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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
Camp Chef Teton Two-Burner
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Price:  $77 List | Check Price at REI
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 - 20% 5
  • Wind Resistance - 20% 7
  • Simmering Ability - 20% 4
  • Ease of Set Up - 15% 7
  • Ease of Care - 15% 6
  • 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. Nice and compact, it weighs a few pounds less than many other models. 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, affordableGreat simmering, inexpensive, lightweight, auto-ignitionLightweight, compact, easy to use, easy to set up, highly portable, inexpensiveAffordable, fuel adaptor threads on easier than other stoves, windscreens are adjustable, compact dimensionsSolid performer across many metrics, good packed size, excellent price, reliable
Cons Unreliable auto-igniter, doesn't simmer as well as other models, cheap front latchBoils 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 timeNo auto-ignition, lower BTUs, small burners prone to hot spotsSlower boiling time, struggles with wind resistance, smaller cooking area
Bottom Line This isn't the fanciest or most powerful stove, but it's a decent option at a very approachable priceVersatile and low cost, this single-burner stove cooks well, cleans up easily, and weighs the least of all the models we testedThis lightweight single burner butane stove is decently inexpensive and easy to useThis is a simple and straightforward two-burner that provides everything you need for basic meals at a very nice priceCompact and affordable, this stove struggles with the wind but is a nice option for a camp cook with simple needs
Rating Categories Camp Chef Teton Two... Gas One GS-3000 Eureka SPRK+ Butane Coleman Classic Coleman Triton Plus
Time To Boil (20%)
5.0
6.0
4.0
5.0
5.0
Wind Resistance (20%)
7.0
3.0
2.0
7.0
2.0
Simmering Ability (20%)
4.0
7.0
8.0
6.0
6.0
Ease Of Set Up (15%)
7.0
9.0
9.0
7.0
7.0
Ease Of Care (15%)
6.0
9.0
9.0
6.0
6.0
Portability (10%)
7.0
9.0
9.0
8.0
7.0
Specs Camp Chef Teton Two... Gas One GS-3000 Eureka SPRK+ Butane Coleman Classic Coleman Triton Plus
Weight (pounds) 9.6 lbs 4.1 lbs 4.94 lbs w/case, 3.49 lbs stove alone 9.8 lbs 11 lbs
Total BTU per burner (from manufacturer) 10,000 9,000 11,500 10,.000 11,000
Boil Time (1 quart of water, wind from a box fan) 6.25 min 13 min 14.5 min 6.25 min 15 min
Boil Time (1 quart of water, no wind) 4.75 min 4.5 min 5 min 4.75 min 4.75 min
Cooktop material Stainless steel Enamel Coated Steel Stainless steel Aluminized steel Aluminized steel
Packed Size (inches) 21.5" x 12.5" x 4" 14" x 12" x 3.5" 15.3 x 13 x 3.6 21" x 13" x 3.5" 21" x 12.5" x 4.5"
Cooking surface dimensions (inches) 17.5" x 9.25" 8.25" x 8.25" 9.5" x 9.5" 18.75" x 10.5" 17" x 9"
Burner/flame diameter 3.25" 2.875" 3' 3.5" 3"
Distance between burners (center to center) 7.75" N/A N/A 7.75" 11"
Windscreen? Yes No Yes Yes Yes
Piezo Ignitor? Yes Yes Rotary No Yes
Number of burners 2 1 1 2 2
Type of Model Tabletop Tabletop Tabletop Tabletop Tabletop
Fuel Type Propane Butane Butane Propane Propane
Mfr. Model Number CCF0025 GS-3000 2572201 2000020943NP 2000020954NP

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.

Performance Comparison


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

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.

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

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...
The compact design and protective windscreen of the Teton makes for good wind resistance.
Photo: Penney Garrett

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 setup.

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

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...
Clip in the windscreens and attach your fuel canister and you're ready to go!
Photo: Penney Garrett

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!
Photo: Penney Garrett

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...
The Teton is a nice option for those needing lightweight and low profile.
Photo: Penney Garrett

Value


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.

While not the best, the Teton is a perfectly fine stove at a very...
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.
Photo: Penney Garrett

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 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.

This is a great stove for simple low impact use. It'll do what a...
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.
Photo: Penney Garrett

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