Current Retail: $159.99
Historic Range: $83.93-$199.99
Reviewers Paid: $50.00
Great family camping stove. Reliable in all weather conditions.
- Rugged construction
- Great cooking space
- Easy to transport
- Gets hot quickly
- Versatile for cooking all kinds of meal
- Works great in cold temperatures
- Needs clean fuel
- Sometimes stubborn to get blue flame
What's not to love about these great American-made stoves? My family used this stove for about 8 years in all kinds of weather and as a backup for power outages. It's shown no signs of failing despite our somewhat rough handling. It's a great theory to think you're going to cook on an open fire until you're hit with the inevitable snow or rain.
Although stubborn at times, it always fires up regardless of the weather and cooks great with minimal effort. We find this model superior for car camping due to its size and use of Coleman fuel. It packs relatively small in its protective metal suitcase.
We have cooked just about everything you can think of with this. My favorite thing about the stove is the actual use of fuel that works with our Coleman lanterns.It burns next to nothing and I never have to deal with expensive/bulky propane canisters that seldom work correctly in the cold.
The only negative thing would be some of the frustrations of initial lighting to get that blue flame. I avoid this by using fresh Coleman fuel every time we go camping, but sometimes it still happens. I also try to keep the generator as clean as possible. I think in all the time using this stove we replaced the generator maybe once.
Overall, I recommend this for a family looking for a solid reliable camping stove. I have yet to find anything better or more user friendly in this price range.
We have used this stove quite frequently in TX, OK, and VA. It works great and has enough cooking space to make meals for a large family in short order.
Source: bought it used
Price Paid: $50
An old school stove that works well and is cheap on fuel.
- Size and weight for a base camp stove
- Uses more economical fuel, 1 gallon of fuel lasts a long time
- Parts are easy to find
- You have to read the instructions
- It requires maintenance
- After your trip you need to drain fuel and run it dry.
I have used this stove for years from summer fishing trips to camping at above 8,000 feet in Colorado in October with no issues. All I have used in mine for fuel is Coleman White gas and it is much cheaper to run than stoves that use propane gas bottles. Besides it's more green than all the 1lb bottles in the trash can from propane stoves.
I have used this type of stove while in the Cdn. Army and on my own camping trips. I use it for vehicle and ATV camping. It is very reliable and I have used it in -20°C. Like it because the fuel is the same with other stoves I use.
Setup is pretty easy and it has sides to block the wind. Ignition is pretty easy to prime, careful not to have your fuel tank too full much trickery to light then. Flame control is great, many settings. Cooking is pretty convenient with the flame control and two burners can boil water and cook at the same time.
Great for larger parties. Boil time is longer then other stoves especially if using both burners. Has a great wind screen. Fuel efficiency is about average just below average compared to other stoves I've used, WhisperLite and Coleman Featherlite.
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: long time ago about $120