By R. Maxine Lundquist
Below are five camp stoves that rate high on campers’ lists.
1. Highest on our list is the Coleman Perfectflow.
Coleman has made a name for itself as the leader in the camp stove industry with an avid customer base. This stove is one reason why. It has two 10,000 BTU burners and the die-cast aluminum grill grate is removable for easier cleaning. The Instastart technology means it starts first time every time.
2. If you’re serious about camp cooking you might want to look at this one. It’s the Camp Chef Explorer.
It puts out an amazing 30,000 BTU per burner and each burner is protected by a wind ring, with a three-sided wind screen up top. The legs are detachable for easier transport and it has appliance-style temperature controls.
3. The Camp Chef Everest High Output stove is a serious contender for the #1 spot.
It puts out 20,000 BTU, has a matchless ignition and steel drip-tray. It’s a versatile and compact two-burner stove.
4. The next on our list of favorites is the Stansport 2-burner.
Although it’s a bit pricey, it has the advantage of a 25,000 BTU output per burner, matchless ignition and a heavy duty cooking grate, plus a center griddle burner, which is very handy.
5. We added this one because it just looks so darned “now I’ve got everything”–The Camp Chef two-burner stove with oven:
Two 7,500 BTU burners and a 3,000 BTU oven it will cook and bake everything you want. The oven temperature goes to 400° F. Cooks up to five hours on high heat with a single 1-lb. propane canister.