Camp Chef Explorer 2-Burner
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Pros Great simmering ability, freestanding, legs are removable, powerful burners, tons of cooking spaceEfficient, durable, compact, has auto-ignitionWind-resistant, powerful, even cooking, auto-ignitionNon-slip rubber feet for leveling, large cooking surface, durable metal latches instead of plasticAffordable, fuel adaptor threads on easier than other stoves, windscreens are adjustable, compact dimensions
Cons No auto ignition system, does not operate on 16oz propane canisters, wind puts out burner easilyCooks hot, ignitor is sometimes finickyUnreliable burner regulators, plastic latches on frontStruggles with the wind, not super powerful, on the heavy sideNo auto-ignition, lower BTUs, small burners prone to hot spots
Bottom Line A well-priced stove that simmers like a professional range on a table, tailgate, or freestanding on its ownThe stove works great, looks good, and comes at a reasonable priceA powerful, wind-resistant stove that cooks well, unless the internal regulators malfunctionDurable and generously sized, this stove is straightforward and has adjustable feet for uneven surfacesIf you just need something basic and don't want to strain your wallet, this is our favorite option
Rating Categories Camp Chef Explorer 2-Burner GSI Outdoors Selkirk 540 Camp Chef Everest Eureka Ignite Plus Coleman Classic
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Specs Camp Chef Explorer... GSI Outdoors... Camp Chef Everest Eureka Ignite Plus Coleman Classic
Weight (pounds) 30.6 lbs (19.2 lbs without legs) 9.8 lbs 12.3 lbs 12.0 lbs 9.8 lbs
Total BTU (from manufacturer) 60,000 20,000 40,000 20,000 20,000
Boil Time (1 quart of water, wind from a box fan) 5 min 5.5 min 3 min 6.25 min 6.25 min
Boil Time (1 quart of water, no wind) 3.75 min 4 min 2.5 min 4.75 min 4.75 min
Cooktop material Cast aluminum Nickel-chrome steel Nickel-coated steel Plated steel Aluminized steel
Packed Size (inches) 32.75" x 14" x 7.75" (height not including legs) 21.4" x 12.9" x 3.8" 23.5" x 13.5" x 4" 23" x 12.8" x 4" 21" x 13" x 3.5"
Cooking surface dimensions (inches) 32.5" x 13.75" 17.5" x 9.5" 19" x 9.5" 20.5" x 9.5" 18.75" x 10.5"
Burner/flame diameter 5" 3" 3.5" 3" 3.5"
Distance between burners (center to center) 13" 11" 12" 12" 7.75"
Windscreen? Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Piezo Ignitor? No Yes Yes Yes No
Number of burners 2 2 2 2 2
Type of Model Freestanding Tabletop, foldable Tabletop Tabletop, foldable Tabletop
Fuel Type Propane - large 20# tank Propane Propane Propane Propane
Mfr. Model Number EX60LW 56012 MS2HP 2572195 2000020943NP
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