Great stove for the money!
I've used this stove & its Coleman equivalent while backpacking all over Kentucky, Tennessee, Missouri, Wisconsin, Minnesota, New Mexico, Wyoming & Idaho. It was universally the most popular stove in camp and was used far more than the much more expensive backpacking stoves others were carrying because it just puts out a lot more heat! When you're backpacking most cooking involves boiling water to re-hydrate food, and this stove boils water faster than most other lightweight stoves. Better yet one fuel canister usually lasted through a full 6-day backpacking trip even when it was being used by groups of 6-8 people! (If you use the smaller canisters bring at least two!)
However, if you do a lot of cold weather camping this is probably not the stove for you. Cold weather causes the fuel canisters to lose pressure & starve the stove of fuel. Something like the MSR Windpro II, which allows you negate the pressure issues by inverting the fuel canister while cooking, would be far more appropriate for cold weather use, but if, like most people, you only camp in warm weather this stove is hard to beat!
Effective and a good value.
This stove came with me on a two-week car camping trip and again on a two-night backpacking trip. I also lent it to a family member who lost power for several days after Hurricane Sandy. The large burner is great for boiling water and heating up soups, and also works well for pan-frying (pretty much anything you would do on a gas stove at home). Good for larger pots/pans. Propane is cheap and easy to find, and the plastic base makes it stable enough on flat surfaces.
The flame does suffer in windy conditions, so just make sure to keep it out of the wind or build a windblock.
The weight and size make it more suited to car camping, but it can be taken backpacking easily enough. I tucked the fuel canister inside my pack and lashed the stove and base to the outside without issue.
Great lil' stove
I had on for my first camping stove in high school, gave it to a friend who lived in a cabin with no stove.
Bought a second one because I loved the first.
Perfect for making coffee quick in the mornings.
Also perfect for coffe when the power goes off...
Love that is uses the same fuel at my lantern.
If it gets rained on, or in heavy/thick fog, it can be hard to light properly. Make sure to check the burner holes and dry off is neccessary. Burned my finger before I figured out what was wrong. It acted more torch-like until dried off well.
And make sure everyone in camp knows to only use it on level ground...
-PERFECT- for what I needed!
This was -exactly- what I needed, in the perfect package. First: big enough bag for stove, bottle of propane, bag of coffee, and couple of towels (wrap the stovetop). -ALL- I needed this for is quick-boil of water, and it works PERFECTLY: fast fast fast. It -does- tip if not well balanced. Great little stove, and outperformed -everyone's- around me: I was drinking (and sharing) French Press coffee LONG before anyone around me. *that's camping joy!*
My family used this on our last camping trip. It was a luxury to have hot food without having to start up the camp fire each time. This is the sturdiest single-burner I've found. The only nuisance is you have to have food in the pan in order to balance the handle, or the pan falls off. I was very happy with this proudct!
This is such a great product. It integrates the propane into the stand and becomes a full burner. It is also very inexpensive. I used to have a single propane burner that came with a large base and was pretty expensive for car camping, but thats unnecessary with this little guy!
Very Good Stove
Unlike its competition, this stove works very well in all temperature ranges, including the very low setting. An excellant stove for the money.
A simple to use stove at a great price. Highly recommend!
light weight easy to use
something you really need