Camping is becoming increasingly more popular recently. 40 million Americans head into the great outdoors every year for a few nights under the stars.
That means there are a lot of hungry campers out there – particularly when you can make amazing food in the great outdoors now thanks to modern technology.
And that’s where our 12 best camping stoves come in, each one of them can help you and your family enjoy a tasty and nutritious hot meal in any corner of the globe at any time you want. Don’t leave home without one of them for company.
Best Camping Stoves
Coleman Classic Propane Stove
It’s a classic and nearly every camper has seen one of these at some point in their lives.
It’s not the most powerful stove we tested but it does offer great value for money. Just keep it clean and it will serve you for years.
You can find the Coleman Classic Propane Stove online.
Eureka Ignite Plus Camp Stove
You will have no problems getting this to light and we love the built-in wind shields too.
It’s one of the best stoves in our tests for being able to control the heat.
You can find the Eureka Ignite Plus Camp Stove online.
Eureka Spire LX-2 Burner Camp Stove
If the twin burners aren’t enough for you, you can add a Jetboil Stove thanks to the outlet nozzle on this.
It’s a great product which lets you cook a breakfast easily and efficiently but it can be very hard to track down in the real world.
You can find the Eureka Spire LX-2 Burner Camp Stove at REI Co-op.
Camp Chef Everest
An absolute powerhouse with high intensity burners.
You can cook real quick on this but the flame is too easily extinguished by a heavy gust of wind for our liking.
You can find the Camp Chef Everest online.
Primus Kinjia Stove
Primus is all about camp stoves and it shows!
This is a rugged and attractive Swedish made product that works like a charm.
You can find the Primus Kinjia Stove on Amazon.
Camp Chef Pro 60X
If you’re camping in a big group, then this is the best choice, no doubt about it.
It’s too big for family or single use but when you’ve got hungry girl scouts to feed, you can’t beat it.
You can find the Camp Chef Pro 60X online.
Stansport Outfitter Series-3 Burner Propane Stove
These burners are among the most powerful in our tests and can give a whopping 25,000 BTUs of heat!
Three burners makes it the best option for cooking big meals or for separating different types of food.
You can find the Stansport Outfitter Series-3 Burner Propane Stove at Walmart.
Blackstone Tabletop Griddle 17-inch
If you want waffles, then this griddle is going to make your camping dreams come true.
It’s really good at even cooking but it does take a while to do so.
You can find the Blackstone Tabletop Griddle 17-inch at Walmart.
Jetboil Genesis Base Camp System Stove
This is nearly a whole kitchen, we love the way that it packs away into a tiny space when you’re done with it and the control over the heat with this model is unbeatable.
You can find the Jetboil Genesis Base Camp System Stove online.
Snow Peak GigaPower LI Stove
It looks like a spaceship and it’s super lightweight.
There’s only one burner but at 34,000 BTUs, who cares?
It will cook whatever you want, and it’ll do it fast.
You can find the Snow Peak GigaPower LI Stove online.
Camp Chef Explorer
This is a big stove and it weighs over 30 lbs.
So don’t expect to be able to drag it several miles into a forest but if you intend to eat near the campsite, it’s almost like bringing your home stovetop with you.
Excellent, if a little pricey.
You can find the Camp Chef Explorer online.
Camping Stove Ohuhu
An ultra-budget option that is great for small meals and excels for barbecue grilling too!
You can’t cook a lot at one time but at this price, you may not mind that.
You can find the Camping Stove Ohuhu online.
Last Word on Camping Stoves
If you’ve worked up an appetite for some food in the great outdoors now why not check out our review of The Camper Van Cookbook to get some recipe ides?
Alternatively, if you don’t have a camper van that you can use to get you out in the open and cooking, why not check out our top picks for the best camper vans. You’ll find its packed with useful information on the best vehicles for life in the outdoors.