Liquid Fuel Stoves

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

Recent Liquid Fuel Stove Reviews

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

Optimus Svea

rated 4 of 5 stars As others have said, super simple. But most are wrong saying it is heavy. I have an old 123 and a newer 123R. The 123 is significantly lighter. I don't carry the silly aluminum top/cup. The stove full of fuel weighs 509 grams. With an MSR 325 mL bottle, the total stove and fuel bottle and fuel weighs 850 grams. Compare that to my MSR SuperFly canister stove. The stove is 175 grams but with two canisters weighs 889 grams, giving about the same burn time as the full Svea plus the 325 mL gas. I think… Full review

Coleman Peak 1 Feather 400

rated 5 of 5 stars This a great stove if you find one. It's very durable and reliable. I bought this stove in 1988 and have used it countless times over the last 28 years. There only two steps to setting up for this stove....fill it up and pump it up. It's very easy to light, just flip the lever and add a spark. At first, you will see a large orange/yellow flame. Then, once the generator is warm, it will turn blue and start to roar. The key is to pump the stove as much as possible again after it's lit.  Flame control… Full review

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user rating: 4.5 of 5 (42)
Optimus Svea
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Mini Outdoor Portable Camping Picnic Stove
Snow Peak White Gas Stove Regular
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Primus Eta Power Multifuel Kit
Soto Dual Fuel Stove
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Snow Peak GigaPower White Gas Stove
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discontinued
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discontinued
 
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Coleman Peak 1 Apex
discontinued
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Coleman Exponent Apex II
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Coleman Feather 442 Dual Fuel Stove
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Coleman 550B Multi-Fuel Stove
discontinued
 
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discontinued
 
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Primus 71
discontinued
 
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Primus Verifuel
discontinued
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Brunton Bantam Liquid Fuel Stove
discontinued
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discontinued
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discontinued
 
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Coleman Apollo Dual Fuel Stove
discontinued
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