Compressed Fuel Canister Stoves

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Kovea
MSR
Snow Peak
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Soto
Optimus
Olicamp
Coleman
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less than $25
$25 - $49.99
$50 - $99.99
$100 - $199.99
$200 - $299.99
$300 and above

Recent Compressed Fuel Canister Stove Reviews

MSR SuperFly

rated 5 of 5 stars Solid choice for minimalists who want to do more than boil water. Broad compatibility with fuel canisters from vendors across the globe is a big plus. I imagine the MSR PocketRocket outsells the SuperFly by a large margin as it's lighter, smaller, and cheaper, but there's a place for this stove among campers who expect to do more than boil water. With its broad burner, the SuperFly spreads heat nicely, and can reliably scramble eggs, saute vegetables, brown hamburger etc. just as you might at home,… Full review

MSR PocketRocket

rated 4 of 5 stars Good lightweight stove. Manual on-line reads never use a wind screen, very bad advice. Without a wind break the stove can have one or two of the stove segments blow out, and while you are still heating the pot you are wasting fuel. I learned this the hard way. I think the the instructions should read: do not tightly encircle the stove in a wind screen. If the stove isn't working well in cold, just place canister in a bowl with an inch or two of water to liquefy fuel. Full review

Primus Express Stove (Piezo)

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Small, lightweight, easy, fast, and efficient. Best for boiling water. I've used this stove as the primary stove on several Sierra Club backpacking trips for 5-12 people. It boils water fast and is efficient. On a two-night trip with 12 participants, I boiled 8 liters of water each morning and 12 liters of water each evening for a total of 40 liters of water using about 2-1/2 8-oz MSR Isobutane cartridges. I dinged it half a star because valve is hard to locate with a pot on the stove. Setup: is… Full review

MSR WindBurner

rated 5 of 5 stars This thing is great! Fast boiling, efficient, packs well. Setup: Quick, like less than a minute quick. The lid could fit a little better. It is really tight and feels like it could easily come off, but I frequently stuff it in a pack and it always stays put. I also use it to help pour boiling water and it has never come off. Ignition: Leaves much to be desired. I have resorted to leaving a miniature BIC lighter inside so I am always guaranteed to have an ignition source with it. Flame Control: Decent,… Full review

Jetboil MicroMo Cooking System

rated 4.5 of 5 stars This product is great for anyone who camps. I travel to Canada and BWCA to fish and wouldn't use any other system. Very lightweight and self contains itself. Will boil water in less than a minute. Very easy to set up stove. Screw in the gas canister and you are ready to go. The igniter works well as long as it stays dry. The adjustments for the flame could be a little better. Adjustments are too sensitive. I fry fish with the Jetboil and Jetboil skillet—less than 5 minutes I'm eating fresh walleye. Full review

Primus Micron Stove

rated 4 of 5 stars This is an excellent stove for those who insist on canister stoves for fast food use on the trail (i.e., boil water). I bought this stove more to use at work (quick hot lunches instead of sandwiches or microwaved dishes) instead of using it in the field. Due to management concerns of safety, I had to use a canister stove rather than any liquid fuel stove, and the Micron seemed to fit the bill perfectly. This stove performed quite well in its intended role, burning very hot and boiling water very… Full review

Jetboil MicroMo Cooking System

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Like the size and weight. Handle melted on the first use. Everything packs away into one. On my first use the handle melted on it. Full review

Jetboil Flash Cooking System

rated 3.5 of 5 stars I would recommend the JetBoil Flash cooking system to anyone who wants a lightweight compact cook system. This cook system is very easy to set up and I like how it has a built-in igniter and it seems to always work on the first or second push. The flame control is amazing. You can have it set to a roaring boil or a smooth simmer with relative easy. It is not the best for cold weather or winter camping. The fuel is not made for the cold weather and will not always work. It can also use multiple brands… Full review

MSR Reactor

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Fast Fast Fast—did I say Fast? I have had a man crush on this stove for many years. I have been waiting for the price to go down so I could get it. Well, I got tired of waiting and I picked one up for $159. It did not disappoint. In any temperature or wind condition it boils fast. I would recommend this for freezer bag cooking or just re-hydrating you food in a cup. I have not tried cooking anything directly in the pot, but I think it would probably stick. I like the size of the pot (I have the… Full review

Top-Rated Compressed Fuel Canister Stoves

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user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
Kovea Spider
$52
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (78)
MSR PocketRocket
$30 - $39
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (43)
Snow Peak GigaPower Auto
$40 - $49
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (26)
Jetboil Flash Cooking System
$73 - $99
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (12)
Snow Peak LiteMax Titanium
$60
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (11)
Snow Peak GigaPower Manual
$32 - $39
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (10)
Primus EtaPower EF
$231
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (10)
Soto Micro Regulator Stove
$70
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (10)
MSR SuperFly
$50 - $64
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (9)
MSR Reactor
$159 - $219
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (8)
Primus ClassicTrail
$20
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (8)
Jetboil Zip Cooking System
$64 - $79
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
MSR SuperFly with AutoStart
$59 - $74
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (7)
MSR MicroRocket
$47 - $59
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (6)
Primus EtaExpress
$110 - $129
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (4)
Optimus Crux Lite
$32 - $59
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
Primus Express Stove
$45 - $54
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user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
Jetboil MicroMo Cooking System
$104 - $129
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Optimus Vega Stove
$95
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Soto OD-1RX WindMaster
$75
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Optimus Crux Weekend HE Cook System
$64 - $79
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Olicamp Ion Micro Titanium Stove
$40 - $47
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Olicamp Vector Stove
$24 - $39
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Primus Yellowstone Classic
$20
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Olicamp Xcelerator Ultra Titanium Stove
$56 - $71
user rating: 4 of 5 (7)
Optimus Crux
$40 - $49
user rating: 4 of 5 (4)
MSR WindPro II
$79 - $99
user rating: 4 of 5 (3)
Primus Express Stove (Piezo)
$30
user rating: 4 of 5 (3)
MSR WindBurner
$100 - $149
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Jetboil MiniMo Cooking System
$108 - $134
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Jetboil Joule Group Cooking System
$160 - $199
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Optimus Crux Lite With Terra Solo Cook Set
$48 - $59
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Primus Eta Spider
$120 - $149
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Coleman PerfectFlow 2-Burner Propane Stove
$70 - $89
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Coleman PerfectFlow InstaStart Fold N Go 2-Burner Stove
$113 - $119
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Jetboil Flash Java Kit
$88 - $109
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Optimus Elektra FE
$76
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Coleman 1 Burner Propane Stove
$40
user rating: 0.5 of 5 (1)
Primus Express Stove Ti
$156
Snow Peak BiPod Stove
$90
Coleman Signature InstaStart Grill Stove
$120
Jetboil Sumo Cooking System
$130 - $189
Snow Peak GigaPower LI Stove
$400
 
Coleman RoadTrip X-cursion Propane Grill
$190
Kovea Titanium Stove
$40 - $47
 
Coleman NXT 50 Tabletop Grill
$120
Jetboil Luna Satellite Burner
$48 - $59
Jetboil Flash Lite Cooking System
$80 - $99
Kovea Backpackers Stove
$17 - $20
 
Kovea Hiker Stove
$30
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