What you’ll find here – The overall best stove, the best essentials stove, and the best budget stove. We review camping stoves from the top stove brands like Camp Chef, Coleman, and MSR as well as provide expert advice on how to figure out which camp stove is best for you.
New to camping stoves? We have you covered. Start with what is most important to you: price, strength of burners (BTUs) , or simmer control.
Overall Best Camping Stove
Camp Chef Everest 2X ($130)
Burners: 2 @ 20,000 BTUs
(BTUs are thermal units which is a unit of heat, the more BTUs the more heat produced)
Weight: 12 lbs.
Pros: High-quality build and solid all-around performance. Great temperature control. Burners are far enough away from the items being cooked so that you don’t burn your food .
Cons: Price is on the higher side.
Bottom line: The Camp Chef Everest 2X is a quality stove with two large burners that pump out plenty of heat (20,000 BTUs each). What’s awesome is that is has great simmer control for cooking all types of meals. It has locking metal latches at each side and easy-to-use temperature controls. .
While the cost is on the higher side, we still think this is the best overall choice as given the quality of the materials and cooking performance. Uless you need a large freestanding stove or a third burner for cooking for an extra large group, this is the stove to beat.
Top pick: While this stove is not the most powerful camping stove nor is it the most compact, it has the power you need in a very reliably setup. We’ve burnt a ton of meals with other stoves due to the temperature control and with this stove you won’t have that problem. This camping stove is the one we use out on our adventures and has become one of our favorite items in our top gear picks.