Camp Chef Teton Two-Burner Review
Cons: Unreliable auto-igniter, doesn't simmer as well as other models, cheap front latch
Manufacturer: Camp Chef
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Camp Chef Teton Two-Burner
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|Pros||Decent wind resistance, auto-ignition, lightweight, affordable||Large cook surface, powerful, burly, impressive wind resistance, built to last||Great simmering, inexpensive, lightweight, auto-ignition||Lightweight, compact, easy to use, easy to set up, highly portable, inexpensive||Affordable, fuel adaptor threads on easier than other stoves, windscreens are adjustable, compact dimensions|
|Cons||Unreliable auto-igniter, doesn't simmer as well as other models, cheap front latch||Heavy, bulky, spendy||Boils water slowly, can be hard to find butane canisters, no wind screen, you burn through lots of fuel cans (lots of waste)||Minimal wind protection, slow boil time||No auto-ignition, lower BTUs, small burners prone to hot spots|
|Bottom Line||This isn't the fanciest or most powerful stove, but it's a decent option at a very approachable price||A durable, wind-resistant stove that features powerful output but also impressive simmering abilities and easy maintenance||Versatile and low cost, this single-burner stove cooks well, cleans up easily, and weighs the least of all the models we tested||This lightweight single burner butane stove is decently inexpensive and easy to use||This is a simple and straightforward two-burner that provides everything you need for basic meals at a very nice price|
|Rating Categories||Camp Chef Teton Two...||Camp Chef Everest 2X||Gas One GS-3000||Eureka SPRK+ Butane||Coleman Classic|
|Time To Boil (20%)|
|Wind Resistance (20%)|
|Simmering Ability (20%)|
|Ease Of Set Up (15%)|
|Ease Of Care (15%)|
|Specs||Camp Chef Teton Two...||Camp Chef Everest 2X||Gas One GS-3000||Eureka SPRK+ Butane||Coleman Classic|
|Weight (pounds)||9.6 lbs||13.97 lbs||4.1 lbs||4.94 lbs w/case, 3.49 lbs stove alone||9.8 lbs|
|Total BTU per burner (from manufacturer)||10,000||20,000||9,000||11,500||10,.000|
|Boil Time (1 quart of water, wind from a box fan)||6.25 min||3.5 min||13 min||14.5 min||6.25 min|
|Boil Time (1 quart of water, no wind)||4.75 min||3 min||4.5 min||5 min||4.75 min|
|Cooktop material||Stainless steel||Nickel-coated steel||Enamel Coated Steel||Stainless steel||Aluminized steel|
|Packed Size (inches)||21.5" x 12.5" x 4"||27 x 15.5 x 8.25||14" x 12" x 3.5"||15.3 x 13 x 3.6||21" x 13" x 3.5"|
|Cooking surface dimensions (inches)||17.5" x 9.25"||21" x 9.5"||8.25" x 8.25"||9.5" x 9.5"||18.75" x 10.5"|
|Distance between burners (center to center)||7.75"||12.25"||N/A||N/A||7.75"|
|Number of burners||2||2||1||1||2|
|Type of Model||Tabletop||Tabletop||Tabletop||Tabletop||Tabletop|
|Mfr. Model Number||CCF0025||MS2HP||GS-3000||2572201||2000020943NP|
Our Analysis and Test Results
The Camp Chef Teton is the slightly under-achieving younger sibling of the Everest. It is perfectly adequate and gets the job done, but it doesn't have an ivy-league resume either. If money is tight and you don't camp super often, the Teton is fine — but if you can spend a bit more, camp a lot, and want the best? Go with something else.
Time to Boil
The Teton boiled a quart water in 4.75 minutes. This is a decent time, but not overly fast. If you tend to boil tons of water and want it done as quickly as possible, this stove may be a good one to pair with something like a JetBoil MiniMo.
The wind resistance on this stove is satisfactory overall. Some of our other models struggled mightily in this category, especially those lacking a windscreen, but the Teton held its own. The compact design means that wind or no, it stays fairly consistent. In our box fan test, where we put a fan to the side of the stove and turned it on low while boiling water, this stove clocked in at 6.25 minutes — not that much more time than without the fan. And while this isn't a winning time by any means, it's still better than more than half of our test suite. The Teton also does well when cooking food in real (not simulated) wind — the ultimate test of a well-designed stove.
Simmering isn't a strong point for this contender. Despite having the burner as low as it would go, when making pancakes, it was difficult to get the center cooked before the outside was done. We also had to observe our veggies and bacon and stir them frequently to not char or over-crisp. If you need something simple and cheap for making soup and pasta, however, this is a fine option. Not everyone needs a gourmet setup.
Ease of Set Up
Setting up the Teton is as smooth and straightforward as any other compact two-burner. Slot the windscreens into the lid, attach the fuel adaptor to the stove body, and screw in your fuel canister. Done.
Of note: while this model does come equipped with an auto-ignition system, ours only worked about half the time. Our first day out of the box, it didn't work at all. Later on, it worked here and there; other times, it was 100%. It almost behaved as if it needed to be broken in. Maybe it was just an issue with the particular model we tested. Either way, we recommend keeping a lighter handy, just in case.
Ease of Care
Same as set up, caring for this stove is a breeze. The top cooking grate lifts off, clearing the way for you to scrub the drip tray underneath. Simple as that!
This is a great option for anyone needing to be conscious of space and weight. It's a nice compact size at 21.5 x 12.5 x 4 inches and only weighs 9.6 pounds. However, if the nuances of fine cooking are more important to you than saving 2 pounds and 2 inches, you might want to get something else.
While there are some performance issues with this stove, the price is highly reasonable for what you get. If you're not someone who camps often, it makes sense to get something simple and affordable like this.
We are lukewarm about the Teton overall. It's adequate and available at a nice price, but it's not exceptional in any way and is of noticeably lower quality than other Camp Chef models. It offers good wind resistance and decent boiling times, but it doesn't simmer overly well, and we fear it may not withstand the test of time if you are someone that camps often and cooks fiercely.
— Penney Garrett