The Coleman Butane Instastart was a runner-up for our Best Buy Award. It's a simple and small one-burner stove with an approachable price tag. At 7,650 BTUs, it's not a powerhouse, but not everyone needs that. For our friends who dig simple oatmeal, quesadillas, soup, or macaroni and cheese meals, there's no reason to spend a lot more on a more complex setup. We feel like this is a great starter stove for a new or infrequent camper that wants something competent and straightforward without breaking the bank. It's a great stove to buy if you are the kind of camper that only makes simple one-pot meals and you're happy with that, or if you need an affordable extra burner for your current set-up.
This model is the cheapest stove in our review. For a buck more, though, you can buy the Best Buy Award winning Gas One GS-3000. We prefer the Gas One model because it's a little lighter, even easier to clean, and quicker bringing water to a boil.