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Old 06-18-2018, 09:26 AM   #1
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What external propane stove do you like?

I have a couple cookers and am trying to consolidate down to one option for cooking outside. With fire bans increasing this summer, we are less and less able to use campfires. Propane is fine (charcoal is mixed but mostly restricted). So, to move out of the kitchen and get a single cooker for most of our meals, I am looking to get a 2 or 3 burner stove, I was looking at the following just as a first search...

Camp Chef Explorer 2 Burner Range - but I don't like the width (only 16.5 inches)
The Camp Chef Explorer 3X Stove seems to be a bit big (50 inches and 43 lbs)

Surely there is something (2 burner?) that is between the two? Does anyone have recommendations or any items you would steer me away from?
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Old 06-18-2018, 09:43 AM   #2
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We carry our Coleman 2 burner stove that I had 30 years,since tenting back in the day. Sure came in handy this spring with fire bans. Also carry a small Barbecue and run both off a spare propane bottle. Granted everyone is geared different, but this sure works for us. We normally cook everything on the fire, this is only back up for bans. I suppose if it was raining we'd be cooking inside but haven't encountered that issue yet.
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Yeah, we have one of small old school propane units like that, its just too small. Hence looking for recs on the larger units.
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Old 06-18-2018, 11:07 AM   #4
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I carry the camp chef explorer 2 burner. Its 14 x 32 and does everything I need and easy to store. I also have a griddle that came from the bbq department at wally world that works good on the stove. When we have a fish fry it holds 2 14 in cast iron Dutch ovens no problem.
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Old 06-18-2018, 11:16 AM   #5
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Just checked the Camp Chef website and the single burner is 16.5 the double is 32.
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Old 06-18-2018, 01:49 PM   #6
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Just checked the Camp Chef website and the single burner is 16.5 the double is 32.
Hmm, so they may have the wrong size on the Amazon site, it clearly shows 16inches which does seem to be a single burner, not a double size.

You like yours? Well built, gets hot, etc etc? no issues?
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I have used it a long time and other than strong wind no problems. Just have to keep it out of the wind and use the camper as a wind break. It will boil coffee in no time so yes it gets very hot. Easy to clean up and store. I opted for the storage bag so it stays clean when not in use. The legs are adjustable as they slide on so you can level the stove. Bought years ago for fish fries but now it lives in the camper.
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Old 06-18-2018, 06:17 PM   #8
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I have the older version of this stove: MOUNTAINEER 2 BURNER from campchef. The newer ones are self lighting - mine is not.

It's bullet proof and simple and best of all HOT.

https://www.amazon.com/Camp-Chef-Mou.../dp/B01N7YG8UE

It holds 2 large pots or skillets and has a handle on the backside to carry - briefcase style.
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Old 06-18-2018, 07:53 PM   #9
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We have the camp chef pro 90 and Cabelas double burner cast iron griddle. This works awesome. Can prepare a complete breakfast for family of 4on one griddle and serve all at once and warm. Then have the coffee pot on the 3rd burner.
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I have a Coleman Roadtrip bbq that is okay, but I am really impressed with a new griddle we just got, a Blackstone 17” griddle. The steel griddle sits over two burners. The griddle has a lip on three sides and a convenient hole in the front corner to collect grease into an easy empty small cup like tray.

I’ve been using it for a month or so and have cooked almost anything on it. I prefer steaks though on the bbq.

You season the griddle before first use, and there are how to videos for this. For transport, the griddle turns upside down. I bought a cover and carrying case for it. The griddle only costs approx $88 on Amazon. Maybe less others places.
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