Koblenz PFK-400 Victoria 4-Burner Gas Stove

Last updated date: August 21, 2019

DWYM Score
9.0

Koblenz PFK-400 Victoria 4-Burner Gas Stove

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Overall Take

In our analysis of 115 expert reviews, the Koblenz Koblenz 4-Burner Gas Stove placed 5th when we looked at the top 10 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

Editor's Note May 21, 2020:
Checkout The Best Camping Stove for a detailed review of all the top camping stoves.

Expert Summarized Score
9.7
9 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
8.2
413 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
You're spoiled with four burners on your gas stove at home, so why rough it in the woods? Pump up to 16,000 BTU through each of the four burners on this stove, and fine tune the flame to simmer soup on one while boiling water on another. Shoot, with this stove, you could even make Thanksgiving dinner outside this November!
- Best Products
May 3, 2017 | Full review
Other great features which make it stand out include the porcelain enamel top cover and a manual ignition system.
- Kzumer
May 20, 2019 | Full review
Convenient and reliable, koblenz 4-Burner Stove is a trustworthy choice for almost any social outdoor activity, hunting, including camping, tailgating and backyard cookouts.
- ElectronicMixly
The flame is fully adjustable thus easy to control. This unit has a manual ignition and also contains a porcelain cover to offer maximum protection.
- Z7 Premium
April 16, 2019 | Full review
It is stove of choice for camping, tailgating, hunting. Each burner has a power of 16,000 BTU power.
- Yo! Innovation
August 30, 2018 | Full review
Altogether, the 4 burner stoves give out as much as 16000 BTUs which should be enough to get your cooking done in a jiffy
- Outdoor Suggest
January 12, 2019 | Full review
You will certainly love its features such as its 16,000 total BTUs in four high-performance burners as well as fully adjustable flame control for burner efficiency and optimal product life.
- ForeChef
Four burners mean you can have multiple things on the go so your eggs are cooking while the kettle is boiling for that all important morning cuppa joe.
- GudGear
November 23, 2018 | Full review
Despite a 4-burner stove, it delivers consistent and powerful heat on all four
- Outdooren
July 6, 2019 | Full review
What experts didn't like
It is to be ignited manually.
- Yo! Innovation
August 30, 2018 | Full review
It's not auto-ignited hence you need to always have a lighter or a box of matches.
- Outdoor Suggest
January 12, 2019 | Full review
Poor-quality plastic hookup
- Outdooren
July 6, 2019 | Full review

From The Manufacturer

Bronze color 4 Burner stove Porcelain enamel top cover Manual ignition BOX DIMENSIONS: Width: 26" Depth: 21" Height: 6" Net weight: 15 lb 16,000 total BTUs in four high-performance burners Fully adjustable flame control for burner efficiency and optimal product life Includes a Porcelain cover which shields for maximum protection Manually ignited with a standard canister of LP Gas (no power needed) Measures 20.08 x 24.6 x 5.12 (LWH)

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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.

DWYM Fun Fact

Eating is an inevitable part of camping and hiking, but there are some dangers that come with cooking outdoors. One is the increased risk of exposure to bacteria. It’s important to know the safe temperatures for storing meat and dairy items, as well as realizing just how long uneaten cooked food can set out before it needs to be thrown out. But the most immediate risk often comes from the campfires and stoves you use to cook your food. It’s important to be careful when dealing with flammable liquids like starter fluid, and never leave a campfire or stove unattended. When you’re ready to extinguish a campfire, continue to douse it with water until all embers have completely gone dark.

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.