There was fierce competition at the top of the pack in this review, but at the end of the day, numbers don't lie. Totalling the scores in each metric, the Stansport Outfitter Series 2-Burner stove landed on top, and rightfully so. This machine is a cooking beast, boasting 50,000 BTUs spread equally across two burners, it boils water very quickly. It also has a soft side, masterfully simmering our campsite bolognese sauce better than the rest. Windy conditions? The back and side panels block gusts of wind efficiently so you can keep on cooking with consistency, whether at sea level or high elevation. There's plenty of cooking space for full-size pots and pans, while the grate design also allows for smaller cooking apparatus like a Moka pot. The super-sturdy grate lifts off for quick and easy cleaning, while setup is also a breeze. Put it all together, and this is a stellar compact stove that allows you to get more than a little fancy at your campsite.
The Camp Chef Everest provided the stiffest competition to this Stansport stove, and truthfully, both are excellent options. The Stansport edged out the Everest in simmering, but the latter is a smidge less weight and costs $20 less. Due to the near identical elite-level performance of both stoves, both were deemed our mutual Editors' Choice winners. If you don't have a real need for two burners, consider our Best Buy Award winner. The Gas One GS-3000 is a functional single-burner that cooks one-pot meals well. On the other hand, if your needs surpass that of a tabletop model, head over to our review of the Camp Chef Pro 60, a freestanding stove with foldable side tables.