A propane camp stove can be your best friend. If it’s pouring rain and the fire goes out, or if a campfire ban is in place during your vacation, you can still cook great meals using propane. It used to be there was really only one company out there that made them (you know who I mean.) But today as camping becomes more and more popular, other companies are offering their own propane stoves for the great outdoors. With this welcome influx, however, comes some stoves that are not worth the money you spend on them. That’s where reviews come in! A little research before you buy can help you select a stove that you will be happy with for a long, long time. Below are five camp stoves that rate high on campers’ lists.
Propane Camping Stoves:
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. We like the Classic Coleman for our #3 spot.
It puts out 20,000 BTU, and can accommodate both a 12″ and a 10″ pan at the same time. You boil stuff in one and simmer in the other. They don’t call it a classic for nothing. 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.
If you’re looking for a great little one-burner camp stove, we have a review on the Coleman Bottle Top single burner camp stove that you might want to look at. If you do, click here.
And if you need information on camping stoves that are great for hiking, consider this great little article by Clever Hiker about the 7 best backpacking stoves for 2017.