As the name says, multi-fuel stoves allow you to burn more than one type of fuel. This can be useful if you're traveling abroad. Keep in mind, there are different versions of multi-fuel stoves, and not all stoves burn all fuels.
- Often multi-fuel stoves refer to liquid fuel stoves that can burn more than one type of liquid fuel (for example the MSR Dragonfly buns white gas, kerosene, unleaded auto fuel, diesel, jet fuel).
- Hybrid multi-fuel stoves can burn multiple types of fuel (for example the MSR WhisperLite Universal can burn canister fuel, white gas, kerosene, and unleaded gasoline).
- Some alcohol, solid fuel, and wood stoves have multiple options (for example the Vargo Triad Multi-Fuel Stove burns alcohol, solid fuel tabs, and gels).
The best multi-fuel stoves, reviewed and curated by the Trailspace community. The latest review was added on October 16, 2021. Stores' prices and availability are updated daily.
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Recent Multi-Fuel Stove Reviews
Well built. Needs an additional silencer cap to achieve its potential. I bought this recently as an alternative to my Coleman 442 and to replace a Primus Omnilite. I tested it with its normal flame spreader boiling half a litre of water with canister gas, white gas, and kerosene. Apart from being very loud, which I expected, I found the performance on canister gas disappointing. It took a full minute longer than the other fuels to boil half a litre, and simmer control was poor, having a tendency… Full review
Replaced my great WhisperLite that got destroyed getting caught up in a dog leash and went on a good run. I considered getting another but starting looking at the DrangonFly due to greater control of the heat After a few years @10, found the pump rather came apart and in contacting MSR wanting to purchase another pump they graciously replaced the entire pump assembly..that was about 15 years ago. That is such great customer service. About 20 years ago they did the same on my MSR water filter so… Full review
Could be better; I'll give it 5 stars if MSR fulfilled the frequently asked requests. I will not rephrase all of the greatness of this stove like all those above reviews. I will save time by reviewing the uncovered review. I have finally read all the reviews and comments about MSR Dragonfly in Trailspace and voted up all those reviews. I bought the MSR Dragonfly in used, mint condition like new. I've modified the fuel line connector to be able to use a Lindal type adapter. And I chose to use the… Full review
I've had mine for many, many years. Used it for trips all over the world. I can make it simmer (it's an acquired skill). I've burned almost every flammable liquid in it. Easy to use, maintain, and rebuild in the field. I bought it at REI many, many years ago and It's been with me on bicycle trips all over the world for durations of a few days to 11 months. I've rebuilt it multiple times and it keeps on working. It has burned almost every flammable liquid that I found along the way (white gas,… Full review
As an expedition stove for backpacking where every gram counts, this is hard to beat. The titanium construction makes it feel sturdy despite the low weight. Used mainly for motorcycle camping this weight saving is not as critical. Boil times and consumption are good typical of this kind of stove. The pump being of metal construction feels solid and effective, though mine is still relatively new. Time will tell. Maintenance is easy using the tool provided and this includes a pricker for clearing… Full review
I bought a new Primus Omnifuel 2 and after the second use the burner bell deformed severely. It's two months old and I can't get Primus warranty to even return my emails or phone calls. I would even be willing to pay for a new burner assembly, but Primus is the only place I know that has them and I get zero response. Update: Primus is sending me a new stove. It's a solid stove but I recommend disconnecting that spring. It contracts when super hot. That's what I will do and it should be fine. I bought… Full review
Very good for four-season solo or couple backpacking stove. Preheat and fuel recovery somewhat annoying, but it would build up with patience and practice. Preheating should be very cautious, unless overheating may result in overwhelming volcanic flame. Of course windscreen is mandatory and most important factor of stove efficiency, even in no wind. Suitable for 600~750 titanium cup. Previous version was very difficult, too slippery not to use practically. Full review
Not ultralight, but bombproof. Easy to set up. Easy to light in normal temps. Takes more effort in winter. Highly adjustable flame. Boils a litre in about 3 minutes (summer). Frying takes a bit of work due to small flame footprint...requires that you constantly move frying pan around. Requires the windscreen for sure. Have to be careful with stability. It is noisy and somewhat heavy compared to others, but it’s indestructable. The only issue I experienced is when somebody overtightened the pump… Full review
Edelrid's answer to the classic MSR Dragonfly that does not disappoint. Lighter, more compact, and compatible with a Trangia pot stand, this multi-fuel stove truly is one of the most versatile on the market. Described by Edelrid as a new-generation, ultra-light, multi-fuel stove. Weighing just 220 grams, it’s one of the lightest stoves in its class. I have been impressed by other Edelrid products for their quality and innovation (particularly the gas canister converter which has saved m a great… Full review