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Eureka Ignite Plus Review

This stove is pretty standard but does provide a large cooking surface and useful non-slip rubber feet for keeping it level
Eureka Ignite Plus
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Price:  $145 List | Check Price at REI
Pros:  Non-slip rubber feet for leveling, large cooking surface, durable metal latches instead of plastic
Cons:  Struggles with the wind, not super powerful, on the heavy side
Manufacturer:   Eureka
By Penney Garrett ⋅ Senior Review Editor  ⋅  May 10, 2021
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  • Time to Boil - 20% 5
  • Wind Resistance - 20% 7
  • Simmering Ability - 20% 7
  • Ease of Set Up - 15% 7
  • Ease of Care - 15% 7
  • Portability - 10% 6

Our Verdict

The Eureka Ignite Plus is a well-built stove with a nice, wide cooking area and removable rubber feet for traction and leveling. It boils well, simmers nicely, and is super easy to care for. The windscreens are more of a square shape than many other models, which helps provide some extra width on top of the already generous footprint. Thick steel and metal latches round out the robust design, and the bright, fun color made our testers smile. We noticed a decrease in performance on windy days, and our right burner cooked hotter than the left, but overall this is a reliable stove. Nothing uber-special, but not a disappointment either.

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Pros Non-slip rubber feet for leveling, large cooking surface, durable metal latches instead of plasticLarge cook surface, powerful, burly, impressive wind resistance, built to lastThree burners, snug windscreen, fast boil time, easy setup, powerful burnersGreat simmering, inexpensive, lightweight, auto-ignitionAffordable, fuel adaptor threads on easier than other stoves, windscreens are adjustable, compact dimensions
Cons Struggles with the wind, not super powerful, on the heavy sideHeavy, bulky, spendyAwkward and sharp carrying handle, average wind resistanceBoils water slowly, can be hard to find butane canisters, no wind screen, you burn through lots of fuel cans (lots of waste)No auto-ignition, lower BTUs, small burners prone to hot spots
Bottom Line This stove is pretty standard but does provide a large cooking surface and useful non-slip rubber feet for keeping it levelA durable, wind-resistant stove that features powerful output but also impressive simmering abilities and easy maintenanceA well-designed and powerful 3-burner stove, with easy setup and a relatively trim designVersatile and low cost, this single-burner stove cooks well, cleans up easily, and weighs the least of all the models we testedThis is a simple and straightforward two-burner that provides everything you need for basic meals at a very nice price
Rating Categories Eureka Ignite Plus Camp Chef Everest 2X Outfitter Series 3-... Gas One GS-3000 Coleman Classic
Time To Boil (20%)
5.0
9.0
8.0
6.0
5.0
Wind Resistance (20%)
7.0
9.0
6.0
3.0
7.0
Simmering Ability (20%)
7.0
9.0
9.0
7.0
6.0
Ease Of Set Up (15%)
7.0
7.0
7.0
9.0
7.0
Ease Of Care (15%)
7.0
7.0
8.0
9.0
6.0
Portability (10%)
6.0
6.0
7.0
9.0
8.0
Specs Eureka Ignite Plus Camp Chef Everest 2X Outfitter Series 3-... Gas One GS-3000 Coleman Classic
Weight (pounds) 12.0 lbs 13.97 lbs 7.77 lbs 4.1 lbs 9.8 lbs
Total BTU per burner (from manufacturer) 10,000 20,000 25,000 9,000 10,.000
Boil Time (1 quart of water, wind from a box fan) 6.25 min 3.5 min 7 min 13 min 6.25 min
Boil Time (1 quart of water, no wind) 4.75 min 3 min 3.25 min 4.5 min 4.75 min
Cooktop material Plated steel Nickel-coated steel Stainless steel Enamel Coated Steel Aluminized steel
Packed Size (inches) 23" x 12.8" x 4" 27 x 15.5 x 8.25 23" x 12.75" x 4.3" 14" x 12" x 3.5" 21" x 13" x 3.5"
Cooking surface dimensions (inches) 20.5" x 9.5" 21" x 9.5" 19.5" x 9.5" 8.25" x 8.25" 18.75" x 10.5"
Burner/flame diameter 3" 4.75" 4.75" (outer burners), 3.25" (middle burner) 2.875" 3.5"
Distance between burners (center to center) 12" 12.25" 7" (outer to middle), 14" (outer to outer) N/A 7.75"
Windscreen? Yes Yes Yes No Yes
Piezo Ignitor? Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Number of burners 2 2 3 1 2
Type of Model Tabletop, foldable Tabletop Tabletop Tabletop Tabletop
Fuel Type Propane Propane Propane Butane Propane
Mfr. Model Number 2572195 MS2HP 212-300-50 GS-3000 2000020943NP

Our Analysis and Test Results

The Ignite Plus is a straightforward stove with a few perks. It's nice and wide for campers with larger cookware, it comes with rubber feet so that you can get level on uneven ground, and it has a reliable auto-ignition system. It's a good stove at a fair price.

Performance Comparison


Easy to use with good performance, the Ignite Plus is robust and...
Easy to use with good performance, the Ignite Plus is robust and accommodating.
Photo: Penney Garrett

Time to Boil


With 10,000 BTUs per burner, this stove isn't quite as powerful as some of the other models in our review. But the compact design helps it stay protected from the wind and relatively efficient. Boiling a quart of water on a non-windy day took 4:45, nowhere near the fastest in our fleet but respectable nonetheless.

The Ignite Plus is middle of the road for boiling water - very...
The Ignite Plus is middle of the road for boiling water - very adequate but nothing mind-blowing.
Photo: Penney Garrett

Wind Resistance


The Ignite is pretty middle of the road in this department, as well. With mild natural wind, it fares well, but on truly blustery days, it struggles. We noticed it took much longer to heat up food, and the burners couldn't keep a large pan evenly heated.

To test wind resistance in a controlled manner, we place a box fan 24" to the side of the stoves on low and then time how long it takes to boil a quart of temperature-checked water. The Ignite clocked in at 6:15, a minute and a half longer than without wind. This is better than quite a few models in our review, but nowhere near the best.

The shape of the windscreen on the Ignite Plus gives some extra...
The shape of the windscreen on the Ignite Plus gives some extra width to accommodate larger cookware. While we appreciate this, the stove as a whole still struggles a bit on really windy days.
Photo: Penney Garrett

Simmering Ability


Simmering on the Ignite is enjoyable; the knobs have clear markings and a large range, making it easy to find your perfect setting. That being said, the combination of delicate cooking in the presence of some wind can be quite the challenge for this stove. We attempted to make some finicky pancakes in a large cast-iron on a windy fall morning (a difficult test indeed!), and it was just too many things at once for this otherwise adequate stove. Dialing in the right temperature was difficult, as was getting the full width of our cast iron hot enough. Our food cooked slowly and unevenly, though the job did get done. In subsequent cooking sessions, performance was fine; just be aware this stove can only handle so many variables.

In most scenarios the Ignite did great, but delicate lemon poppy...
In most scenarios the Ignite did great, but delicate lemon poppy pancakes in a giant pan on a very windy morning really pushed the limits of this stove.
Photo: Penney Garrett

Ease of Set Up


Easy peasy! Setting this stove up is just like any other compact tabletop model with the addition of non-slip rubber feet. These get screwed on the base before your first use. After that, they only have to be adjusted if you need to alter the level of the stove on an uneven surface.

The rubber feet on the Ignite are an extra step, but they are an...
The rubber feet on the Ignite are an extra step, but they are an easy initial install and highly useful when you inevitably end up cooking on a bumpy rock or slopey picnic table.
Photo: Penney Garrett

Ease of Care


Also a no brainer: lift out the grate, wipe away the grime, replace the grate, close the lid. Done!

If you can wipe a table you can clean the Ignite. Cleaning is easy...
If you can wipe a table you can clean the Ignite. Cleaning is easy, depending on how bad your mess is, of course.
Photo: Penney Garrett

Portability


The Ignite is wider than most of the other compact tabletop stoves in our review. This means you can use larger pots and pans, but it also means you'll need to sacrifice a bit more space and carry a little extra weight. At 23 x 12.8 x 4 inches and 11.96 pounds, this is on the large size for a compact two-burner. That said, the extra size and weight are marginal and will likely go unnoticed in a car packed full of camping gear.

The Ignite is on the wide side, but the extra space is nice when...
The Ignite is on the wide side, but the extra space is nice when cooking and it still packs up compactly and is easy and comfortable to carry.
Photo: Penney Garrett

Value


Value is subjective, but numbers also don't lie. With no competition, the price of this stove is reasonable for what you get. However, when you consider that we received equally good performance from cheaper stoves and superior performance from only slightly more expensive stoves, then this one is hard to get excited about. We mean no disrespect, and if you end up with this stove, we think you'll be quite satisfied, but if you have the luxury of picking any stove on the market, then there are better ones to choose from.

Conclusion


The Eureka Ignite Plus provides a nice cooking area and some useful extra features like rubber feet for leveling, well-marked burner dials, and generous windscreens. It didn't blow us away in any category and struggled with the wind, but all in all, it's a decent stove for a fair price. And, if you have any of the other Eureka models with the Jetlink accessory port, you can add this one to the family and run them all using the same fuel source.

A lovely day out with the Ignite Plus.
A lovely day out with the Ignite Plus.
Photo: Penney Garrett

Penney Garrett