Liquid Fuel Stoves

Brands

Coleman
Optimus
MSR
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

Coleman Peak 1 Feather 400

rated 4 of 5 stars bullet Proof 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. Its on the bulky and heavy side, but it WORKS plain and simple. Its stable and reliable and versatile and in the back country, 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

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

Top-Rated Liquid Fuel Stoves

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user rating: 4.5 of 5 (4)
Coleman Peak 1 Feather 400 reviewed Aug 24, 2016
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (42)
Optimus Svea reviewed Aug 11, 2016
$100 - $119
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (12)
Optimus 8R reviewed Jul 20, 2016
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user rating: 4.5 of 5 (10)
MSR XGK-EX reviewed Jun 27, 2016
$120 - $159
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (40)
MSR WhisperLite Internationale reviewed Jun 24, 2016
$75 - $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
$150 - $159
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (37)
MSR DragonFly reviewed Jan 17, 2016
$105 - $139
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Primus Omnilite TI reviewed Dec 3, 2015
$200 - $249
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
$65 - $89
user rating: 4 of 5 (14)
Coleman Sportster Dual Fuel II reviewed Jul 12, 2015
$69
 
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
$200 - $219
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Camp Chef Everest 2-Burner Camp Stove reviewed Jun 4, 2013
$110
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
$97
Coleman Dual Fuel Powerhouse Two-Burner Stove
$140
Brunton Profile 2 Burner Stove
$110
Primus Tupike Stove
$230
GSI Outdoors Pinnacle 4 Season
$50 - $79
Primus Onja
$140
Stansport Propane Grill Stove with Piezo Ignitor
$70
Snow Peak Baja Burner LI
$180
Primus Eta Power Multifuel Kit
Edelrid Kiro ST

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