Liquid Fuel Stoves

Brands

Optimus
MSR
Primus
Coleman
Camp Chef
GSI Outdoors
Brunton
Stansport
Snow Peak
other

Price

less than $50
$50 - $99.99
$100 - $199.99
$200 and above

Recent Liquid Fuel Stove Reviews

Optimus Nova

rated 4 of 5 stars Compact and very portable heat source. Reliable if you take care of it and get to be proficient in how to operate it. If you want a quick water boiler with Rolls Royce jet turbine engine sound this is it, don't look any further. This Optimus stove is quite versatile in certain aspects. It is very compact  and packs well, also it will burn anything that you can think of liquid fuel: Kerosene, gas, diesel, stove fuel, I am quite sure that you can even use rum or vodka to run it in an emergency. It… Full review

Optimus No. 00

rated 5 of 5 stars Built like a tank...indestructible, one burner camp stove yet simple to use. Kerosine ONLY.......Do not use gasoline. Tippy if heavy items on cooktop, due to smaller tripod base. As with most stoves, use on a firm, flat surface. Purchased this little gem while in the Peace Corps (British Honduras '76-'78) and used it daily for my entire two-year tour. Today, while preparing for our retirement backpack trip, I added fresh kero and primed it with isopropyl alcohol to preheat the burner.....FIRED RIGHT… Full review

MSR WhisperLite

rated 4 of 5 stars Workhorse. I bought my first Whisperlite about 25 years ago. It does what I need it to do for long trips with several people at high altitude and in cold weather. A couple of years ago, the plastic pump housing broke while I was testing it for a multi-day trip in the Beartooths. I mailed it to MSR and they sent me a new pump no questions asked, and I received it on time for the trip. Now that's customer service! Full review

MSR XGK-EX

rated 5 of 5 stars A stable blast furnace for your cooking needs. I have owned my MSR XGK for about 2.5 years. This stove is very easy to set up...just attach the fuel bottle and pressurize with the pump. I like the fact that you select the bottle size and  forced to pay for one you don't want. Once pressurized, lighting an XGK is a breeze, simply release a small bit of fuel on to the priming pad then add a spark. This will heat the generator tube. The flame will begin to reduce in a minute or so. Then open the fuel… Full review

MSR WhisperLite Internationale

rated 5 of 5 stars Complete reliability and built to last a few lifetimes. A true bombproof stove built to last, and so reliable, you just simply are never expecting it to fail you. The ability to use multiple kinds of fuel makes it a true world traveler. Take into careful consideration this is not a stove thought to be used at high altitude camps, where priming the stove would be inconvenient in high winds or extreme temperatures. The stove is so powerful, you'll find you'll only need to turn the valve a few degrees… Full review

MSR DragonFly

rated 5 of 5 stars Excellent backcountry stove — reliable, almost indestructible, and easy to use. Completely effective, reliable, almost indestructible piece of gear. Very easy to use and cost effective — uses any white gas which can be had inexpensively (i.e. if you don't buy the MSR brand). Couple it with the right size fuel bottle(s) and its good to go for any trip. Cost is high to start, but running costs very low. Full review

Primus Omnilite TI

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Lightweight but true expedition-grade stove for use on numerous types of fuel, regardless of the country where you are. In the meantime it’s well suitable for all people who often cook in cold weather and disregard the canister gas. I’ve been using this stove since 2013 in all my outdoor adventures. The primary fuel is white gas in domestic trips and car petrol in international trips (for me finding the gas canisters or white gas in unfamiliar country is a waste of precious time). My primary… Full review

MSR WhisperLite

rated 5 of 5 stars The BEST stove I have ever owned! Very efficient at high altitudes and quick to boil 1 litre of water around 1-2 minutes (depending on the air temperature). Setup It's very simple to set up, just unfold the legs and insert the fuel line. Ignition All you need to do is pressurize the bottle with the pump and let a little fuel leak into the holding cup then ignite. Flame Control Flame control is nonexistent really — it's either full or off. I have found however that if you release the pressure in… Full review

Coleman Peak 1 Feather 400

rated 4 of 5 stars Bullet proof. I have had mine for a long time and it keeps on burning. I have the multi fuel model and it has been a blessing. kerosene, white gas, unleaded, it burns them all. It's on the bulky and heavy side, but it WORKS plain and simple. It's stable and reliable and versatile in the backcountry. That is what matters. Full review

Top-Rated Liquid Fuel Stoves

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user rating: 4.5 of 5 (42)
Optimus Svea
$100 - $119
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (41)
MSR WhisperLite Internationale
$80 - $99
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (38)
MSR DragonFly
$140
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (11)
MSR XGK-EX
$160
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Primus Omnilite TI
$180 - $199
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Coleman 2-Burner Camp Stove
$90
user rating: 4 of 5 (39)
MSR WhisperLite
$90
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Camp Chef Everest 2-Burner Camp Stove
$100
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (16)
Optimus Nova
$135 - $149
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (9)
Optimus Nova+
$144 - $159
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
Coleman Dual Fuel 2-Burner Stove
$120 - $129
user rating: 3 of 5 (11)
Optimus Hiker+
$200 - $219
Primus Basecamp Stove
$80
Coleman Dual Fuel Powerhouse Two-Burner Stove
$140
GSI Outdoors Pinnacle Canister Stove
$50
Brunton Profile 2 Burner Stove
$120
Primus Tupike Stove
$230
GSI Outdoors Pinnacle 4 Season Stove
$80
Primus Onja
$130 - $139
 
Stansport Propane Grill Stove with Piezo Ignitor
$48
Snow Peak Baja Burner LI
$180
user rating: 5 of 5 (4)
Optimus 111B
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Woodland Power Stove
$140 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (4)
Coleman Peak 1 Feather 400
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Coleman Classic 2-Burner Stove
$140 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (19)
MSR SimmerLite
$100 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (14)
Coleman Sportster Dual Fuel II
$70 MSRP
 
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
No Limits Compact Butane Stove
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Coleman Peak 1 Stove
 
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Century Single Burner Stove
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (11)
Soto Muka
user rating: 3 of 5 (1)
Edelrid Opilio
user rating: 3 of 5 (1)
Mini Outdoor Portable Camping Picnic Stove
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (12)
Optimus 8R
discontinued
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Primus Himalaya
discontinued
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Optimus No. 00
discontinued
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Coleman Peak 1 Apex
discontinued
user rating: 4 of 5 (9)
Coleman Exponent Apex II
discontinued
user rating: 4 of 5 (8)
Coleman Feather 442 Dual Fuel Stove
discontinued
 
user rating: 4 of 5 (5)
Coleman 550B Multi-Fuel Stove
discontinued
 
user rating: 4 of 5 (4)
Brunton Optimus Svea
discontinued
 
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Primus 71
discontinued
 
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Primus Verifuel
discontinued
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Brunton Bantam Liquid Fuel Stove
discontinued
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (24)
Brunton Optimus Nova
discontinued
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
Primus Gravity VF
discontinued
 
user rating: 3 of 5 (2)
Coleman Apollo Dual Fuel Stove
discontinued
user rating: 2 of 5 (2)
Coleman Gemini Dual Fuel Stove
discontinued

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