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Coleman PerfectFlow InstaStart 2-Burner Review


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  • Currently 4.0/5
Overall avg rating 4.0 of 5 based on 1 review. Most recent review: June 30, 2015
Price:   $84 | Compare prices at 1 resellers
Pros:  Good value, light, easy to clean.
Cons:  Not as big a cook surface or as fast a boil time as other stoves.
Best Uses:  Camping trips with 1-4 people a few times a year.
User Rating:       (0.0 of 5) based on 0 reviews
Manufacturer:   Coleman
Review by: Chris McNamara ⋅ Founder and Editor-in-Chief, OutdoorGearLab ⋅ June 30, 2015  
The Coleman PerfectFlow InstaStart 2-Burner Stove is much the same as the PerfectFlow 2-Burner Stove, about which we did a full review. The first (and obvious) difference is that the InstaStart has an auto ignite button. Other differences are that the Insta-Start…

• Costs $10 more
• Has two burners of 11,000 BTU rather than 10,000
• Is slightly smaller
• Has a silver lid rather than a green one

To get a better sense of how the stove stacks up against look at a more complete review of its sibling the Coleman PerfectFlow 2-Burner as well as our Camping Stove Review.

Should you get the InstaStart or the regular version?

We feel that generally the InstaStart is the way to go… as long as it lasts. We find that with most stoves the auto-ignite works great out of the box but then becomes less responsive over time. We have not completed our durability tests on the Coleman InstaStart yet so we can't comment. The downside to no InstaStart is you always need to have a long-handled lighter handy. The cost and hassle of keeping lighters handy makes the extra $10 price premium of the InstaStart worth it.

June 2015
The Coleman PerfectFlow InstaStart 2-Burner is available on the Coleman website, but may be difficult to find at major retailers. You may also want to consider checking out the Coleman Grill Stove InstaStart which retails for $95 and has a nickel-chrome stove grate and one removable die-cast aluminum grill grate.

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