When it comes to group camping, nothing really provides the power and the cook space of the Camp Chef Pro 90. With three, 30,000-BTU burners and two fold out "prep trays," this stove is really about size and power. It is as large and as powerful as a gas grill, yet it is portable (and better yet, easy to assemble!). In our old review, the two-burner Camp Chef Pro 60X took home our Top Pick for Group Cooking, but this year, we upped the ante and tested out the three-burner model! It should be no surprise that the Camp Chef Pro 90 took this year's Top Pick honors. Overall, we found this product to be even better for group cooking (more space, more burners, more power!), but more difficult to lug around. If you love the idea of this stove, but want something a little smaller and less expensive then the two-burner model may be a better choice for you.
This stove had some of the best flame power of any stove tested. This results in faster, more efficient cooking and extra benefits like roasting peppers or warming tortillas. If you cook for groups of six or more on a regular basis, then consider adding this stove to your wish list. The extra burner and the added heat will dramatically speed up your cooking process. The generous cook space is also more conducive to group cooking as you can cook with large pots/pans on each burner! With most two burner camping stoves, one 12-inch pan takes up 3/4 of the whole cook top. With this model, you can easily use several 12, or even 16-inch pots/pans. It is also important to note that this stove must be used with a five gallon propane tank rather than the propane canisters that many other camping stoves use. This isn't included, but since it's refillable, this type of tank is by and large a more convenient and cheaper fuel source option.