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Camp Chef Everest Review

   
Editors' Choice Award

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Overall avg rating 4.1 of 5 based on 3 reviews. Most recent review: August 15, 2014
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Pros:  Powerful burners, generous cooking area for a compact stove, good flame control.
Cons:  Propane regulator rattles around when stored inside the stove.
Best Uses:  Most camping situations: cooking for 2-6 people for 2-6 days.
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Recommendations:  50% of reviewers (1/2) recommend this product
Manufacturer:   Camp Chef
Review by: Chris McNamara ⋅ Founder and Editor-in-Chief, OutdoorGearLab ⋅ April 4, 2012  
Overview
The Camp Chef Everest costs more than a typical two-burner stoves but it's worth it and gets our Editors' Choice award. It has two super-powerful burners that put out high BTUs and boil water as fast as any stove we tested. It is the stove we take for a 2-6 people on a 2-6 day trip.

Compared to our Best Buy winner, the Coleman PerfectFlow 2-Burner, it boils water much faster, has more cooking area, and has better burner control. It is about double the price, bulkier and heavier.

If you are cooking for more than six people for many days, we recommend the Camp Chef Pro 60, which has much bigger cooking area, is self-supporting and has even better burner control. The Pro 60 is the ultimate group cooking stove.

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OutdoorGearLab Editors' Hands-on Review

The Camp Chef Everest also goes by the name Camp Chef Mountain Series 2 Burner High Pressure Stove. It is nearly identical to the Stansport Outfitters Series. The only difference is color and sometimes the auto ignite button. We found they both performed the same. Get the one that is the better deal.

Group Cooking
Of the compact two-burner stoves, the Everest has a nice, generous grilling surface. The wind shields have an intelligent design they flare out just a little to give you more room for larger pots. The typical two-burner stove has wind screens that are attached to the lid and therefor fold out in a way that cuts down on the available cooking surface. This stove is ideal for 1-4 people. It can work with more people but for more than 8eight, you start wish you had more cooking space.

Time to Boil
The burners are impressive. At full blast they sound like jet engines and turn the burners red-hot. They are noticeably more powerful than any of the Coleman propane burners. It took us around 2:30 to boil a liter (about one quart) of water, which is about as fast as it gets. The burners are so powerful you really need to be careful about touching the stove.

Simmering
The burners give you good control for simmering. They are not as good as the GasOne but we felt they were adequate.

Ease of Setup
This is one of the easier stoves to set up. Just screw in the propane adapter, insert the propane, and you are ready to go. The one downside is that the propane adapter sticks out and takes up valuable table space. This is a problem most two-burner stoves experience.

Ease of Care
This stove is average for ease of cleaning. The grill coves off quickly and the stainless steel is relatively easy to wipe down. It has real latches to close the stove. This means stove won't pop open unexpectedly.

Wind Resistance
This is one of the more wind resistant stoves. The side wind shields do a great job of protecting the flame. This shields combined with the powerful burners made this the fastest stove to boil water in windy conditions.

Packed Size
This is bigger than the typical two-burner stove. But it's not so big that it is hard to pack like the Camp Chef Yukon.

Chris McNamara

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Most recent review: August 15, 2014
Summary of All Ratings

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50% of 2 reviewers recommend it
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3 Total Ratings
5 star: 33%  (1)
4 star: 33%  (1)
3 star: 0%  (0)
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1 star: 33%  (1)
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   Aug 15, 2014 - 04:34pm
Steven Miller · Camper · Harvard
I bought this stove based on the editors review. I received the product and noticed the flimsy material. The wind breaks on the side of the stove did not match up to the lid connections. Sending this puppy back and rebuilding my 30 year old Colman.

Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this product to a friend.
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bobinc · Climber · Portland, OR
Yes it's expensive but it really is a cut above the Coleman 2-burner stoves I've used for group camping over the years. Much more high end and also simmers quite admirably. Mostly I use it on multi-day river trips and the difference in performance over Coleman is notable. It's bigger and bulkier but this also means two full-size pots/pans can fit on it at once. Yes, the regulator rattles around but that's only a small annoyance amidst the upside of this stove.

Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this product to a friend.
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