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The Best Camping Stoves of 2024

As you get ready for your next camping trip, you’ll want an efficient stove that is easy to operate.

With an effective camping stove, you can heat food quickly and enjoy quality meals throughout your trip.

Here are the best camping stoves today. 

What to Consider When Buying a Camping Stove

When looking for a camping stove, consider what type you’re interested in buying — for example, you could choose a propane, butane, liquid fuel or wood-burning stove.

If you’re bringing a stove on a backpacking trip, look for a lightweight model that maximizes fuel efficiency.

If you’re going to use the stove while camping in your vehicle, you can get a heavier model with more features. 

Finally, make sure that the stove is simple to set up, ignite and adjust so that cooking is convenient during your campout. 

The Best Camping Stoves

In this section, break down 5 options, including the brand itself, a brief description (this can be pulled from the product description), anything that makes it unique, its advantages and disadvantages.

The Snow Peak LiteMax canister stove comes with one 11,200 BTU burner and has an average boil time of 4 min 25 sec.

This ultralight propane-fuel stove only weighs 1.9 ounces, making it ideal for backpacking trips.

The Snow Peak LiteMax has a folding arm design so it doesn’t take up much space in your backpack and its pot-support arms provide a cooking surface for many types of cookware.

This camping stove has a flame-control valve so you can easily adjust it from a simmer to a boil via a control wire that can be operated with or without gloves. 

According to customer reviews, the stove works effectively but is less stable than desired. The Snow Peak LiteMax costs $59.95 on REI’s website.

The Zempire grill comes with two 10,000 BTU burners and a micro-adjusting gas flow that lets you adjust each burner independently. This propane-fuel stove includes a stainless steel drip tray that keeps spills from dripping into the cooker base, making cleanup after cooking easier. This 13-pound grill also includes interconnecting windshields to protect burners from the breeze and keep temperatures consistent. These windshields fold and lock in place so you can transport and store the grill well.  

According to customer reviews, the grill is well built and windproof. The Zempire 2-burner grill is going to be discontinued at REI, so it’s currently $149.73, a 46% markdown from its original price of $279. Buy this item soon while it’s still in stock! 

The Eureka Ignite Plus camp stove comes with two 10,000 BTU burners that go from a light simmer to a full output. This propane-fuel stove, which can fit two 12 in. pans, has a push button ignition for a fast and easy start.

The stove has a stainless steel drip tray that resists rust and makes cleanup simple as well as nonslip rubber feet to stay level. This 12-pound camp stove comes with auto ignition and has a max burn time of 90 minutes.

According to customer reviews, the stove fires up quickly and is easy to use. Some customers, however, noted that the valve is cheap, making the simmer difficult to control. The Eureka Ignite Plus is available on REI’s website for $159.95 and comes in a blue shade. 

The Everest 2x stove comes with two 20,000 BTU (British Thermal Unit) burners and includes 215 sq. inches of cook space so you can prepare a generous amount of food quickly.

This stove includes a folding lid, which provides a three-sided wind screen while cooking.

The lid latches when you close the stove, making it simple to transport.

This 12-pound stove also has matchless ignition, so you can start your cooking system with just the twist of a knob. 

According to customer reviews, the Everest 2x has very effective burners and boils water well.

The Everest 2x is available on the Camp Chef website for $189.99. You can also purchase a tote bag to easily carry the compact cooking system for $36.99.

The Coleman Cascade 3-in-1 camp stove comes with two 12,000 BTU burners with guards that block the burners and flame from the wind.

This propane-fuel stove, which can fit a 12 in. pan and a 10 in. pan, includes a removable cast-iron pan support and aluminized steel cooktop that are easy to clean as well as a removable cast-iron grill and griddle accessories so you can prepare a variety of foods.

Thanks to the Coleman Cascade’s knob rotation, you can adjust temperature and simmer levels with ease. 

According to customer reviews, the burners are simple to adjust and heat food evenly. The Coleman Cascade 3-in-1 camp stove is available on REI’s website for $210 and comes in a hickory moss color. 

The Bottom Line: Best Camping Stoves

These five camping stoves are the best options today because of their size, weight and effectiveness.

Check out these brands and consider what style of stove works best for you.

Enjoy making meals on your next campout with a brand new stove. 

Packing for your next camping trip? Check out our guide to the best flashlights, best headlamps, and best camping slippers.


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