Coleman 2 Burner Gas Stove

Last updated date: October 30, 2019

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Coleman 2 Burner Gas Stove

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We looked at the top Camping Stoves and dug through the reviews from some of the most popular review sites. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Camping Stove you should buy.

Editor's Note November 25, 2020:
Checkout The Best Camping Stove for a detailed review of all the top camping stoves.

Overall Take

If you want portability without sacrificing heat output, the Coleman 2 Burner Gas Stove is the camping stove you need. You'll get 11,000 BTUs of power through its two burners, which means you'll have plenty of cooking space to make meals for your entire group. It weighs only 11 pounds, so you'll find it easy to carry from your home to your vehicle, as well as from your vehicle to the campsite.

In our analysis of 106 expert reviews, the Coleman Coleman 2 Burner Gas Stove placed 3rd when we looked at the top 12 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

About Coleman More than 100 years ago, a young man with an entrepreneurial spirit and a better idea began manufacturing lanterns in Wichita, Kansas. His name was W.C. Coleman, and the company he founded would change life in America. A man plagued with such poor vision he sometimes had to ask classmates to read aloud to him, Coleman saw a brilliant light in 1900 in a drugstore window that stopped him in his tracks. He inquired about the light inside and discovered he was able to read even the small print on a medicine bottle by the illumination. The lamps had mantles, not wicks, and were fueled by gasoline under pressure instead of coal oil. Soon afterward, Coleman started a lighting service that offered a "no light, no pay" clause--a big step forward for merchants who were burned by inferior products that rarely worked--and drew substantial interest from businesses that wanted to keep their lights on after dark. In the ensuing years, Coleman expanded its product line well beyond lanterns. The company's current catalog is thick with products that make spending time outdoors a pleasure. There are coolers that keep food and drinks cold for days on end, comfortable airbeds that won't deflate during the night, a complete line of LED lights that last for years, powerful portable grills that cook with an authentic open-grill flame, and much, much more. Coleman has truly fashioned much of our outdoor camping experience, and expects to do so for generations to come.

Expert Reviews

Expert Summarized Score

14 expert reviews

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1,981 user reviews

What experts liked

Our top choice, the Coleman Triton, is not the most powerful camping stove out there nor is it the most compact. But it offers impressive cooking power and reliability at a very competitive $80 price. The tabletop design features two strong, highly adjustable 11,000 BTU burners that run on a standard 16-ounce propane canister (adapters are available to make it compatible with a larger 20-gallon tank). With good simmer control and solid output at full tilt, the Coleman is one of only a few stoves in its price class that’s capable enough for cooking diverse meals. And its 11-pound weight and manageable size make the Triton easy to transport in a car and store at home.
- Switchback Travel
May 9, 2019 | Full review
This is the best outdoor stove with slightly less burning power as it has 20,000 BTU’s across its two burners but that heat will be delivered consistently with its heat flow technology and it will be delivered efficiently as well to provide you with a perfect flame.
- Globo Turf
July 8, 2019 | Full review
The most simple option on the list was also one of our favorites. The Coleman Classic Propane Stove might not have all the fancy bells and whistles as the other items on the list, but it’s hands-down the most bang for your buck out of all camp stoves on the market. For just $44, you get two 10,000-BTU burners in a classic, trusted design. We cooked up plenty of meals on the Coleman Classic and appreciate how simple it is.
- Gear Junkie
April 25, 2019 | Full review
The Coleman Classic is a simple, functional stove available at a very comfortable price. It didn't blow us away in any one category, but it did perform steadily and predictably — an essential trait for any piece of gear, but especially the thing that helps you get coffee and a hot meal. It boiled water fine, blocked the wind, and simmered our sauces admirably. On top of that, it's simple to set up, lightweight, and packs down to a compact size. We also loved the adjustable windscreens, which allowed us to widen the cooking surface a bit to accommodate a larger pan. All in all, we felt that this was a great no-frills option for the budget shopper which is why we awarded it one of our coveted Best Buy awards.
- Outdoor Gear Lab
This propane camping stove gets high praise for its two independently adjustable burners. “This stove is a lifesaver and we absolutely love it. There are no bad things I can say about it. The flame is strong for fast cooking. The stove is small, packs up easily, and slim for easy packing,” writes one reviewer. “This was absolutely perfect for what I needed it for.”
- New York Mag
April 18, 2019 | Full review
For a reliable, reasonably powerful cooking solution on a budget, you might not have to look any further than the Coleman Classic. This neat and efficient little stove may not have any of the thrills and frills of more expensive models, but nonetheless boasts two burners, an effective wind shield and has made many a happy-camper over the years. While lagging far behind the Everest and Stansport in most attributes, compared to other budget options such as the Coleman Butane Instastart, the Classic offers a slightly sturdier construction and that potentially-important second burner.
- Cool of the Wild
The greatest strength of the Coleman Classic Camping Stove is its simplicity. Unlike many of the other stoves we tested, there aren’t any extra parts or complex accessories to break or otherwise get in the way of what should be an uncomplicated product. The Coleman Classic tears down roughly into six pieces: a cooking grate, two removable burners, a gas connection, the case, and the internal gas lines. That’s it. The Coleman boiled water faster than nearly every other stove we tested, while still having delicate enough temperature control for most things you might want to cook.
- New York Times Wirecutter
April 9, 2018 | Full review
A household name when it comes to outdoor products, Coleman has another star product in this camping stove. This durable, rust-resistant stove offers 20,000 BTUs of cooking power and is able to simultaneously fit a 10-inch and 12-inch pan. The two burners are individually adjustable. Some of the technology this stove uses, like the PerfectFlow and PerfectHeat technologies, are part of what makes this stove stand out.
- Road Affair
March 30, 2019 | Full review
If you're a novice camping cook running around the outdoors store in your town looking for a good camping stove, you may not know where to begin or exactly what kind you want. At times like this, it may be best to stick with the classics, and this Coleman Classic Propane Stove may be just what you need to start out.
- Gear We Are
June 2, 2019 | Full review
This is a cheap and simple stove, but it’s also powerful and reliable. Its light weight is a bonus too.
- Wilderness Today
The WindBlock panels it features make it suitable for use in windy weather conditions, while the adjustable burners will fit you pan size perfectly, thus helping you obtain perfectly cooked meals.
- Truck Tent Center
July 7, 2019 | Full review
PerfectHeat helps prepare efficiently and it also allows for less fuel.
- Best Home Shopping
March 7, 2018 | Full review
While there’s nothing fancy or flashy about its design, it’s actually this simplicity that’s its main highlight.
- Beyond The Tent
Windshield can be adjusted to fit larger pans or removable when not in use
- Outdooren
July 6, 2019 | Full review

What experts didn't like

What are the downsides of the Coleman Triton? True camp chefs may want to upgrade to a more refined and expensive freestanding unit that delivers more total power and precision. Further, cooking space is a little on the small side compared with premium tabletops like the Camp Chef Everest below. That said, it's roomy enough for most meals and easily can accommodate two 10-inch pans side by side. Finally, you miss out on auto ignition in this model (there is an InstaStart version for $20 more), and the wind shields along the sides only provide moderate protection from gusts. But these are small nitpicks considering the Triton’s excellent mix of cost and performance.
- Switchback Travel
May 9, 2019 | Full review
It doesn’t have a striker, so you’ll have to use matches or a lighter, but it blocks wind well enough and has really nice simmer control.
- Gear Junkie
April 25, 2019 | Full review
No auto-ignition, lower BTUs, small burners prone to hot spots
- Outdoor Gear Lab
Short on simmer control. Not the most robust construction. Match ignition.
- Cool of the Wild
What it doesn’t have is an ignition switch, but we think, for a camp stove, that’s just one more thing to break.
- New York Times Wirecutter
April 9, 2018 | Full review
Uses up small propane cylinders fast.
- Gear We Are
June 2, 2019 | Full review
Just like with any type of stoves that are meant to be attached to disposable propane bottles, you need to thoroughly check for any propane leaks before using it to avoid dangerous accidents.
- Truck Tent Center
July 7, 2019 | Full review
Difficult to Simmer
- Beyond The Tent
No push button lighter so you should equip yourself a camp lighter
- Outdooren
July 6, 2019 | Full review

Our Expert Consultant

Shawna Newman 
Camping And Outdoor Expert

Shawna Newman is the editor-in-chief of Active Weekender, a website that provides resources — from gear recommendations to beginner tips — to people looking to plan outdoor adventures. Her favorite outdoor activity is hiking, and she is on a quest to visit every national park in the U.S.


An Overview On Camping Stoves

Spending a few days in the great outdoors can be refreshing. But it comes with one big challenge: food. Chances are, you can’t have steaks and burgers delivered to your campsite, so you’ll need to find a way to make the food you want yourself.

There are numerous factors to consider when you’re shopping for a camping stove. One of the most important is your fuel source. Choose this based on the type of camping and camp cooking you’re going to do.

“Your options are canister stoves, liquid fuel stoves (i.e. gas) or alternative fuel stoves,” says outdoor and camping expert Shawna Newman, editor-in-chief of Active Weekender. “Canister stoves are great if you’re concerned about weight. Liquid fuel stoves are ideal if you know you’re going to be on uneven ground and need the most stable type of camp stove. Alternative fuel stoves, like wood-burning and tablet stoves, are not great for traditional camping because they don’t perform as well.”

Many camping stoves run on propane, which is a handy option. Butane can be another option, but it doesn’t do as well in cold weather, so make sure you have a backup option if you’re planning to use it during the winter months.

Portability is a top consideration in any camping stove. If you’re hiking, you’ll need a stove that will fit snugly into your pack, while campers can get away with something a little bigger, as long as it can slide into the back of your vehicle. Keep in mind how you’ll be using it and whether you can sacrifice cooking surface area for a smaller, easier-to-carry unit.

Cooking capacity is very important when you’re in the market for a new camping stove. Some more portable stoves are designed to cook for one, which may mean you’ll be able to make your morning coffee and meals just for you on it, but if you’re cooking for more people, a camping stove with more capacity may be in order. Canister stoves can’t support the weight of larger pots, so you may want to use a liquid fuel stove if you have more people to cook for.

If you don’t feel like traveling with matches, you may want to consider a cooking stove that ignites automatically. While camping stoves have traditionally required a little extra help to start up, some newer models have auto-ignition. If this is important to you, factor that into your decision.

Safety is always important when you’re dealing with a cooking appliance. Since cooking stoves typically rely on disposable propane bottles, it’s important to carefully check for propane leaks before you start your stove up. This will help keep you and your fellow campers safe.

Ultimately, though, camp stoves can offer additional convenience and safety compared with other options and can be a great choice for families.

“Cooking over a campfire can be done, but it not the best way to serve up a tasty camp meal,” Newman explains. “It can even be dangerous if you’re camping with children. Bringing along a camp stove means that you can eat just as well at the camp site as you do at home.”

Just be sure to follow both the stove instructions as well as any rules that apply to your campsite.

“Remember to never use your camp stove in the tent or any other enclosed space, because it’s a fire risk, and you also risk carbon monoxide poisoning,” Newman says.

The Camping Stove Buying Guide

  • Your first question will likely be just how much power your camping stove should have. It probably won’t be your full-time cooking appliance, but it will need to get you through entire weekends or vacation weeks. The Camp Chef Double Burner Stove is among the most powerful camping stoves you can buy, putting out an impressive 60,000 BTUs through its two burners. However, you’ll sacrifice portability for that cooking power, so you may want to consider a unit like the Coleman 2 Burner Gas Stove, which is portable but provides 11,000 BTUs.
  • The Jetboil Cooking System is a unique appliance in that it’s designed to make foods and beverages for one person quickly. You can heat up a cup of coffee or rehydrate freeze-dried meals using this ultraportable device, which is designed specifically for outdoor adventurers.
  • Among camping stove options, the Jetboil Cooking System is most compact, with everything fitting into a single large cup. You’ll get an insulated cozy and a lid that operates as both a pour hole and a strainer, and the cooking pot can serve as a mug, measuring cup and a bowl.
  • The Gas One Portable Propane & Butane Burner is also portable, weighing only 3.1 pounds. It also comes with a free carrying case to make it easy to take on the go with you. Although the Coleman 2 Burner Gas Stove isn’t the most compact you can buy, it’s fairly slim and easy to pack, weighing only 11 pounds. The Camp Chef Double Burner Stove is definitely designed for those with plenty of storage space in their camping vehicles, weighing 36 pounds and packing quite a bit of bulk.
  • Auto ignition is a top feature, keeping you from having to strike a match or carry a lighter around with you. The Gas One Portable Propane & Butane Burner has an exclusive type of electric ignition that lets you start it up with the twist of a knob.