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Camp Chef Teton Two-Burner Review

This isn't the fanciest or most powerful stove, but it's a decent option at a very approachable price.
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Price:  $88 List | $69.99 at Amazon
Pros:  Decent wind resistance, auto-ignition, lightweight, affordable
Cons:  Unreliable auto-igniter, doesn't simmer as well as other models, cheap front latch
Manufacturer:   Camp Chef
By Penney Garrett ⋅ Senior Review Editor  ⋅  Nov 4, 2019
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  • Time to Boil - 25% 7
  • Wind Resistance - 25% 6
  • Simmering Ability - 20% 4
  • Ease of Set Up - 10% 7
  • Ease of Care - 10% 7
  • Portability - 10% 7

Our Verdict

The Camp Chef Teton gives an acceptable performance everywhere that counts. It boils just fine, blocks the wind adequately, and set up and cleaning are a cinch. It's also nice and compact and weighs a few pounds less than our Editors' Choice winner, the Camp Chef Everest. It is pretty similar to the Everest, just not quite as good and with half the BTUs. It's also significantly cheaper, and a few things make that clear. Construction and materials aren't as robust or durable, and the auto-ignition system is finicky — some days it works fine, other days not hardly at all. All in all, if you are the kind of camper that only needs a stove a handful of times throughout the season, then this is a fine option that will get the job done without straining your wallet.


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Pros Decent wind resistance, auto-ignition, lightweight, affordableDurable, 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 Unreliable auto-igniter, doesn't simmer as well as other models, cheap front latchPlastic 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 This isn't the fanciest or most powerful stove, but it's a decent option at a very approachable price.This has been an Editors' Choice for more than six years.This compact and well-functioning stove boil quickly, is easy to care for, and won't break the bank.This stove is pretty standard, but does provide a large cooking surface and useful non-slip rubber feet for keeping it level, no matter where your camp kitchen ends up.With high BTUs, a large cooking area, and removable legs, this freestanding stove offers a lot of options for big groups and chef-minded camp cooks.
Rating Categories Camp Chef Teton Two-Burner Camp Chef Everest GSI Outdoors Selkirk 540 Eureka Ignite Plus Camp Chef Explorer 2-Burner
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Specs Camp Chef Teton... Camp Chef Everest GSI Outdoors... Eureka Ignite Plus Camp Chef Explorer...
Weight (pounds) 9.6 lbs 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) 6.25 min 3 min 5.5 min 6.25 min 5 min
Boil Time (1 quart of water, no wind) 4.75 min 2.5 min 4 min 4.75 min 3.75 min
Cooktop material Stainless steel Nickel-coated steel Nickel-chrome steel Plated steel Cast aluminum
Packed Size (inches) 21.5" x 12.5" x 4" 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) 17.5" x 9.25" 19" x 9.5" 17.5" x 9.5" 20.5" x 9.5" 32.5" x 13.75"
Burner/flame diameter 3.25" 3.5" 3" 3" 5"
Distance between burners (center to center) 7.75" 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 Tabletop Tabletop, foldable Tabletop, foldable Freestanding
Fuel Type Propane Propane Propane Propane Propane - large 20# tank
Mfr. Model Number CCF0025 MS2HP 56012 2572195 EX60LW

Our Analysis and Test Results

The Camp Chef Teton is the slightly under-achieving younger sibling of the Everest. It's 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 the Everest.

Performance Comparison


The Teton is among the cheapest two-burners in our review. It performs decently all around  but also isn't a showstopper.
The Teton is among the cheapest two-burners in our review. It performs decently all around, but also isn't a showstopper.

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 a JetBoil.

This stove boils water in a decent time  but it certainly isn't the fastest in our test suite.
This stove boils water in a decent time, but it certainly isn't the fastest in our test suite.

Wind Resistance


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.

The compact design and protective windscreen of the Teton makes for good wind resistance.
The compact design and protective windscreen of the Teton makes for good wind resistance.

Simmering Ability


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 set up.

This stove struggles a bit with getting low enough to properly caramelize onions and slow cook bacon.
This stove struggles a bit with getting low enough to properly caramelize onions and slow cook bacon.

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.

Clip in the windscreens and attach your fuel canister and you're ready to go!
Clip in the windscreens and attach your fuel canister and you're ready to go!

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!

Lift off the grate and scrub to shiny perfection!
Lift off the grate and scrub to shiny perfection!

Portability


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.

The Teton is a nice option for those needing lightweight and low profile.
The Teton is a nice option for those needing lightweight and low profile.

Value


While there are some performance issues with this stove, the price is still really reasonable for what you get. If you're not someone who camps often, it makes sense to get something simple and affordable like this.

While not the best  the Teton is a perfectly fine stove at a very approachable price. It doesn't pack the power or durability of other models in our review  but it gets the job done.
While not the best, the Teton is a perfectly fine stove at a very approachable price. It doesn't pack the power or durability of other models in our review, but it gets the job done.

Conclusion


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 the Everest. 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.

This is a great stove for simple low impact use. It'll do what a stove is meant to do  simply and fairly efficiently. Just make sure you bring a lighter  as the auto-ignition system only worked about half the time for us.
This is a great stove for simple low impact use. It'll do what a stove is meant to do, simply and fairly efficiently. Just make sure you bring a lighter, as the auto-ignition system only worked about half the time for us.


Penney Garrett