Liquid Fuel Stoves

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MSR
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Soto
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No Limits
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less than $25
$25 - $49.99
$50 - $99.99
$100 - $199.99
$200 and above

Recent Liquid Fuel Stove Reviews

MSR WhisperLite Internationale

rated 0.5 of 5 stars Too heavy...but I chose to buy a second. I loved my Whisperlight (and the second one I frantically brought as the priming pan fractured on the night I packed for Patagonia), but I never use it.  I could give it five stars as they faithfully served me for six years of hitchhiking, but I would not recommend it for most people. Gasoline stoves need to be explosion proof and heavy. The smell and the flareup if you light it in a mountain hut makes you no friends. It is good at melting food more than… Full review

MSR WhisperLite

rated 5 of 5 stars Bullet proof stove, very field repairable, worked at 6000ft on Mt Rainier in 20 deg without a hiccup, boils water in 3.5 min. Love this stove, has not failed me even when a group of scouts spilled a pan full of eggs into the burner. The only way I have found to summer is to put a pan half on the burner on low and the other side of the pan on a rock or something solid. Love the ability to shake the stove to clean the jets. Full review

MSR WhisperLite Internationale

rated 5 of 5 stars Cold or hot weather, works great. May be one of my favorite backpacking pieces. EZ and it works. Need to cook, this will do it. Brought it as "backup" one winter trip, THANK JA!! Car camping with a newbie winter camper; needed to make it a great adventure. Too cold for the borrowed white gas Coleman. Fired up the Whisper, no problem. Four days of retort food for two in sub-20s weather. If you get one, play with it at home. Get to know it a little. Use it, clean it, open it, and put it away. Most… Full review

MSR DragonFly

rated 5 of 5 stars Burns any kind if flammable liquid, which is nice for out of country hiking. Great product by MSR. Very nice that it can burn any kind of flammable liquid. Also can be rebuilt in the woods if need be. Boils water a little slow compared to other stoves, but gets the job done. Brings a liter of water to a roiling boil in just over 4mins. Has a great side cooking area support. Used it couple weeks ago with three people camping and cooked everything from bacon to pancakes. Would highly recommend to… Full review

Optimus Svea

rated 5 of 5 stars Great little stove for any trip. Classic design and easy to use. Just bought this after anticipating and contemplating the purchase. I have about 8 different types of stoves. I have an old Optimus 8R and have had for 30 years. Thought I would take the plunge and get the older model to see how it works. Tried it in the yard and loved how easy it was to light, quickly it boiled water, and how compact it was. Just wish the pot was bigger with a lid stored somewhere. Full review

MSR WhisperLite

rated 5 of 5 stars Fires up at below zero, could use four legs. If you plan on camping in cold weather, or if you anticipate extended periods in the field, then you probably need this stove. I have never used the MSR Firefly, so I can't compare that one, but the Whisperlite will get you fed and clean in the coldest of conditions. MSR customer service is awesome. After ten years, I sent them my old pump from my Whisperlite, which had developed a crack near the pump ring, and they sent me a new one. The stove body collapses… Full review

Optimus Svea

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Great stove. I've had several since buying my first one in 1974. The only problem I've had is the rubber gasket inside the cap drying out. Since I've discovered that defect, I've (so far) remedied it by using a Qtip to coat the gasket with vaseline about twice a year. The stove can set up in a minute. I use a funnel to add fuel. Watch out for overflowing fuel. I prime my stove with Coughlan's fire paste. The only drawback is that the stove appears to have only one setting. I can turn the flame down… Full review

Mini Outdoor Portable Camping Picnic Stove

rated 3 of 5 stars It cost $10. What would you expect? This is not a serious competitor for Optimus or MSR. However, for the price, it makes a great backup stove. The pan support legs are a bit flimsy, but you don't want to use a big pot on this tiny stove anyway. The valve portion of the stove seems to be of better quality materials, too. I am surprised at how well this stove performs but I don't think you should plan to walk the full AT with just this stove. But for $10 you can't go wrong. I put mine at the bottom… Full review

Optimus 111B

rated 5 of 5 stars Classic design, engineering, and reliability. I cannot add much to the previous review which is very thorough. The 111T burns alcohol, kerosene, or Coleman fuel with a change of the jet and air baffle. The T has a silent burner in place of the roarer burner on the B. The 111B is a Coleman fuel stove. As Erich points out, the CF burner has only one set of vaporizer tubes and the kerosene burner has two sets of vaporizer tubes. I own both of these stoves and they are prized possesions for any camper… Full review

Top-Rated Liquid Fuel Stoves

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Optimus Svea
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (36)
Optimus
Svea
$90 - $119
MSR WhisperLite
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (35)
MSR
WhisperLite
$72 - $139
MSR DragonFly
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (33)
MSR
DragonFly
$112 - $139
MSR XGK-EX
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (9)
MSR
XGK-EX
$128 - $159
MSR WhisperLite Internationale
user rating: 4 of 5 (36)
MSR
WhisperLite Internationale
$80 - $99
Coleman Sportster Dual Fuel II
user rating: 4 of 5 (12)
Coleman
Sportster Dual Fuel II
$69
Optimus Nova
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (14)
Optimus
Nova
$15 - $149
Optimus Nova+
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (7)
Optimus
Nova+
$128 - $159
Coleman Dual Fuel 2-Burner Stove
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
Coleman
Dual Fuel 2-Burner Stove
$130
Optimus Hiker+
user rating: 3 of 5 (11)
Optimus
Hiker+
$200 - $219
Primus Eta Power Multifuel Kit
Primus
Eta Power Multifuel Kit
$75 - $76
Optimus 111B
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Optimus
111B
Coleman Classic 2-Burner Stove
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Coleman
Classic 2-Burner Stove
$140 MSRP
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Coleman
2-Burner Camp Stove
MSR SimmerLite
user rating: 4 of 5 (18)
MSR
SimmerLite
$100 MSRP
Soto Muka
user rating: 4 of 5 (9)
Soto
Muka
NRS Woodland Power Stove
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
NRS
Woodland Power Stove
$140 MSRP
 
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
No Limits
Compact Butane Stove
Camp Chef Everest 2-Burner Camp Stove
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)

Camp Chef Everest 2-Burner Camp Stove
 
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Coleman
Peak 1 Feather 400
 
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Century
Single Burner Stove
Edelrid Opilio
user rating: 3 of 5 (1)
Edelrid
Opilio
Mini Outdoor Portable Camping Picnic Stove
user rating: 3 of 5 (1)

Mini Outdoor Portable Camping Picnic Stove
Coleman Peak 1 Stove
user rating: 3 of 5 (1)
Coleman
Peak 1 Stove
Snow Peak White Gas Stove Regular
Snow Peak
White Gas Stove Regular
$150 MSRP
Soto Dual Fuel Stove
Soto
Dual Fuel Stove
Edelrid Kiro ST
Edelrid
Kiro ST
 
Snow Peak
GigaPower White Gas Stove
Primus Omnilite TI
Primus
Omnilite TI
Snow Peak Baja Burner LI
Snow Peak
Baja Burner LI
$160 MSRP
 
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (6)
Optimus
8r
discontinued
Primus Himalaya
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Primus
Himalaya
discontinued
Coleman Apollo Dual Fuel Stove
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Coleman
Apollo Dual Fuel Stove
discontinued
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Coleman
Peak 1 Apex
discontinued
Coleman Exponent Apex II
user rating: 4 of 5 (9)
Coleman
Exponent Apex II
discontinued
Coleman Feather 442 Dual Fuel Stove
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
Brunton Bantam Liquid Fuel Stove
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Brunton
Bantam Liquid Fuel Stove
discontinued
Brunton Optimus Nova
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (24)
Brunton
Optimus Nova
discontinued
Primus Gravity VF
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
Primus
Gravity VF
discontinued
Coleman Gemini Dual Fuel Stove
user rating: 2 of 5 (2)
Coleman
Gemini Dual Fuel Stove
discontinued
Coleman Denali Stove
Coleman
Denali Stove
discontinued
 
Brunton
Quasar
discontinued