Liquid Fuel Stoves

The best liquid fuel stoves, reviewed and curated by the Trailspace community. The latest review was added on December 17, 2018. Stores' prices and availability are updated daily.

Recent Liquid Fuel Stove Reviews

Coleman 550B Multi-Fuel Stove

rated 4 of 5 stars Excellent old school stove The Coleman 550B is an excellent stove that has been proven on the trail by campers and by several countries‘ militaries in the field. It is meant to be carried in a pack and used with lighter weight cookware. It has full flame control and can be used from full blast for snow melting and water boiling to simmering for rice cooking or trout browning. The stove is designed for people who actually cook in the field, not for the ultralight crowd who only boil water. For… Full review

Coleman Dual Fuel 2-Burner Stove

rated 4.5 of 5 stars An old school stove that works well and is cheap on fuel. 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.  Full review

Coleman Peak 1 Stove

rated 4.5 of 5 stars I love my Peak 1 stove! I have two Peak 1 stoves, both built in the early 1980s, and I won't buy a new one unless I have no choice. The flame control from simmer to full works perfectly, and that is a huge plus when simmering pasta/sauce for 10 minutes. The one=piece design means no hooking up fuel tanks or anything, just gas and go. It can be tough to light on cold mornings (think mid-October in Maine), but pre-heating the generator helps resolve that. I have the original (brown) Peak 1. Full review

Optimus 8R

rated 5 of 5 stars Brilliant in the sort of way that makes people affectionate for the item, in the manner of Tellus vacuum cleaners and the Volvo cars of the time—well engineered, made to last, with sturdy design ethics. I include the instructions that came with the unit, for anyone out there that may find them useful. To prime the unit, I use the shell of an old de-needled syringe that I dip in the tank, place my finger over the hole in the top of the syringe hole to extract the Fuelite, place this in the priming… Full review

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

Chinese Canister Stove Knockoff

rated 5 of 5 stars I have several of the China produced canister stoves I purchased directly on eBay. I also have the Primus and wouldn't you know they all work great. The main difference is I didn't pay a U.S. based company to sell to a distributor to fill wholesale order for the retailer so that I could buy it marked up 500%-700%. I even found a $12 refill adapter for the canister to be used with a 20 lb./5 gal. propane bottle, so by saving my empties I refill several for less than $1, instead of $4-$6 for one can. 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

user rating: 4.5 of 5 (45)
Optimus Svea
$90 - $119
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (41)
MSR DragonFly
$105 - $139
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (12)
MSR XGK-EX
$160
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Camp Chef Everest 2-Burner Camp Stove
$104 - $119
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Primus Omnilite TI
$150 - $179
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Primus Onja
$82 - $129
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
MSR PocketRocket 2
$45
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Primus PrimeTech 1.3L Stove Set
$117 - $139
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Primus Tupike Stove
$207 - $269
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
$20
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Coleman Dual Fuel 2-Burner Stove
$124
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (16)
Optimus Nova
$112 - $149
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (9)
Optimus Nova+
$150
user rating: 3 of 5 (11)
Optimus Hiker+
$164 - $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
$50
Brunton Profile 2 Burner Stove
$107
GSI Outdoors Pinnacle 4 Season Stove
$80
Snow Peak Baja Burner LI
$140 - $179
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 Stove
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (4)
Coleman Peak 1 Feather 400
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: 5 of 5 (1)
Chinese Canister Stove Knockoff
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
GSI Outdoors Halulite Minimalist Complete
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (15)
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 (7)
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