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Camp Chef Explorer 2 Burner
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Pros Low profile, lightweight, auto-ignition levers are easy to use, handy carrying case and handlesDurable, wind-resistant, powerful, even cooking, auto-ignitionEfficient, durable, compact, has auto-ignitionNon-slip rubber feet for leveling, large cooking surface, durable metal latches instead of plasticGreat simmering ability, freestanding, legs are removable, powerful burners, tons of cooking space
Cons Very pricey, not the most wind resistantPlastic latches on frontCooks hot, ignitor is sometimes finickyStruggles with the wind, not super powerful, on the heavy sideNo auto ignition system, does not operate on 16oz propane canisters, wind puts out burner easily
Bottom Line If you're looking for a compact, foldable two-burner, this stove takes the cake on almost every frontYear after year, this stove continues to beat back the competition with top performance across the boardThis simple and compact stove is affordable and performs admirably across the boardDurable and generously sized, this stove is straightforward and has adjustable feet for uneven surfacesA well-priced stove that simmers like a professional range on a table, tailgate, or freestanding on its own
Rating Categories Jetboil Genesis Basecamp Camp Chef Everest GSI Outdoors Selkirk 540 Eureka Ignite Plus Camp Chef Explorer 2-Burner
Time To Boil (25%)
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Wind Resistance (25%)
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Ease Of Set Up (10%)
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Ease Of Care (10%)
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Specs Jetboil Genesis... Camp Chef Everest GSI Outdoors... Eureka Ignite Plus Camp Chef Explorer...
Weight (pounds) 7.4 lbs w/bag, 6.4 lbs stove alone 12.3 lbs 9.8 lbs 12.0 lbs 30.6 lbs (19.2 lbs without legs)
Total BTU (from manufacturer) 20,000 40,000 20,000 20,000 60,000
Boil Time (1 quart of water, wind from a box fan) 7.5 min 3 min 5.5 min 6.25 min 5 min
Boil Time (1 quart of water, no wind) 4.5 min 2.5 min 4 min 4.75 min 3.75 min
Cooktop material Nickel-plated steel Nickel-coated steel Nickel-chrome steel Plated steel Cast aluminum
Packed Size (inches) 9.75" x 4.5" (11" x 6" in carrying bag) 23.5" x 13.5" x 4" 21.4" x 12.9" x 3.8" 23" x 12.8" x 4" 32.75" x 14" x 7.75" (height not including legs)
Cooking surface dimensions (inches) 8" x 8.5" (each burner) 19" x 9.5" 17.5" x 9.5" 20.5" x 9.5" 32.5" x 13.75"
Burner/flame diameter 3.5" 3.5" 3" 3" 5"
Distance between burners (center to center) 10.5" 12" 11" 12" 13"
Windscreen? Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Piezo Ignitor? Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Number of burners 2 2 2 2 2
Type of Model Tabletop, foldable Tabletop Tabletop, foldable Tabletop, foldable Freestanding
Fuel Type Propane Propane Propane Propane Propane - large 20# tank
Mfr. Model Number GNST MS2HP 56012 2572195 EX60LW
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