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Camping Stove Recommendation


So we've got our nice outdoor grill that we probably cook on 3x a week but I always have to do part of the meal inside on the stove. Thought I might get myself a camping stove so that I can have skillets or saucepans outside and do all the cooking in one place…

Coleman camp stoves come to mind right off the bat but I've been told by several friends and google concurs that there's a problem with them controlling the flame size so that you can go from simmer to fry.

I'll be wanting something that I can hook up a 20 pound cylinder to rather than always have to have the expensive little green cylinders. 

Any suggestions as to brand that I might look at? The Colemans have either 2 10K or 2 11K BTU burners depending on model according to Amazon and I found one called Camp Chef that has 2 20K burners…

Anybody have any good or bad comments or suggestions about either Coleman or Camp Chef…or a recommendation for something else to look at? 

Thanks.

 



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Here is our experience.... after the first couple of years we got rid of our fancy stainless steel BBQ because of weight. I found that I was not getting it out of the basement storage because it weighed too much, both the bottle and the BBQ. We replaced them both with a light weight BBQ and the small green bottles. Over the last couple years our usage went back up to our normal amount. Maybe I'm just lazy but the convenience factor made the difference for us. We still use our small Coleman stove when needed.

Sometimes simple is better.

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We have these two. The are hooked up to a 20lb c/w manifold and separate hoses. Works great.

http://www.colemancanada.ca/en_CA/roadtrip-grill-lxe/2000020937.html?cgid=coleman-stovesandgrills-grills

http://www.colemancanada.ca/en_CA/even-temp-3-burner-with-griddle/2000020935.html?cgid=coleman-stovesandgrills-stoves

 



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We use the bbq grill for most cooking. If a skillet or pan is required we have a portable induction burner that we can use outside or inside. It works great and the temp is very accurate. You do need to use pans that are made from material that will stick to a magnet for the burner to work so we use cast iron or stainless steel.

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I bought the Coleman Road Trip Propane Portable Grill LXE a couple of years ago. While I used it, I found it to be a little bulky and heavier for storing in the basement of my 5th wheel. I used it ALOT and it worked great until barbecuing a cut up chicken, enough for a group of four people. There was a lot of grease and it clogged one of the burners. I tried to clean it out, but it never recovered.

I never found any replacement burners for this unit. I had an investment of $200 (I bought an extra pot grill and griddle), now it's trash and I had to recycle it. I'm afraid to buy another one because of this, even though I liked it and still have the extra tops.

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Thanks for the suggestions. Will take a look at the recommended stoves…the induction burner is an idea I've considered before. It all my pots and pans are Calphalon which is aluminum and hence won't work on induction… it it cooks so beautifully on a gas range that I'm not giving it up. 



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