We tested the best camping stoves from Coleman, Camp Chef, GSI Outdoors, Kovea, and more for this review. Read on to see how each performs and which stove came out on top.
This list is for car camping stoves. If you want to eat hot food while hiking or backpacking, check out ourreview of the best backpacking stoves.
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这Best Camping Stoves of 2021
整体最佳野营Stove:Camp Chef Everest 2X
Although the Camp Chef Everest我们测试过最强的燃烧器，它仍然很好。而且，新的燃烧器和烹饪空间设计，你得到了更多的立方英寸的烹饪空间，同样的重量。
Gear Editor, Mallory Paige, lives in an off-grid cabin and has been using the Everest 2X as her family’s primary stove for the past year. It has held up impressively well to daily use.
这striker still works, and the mix of high output settings and good simmer control meets the demands of any cook. From quickly boiling water at high altitude to carefully toasting pine nuts, it does it all.
去年Camp Chef Summit 2-Burner Camp Stove（150美元）模型具有令人印象深刻的热量输出，但我们遇到了前锋（和价格标签）的问题。今年，我们发现自动点火器更加一致。
It’s a bit heavier (12 pounds) and bulkier than we’d like.
Runner Up:科维亚苗条双胞胎Propane Camp Stove
当我们测试了一架旧型号的Kovea Slim Stove时，我们用腿部支撑件（它们薄而摇摆），燃烧器设计（它需要两个单独的丙烷罐），煨控制和价格。总体而言，科维亚制造了大量的更新，努力表明。Kovea Twin Slim是一个梦幻般的改善。
这Kovea Slim is a good price, and its slimness is great for those who like camping but don’t have a lot of space. It performs well and offers all the basic features.
这only con we have with this stove is it’s so slim, the propane adapter doesn’t fit inside the stove for storage. We recommend labeling it or attaching a leash, carabiner, or clip to the adapter so it can be stored with the stove. We also didn’t like the plastic burner knobs as much as other stoves we tested.
Editor’s Choice: GSI Outdoors Pinnacle 2-Burner Camp Stove(Available Spring 2021)
One of the most highly awaited stoves for the industry, the Pinnacle took us close to a year to get our hands on for testing. But once we did, it was sweet. For us, the Pinnacle lived up to its innovation award at 2019’s Outdoor Retailer trade show (we gave it our最佳表演奖).
类似于Kovea Slim Twin的炉子，设计成尽可能薄。Pinnacle有折叠的腿，两个11,000-BTU燃烧器，可折叠的炉排和薄挡风玻璃和框架 - 所有炉子都加入了一个只有1.4英寸厚的炉子。它是怎么做到的？嗯，精心设计的燃烧器底座，炉灶盖，大量放置铰链。
In testing, the Pinnacle Pro really won out over others because of its combined size and burner power performance. We found the stove’s windscreen and burners to be slightly better incorporated (and flatter) than other compact two-burners. And, the incorporated piezo igniter (one for each burner) worked consistently, even in colder conditions.
这pot support grate folds out on a hinge (isn’t removable) so it’s slightly trickier to clean. And, it’s the most expensive on our list.
这个炉子的重量是9磅retails for $170.
低至43美元，你得到两个10000 BTU燃烧器在一个经典，可信的设计。我们在那里做了很多饭Coleman Classic欣赏它有多简单。它能很好地阻挡风，而且有很好的炖火控制。科尔曼经典的重12磅。
Best One-Burner Camping Stove:Snow Peak Home & Camp Burner
One-burner stoves serve a lot of cool purposes. They’re great for those short on space, for solo campers, and for building out vans or off-road vehicles. (And as the name implies, they also work for home cooking.)
Snow Peak’s newest Home & Camp burner ($110) has all the compactness and intricacy of origami, with the durability of a two-burner camp stove. The burner completely folds into itself (about the size of a 32-ounce Nalgene). Simply open the top, slide out the legs, and engage the locking pin to swivel the burner out onto any surface. Then slide in a butane gas canister.
低到地面,腿和嘴的reducing wind interference. If you choose a one-burner, make sure it has good simmer control for when you need it. And the dial on the Home & Camp provides that.
It’s on the pricier side at $110 for only one burner, but its compact design, versatility, and overall good performance are why this stove made the list.
虽然不是一个炉子，但一个网格也能给户外烹饪带来很多乐趣和简单。这个Camp Chef VersaTop（$195）有一个非粘的烹饪表面，下面有一个宽15000 BTU燃烧器，外加一个烤架配件。
这unique part about the VersaTop is its versatile design. With separate attachments, you can cook on a flattop, grill, or even bake bread in the VersaTop. You just pull off the cooking surface, place on another, and start cooking. During our 2019 GearJunkie campout, our editors had a blast cooking breakfasts, sandwiches, and large helpings of stir fry on the VersaTop.
这VersaTop provides an even cooking surface and is a great option when cooking for large groups of people. Another benefit of the VersaTop is you don’t need to bring additional pans thanks to the flattop.
这Eureka点燃2-Burner Camp Stove ($109) is an exceptionally well-rounded camp stove. It comes in Quiet Green (shown above) and works well time and time again. The wind panels block wind reasonably well, and it has excellent simmer control. It weighs 10 pounds.
This stove falls in the middle/upper end of the pack — it simmers really well and isn’t outrageously priced, but its boil time is slower.
Occasionally, we had issues with the strikers. One of the burners would fail to ignite or a striker would stop working altogether. But average is fine; average will cook meals well at the campsite and look great in photos.
这Primus型材2燃烧器炉子($169) has a clean design with a moderate heat output at 12,000 BTUs per burner. It functions with a piezo ignition striker and has one of the larger cooking areas compared to other stoves. That means you can place larger pans on the Profile. It’s also on the lighter side for two-burner stoves, weighing in at 9 pounds.
这heat can go really low, and the dial is slow to turn, meaning you won’t accidentally crank it and burn your food.
这flame blew out twice in one test, leaving our editors with the conclusion the side panels and burner are not designed for really windy areas.
这Primus Tupike ($250) is a great stove, but it comes at the hefty price of $250. What you get is a beautiful stainless steel stove accented with oak slats on the cover. We’ve had this one in近3年的测试now, and it’s proven itself time and again as a durable, reliable cook setup.
On the plus side, its 7,000-BTU piezo ignition burners fire up every time at the push of a button — even 3 years into testing and dozens, if not hundreds, of meals cooked. And while it doesn’t have the highest BTU output, it has proven sufficient for everything from boiling water in below-zero weather to searing steaks on a warm afternoon.
It simmers and performs well in cold weather. Also, it’s well-designed and gorgeous.
On the downside, the windscreens are oddly designed and are held open only by weak magnets. They don’t work to protect the lower area of the stove (where the fire is), so it loses a lot of heat in wind.
This stove was our close second choice for best budget stove, if it weren’t for its poor performance in windy conditions. The Kovea Cube offers a lot of functionality for just $50. The Cube has a lightweight frame, and although it doesn’t fold, it’s fairly compact too.
这Cube is powered by butane gas instead of propane, which we believe contributes to its slower boil time (a little over 7 minutes per liter, or a little under 4 minutes for 500 mL).
It’s lightweight (unlike most one-burner stoves), simmers very well, and the price is hard to beat.
这square-style pot support is minimal, and there’s absolutely no wind protection. We solved this problem easily by using a windscreen. It might also work well on overland vehicle kitchen setups. Note: the lower-range 7,800-BTU output gave us a few issues in cold and windy conditions.
That said, it weighs almost nothing at 1.5 pounds, so you might as well pack it.
这Genesis($260) from Jetboil brings one of the more novel if not genius designs to the classic camping stove. It functions with a clamshell design that unfolds to display the cooking surface. And underneath each burner is a place to chain additional burners.
“Where the Genesis really shows through is its simmering ability. The burner knob can be spun in four full rotations from the lowest to the highest setting, and each slight movement of the knob makes fractional adjustments to the flame,” we wrote in our full-lengthJetboil Genesis.review.
这stove is more expensive than other stoves on the list at $260. But its simmer control and the ability to daisy-chain additional stoves make the Genesis a solid investment.
How We Tested: Best Camp Stoves
Besides just boiling water, we also cooked meals on each of the camp stoves for this review (including mac and cheese, sautéed veggies, hot dogs, rice, and more). The boil and simmer tests are by no means perfect, but they are a consistent way of comparing stove performance, and we believe they provide a good understanding of the stoves’ more technical functions.
Different air temperatures and altitudes will boil water differently. (We tested all of these stoves at the same altitude.) Don’t buy one of these stoves and expect it to boil water at these specific times; instead, use this as a rough guide as to which stove heats the most effectively and gets the hottest. Some stoves might have faster boiling times, and others might have better simmer capabilities.
- Camp Chef Everest 2X:3:06 per liter (compare to the 2019 Camp Chef Summit at 4:50 per liter)
- GSI Pinnacle Pro Stove:4:02 per liter
- Snow Peak Home & Camp Burner:Around 4 minutes per liter
- Coleman Classic:每500毫升3:40（每升超过7分钟）
- 科韦亚立方体炉:7:45 per liter
- Eureka点燃:4:10 per 500 mL (around 8 minutes per liter)
- Primus Profile:4:10 per 500 mL (around 8 minutes per liter)
To test how well a stove could simmer, we tested the knobs and saw how low the flame could go while still remaining active. I placed my hand above the flame and lowered to see how close I could get before it got uncomfortable.
Buyer’s Guide: How to Choose a Camping Stove
If you spend more than 2-3 months out of the year camping, even if you are a single household, I’d recommend going for a two-burner. Two burners mean you always have the option of cooking with a potand潘，或者说，做一个主菜é 除了素食或儿童友好的选择。
Not to mention, two-burner stoves are the standard. Though, for those wanting something different, there are now many single-burner (and even a few three-burner) options on the market.
Lower BTUs generally mean lower-heat cooking (good for simmering and light cooking uses). While higher BTUs (anything above 10,000) indicate high-heat cooking (great for meals with longer cook times and essential for being able to quickly boil lots of water).
Usually when you go camping, you are there to enjoy the outdoors. And yes, that also means enjoying hanging around camp and eating good camp food. One of the most essential — maybe only essential — criteria for a camp stove is its ability to boil water.
Some stoves can boil in 3 minutes or 10. The stove that boils the fastest marks a great stove but doesn’t necessarily make it the best. If you are looking for certain features, say a lightweight stove or one with an igniter, you may have to sacrifice some boil time.
Performance in Wind
Think about how much and under what conditions (i.e., in cold weather) you’ll be using your stove. The more you camp, the more diverse places and seasons you choose to camp in, and the more you travel all play roles in this.
Knowing whether or not your stove can hold up if its windy isn’t something you want to learn on a 10-day camping trip on the blustery New England coast. Check the specs, see if the stove has or offers a windscreen, and read up on customer reviews.
这majority of stoves on this list (as you can tell by the images) use one-pound propane canisters. Though, a few use butane fuel as well. Depending on how long you take to cook your meals and what setting your burner is on, a one-pound canister can last to cook about three or four meals.
Weight is one of the biggest differentiators between the stoves on this list. However, these stoves are built for car camping, so you won’t really be carrying the weight much. If you know you want a capable and strong two-burner, weight might not matter as much as other features.
What does matter more is packed size.这re’s only so much spacein your car or truck or at your campsite. Look to see if the stove packs down into a case or with a cover and how the fuel line and grill can be stored. Is it stored altogether? Do accessories take up more space? These are all things to consider.
Ignition: Strikers vs. Matches
Other strikers that provide a spark can beflint or metal.我总是选择一个具有集成点火器的阵营炉 - 只要点火器一致地工作，这是最好的选择。
照明营地炉的最后一个选择是良好的OL'塑造比赛。但是，比赛可能是浪费的，是脆弱的，而不是全部are waterproofor can stand up to harsh weather. You can always bring flint or some matches as a backup method.
Think about who you’re cooking for. Is your group size usually one to two people, three to four, or a larger family? Also considerwhat you’re cooking.
Finally, consider your budget. If you see a stove on sale for less than the others, we recommend jumping on it.
Small can mean compact size, or in the case of camp stoves, slimmer and smaller in weight. Each of the stoves on this list is designed with some form of portability and compactness in mind.
If you are tight on space and looking for a truly small stove to stash away in your camp kit or vehicle, we’d recommend theSnow Peak Home & Camp Burner(a one-burner option) or the科维亚苗条双胞胎（苗条和更多的预算友好的两燃烧器）。
While our top choice, the newGSI Pinnacle Prois by far the slimmest, it’s also pretty high in terms of price point.
What Is the Best Camping Stove for Families?
Both butane and propane have their pros and cons. Both are pressurized gases — gas that is compressed and stored as a liquid. Butane tends to perform less well in colder weather. Propane canisters can come in all types of sizes (a better variety to suit a wider range of needs).
Make a note of what climate you’ll be using your camp stove in most. Also, propane is fairly easy to access — you can find it in a big city, in rural towns, even in general stores near state or national parks.
Does the stove have a fuel line adaptor to accommodate different types of fuel? A few stoves on market can run on multiple fuels (Coleman even makes one在汽油上运行)，但这不是多数。
Backpacking Stove vs. Camping Stove: What's the Difference?
背包炉是非常小的放在单位,能适应吗a backpack (even the palm of your hand). Their weight is measured in ounces. Camping stoves, however, are used at “base camp” when you are car camping, truck camping, visiting National Parks, and more.
Camp stoves are bigger, heavier (average 6-14 pounds), and are made to be able to set on a tabletop, truck bed, or picnic area, converting your camp into a camp kitchen.
Now that you’ve got all the info, it’s time to go camping, get cooking, and enjoy the great outdoors!