Today we are going to be looking at an oldie but a goodie, the classic Coleman Propane Stove (ad). If you spend any time in campgrounds, you’ve likely seen this or a similar Coleman camp stove in use. If you’re now thinking of purchasing one for yourself, you need to read this Coleman 2 burner stove review.

Description:

The classic Coleman propane stove (ad) is both convenient and reliable. The Coleman PerfectFlow 2-Burner Stove is a trustworthy choice for camping, backpacking, and other outdoor cooking opportunities. This stove offers 20,000 BTUs in two high-performance burners that adjust individually from simmer to full boil, for perfect outdoor cooking. The stove features an aluminum-steel cook top that’s rust-resistant and easy to clean. The built-in WindBlock System shields the burners for maximum heat. Coleman’s PerfectFlow pressure-control system ensures consistent cooking performance, even in cold weather, at high altitudes, and when fuel is low. The stove’s convenient Dual Fuel design lets you operate it on either Coleman Liquid Fuel or unleaded gasoline.

Specs:

  • Wind Block(TM) panels help shield burners from wind and adjust for various pan sizes
  • PerfectFlow(TM) technology provides consistent performance, even in extreme conditions
  • PerfectHeat(TM) technology for more efficient cooking with less fuel
  • 20,000 total BTUs of cooking power
  • Fits a 12-in. and 10-in. pan at the same time
  • 2 independently adjustable burners give you precise control for 2 temperature zones
  • Durable, chrome-plated grate is removable for easy cleaning
  • Aluminized steel cooktop for durable rust-resistance
  • Lasts up to 1 hour with both burners on high on one 16.4-oz propane cylinder (sold separately)
  • Perfect for camping, hunting, tailgating and other outdoor occasions
  • 3-year limited warranty
  • Dimensions when closed are 21″ across x 12″ deep x 3.5″ high.

Pros:

Extremely affordable, typically priced under $50 (usually somewhere around $40)

The Coleman propane refills are sold at tons of locations, which makes getting new ones really convenient. Wal-Mart, Target, and a ton of other places stock them.

Easy setup and takedown.

Durable and will last a long time.

Cons:

This is only for car camping or backyard camping. You wouldn’t want to carry it with you.

Cleaning supposedly is simple, yet it doesn’t seem that way to me as cleaning anything in the woods is a pain. I would recommend just waiting until you get home, but if you are camping for a long time like a lot of people like to do, then you need to figure out how to clean this thing. Probably trying to clean up ASAP each time you use it is best. If you let it build up and burn on, it becomes really difficult to clean.

Each tank lasts you about one hour of cooking time. For one night, that is fine. If you need to use the stove every night for a week, this becomes a huge pain.

Overall:

If you are looking at getting the classic Coleman Propane Stove (ad), hopefully you have an idea of what you are getting into. There is nothing really wrong with this product, it is a classic that has been used for decades and it has a great entry level price. However, it really is only good for a family that will be car camping or using it in the backyard, and only for a few days at a time as the propane tanks only last for one hour of cooking. If you have a bunch of tanks, that might not be a problem. Cleaning this thing in the woods also can be a pain.

Coleman Propane Stove (Classic)

Coleman Propane Stove (Classic)
8.4

Design

9/10

    Portability

    7/10

      Durability

      9/10

        Price

        10/10

          Ease of Use

          8/10

            Pros

            • Affordable
            • Easy to use (maybe minus cleaning)
            • You can get the propane tanks anywhere

            Cons

            • Tanks only last for an hour
            • Too big and heavy to carry hiking or backpacking
            • Cleaning it is a pain, especially in the woods