Liquid Fuel Stoves

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Optimus
MSR
Camp Chef
Primus
Coleman
GSI Outdoors
Eureka!
Jetboil
Brunton
Snow Peak

Price

less than $25
$25 - $49.99
$50 - $99.99
$100 - $199.99
$200 - $299.99
$300 and above

Recent Liquid Fuel Stove Reviews

MSR DragonFly

rated 5 of 5 stars Why else would it be the most used stove on expeditions? I've owned and used the MSR WhisperLite, SimmerLite, and the Dragonfly's predecessor the Firefly that I bought in '81 when they first came out. The design of the Dragonfly has similarities with some major improvements. The Firefly was a white gas/Coleman fuel stove that would burn unleaded gas in a pinch, but it tended to clog the jet with bits of carbon and it wasn't fun to clear. The stove would shut down and after cooling it took removing… Full review

Optimus Svea

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Have used my 123R since 1974 everywhere from the Appalachian Trail to winter camping in Yellowstone (true about insulating from snow) and only one problem. Early on I had leaks from the self-cleaning pin. I just removed the pin and it has never leaked again. It is now on the inheritance list for the kids. Setup: EASY. If you can't do this you have no business in the back country. Ignition: Using your hands does really work, but the eye dropper is the best. Ignition: Boiled water and cooked just… Full review

MSR DragonFly

rated 5 of 5 stars Three times a day, every day for four years. This is how every product should be made. We are fortunate to live an unusual life on the road. Some people love to eat out while traveling. For us, we love to visit the local markets and shop for unusual ingredients then go back to our camp and make an interesting meal.   The MSR Dragonfly is the perfect stove for this type of travel. It simmers beautifully yet produces a roaring flame when melting snow. It burns a variety of fuels so there is no difficulty… Full review

MSR DragonFly

rated 4.5 of 5 stars After having my isobutane become unusable at temperatures below -30° C., I purchased this stove for winter trips. It is loud but there is a reason for that and that is it is creating huge amounts of heat. The MSR Draonfly has been around for years. It is a tried and true expedition stove. It works on multiple different fuels from white gas, jet fuel, diesel, kerosene and gasoline. It will work in all temperatures and at all altitudes.  I bought the stove after struggling in colder temperatures… Full review

MSR WhisperLite

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Solid stove! Keep it clean and maintained and it will keep you cooking forever! I’ve got this one in my emergency grab and go. Full review

GSI Outdoors Glacier Camp Stove

rated 4.5 of 5 stars I am a convert. Although I have used larger camping stoves, I had no previous experience with a "backpacking" stove. My son nagged me into purchasing and bringing this on our most recent backpacking trip.  I never wanted one. Buying a stove, when sticks are free, always offended my sense of thrift.  BUT, I think I was wrong. This thing is great. It is light, it is easy to use, it is quick, it is clean, and it works so much better than I expected.  Setup: Really easy to set up. Screw on gas canister;… Full review

Optimus 8R

rated 3.5 of 5 stars Quality, heavy, bullet proof. This stove during its glory days should probably have deserved a four-star rating. Now days with lightweight liquid fuel stoves common, it takes a hit of half a star. This was the first liquid fuel stove I ever owned and I agonized long and hard before making the choice. The deciding factor was a simple one. I wanted a stove that sat low to the ground and was stable under every possible condition. I feared that the more common Svea 123 would be tippy in use if the ground… Full review

Optimus Svea

rated 5 of 5 stars It is a trusted friend who will always be there for you when things get tough. There are times when you need to get something warm into you, and you need it NOW...that is when you will appreciate this stove. Dump some fuel on the top, light it, insert the valve key, put your pot on top, and turn the key when the flames of the priming fuel are almost out...you've got soup! The perfect stove has yet to be made. This one isn't the fastest to boil water; but it will do the job. Simmering is not great,… Full review

MSR XGK-EX

rated 4.5 of 5 stars A burn-anything blow torch of a stove! The stove is easy to set up and I like the fact that it burns just about anything, even automotive gas. It's easy to clean and maintain—lighting it requires a match, but I've had great luck with UCO Stormproof matches. No problems getting this stove roaring in 25+ mph winds and frigid cold. There isn't much in the way of flame control—pretty much all or nothing—but if you just need to boil snow, it's a great stove. It does run on the heavy side if you're… Full review

Top-Rated Liquid Fuel Stoves

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user rating: 4.5 of 5 (45)
Optimus Svea
$117 - $119
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (41)
MSR DragonFly
$140
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (12)
MSR XGK-EX
$120 - $159
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Camp Chef Everest 2-Burner Camp Stove
$80 - $119
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Primus Omnilite TI
$180 - $199
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Primus Onja
$130 - $149
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
MSR PocketRocket 2
$45
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Primus PrimeTech 1.3L Stove Set
$113 - $116
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Primus Tupike Stove
$207 - $323
user rating: 4 of 5 (42)
MSR WhisperLite Internationale
$100
user rating: 4 of 5 (41)
MSR WhisperLite
$90
user rating: 4 of 5 (17)
Coleman Sportster Dual Fuel II
$75
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
GSI Outdoors Glacier Camp Stove
$17 - $20
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (16)
Optimus Nova
$140 - $149
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (9)
Optimus Nova+
$150
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
Coleman Dual Fuel 2-Burner Stove
$116 - $124
user rating: 3 of 5 (11)
Optimus Hiker+
$209 - $219
Eureka! Gonzo Grill Cook System
$190
Coleman Dual Fuel Powerhouse Two-Burner Stove
$140
Jetboil HalfGen BaseCamp System
$180
GSI Outdoors Pinnacle Canister Stove
$39 - $49
Brunton Profile 2 Burner Stove
$107
GSI Outdoors Pinnacle 4 Season Stove
$80
Snow Peak Baja Burner LI
$180
GSI Outdoors Halulite Minimalist Complete
$75
user rating: 5 of 5 (4)
Optimus 111B
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Woodland Power Stove
$140 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (4)
Coleman Peak 1 Feather 400
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
Coleman Peak 1 Stove
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Coleman Classic 2-Burner Stove
$140 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Coleman 2-Burner Camp Stove
user rating: 4 of 5 (19)
MSR SimmerLite
$100 MSRP
 
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
No Limits Compact Butane Stove
 
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Century Single Burner Stove
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (11)
Soto Muka
user rating: 3 of 5 (1)
Edelrid Opilio
user rating: 3 of 5 (1)
Mini Outdoor Portable Camping Picnic Stove
Primus Basecamp Stove
Primus PrimeTech Stove Kit Lite 2.3
Primus Essential Lite 1.3
Fire Maple FMS-123
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (14)
Optimus 8R
discontinued
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Primus Himalaya
discontinued
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Optimus No. 00
discontinued
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Coleman Peak 1 Apex
discontinued
user rating: 4 of 5 (10)
Coleman Feather 442 Dual Fuel Stove
discontinued
user rating: 4 of 5 (9)
Coleman Exponent Apex II
discontinued
 
user rating: 4 of 5 (6)
Coleman 550B Multi-Fuel Stove
discontinued
 
user rating: 4 of 5 (4)
Brunton Optimus Svea
discontinued
 
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Primus 71
discontinued
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