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Pros Affordable, fuel adaptor threads on easier than other stoves, windscreens are adjustable, compact dimensionsEfficient, durable, compact, has auto-ignitionWind-resistant, powerful, even cooking, auto-ignitionLow profile, lightweight, auto-ignition levers are easy to use, handy carrying case and handlesNon-slip rubber feet for leveling, large cooking surface, durable metal latches instead of plastic
Cons No auto-ignition, lower BTUs, small burners prone to hot spotsCooks hot, ignitor is sometimes finickyUnreliable burner regulators, plastic latches on frontVery pricey, not the most wind resistantStruggles with the wind, not super powerful, on the heavy side
Bottom Line If you just need something basic and don't want to strain your wallet, this is our favorite optionThe stove works great, looks good, and comes at a reasonable priceA powerful, wind-resistant stove that cooks well, unless the internal regulators malfunctionIf you're looking for a compact, foldable two-burner, this stove takes the cake on almost every frontDurable and generously sized, this stove is straightforward and has adjustable feet for uneven surfaces
Rating Categories Coleman Classic GSI Outdoors Selkirk 540 Camp Chef Everest Jetboil Genesis Basecamp Eureka Ignite Plus
Time To Boil (20%)
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Wind Resistance (20%)
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Simmering Ability (20%)
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Ease Of Set Up (15%)
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Ease Of Care (15%)
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Portability (10%)
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Specs Coleman Classic GSI Outdoors... Camp Chef Everest Jetboil Genesis... Eureka Ignite Plus
Weight (pounds) 9.8 lbs 9.8 lbs 12.3 lbs 7.4 lbs w/bag, 6.4 lbs stove alone 12.0 lbs
Total BTU (from manufacturer) 20,000 20,000 40,000 20,000 20,000
Boil Time (1 quart of water, wind from a box fan) 6.25 min 5.5 min 3 min 7.5 min 6.25 min
Boil Time (1 quart of water, no wind) 4.75 min 4 min 2.5 min 4.5 min 4.75 min
Cooktop material Aluminized steel Nickel-chrome steel Nickel-coated steel Nickel-plated steel Plated steel
Packed Size (inches) 21" x 13" x 3.5" 21.4" x 12.9" x 3.8" 23.5" x 13.5" x 4" 9.75" x 4.5" (11" x 6" in carrying bag) 23" x 12.8" x 4"
Cooking surface dimensions (inches) 18.75" x 10.5" 17.5" x 9.5" 19" x 9.5" 8" x 8.5" (each burner) 20.5" x 9.5"
Burner/flame diameter 3.5" 3" 3.5" 3.5" 3"
Distance between burners (center to center) 7.75" 11" 12" 10.5" 12"
Windscreen? Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Piezo Ignitor? No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Number of burners 2 2 2 2 2
Type of Model Tabletop Tabletop, foldable Tabletop Tabletop, foldable Tabletop, foldable
Fuel Type Propane Propane Propane Propane Propane
Mfr. Model Number 2000020943NP 56012 MS2HP GNST 2572195
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