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Best Camping Stoves of 2019

Camp Chef EX60LW

In terms of burner performance, you’ll be hard-pressed to find more quality output for your dollar than the Camp Chef Explorer. 60,000 total BTUs from the two burners are a dream for camp cookouts or even emergency use at home. In keeping the price down, the Explorer is pretty low on features: there is no push button ignition and the burners are less protected than premium offerings.

The upside of the simplistic design is the Explorer is ripe for the various accessories from Camp Chef, including a barbeque box, griddle or pizza oven. Large dials are easy to use and function in the same way as your cook top at home, but unfortunately it’s not a whole lot lighter than that home stove: the powder-coated assembly hits the scales at 36 pounds. Leaving behind the legs will trim some of that weight, but the Explorer remains overkill for less serious campers.

Where to get and how much

Well you can find it on amazon at $99.99.There are price difference depending on the sizes.Click here to see he price.

Stansport Outfitter Series 3-Burner

On paper, the Stansport 3-Burner looks to be a great contender to knock off the Everest at the top of this list. It includes 2 strong burners that put out 25,000 BTUs each and a piezo igniter. Additionally, the Stansport comes with a third 10,000 BTU burner for larger groups. In use, overall performance is also very comparable to the Camp Chef with great flame control that cooks a variety of food types well. And with a price that’s consistently around $115 on Amazon, the Stansport is a solid value.

Where it does fall short of the Everest is build quality. The materials don’t feel as sturdy and Stansport has a higher prevalence of fit and finish problems (although the Camp Chef doesn’t have a perfect track record either). The differences are relatively small, however, and the Stansport’s excellent cooking abilities and 3rd burner makes it a really strong player in the $100 price range.

Where to get and how much

Well you can find it on amazon at $117.74.There are price difference depending on the sizes.Click here to see the price.

Camp Chef Tahoe 3 Burner 

When cooking for a large group you need serious power, extra cooking real estate, and more burners. The Camp Chef Tahoe features a grand total of three 30,000 BTU burners, which can heat up that 12 cup coffee percolator while cooking eggs and bacon at the same time. Beyond the cooking power, it features a push button ignition, protected housing for the burners, and side wind rails. Each of the legs is individually adjustable, which is helpful should you be cooking on uneven ground.

What are the shortcomings of the Tahoe? Weighing in at a whopping 43 pounds, it’s a pain to lug around if you won’t be hosting a large group, and don’t forget the 5-gallon propane tank. It’s also double the cost of the Everest above. But if you’re the consummate camp host or have a large family, the Tahoe deserves your attention.

Where to get and how much

Well you can find it on amazon at $199.99.There are price difference depending on the sizes.Click here to see the price.

Snow Peak GigaPower LI

Snow Peak sets themselves apart in the stove market with exceptional attention to detail and craftsmanship. You pay a premium for their high-end products, but they’re thoughtfully designed, highly functional, and downright stylish. From their camping stove line, their GigaPower LI is our favorite. This powerful single burner is made for one-pot meals for large groups: the 34,000 BTU burner has a super fast boil time, precise controls, and the strong support arms can accommodate a range of pot and pan sizes. The legs adjust individually to keep the cooking surface level, and the entire unit folds into a reasonably small package for transport.

Priced at $375 and with only a single burner, the GigaPower LI doesn’t have the wide-ranging appeal of the options above. It also runs on backpacking-style isobutane/propane canisters, which have a smaller capacity and shorter burn time than standard propane bottles or 5-gallon tanks. On the other hand, the isobutane canister is easy to install and the stove performs well in cold weather. Those that will value the smart features and need just a single, strong burner should be very happy with the GigaPower LI.

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Where to get and how much

Well you can find it on amazon at $329.13-$585.99.There are price difference depending on the sizes.Click here to see the price.