Tough and Durable Stove
- 50,000-BTU output (25,000...
- Oversized steel frame;...
I am a sucker for a tough portable stove, and I usually prefer built-in Piezo igniters. So, Stansport’s 2 Burner Propane Stove fit my sensibilities like a glove.
This is a throwback stainless-steel propane camp stove that doesn’t take guff. No, it’s not 6 oz. in weight, and no it doesn’t fit in your pocket. But it lights up easy and each burner heats all the way up to 25,000 BTUs. It is also specially designed to function well at high altitudes, fit with all the right pressure regulators to make it work in these intense circumstances. The hardware is heavy duty, including high-grade cooking grates that aren’t found on many new releases these days. The trend seems to be smaller and lighter, and the Stansport 2 Burner Propane Stove decides to buck that trend and fill the demand for campers that don’t mind a bit of setting up if it means they can cook a solid, full meal when they’re out living in the bush on a camping trip. The valves make it pretty easy to control the temperature, and such a condensed space generally doesn’t require all 50,000 BTUs at once, but it’s nice to have the option.
As mentioned, it runs on propane, and it is most compliant with a 16.4 oz propane cylinder. Also, it isn’t gigantic, but 6 x 13.2 x 24 “ isn’t exactly minuscule. This stainless-steel stove is ready to handle heavy pots and cook substantial meals. The steel wind blocking flaps make sure that the thing will ignite even when the breeze is coming hard and fast, and it does an admirable job of doing so.
It is sturdy, but there are a few minor issues with the build and design itself that I think could be improved upon. Still, if you treat it with respect, it will hold up for you. This is a heavy duty piece of equipment that works in tough conditions, which is exactly what a lot of campers ask for from their propane stove.
So, in case you couldn’t tell: I recommend this stove big time. It’s not the most inventive– it’s not hip or anything like that. But this is a stove that brings camping back to what it’s supposed to be. Cooking up food outdoors, even in the cold, or on top of a mountain. It’s 14 pounds, so it’s not the most portable stove you’ll find, but it sure as heck suits a lot of camper’s wants and needs more the little 5 oz. aluminum scraps that some people are calling a stove these days.
As far as double burner camping stoves go, this one gets a pass with flying colors.