Liquid Fuel Stoves

Brands

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

Price

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

Recent Liquid Fuel Stove Reviews

Coleman 550B Multi-Fuel Stove

rated 4 of 5 stars Packable, nice wide flame pattern for frying. Simmer that won't quit until the fuel runs out even if you forget to pump it again thus keeping your food warm. Form factor allows better visibility of the flame and use of a narrow platform that might be higher than stoves with seperate fuel bottles and pumps. This is my favorite stove given its versatility and friendliness to the operator and cook. I have had this stove for 30 years, using it annually. Others I have bought and tried don't compare. Full review

Coleman Feather 442 Dual Fuel Stove

rated 4.5 of 5 stars A great stove for cooking and compact. Yes, this may be a little heavy for modern backpacking techies. However, the performance and reliability is terrific. Purchased the stove at a pawn shop because I wanted a backup stove for VW camper. Even in the dark and unfamiliar setup, I found a perfect match for conservation of space. Two-burner Coleman stoves take up too much space/bulk. I used the stove on the river camping w/ temperature and windy conditions. Great coffee, breakfast, water boils quickly… Full review

Coleman Sportster Dual Fuel II

rated 4 of 5 stars A rugged, simple to use, high BTU cooking blowtorch. I got it for winter outings: cooking in the ski area parking lot, snow camping with the aid of gear sleds/pulks. For these purposes, it's great. Melts snow and boils water in a flash.  Liquid fuel stoves have a learning curve. If not pressurized, primed, or lit correctly the fuel can pool and run out of the burner and create a fireball. Practice outside a few times to get used to its quirks. The flame burns a large, yellow, and sooty until the… Full review

Primus Onja

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Great stove for car camping with an innovative design that helps to get the cooking surface elevated off the ground. Powerful burners that can be controlled to get a simmer if necessary. Would definitely recommend for small group car camping and picnics where portability is necessary. The setup for the stove is pretty easy since you just turn it over and attach the fuel canisters to the bottom. The advantage this provides is that you don't need to carry the fuel separately and it is already attached… Full review

Coleman Peak 1 Stove

rated 5 of 5 stars Please never leave me. I was reading some reviews.  I just started my 1982? version in prep for 2017; lit up first try. I've never done a THING to it except add some oil. Used in in all types of conditions, run hard and put away wet. Once started, I pump (if you need a fast boil) a little more. I always release the pressure after it cools, starts better next time. I see there's still some on eBay. With maintenance kits still on eBay as well I'd say buy it! If that's what you are looking for. I… Full review

Primus Onja

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Overall, solid piece of gear. Great solution for those looking for home stove top-quality stoves to take outdoors without the price tag, weight, or footprint issues of conventional camping stoves. As a Ranger for The Dyrt, I get products from time to time to review.  A versatile, well made and compact designed product that has allowed me to expand my cooking options on so many activities. Before I was limited to carrying the backpacker, single-serving, water-boiling stoves for day hikes and road… Full review

MSR PocketRocket 2

rated 5 of 5 stars A good redesign of a classic. For those who like the ease, speed, and the versatility of a compressed fuel canister stove to boil and simmer, the MSR PocketRocket 2 is a great choice. It’s very easy to use and very reliable. It’s more compact and sturdier than its predecessors, and fairly lightweight, especially without the case. Any cons associated with a PocketRocket2 involve gas canisters and not the stove. If you use a canister, I recommend this stove. The MSR PocketRocket 2 (PR2) is the… Full review

Optimus Svea

rated 5 of 5 stars Like most liquid fuel stoves, you must learn how to prime this one properly and safely. Once you have that, it will be an extremely reliable stove that is very easily maintained. While some claim this stove has no simmer control, I wouldn't agree. I can reduce my flame down to a clean burning simmer, repeatedly. There is a one star review above that suggests retiring this stove on account of safety. Instead I would suggest that you don't misuse the stove, and do use your common sense. Eg. If you… Full review

MSR WhisperLite

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Great little stove. If you can work an old Coleman lantern you should be able to figure out this stove. It can be a little fickle to get lit if it's really windy. The flame adjusts well, but a little bit of a delayed reaction due to the fuel type. I think this does a great job for a micro stove, but you should have seen my wife's (then girlfriend, on first outing) eyes when I pulled this thing out to make s'mores, lol. Haven't timed how long it takes to boil something but just cooking for myself… Full review

Top-Rated Liquid Fuel Stoves

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GSI Outdoors Pinnacle Canister Stove
$40 - $49
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
MSR PocketRocket 2
$45
 
Stansport Propane Grill Stove with Piezo Ignitor
$48
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Coleman 2-Burner Camp Stove
$70
user rating: 4 of 5 (15)
Coleman Sportster Dual Fuel II
$70 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (40)
MSR WhisperLite
$72 - $139
GSI Outdoors Pinnacle 4 Season Stove
$80
user rating: 4 of 5 (42)
MSR WhisperLite Internationale
$80 - $99
Brunton Profile 2 Burner Stove
$91
user rating: 4 of 5 (19)
MSR SimmerLite
$100 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Camp Chef Everest 2-Burner Camp Stove
$100
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (43)
Optimus Svea
$108 - $119
Primus Basecamp Stove
$110 - $116
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (38)
MSR DragonFly
$112 - $139
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Primus Onja
$115 - $134
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
Coleman Dual Fuel 2-Burner Stove
$120
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (11)
MSR XGK-EX
$128 - $159
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (16)
Optimus Nova
$135 - $149
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Woodland Power Stove
$140 MSRP
Coleman Dual Fuel Powerhouse Two-Burner Stove
$140
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Coleman Classic 2-Burner Stove
$140 MSRP
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (9)
Optimus Nova+
$144 - $149
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Primus Omnilite TI
$153 - $179
Snow Peak Baja Burner LI
$180
user rating: 3 of 5 (11)
Optimus Hiker+
$198 - $219
Primus Tupike Stove
$207 - $275
user rating: 5 of 5 (4)
Optimus 111B
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (4)
Coleman Peak 1 Feather 400
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
Coleman Peak 1 Stove
 
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
No Limits Compact Butane 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
Fire Maple FMS-123
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (13)
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 Feather 442 Dual Fuel Stove
discontinued
user rating: 4 of 5 (9)
Coleman Exponent Apex II
discontinued
 
user rating: 4 of 5 (6)
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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