Loading up the car for a camping weekend never ceases…
Price Paid: sample provided for review
Loading up the car for a camping weekend never ceases to surprise me. The SUV fills from floor to ceiling with gear to the point where there’s almost no room for the campers. Anything that simplifies the packing list is a good thing in my book. And something that can fill more than one role is even better.
That’s the Primus Profile Stove & BBQ. Instead of packing a small grill and a traditional stove, you get both in something not much bigger than a couple of hardcover novels.
The Primus Profile divides the work area approximately 60/40 with 14 inches of grill complemented by a seven-inch burner. The grilling surface is a reinforced enameled aluminum. There’s a single heating element for one zone of cooking up to 11000 BTUs. It’s big enough for three to four good size steaks.
The burner is pretty compact in comparison. Larger pots will impinge on the grill or require you to drop the built-in windscreen. But the burner puts out sufficient heat (almost 10000 BTUs) to boil water and cook about anything very quickly. Both the grill and the burner are lined with stainless steel and clean up easily.
I have a more complete review and photo at GearGuide.