A portable stove can do wonders for people who go for camping, hiking and can assist perfectly in home emergency situations. These small, easy to carry stoves utilise pressurised liquid, spirit or gas cartridges, etc. The invention of portable stoves happened in the 19th century and took little space while at the same time providing greatest efficiency.
The following article lists the 10 best portable stoves for you. Check out this list of 10 best portable stoves and let us know your favourite in the comments section.
10. GAS ONE GS-3000 Portable Stove ($24.77)
This is Gas One’s portable stove and comes with a carrying case. It is reliable, easy to use ideal to use for camping, hiking, road trips or in the home emergency situation. It features piezo types electric starter with a safety shutoff system and does not require matches or lighters to start it. The heat output goes up to 9000 BTU(British Thermal Unit)/hr. It comes with a user manual and is simple to setup. Though it does not have a technological advantage over other mightier units, this unit is well-built, robust and sturdy. The stove boasts excellent quality and is very light in weight. The case is a bit flimsy.
9. Iwatani Gas Cassette Burner Stove ($33.95)
This is Iwatani’s burner stove measuring 14.0 x 11.0 x 4.3. The power output of the stove is 12000 BTU/hr and comes with a carrying case. This butane burner is known for it’s safety interlocks, thermal safety shutoffs and heat sinks. The heatsink is a piece of thick aluminium that transfers heat from the burner to the underside of the butane canister. As the butane dispenses, the canister gets very cold. The cold cartridge doesn’t allow butane to dispense reliably making flame inconsistent. The heat sink warms the canister, ensuring reliable butane flow and a consistent flame.
“This is a terrific product for gas cooking in my all electric kitchen, and it is nice to know I have it around should I ever have a power outage. I can also see uses for it at outdoor picnics, camping, etc. I will most likely be buying a second unit soon.” – Amazon’s Customer Review.
8. Ohuhu Portable Camping Stove ($19.99)
This is Ohuhu’s portable stainless steel wood burning camping stove. This is crafted of high-quality stainless steel and can withstand high temperature and weight. The stove has three arms support system which creates a stable cooking platform and distributes the heat evenly to the bottom of the cooking pan. This stove can easily use twigs, leaves, pinecones and wood as fuel and is compact and light in weight. It is rugged, hence can be tossed in the bag without worry. This stove is environment-friendly with no fuel canisters or chemical emissions.
“WOW!!!!! I just tried it for the 1st time! Some people complain it is small, it’s for BACKPACKING, it better be small. It burns HOT HOT HOT!!!! I was amazed! Cut all the wood you want to use beforehand, it burns HOT, so it uses wood quick to do that. I put a small pot on it, and it brought the water to a boil FAST! I am going to get more of these!” – Amazon’s Customer Review.
7. Camp Chef Portable Stove ($199.99)
This is Camp Chef’s Outdoor oven with two burner camping stove. The over features two 7500 BTU matchless igniter range burners and comes with two oven racks. The maximum over temperature goes up to 400-degree Celsius and cooks for up to 5 hours on high heat with one 1-pound can of propane. This range measures 21 x 12 inches and the oven interior measures 10 x 16 x 10 inches. This cooking range has multiple uses because of its various features and is easy to use with disposable bottles of fuel. Though handles on the side don’t go in very far and it doesn’t come with bulk tank adapter, and the temp gauge could get in the way.
“I have used this oven for daily use 3 to 5 months out of every year — to do the standard cooking for three meals a day, even in extreme weather — and it’s still going strong. And that should convince you of one thing for sure: That’s a darn good recommendation.” – Amazon’s Customer Review.
6. Coleman Propane Portable Stove ($17.88)
This is Coleman’s bottle top propane stove featuring “PerfectFlow” providing consistent performance even in extreme conditions with the utilisation of less fuel. It boasts 10, 000 BTU of cooking power and can fit an 8 inches pan. The burner and base separates from the propane bottle for easy carriage and the adjustable burner allows you to control the temperature. The wind baffles protect your burner from the wind for maximum heat. It is light and easy to setup and burner is very solid.
“I got this stove to go camping with my mum. We are not huge campers(i.e. have no idea what we’re doing) and needed something that would fit into our backpacks. I chose this one because of the Coleman name and the low price. The place we went camping didn’t allow fires only propane stoves and I didn’t want to break the bank. It works great, it’s very sturdy and can boil about 3 cups of water in about 2 or 3 minutes. We made coffee, eggs, all sorts of stuff. It’s robust enough to hold a full-size frying pan. Puts out a lot of heat. It’s easy to set up and light. Can’t beat it for the price. I would recommend it highly.”
5. Esbit Portable Stove ($10.99)
This is Esbit’s pocket stove and comes with 6 Esbit’s 14g solid fuel tablets. This stove can fold down to small compact size and is constructed from durable and galvanised steel. Each fuel tablet burns approximately 12 minutes, and one tablet can boil 500 ml of water in about 8 minutes. It has two cooking positions suitable for cups, pots and pans. The stove measures 3.9 inches x 3 inches x 0.9 inches and weighs 180g including the fuel. This stove is inexpensive, lightweight and provides great backup. You can also use denatured alcohol as a fuel too.
“I love this thing because it is small, neat, and clean. I used to have a microwave in my office, but it would always trip the breakers each time we’d use it.” – Amazon’s Customer Review.
4. RoadPro Portable Stove ($30.58)
This is RoadPro’s 12-volt portable stove and warms food up to 300 degrees. It can be used to heat most of the pre-cooked food and plugs into 12V lighter type sockets.
“Oh man! This thing is sweet, no more fast food or sandwiches for me. At dinner time, put your lunch in a foil loaf pan and cover it with foil. In the morning put lunch in your cooler. Stick it in your Road Pro 30 minutes before lunch time then chow down on homemade food. After a couple of months, recycle the used foil to pay for more loaf pans.” – Amazon’s Customer Review.
3. MalloMe Portable Stove ($17.95-38.75)
This is one of the finest camping cookware set featuring a lightweight, compact, durable pot pan, bowls and free folding spork, nylon bag and e-book. The cookware altogether may not be very light, but it is compact and pretty easy to carry. It includes a pot with cover, a frying pan, two bowls of drinking water or soup and bamboo handle spoon. The spork is easy to unfold and fold. The pot is made up of double anodised aluminium, and all handles have heat resistant coating.
“This kit has everything you need to have a nice meal when camping or hiking; you can even use as for an emergency cooking set in case you are stranded from the commodity of a kitchen cookware.” – Amazon’s Customer Review.
2. Etekcity Portable Stove ($10.99)
Etekcity’s ultra light and portable stove is made up of aluminium and stainless steel alloy and can withstand high temperature and weight. It is super easy to start up and light weight perfect for ultra-light backpacking. It comes in a small canister for safety. This portable stove is compatible with any 7/16 thread single butane/butane-propane mixed fuel canisters and has an adjustable control valve for controlling the output.
“This thing is AWESOME. Small light reliable and works great. Boils 2 cups of water in Al pan in around 1 min. Very nice product. Perfect price.” – Amazon’s Customer Review.
1. Coleman Propane Portable Grill ($127.99)
This is Coleman’s portable grill with interchangeable tops for more meal options. You can buy griddle, full-size grill, stove grates which are sold separately from the unit. It features instant ignition from the push button and matchless lighting. The PerfectFlow Technology provides consistent performance even in extreme conditions and has a collapsible stand with wheels for easy pulling. It is easy to setup as well as easy to clean. It also features cast-iron and porcelain-coated surfaces with removable grease tray.
“Have only used this grill for one weekend of camping, and I fell in love. It cooks the food so evenly and fast. The wheels are big enough that it’s easy to drag around on uneven ground.” – Amazon’s Customer Review.
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