Unlock Chef-Level RV Cooking With These Portable Stoves


A reliable portable stove can mean the difference between enjoying a camping trip and longing for a delicious kitchen meal. With so many camping stoves available, it can be overwhelming trying to find one best suited for your outdoor needs. 

There is a lot to consider when selecting a portable stove, including power type, weight, and whether or not your model is outdoor-friendly. In this guide, we’ll narrow down the best camping stoves and help you put your outdoor culinary skills to the test. 

7 Best Portable Camping Stoves

A portable burner can save you money and the burden of dealing with inedible dishes. Here are some of the best types of camping stoves worth the investment.

Camp Chef Everest 2X

The Camp Chef Everest 2x is best suited for campers seeking a lightweight option with high-speed power, two-burner systems, and a nickel-coated steel grate. In addition to being a quick burner, the Everest 2x can bring fuel to a simmer and operates well in windy conditions. Its locking lid makes it a convenient selection when on the go.

  • Cost: $169.99 - 190.00
  • Fuel: Propane
  • Weight: 12 pounds
  • Heat output: 20,000 British thermal units

Coleman Classic

A Coleman Classic is your best option if you want a burner at an affordable price. Plus, it’s lightweight. This portable stove comes with two adjustable burners and adjustable windshields that can accommodate large pans. While a Coleman Classic lacks exquisite features, its design type is more than enough for average meal needs. 

  • Cost: $60
  • Fuel: Propane
  • Weight: 9.8 pounds
  • Heat output: 10,000 British thermal units

Primus Kuchoma

Similar to the Coleman Classic, the Primus Kuchoma is a small, lightweight option convenient for a subtle afternoon cookout. Add a steak, burger, or whatever you desire! This portable stove offers both direct and indirect heat, coupled with folding legs that can be adjusted. The piezo-ignition is simple to light. Plus, no matches are required. It’s safe to say that the Primus is a high-quality propane stove.

  • Cost: $209.95
  • Fuel: Propane
  • Weight: 10 pounds
  • Heat output: 8,500 British thermal units

Jetboil Genesis Basecamp Camping Cooking System

As one of the most space-saved stoves available, the Jetboil Genesis Basecamp is compatible with any propane fuel source. Plus, you get a frying pan, a lid windscreen, a foldable two-burner stove, and adjustable heat settings. Its low weight and small size make it a convenient selection for those with limited space in their vehicles.

  • Cost: $390
  • Fuel: Propane 
  • Weight: 9 pounds
  • Heat output: 10,000 British thermal units

Eureka Ignite Plus 2-Burner Stove

With a Eureka Ignite Plus stove, you can enjoy the comforts of a push-start button, adjustable leveling feet, and dependable latches for lid securement. Feel free to adjust the stove’s two-turn simmer control and change the heat. While the Eureka Ignite is a heavier option, its stainless-steel drip tray is easy to clean up.

  • Cost: $155
  • Fuel: Propane
  • Weight: 12 pounds
  • Heat output: 10,000 British thermal units

Coleman Triton Propane 2-Burner Propane Stove

If you want a portable stove with decent performance and a cooking surface large enough for a 12-inch pan, the Coleman Triton is your best option. The stove’s folding winblock shields keep the wind from blowing the flames. You can boil a quart of water in approximately three minutes. Plus, you can easily adjust each side of the stove’s windscreens. Keep in mind that in cold weather, boiling time can take twice as long.

  • Cost: $109.99
  • Fuel: Propane
  • Weight: 11.9 pounds 
  • Heat output: 11,000 British thermal units

Solo Stove Campfire

The Solo Stove Campfire is easy to start and is best suited for one-pot meals. No gas is needed. Instead, the source of the fuel is twigs and pieces of wood. The vent holes at the top of the burn chamber allow pre-heated oxygen to fuel the flame. It’s also the most lightweight portable option on this list.

  • Cost: $110
  • Fuel: Wood
  • Weight: 2.2 pounds
  • Heat output: Varies

Portable Stove Safety Tips

While portable stoves are useful, they can also be deadly if you don’t take the necessary precautions. Here are some safety tips to consider when operating one.

  • Always read the directions that come with your stove before hooking it up to a propane canister.
  • Keep your stove away from other burnable materials.
  • If your stove says “outside only,” use it outside. Otherwise, you run the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning. 
  • Inspect the burner holes for any obstructions before using your stove.
  • Do not attempt to modify your stove in any way.

Serve Up Tasty RV Meals in a Cruise America Vehicle

If you’d rather have a top-notch RV stove for camping, Cruise America is ready to hook you up. We offer comfortable RV rentals for camping enthusiasts just like you! Check out our RV meal planning guide before setting off on your camping trip.

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