|Activity:||Family & car camping|
|Burn time (max flame):||Unavailable|
|Dimensions:||23.5 x 13 x 5.75 inches|
|Heat output:||(Burner) 10,000 / (grill) 8,000 british thermal units|
|Camp Chef Campers Grill/Griddle/Stove Combo||$144.99|
Nice stove for car camping. Has a grill on the left for cookin' up burgers and brats (what else are you eating while you camp?), and a powerful burner for boiling/simmering. You might be asking, "what is the difference between this and the Ranier 2 listed for 79.99?" - this is the same stove, plus an exchangeable griddle top (bacon anyone?) for the grill and a potentially handy carry sack (would be nice...but the carry sack is made from really cheap material and ripped as I was unpacking it from my first camp trip). Overall, good purchase, but i wish the carry sack lasted more than one trip...
This grill met all my expectations. I made burgers and hot dogs while heating up baked beans. The next morning I was making sausage and eggs. Great unit overall. I do feel trying to get a low flame out of either side was difficult and the carry bag is a joke. Then handle ripped off the first time I picked it up. I looked all over the web and Back Country had the best price at the time of my purchase.
Got this grill to use camping and to use on my balcony since there's not much room out there. I love it so far. I have used it about 5 times to cook different things and it handles everything like a champ. I was cleaning it last night and some of the finish started coming off, so be careful with this. Overall great purchase and I am happy with the product.
This stove made cooking at camp so easy. It produced good heat at medium to high levels. The setup was easy. The only issue I had was the connection from the propane bottle to the stove. It worked fine, but it seemed to put too much unnecessary torque on the connection piece, the way the bottle weight rests on it at a 45 degree angle.
Sausages on one side, coffee on the other.
I have had this product for only 1 year now, and used it about 4 times in total.
That is all it took for the extremely cheaply made 'carry bag' to rip in 4 spots. The handles came off there are 2 holes in the material. it is the cheap 'throw away' bag material you might see in disposable bags from a convention souvenier shop.
When it arrived the legs on the grill were bent so those had to be straightened out and the legs on the griddle are held in place with poorly assembled pop rivets. One of the legs came off already so now use a tent stake to keep the griddle level. Also, some coating is now coming off the bottom of the aluminum grill. Not sure if it is just oxidation, but with how large the pieces are it apears to be some type of coating that is flaking off.
The electronic starter workes about 1 out of every 10 tries now.
The stove does give off a LOT of heat and makes coffee pretty quickly but I would shop around if you want something that will last.
Now that I have used the stove a few times, I can say that the build quality is lacking. Yes, the bag is crap. No storage pocket for the griddle leads to scratches. The legs of the griddle are hard to maneuver and the overall build of the components is flimsy.
Keep looking - there's better stuff out there.
This should be about a $49 stove. Poorly built, flimsy. Not recommended.
Purchased this to replace a 26 year old Coleman stove. It does the job, has an easy set up and ignition system. The griddle plate is perfect for cooking eggs breakfast for the family, while brewing coffee on the burner plate. Clean up was quick and easy. On the down side, as others have mentioned, the bag and general construction leave much to be desired. The bag should be better quality and have a protective pouch/sleeve for the griddle plate or grill gate. Without this the piece not actually on the stove will scratch the lid. The stove itself seems as if it is made from flimsy material. While it gets the job done, I'm not sure it will last as long as my trustee family heirloom Coleman.