Liquid Fuel Stoves

Brands

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Optimus
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other
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No Limits
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Price

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

Recent Liquid Fuel Stove Reviews

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

MSR WhisperLite Internationale

rated 2 of 5 stars The stove portion works well, but the plastic pump breaks. I have used this stove a quite a bit with scout units and venturing crews. Seeing the scouts use it regularly with heavy usage, so see the maintenance and repair portions of a lot of stoves. The stove portion of the WhisperLite is very reliable. Rarely if ever have any troubles with it. The design is simple and rugged. However, the pump is made of plastic. I have seen a number of broken pump handles. The seals wear out fast. and the connector… Full review

Optimus 8R

rated 4 of 5 stars Small, light, and works every time. I use this to make coffee in my shop. I found it in a thrift shop for $3.50 All it needed was a little cleaning and works perfect. I have two other ones, a 99 and a 111B. I think this one burns and simmers the best. I have used this stove several times when airplane camping. It has become part of my small camping kit for overnight trips. I have cooked eggs, ham, rice, noodles...and other simple foods and it works perfect. In a pinch I am sure I could burn avgas… Full review

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

Top-Rated Liquid Fuel Stoves

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user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
MSR PocketRocket 2 reviewed Apr 3, 2017
$45
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (43)
Optimus Svea reviewed Mar 29, 2017
$100 - $119
user rating: 4 of 5 (40)
MSR WhisperLite reviewed Mar 8, 2017
$90
user rating: 4 of 5 (42)
MSR WhisperLite Internationale reviewed Mar 3, 2017
$100
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (13)
Optimus 8R reviewed Feb 14, 2017
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user rating: 3.5 of 5 (16)
Optimus Nova reviewed Jan 2, 2017
$135 - $149
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Optimus No. 00 reviewed Dec 21, 2016
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user rating: 4.5 of 5 (11)
MSR XGK-EX reviewed Nov 8, 2016
$160
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (38)
MSR DragonFly reviewed Sep 21, 2016
$140
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Primus Omnilite TI reviewed Sep 19, 2016
$180 - $199
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (4)
Coleman Peak 1 Feather 400 reviewed Aug 24, 2016
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Coleman Peak 1 Stove reviewed Jun 9, 2016
user rating: 5 of 5 (4)
Optimus 111B reviewed Apr 18, 2016
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (11)
Soto Muka reviewed Apr 17, 2016
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (9)
Optimus Nova+ reviewed Apr 2, 2016
$144 - $159
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Woodland Power Stove reviewed Nov 25, 2015
$140 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (14)
Coleman Sportster Dual Fuel II reviewed Jul 12, 2015
$70
 
user rating: 3 of 5 (2)
Coleman Apollo Dual Fuel Stove reviewed Jun 4, 2015
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user rating: 4 of 5 (19)
MSR SimmerLite reviewed Dec 12, 2014
$100 MSRP
user rating: 3 of 5 (1)
Mini Outdoor Portable Camping Picnic Stove reviewed May 21, 2014
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Coleman Classic 2-Burner Stove reviewed Apr 17, 2014
$140 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Coleman 2-Burner Camp Stove reviewed Apr 3, 2014
$90
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
Coleman Dual Fuel 2-Burner Stove reviewed Feb 10, 2014
$120 - $129
user rating: 3 of 5 (11)
Optimus Hiker+ reviewed Jun 6, 2013
$220
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Camp Chef Everest 2-Burner Camp Stove reviewed Jun 4, 2013
$100
user rating: 4 of 5 (8)
Coleman Feather 442 Dual Fuel Stove reviewed Apr 26, 2013
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user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
No Limits Compact Butane Stove reviewed May 19, 2012
 
user rating: 4 of 5 (5)
Coleman 550B Multi-Fuel Stove reviewed Jul 27, 2011
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user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Brunton Bantam Liquid Fuel Stove reviewed Apr 11, 2011
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user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Primus Himalaya reviewed Mar 30, 2011
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user rating: 3.5 of 5 (24)
Brunton Optimus Nova reviewed Feb 27, 2011
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user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Coleman Peak 1 Apex reviewed Feb 3, 2011
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user rating: 2 of 5 (2)
Coleman Gemini Dual Fuel Stove reviewed Apr 22, 2010
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user rating: 3 of 5 (1)
Edelrid Opilio reviewed Apr 20, 2010
 
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Primus 71 reviewed Dec 16, 2009
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user rating: 4 of 5 (9)
Coleman Exponent Apex II reviewed Nov 1, 2009
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user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Century Single Burner Stove reviewed Aug 2, 2009
 
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
Primus Gravity VF reviewed Jan 1, 2009
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user rating: 4 of 5 (4)
Brunton Optimus Svea reviewed May 18, 2007
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user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Primus Verifuel reviewed Jun 9, 2006
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Primus Basecamp Stove
$60 - $116
Coleman Dual Fuel Powerhouse Two-Burner Stove
$140
GSI Outdoors Pinnacle Canister Stove
$40 - $49
Brunton Profile 2 Burner Stove
$120
Primus Tupike Stove
$207 - $299
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

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