Liquid Fuel Stoves

Brands

Optimus
MSR
Coleman
Soto
Primus
other
Camp Chef
No Limits
Brunton
Edelrid

Price

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

Recent Liquid Fuel Stove Reviews

Optimus 8R

rated 4.5 of 5 stars 42+ years old, and the 8R still works. My Primus 8R was a Christmas gift to my late father when he was Scoutmaster for my Boy Scout Troop. It performed admirably on many campouts and backpacking trips, most notably when Dad and I hiked the Chilkoot Pass gold rush trail from Alaska into British Columbia in 1972. I also used it in the field when I was in the Army Artillery. Recently I pulled it out, filled with fresh Coleman fuel, and fired it up. It doesn't seem to "roar" as loud as I remember, but… Full review

MSR XGK-EX

rated 5 of 5 stars Excellent stove for boiling water and fast cooking I have used this stove in the Beartooth Wilderness of Montana and the Porcupine Mountains in Michigan. I was able to turn the stove low enough that I could cook eggs and pancakes with it, but that is really pushing the stove on the low end. If you need to simmer a pot of gourmet gumbo, look into the MSR Dragonfly instead. I highly recommend this stove and have never been let down by any MSR product. Stove sets up easily. Just thread the pump into… Full review

MSR WhisperLite Internationale

rated 4.5 of 5 stars The only reason this isn't a 5-star review is because of the weight of this item compared to other stoves. But, I've used this same stove for 16 years. It has seen countless nights in temps down to the teens. It has NEVER EVER failed me. This is a workhorse stove that gets the job done! There is a reason that MSR continues to make this stove. It works. It's reliable. It's easy to use. And, on and on... I bought my stove for my 2000 AT thru hike. It has never failed. It works no matter how cold it… Full review

Optimus Nova

rated 5 of 5 stars Used for nearly 20 years without a single problem. I bought my Optimus Nova new back in 1996/1997 for a cycling trip across France. I have only ever run it on petrol and have never once cleaned it or used the magnetic cleaning tool. It has been across France twice, both times for around 3 to 4 weeks. It has recently done a tour of Scotland, also lasting 3 weeks, and in the spanning years there have been numerous weekend camping trips. My model came in a triangular cordura type bag that enables me… Full review

Coleman Peak 1 Stove

rated 5 of 5 stars Still going strong after 38 years! Replaced with Coleman Compact Dual Fuel Stove Model 533. I am sure this review applies to the new model as well...they are exactly the same except for the tank design. I think the newer wider base with no legs might be better. As other reviewers of this same stove have commented "it's bomb proof". It is...read on: I bought this in 1979. I used a few years and then stuck it in a shed, outside, half full of fuel in 1990. It has been in temperatures from 15°F to… Full review

Optimus 8R

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Was given to me from a good friend. Never failed. Slow to boil but works. Got a Peak canister stove and the 8r outdid the modern Peak stove. Totally indestructible. Didn't get a manual, so if it stops working I won't be able to fix it. So sad. My son will get it when I venture on my last hike. Full review

Optimus 111B

rated 5 of 5 stars Summer 1972, my wife and I motorcycled from Los Angeles, Calif., to Anchorage, Alaska, and back on a BMW R75/5. Our only source of cooking heat was an Optimus 111B, which performed trouble-free the whole time we were on our adventure.   We used it for cooking all sorts of meals, heating bathing water, and even used it to heat the crankcase of the BMW when near freezing weather made it impossible to start the bike in the morning when the oil was too thick for a battery or kick start. A friend who… Full review

Soto Muka

rated 1 of 5 stars A royal pain to operate, have to pump it roughly 200 strokes to boil a pot of water. Leg socket became loose and unusable. Leaked fuel. Went back to using my Whisperlite. Got this because I was attracted to the no-preheat pan and no soot features. It worked pretty good at first except for the fact that it took 210 pump strokes total to boil my titanium Snow Peak pot full of water. This is a ridiculous amount of pumping. It takes about 150 strokes to get it going and then 60 more after warm up to… Full review

Optimus 8R

rated 5 of 5 stars The sturdiest and most dependable ever! I bought mine new in 1977 with the pressure cap and pump. The pump makes a huge difference.  I have used it many hundreds of times and in every condition. Temps as low as -22°F and as high as 122°F and altitudes as high as 13,500 feet. It has never failed me! The pressure cap allows two great improvements. By pumping the tank before firing it will self prime. Just open the valve for a couple of seconds will fill the priming cup. Turn the valve off and light. Full review

Top-Rated Liquid Fuel Stoves

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user rating: 4.5 of 5 (12)
Optimus 8R reviewed Jul 20, 2016
discontinued
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (10)
MSR XGK-EX reviewed Jun 27, 2016
$160
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (40)
MSR WhisperLite Internationale reviewed Jun 24, 2016
$80 - $99
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (15)
Optimus Nova reviewed Jun 22, 2016
$135 - $149
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: 4.5 of 5 (41)
Optimus Svea reviewed Feb 28, 2016
$99 - $119
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Coleman Peak 1 Feather 400 reviewed Jan 22, 2016
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (37)
MSR DragonFly reviewed Jan 17, 2016
$140
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Primus Omnilite TI reviewed Dec 3, 2015
$170 - $212
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Woodland Power Stove reviewed Nov 25, 2015
$140 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (37)
MSR WhisperLite reviewed Oct 14, 2015
$90
user rating: 4 of 5 (14)
Coleman Sportster Dual Fuel II reviewed Jul 12, 2015
$70 MSRP
 
user rating: 3 of 5 (2)
Coleman Apollo Dual Fuel Stove reviewed Jun 4, 2015
discontinued
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
$180 - $219
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Camp Chef Everest 2-Burner Camp Stove reviewed Jun 4, 2013
user rating: 4 of 5 (8)
Coleman Feather 442 Dual Fuel Stove reviewed Apr 26, 2013
discontinued
 
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
discontinued
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Brunton Bantam Liquid Fuel Stove reviewed Apr 11, 2011
discontinued
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Primus Himalaya reviewed Mar 30, 2011
discontinued
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (24)
Brunton Optimus Nova reviewed Feb 27, 2011
discontinued
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Coleman Peak 1 Apex reviewed Feb 3, 2011
discontinued
user rating: 2 of 5 (2)
Coleman Gemini Dual Fuel Stove reviewed Apr 22, 2010
discontinued
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
discontinued
user rating: 4 of 5 (9)
Coleman Exponent Apex II reviewed Nov 1, 2009
discontinued
 
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
discontinued
 
user rating: 4 of 5 (4)
Brunton Optimus Svea reviewed May 18, 2007
discontinued
 
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Primus Verifuel reviewed Jun 9, 2006
discontinued
Primus Basecamp Stove
$78
Coleman Dual Fuel Powerhouse Two-Burner Stove
$140
Brunton Profile 2 Burner Stove
$93
Primus Tupike Stove
$195 - $229
GSI Outdoors Pinnacle 4 Season
$50 - $79
Primus Onja
$119 - $139
Stansport Propane Grill Stove with Piezo Ignitor
$70
Snow Peak Baja Burner LI
$160 - $179
Primus Eta Power Multifuel Kit
Edelrid Kiro ST

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