case for your camp stoves than to rely on built-in handles. You want to keep your stove from scratches and bumps too. 

One of its merits…

The Piezo igniter gives you the advantage of an automatic ignitor. 

Yes, that’s right! You don’t need a match or a lighter anymore. Just push the button, and you’re ready to cook. 

That being said, it’s not without its tradeoffs.

It’s lightweight and it ignites automatically…so what could possibly go wrong?

Well, it could slip and slide, that’s what.

The ignitor button is located on the face of the stove near the control knobs. And because it’s lightweight, pushing the button tends to make the stove move or, worse, slide along a smooth surface. 

To add to that…

It also doesn’t have anti-skid or anti-slip protections on its base, just a few metalheads or buttons. So, in short, it will definitely slip so you may have to hold the stove with your other hand as you push the button. 

This can be an issue if the stove is hot. 

In relation to this…

Let’s talk about the control knobs. 

Here, we have two burners with two knobs that work separately from each other. 

Nice!

Moving on to what matters most, they did control the heat quite accurately. 

But you need to really focus while doing so because the knobs don’t have any points of reference at all. Suffice it to say, I initially didn’t know where I was going with it!

Because of that, I have missed the perfect flame between high and low and I missed it in a fraction of a second while turning the knob!

So yes, focus on them while adjusting the flames and learn how it goes and it will soon be second nature to you. 

What about the cooking power itself?

As I’ve mentioned earlier, you’d have to practice with the control knobs a bit before getting the right cooking temperature. 

But after that, everything was all peachy and easy for us. 

At full blast, it is mad hot. It also heats up crazy fast. It was able to heat my two liters of water in just 6 to 7 minutes!

What’s interesting?

It’s even less time than with my regular kitchen stove, which boils the same amount of water in around fifteen minutes!

That being said, it’s certainly too hot for cooking and adjusting it to a low flame proved to be quite a challenge, but we got there eventually. 

In the end, we’re able to cook all sorts of gourmet-ish meals in a span of five days. Steak, stew, chow fan, sausages, beef and vegetables, curry, and even skewers!

The cooking area is satisfyingly big. 

I was able to use a 12-inch pan and another 10-inch one at the same time with the side wind flaps up. 

And the possibilities didn’t end there. 

I was able to use a big griddle, nestled on top of the two burners!

What does that mean?

Well, fast cooking and boiling time and a wide cooking area just mean we’re able to cook more for a big camping group of ten!

Moreover, I also like that the burners are slightly cupped so that the flames are directed upwards only. That resulted in a pretty clean flame. It also acted as an additional wind protection. 

And speaking of which… 

It has three wide panels. The first one is the cover itself and the rest are the side flaps. 

Not gonna lie, the side panels were pretty thin compared to the ones other camp stoves have, but they worked just as fine. 

In case you’re wondering, yes, they’re all fully adjustable, though I wouldn’t trust them enough to use them as mini tables when they’re down. 

The cover is also kind of adjustable and can be tipped up. 

The thing is…

When it’s time to pack up and go, we found the side panels hard to fit in the stove to shut it down. You’d need a little adjustment here and there.

Moreover, the side flaps wouldn’t stand on their own, but they also don’t fit well in the slots on the covering. But a little tweak here and there did it for us. 

And while still on the subject of wind, when on high flame, it’s pretty strong, even with the wind covers off! That should be enough testimonial to its cooking prowess.  

8 - Best 2-In-One Camping Stove With Grilled Plate

Camp Chef Mountain Series Rainier 2X

Value for Money

10

Ease of Use

9

Durability

9

Cooking Power

9

Easy to Clean

10

Overall Score
94

Bottom Line: A delightful two-way camping stove with a burner and a griddle/grill burner. It also includes a grill, griddle tray with feet, a regulator adaptor, and a dependable carry bag with compartments for the accessories!

Pros

Cons

SUMMARY:

Have more fun and do more things all at once with a camp stove that lets you experiment and cook more things than the usual tiring camp foods!

You can do that thanks to the Camp Chef Mountain Series Rainier 2X two-burner stove. 

Camp Chef has proved itself yet again with another unit of an innovative camp stove that’s definitely different from the rest. 

This Rainier stove has two burners, but they aren’t the same. 

The right one is just your regular burner. Now, the left one is where the fun begins, as it’s a much wider burner with a linear element inside. 

For that, this unit also comes with two cooking pans: the griddle and the grill. 

What’s cooler?

Both of them are non-stick, so you can grill your skewers or make great morning omelets all you want without any hassle. 

These trays are detachable and you can interchange them based on your need. 

Moreover, we’ve also noticed that the grill and the griddle are quite thick. Actually, they’re even much thicker if not equal to my expensive griddles at home.

That being said, we expected it to heat much more slowly. 

Guess what?

It cooked our food just alright that it didn’t feel like it was thick at all except for the excellent heat control. 

Even the most delicate sunny side up egg came out whole and perfect out of the pan of this stove. 

And after whipping up a good breakfast…

Cleanup was surprisingly easy. We didn’t know it and I might have overlooked it in the manual booklet but I was so happy when I found that it also has a little drip tray that you can easily pull out from the bottom side of the griddle part of the stove. 

It caught the oil from my cooking so suffice it to say, there’s no oily mess at all. All I had to do was pull out the tray and clean it. 

Each of the burners run on around 10,000 BTUs but honestly, it felt like more than that especially when the heat is on full blast. 

But despite that…

It’s still very easy to adjust whenever needed. 

It was actually surprising because crazy good as they may be, Camp Chef stoves are known to be such a challenge when it comes to lowering or adjusting the heat.

But with this one, everything was easy and breezy. Although the knobs still have no point of reference or labels, it wasn’t hard to lower the heat at all. 

In fact, it felt like I was just using my kitchen stove. 

Yes, that’s how easy it is. 

Moreover, just like how Camp Chef stoves go, it also has a Piezo automatic ignitor. So, you don’t have to worry about finding matches and lighters before you cook. 

On the other hand…

I just can’t help but notice that the burners are situated a bit too close to each other for comfort. 

Now, if you’ll be using it with a big pot or pan with the windshields up, then you may (or may not) have issues with tightness in space. 

Oh, and speaking of windshields…

Of course it comes with the classic 3-sided wind panels. The first one is the cover itself and the two ones are side panels. 

The side panels didn’t disappoint. They’re just as durable and tough as the griddle and the unit itself!

They’re also fully adjustable and once they’re locked, there’s no chance of accidentally taking them down. 

As a matter of fact…

Each side panel has a flange that very solidly attaches to the front cover so that they would stay up durably even in very strong wind.

Right out of the box, this gem immediately felt heavy and solid that even if it’s still wrapped, I just knew that we’re onto something good and dependable. 

Yes, it’s a bit heavy. But who cares if you’ve got a well-constructed camp stove that can do anything your cravings desire?

Now, this is my favorite part. 

Unlike most camp stoves, this one actually comes with its own carry bag!

Yes, that’s right. 

You won’t have to buy a separate bag anymore because it’s included in this package. 

And to tell you the truth, the bag is durable enough to hold this hefty stove without tearing. Not to mention it’s also comfortable to hold. 

To add to that…

It also has inner compartments for the grill and griddle so I didn’t have to worry about scratching them or running them just because they’re packed with the stove. 

If that’s not generous of a deal, I don’t know what is. 

9 - Best Camping Stove With Powerful Burners

Camp Chef Ranger III Table Top Stove

Value for Money

10

Ease of Use

9

Durability

10

Cooking Power

10

Easy to Clean

8

Overall Score
94

Bottom Line: A heavyweight monster, this could just be one of the most powerful stoves we’ve ever tried. It also features not just two but three burners so you can cook and boil more all at the same time.

Pros

Cons

SUMMARY: 

Tough guys need nothing less than equally tough camp equipment. And we’re still astonished by the power of this hefty stove from Camp Chef. 

For one, it’s coming in powerfully with not just two but three burners! 

Right off the bat, it’s noticeably heavy. And understandably so because it’s made from very solid materials. 

The stovetop as well as its feet (yes, it has proper feet!) are made from cast iron and the burners are alloy steel.

That being said, it means that it’s made to be rugged and durable. 

It’s made for some serious business. 

Like most innovative Camp Chef stoves, it has self-ignition features with its easy Piezo ignition. No match or lighters are needed, just a push of a button and you’re ready to cook. 

Uh, but actually…

You’d need two pushes of the button. Strangely, it never, ever worked with one push. I needed to push the Piezo ignition twice every time for it to spark. 

But once you’re past that, everything works smoothly and satisfyingly. 

What’s better…

Aside from having individual control knobs, these knobs also have points of reference or labels!

Finally!

As a matter of fact, they do look just like those in your regular kitchen stove. So, if you want to bring out the homey feeling of your kitchen to the campground, or you just don’t want to take the guesswork every time, this could be your best bet. 

That also makes it great for the cooking grannies and gramps!

Now that we’re on this subject, every burner has 17,000 BTUs. Sounds just a little above average, right? 

But actually the heat it gave felt even more powerful than that. 

I mean…

This is where we call this unit the monster. 

It’s very powerful that I was able to boil pasta in very cold water in just around 10 minutes!

So, if you boil water a lot and like your camp bath water hot, then this will definitely come in handy for you. 

That being said, the most powerful ones do always come with the tradeoffs. 

Being so powerful, it could be too hot for some situations. I found that simmering was quite a challenge for us with this stove. The same goes for cooking very quick and simple meals such as eggs and bacon. 

To add to that…

If you’re planning to use it indoors, then be warned that it can get too hot for indoor cooking. 

As a matter of fact, the unit itself gets hot too, especially the top and the feet. 

Yes, sadly, the feet too. 

So, you’d do well not to rest it in a plastic bench or a table lest it will surely melt it. It’s also unsuitable for wooden tables unless you have something to put underneath it for protection. 

On the flip side…

This heated case has its reason. It actually also acts as wind protection so that your flames wouldn’t get weak even if you’re cooking in quite a strong wind. 

Now, in case you’re wondering, you can still use it for low fire but it’s like black and white with no gray area. Meaning: no medium flame. 

But hold up.

It doesn’t end there. Later on, we discovered that you can actually remedy this by installing a gas shut-off. It’ll also be helpful if you really want to cook indoors with this stove. 

With the gas shutoff, it was much easier to adjust the heat. 

Another thing you might want to know is that it needs lots of air for it to burn cleanly. So, make sure that the environment you’re cooking in is well-ventilated, otherwise, you’d get black soot on your pots and pans. 

But they turned out to be quite easy to clean, anyways. 

Now onto the burners. 

As mentioned earlier, the best merit of this Camp Chef stove is its three burners. I mean, it’s not every day that you see 3-burner stoves on the market, right?

That being said, it’s not without its downsides. 

Considering the fact that it’s still made to be portable enough for camping, the size is still limited and that resulted in the burners being set very closely together. 

Let’s just say…

It would be pretty impossible to use three big pots together. And if you use two big pots or pans together, the middle burner becomes pretty much useless. 

Although I have yet to see a camper that uses three large pots all at once, so it’s no big deal for me. 

That aside, I was able to use my very long skillet over the two burners while a big pot of water was boiling on the third burner. Pretty convenient and easy!

What’s cooler…

Is it’s ability to hold the heavy pans and skillets that I wasn’t able to use before with my lighter camp stoves. 

With that advantage that only very few stoves could give, I won’t really mind that it’s quite heavy to lug around. 

And speaking of which, it may not be so ideal for walking around because of its weight, it’s quite great for RV camping too! Just make sure that your RV is well-ventilated. 

As for the cleanup…

I admit, it wasn’t an easy task. Actually, I had to screw the bottom off just to remove the pan and clean it. Quite inconvenient but a small sacrifice for service such as this.

And the best thing about this stove?

It’s actually fuel-efficient as it used lesser fuel than our regular camp stove! 

10 - Best Small Sized Camping Stove

BioLite CampStove 2

Value for Money

10

Ease of Use

9

Durability

10

Cooking Power

9

Easy to Clean

10

Overall Score
96

Bottom Line: Efficient in many ways, this camp stove by BioLite includes a power module that can act as a power bank. It’s self-sustaining because the power module gets all its energy form the burn chamber as you cook your meals. It also includes a flex light.

Pros

Cons

SUMMARY:

This camp stove is so innovative that it can act as a power bank, an outlet for a portable light, and can also save its own energy and store it for you to use later!

I’m talking about the stove that got many outdoors people mad curious, the BioLite CampStove 2. 

It’s a kind of small unit but definitely ridiculously efficient in almost everything. 

For starters…

This multi-purpose camp stove has two components: the power module and the burn chamber. They can be separated and used on their own but are unstoppable when used together. 

I mean, seriously. 

The BioLite CampStove works in a way that as your fuel burns and as you cook, the power module is then collecting energy from the flames and storing it for you to use later on. 

And guess what?

You can use this energy to charge your smartphone or just any other gadgets you have on camp!

As mentioned a while ago, the two parts can be separated from each other. That being said, you can still use the power module as a power bank even when it’s on its own and detached from the burning chamber. 

In case you’re wondering…

The power module can charge one phone with its reserve energy. But hey, that’s still a big deal if you’re in the middle of the wild with no electricity!

After emptying its power reserve, you can always refill it up by attaching it to the burn chamber again and maybe cooking something to keep the fire going while your power bank collects energy. 

On the other hand, you can also recharge it at home before going out to make sure that you’re perfectly prepared for anything on the road. 

As for its cooking power…

It doesn’t need any gas fuel, which made it appealing to people who want to help in preserving the environment. All you need are dry twigs, pinecones, biomass, or wood pellets.

Assembly was fairly easy but there’s always the very easy-to-understand manual in case it’s your first time assembling a camp stove, let alone one such as this. 

Before using it, you have to insert the power module into the slot on the burn chamber first, lock them, and unfold the feet. 

Yes, it even has feet, and they’re strong and sturdy, not to mention not overly short like other stoves’. 

Although, I must say that the feet are a bit thin, so make sure that they’re standing on level ground. 

Not your ordinary camp stove…

It has what can be called a control panel. This panel on the surface of the power module has LEDs to inform you of the current status of your stove. 

The LEDs have three colors. 

The orange one refers to the strength of your fire. It moves as your fire decreases or increases. 

The green light shows the power that your unit currently has. It may also move depending on the amount of energy the power module saves. 

And finally, you have the blue light which represents the fan speeds. 

In case you didn’t know…

This stove doesn’t only have a burn chamber and power module but it also has a fan to regulate the flame and airflow as well as help with keeping the unit from overheating. 

Efficient, isn’t it?

The blue lights show the four speeds of the fan, which you can change with a push of a button. 

Hardwood is recommended as fuel to this little guy as they burn hot and long. 

As for wood pellets, you can use them too but they don’t burn as hot as dry hardwood. 

How about its burn time?

It’s pretty average at three-fourths of an hour with wood pellets and almost two hours with hardwood. But it will also depend on the intensity of your fire. 

To give you an idea, I was able to boil one liter of water in just eight minutes. Not bad. 

What’s surprising was, even though it doesn’t have a wind protection feature, I was able to cook peacefully with a nice fire even through the strong wind!

Yes, you’ve read that right. 

It didn’t have any cover on so I think it’s safe to say that its flames can also withstand gusts of wind pretty well. 

Just remember…

When putting fuel in, make sure that the chamber doesn’t get too full and cover the air jets or holes. The fuel shouldn’t go past the rim of the chamber as well as it can cause a fire hazard. 

Now, if you’re all for helping people and communities with your purchases…

Then let me tell you the good news. We’ve also found out that Bio-Lite helps and donates to families and communities who don’t have a healthy source of heat and fire as it also affects their health. 

To add to that, it’s also very environment friendly as the BioLite stove produces heat sustainably without using the polluting pyrolysis carbon. 

And what’s cooler?

They also have recipes for meals that you can make using the attachments like the griller, pot, and a coffee press!

Why Trust Us

We’ll take on the strong rain and the burning sun just for the most durable and reliable camping gear…and for the best outdoor experience ever.

That being said…

It also has become our hobby and routine, even, to regularly scour the big market and find new outdoor gear and equipment and test them all out. 

And what’s all these accumulated experiences and knowledges if we’re not to share them with you?

We’re a group of camping enthusiasts and professionals who have embraced the outdoor and survival life as a big part of us. 

We’re constantly on the lookout for new, good-quality products that will make life much easier and even become new additions to our survival kits. We’re also searching and testing them out to make sure that what we have in our arsenal are nothing but prime quality camping and survival gear and equipment. 

Buyer's Guide:
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Tips on Using a Camp Stove

Mind your fire. The higher the BTU, the greater your fire so it also means more fuel spent. The same goes whether your fuel is propane or wood. That’s why you might want to think twice before getting the highest BTU stove there is. 

Consider your needs first. If you’re looking for something that you’ll use all-around, then a high BTU stove certainly fits the bill. But if you’ll need it just for simmering and light frying, then a medium one will do. 

Check the direction of the wind. Many people may not realize this, but the wind direction has a big impact on the performance of your stove. 

You may have bought a well-working stove. But if you face it in the wrong direction, you might still have issues with the fire. Make sure to avoid putting it against the direction of the wind if you don’t want to struggle. 

Leak check. There are many important things to remember when owning a camp stove, but this one is one of the most important ones. Make sure to do a dry run at home before taking your stove out so you can be made aware of if there’s an issue with the valve or regulator. 

A simple air leak may lead to fire hazards, and worse, accidents. 

As for black soot, sometimes, they’re just inevitable. But you don’t have to accept them as a permanent part of your bugout life. To avoid collecting soot on your precious pots and pans, coat the pots’ bottoms with dishwashing soap. 

To achieve a clean burn, make sure that the wood you’re using is dry. Don’t use fresh wood or twigs as they will only create thicker and darker smoke.

The twig should snap if you attempt to bend it. It should be brittle. If it just bends or is still green, then throw it away and find dry ones. 

After cooking, make sure not to leave the embers behind. Collect them and make sure that there’s still no fire left. 

But then, they could also be tricky, so you can bury them in the sand to be sure.  Embers that are left uncleaned or unattended could still develop fire and could cause hazards. 

Types of Camping Stoves

Canister-top stoves 

This type may just be the most portable camp stove on the market. But it’s also quite limited in the things it can do. Cannister-top stoves are very simple contraptions that are made up of a burner that you can attach directly to the top of your gas canister. 

For this, you will need to buy a new separate pot. 

Line-fed stoves 

Line-fed stoves are also pretty portable and easily packed. A line-fed stove is made up of a burner with legs (usually three) so it can stand on its own. It then connects to the gas canister using a metal hose that’s usually braided. 

Have a free-standing burner head that uses a braided metal hose to connect to a distant propane-butane gas canister. 

Because it’s made to be sitting much lower to the ground, most line-fed stoves are exceptionally strong and stable as it doesn’t shake at all. 

For this, you might also need to purchase a separate pot but there are also units that have built-in pots in them. 

Personal cooking systems 

Quite a simple system, personal cooking stoves have burner(s) that can also be attached to the gas canister (propane or butane). It usually has a pot that’s integrated into it. 

This is a great choice if you’re all for an economical stove that boil quickly. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Question 1: Is butane or propane camp stove better?

A - Because butane tends to get frozen in high altitudes and cold weather, propane is a better choice for all seasons as it can work well in any conditions.

Question 2: What is the most efficient backpacking stove?

A - If you’re looking for a stove that is energy-efficient, fuel-efficient, space-efficient, and overall easy to use and carry, then the BioLite Camp Stove 2 fits the bill perfectly. But if you’re looking for something that will let you do more at once, we recommend the Camp Chef Ranger III camp stove with its three powerful burners.

Question 3: What is the safest camping stove?

A - If you’re looking for stoves that are safe to be used around children, then we highly recommend the Solo Stove Camping Stove. It’s not gas-fueled at all, so there’s zero chance of an accidental explosion or fire. All you need are twigs, pinecones, or leaves. Moreover, you can even let the children collect twigs for fuel!

Our Analysis, Comparisons & Test Results

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Value for Money

Camping equipment is meant to not only last for a long time but to withstand the great outdoors with all the humps and bumps. That’s why buying one should be seen as an investment, hence the value of money that we’re looking for. 

Fortunately, the best camp stoves on this list didn’t disappoint, given the price they came at. Some even surprised us for being so durable and efficient at such a reasonable price!

Value for Money Rating

Camp Chef Explorer, Two Burner Stove

100%

Gas ONE GS-1000 7

100%

Camp Chef Mountain Series Rainier 2X

100%

Camp Chef Ranger III Table Top Stove

100%

BioLite CampStove 2

100%

Coleman Gas Camping Stove | Classic Propane Stove

90%

GSI Outdoors, Selkirk Camp Stove

90%

Solo Stove Campfire Camping Stove

90%

Camp Chef Everest 2 Burner Stove

90%

Coleman Gas Camping Stove | Triton Propane

80%

Ease of Use

Camping equipment and gadgets such as camp stoves are supposed to be easily used and accessed by anyone, young and old. This is very important, especially with the fact that anything can happen in the wild. 

This metric refers to how easy and convenient a camp stove’s design is. Complicated designs and controls are a big no-no. 

Ease of Use Rating

Camp Chef Explorer, Two Burner Stove

100%

Gas ONE GS-1000 7

100%

Coleman Gas Camping Stove | Classic Propane Stove

100%

GSI Outdoors, Selkirk Camp Stove

90%

Solo Stove Campfire Camping Stove

90%

Camp Chef Everest 2 Burner Stove

90%

Camp Chef Mountain Series Rainier 2X

90%

Camp Chef Ranger III Table Top Stove

90%

BioLite CampStove 2

90%

Coleman Gas Camping Stove | Triton Propane

80%

Durability

You’ll go through very bumpy roads and rough terrains when out camping or hiking. That being said, it’s inevitable that your camping equipment would go through that, too. 

That’s why durability is one of the most important qualities that a camping stove should have. It should be rugged enough to take all the shaking and even accidental drops (at times)!

We’ve also considered the ever-changing and sometimes cruel forest and mountain weather so it’s important that our camping stoves are made of high-quality and non-corrosive materials.

Durability Rating

Camp Chef Explorer, Two Burner Stove

100%

Gas ONE GS-1000 7

100%

Camp Chef Ranger III Table Top Stove

100%

BioLite CampStove 2

100%

Coleman Gas Camping Stove | Classic Propane Stove

90%

Solo Stove Campfire Camping Stove

90%

Camp Chef Mountain Series Rainier 2X

90%

GSI Outdoors, Selkirk Camp Stove

80%

Coleman Gas Camping Stove | Triton Propane

80%

Camp Chef Everest 2 Burner Stove

80%

Cooking Power

The point of bringing a stove to camping or hiking is so that you could enjoy meals that are comparable to home-cooked ones. It would definitely beat this purpose if your camping stove isn’t powerful enough to even tenderize a slab of meat. 

The cooking power metric refers to how well our stoves cooked the meals for us and the limits on the food they could cook.

Cooking Power Rating

Camp Chef Explorer, Two Burner Stove

100%

Camp Chef Ranger III Table Top Stove

100%

Camp Chef Everest 2 Burner Stove

100%

Gas ONE GS-1000 7

90%

Coleman Gas Camping Stove | Classic Propane Stove

90%

GSI Outdoors, Selkirk Camp Stove

90%

Solo Stove Campfire Camping Stove

90%

Camp Chef Mountain Series Rainier 2X

90%

BioLite CampStove 2

90%

Coleman Gas Camping Stove | Triton Propane

80%

Easy to Clean

Every preparation is a rush when it comes to camping and hiking, with no minute to waste in scrubbing stubborn leftovers and dirt on a single stove. 

That’s why a camping stove should also be easy to clean, just like how it should be easy to assemble and disassemble. 

Easy to Clean Rating

Gas ONE GS-1000 7

100%

Solo Stove Campfire Camping Stove

100%

Camp Chef Everest 2 Burner Stove

100%

Camp Chef Mountain Series Rainier 2X

100%

BioLite CampStove 2

100%

Camp Chef Explorer, Two Burner Stove

90%

Coleman Gas Camping Stove | Classic Propane Stove

90%

GSI Outdoors, Selkirk Camp Stove

90%

Coleman Gas Camping Stove | Triton Propane

90%

Camp Chef Ranger III Table Top Stove

80%

Our Final Verdict: Best Camping Stoves

Best Camping Stoves Rating

Camp Chef Explorer, Two Burner Stove

98%

BioLite CampStove 2

96%

Gas ONE GS-1000 7

94%

Camp Chef Mountain Series Rainier 2X

94%

Camp Chef Ranger III Table Top Stove

94%

Coleman Gas Camping Stove | Classic Propane Stove

92%

Solo Stove Campfire Camping Stove

92%

Camp Chef Everest 2 Burner Stove

92%

GSI Outdoors, Selkirk Camp Stove

88%

Coleman Gas Camping Stove | Triton Propane

82%

Conclusion: Best Camping Stoves

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