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This review is from: Camp Chef Everest High Output 2 Burner Stove (Sports)I'd recommend this stove.
We use it in our Scout Troop. We are phasing out our Coleman® PerfectFlow InstaStart(tm) Two-Burner Propane Stove in favor of these.
This stove does put out some heat (and does use more propane). Marked difference from our old stoves though. Downside is the Scouts have burned a few items as they learn to manage the heat. That's good though, because the modus operandi is traditionally - "throw it on... cook it at high heat to reduce cooking time, and gnaw through the carbonized crust"!
Another BIG plus is that this stove has a REAL latch. The Coleman stoves have a plastic button-latch that, over time, does not hold the stove together when carrying. This resulted in stoves opening apart while being carried, and parts falling out. Unfortunately, the result of that appears to have been that the Scout crams the brass propane arm in - sometimes against the burners - which has ruined 2 Coleman stoves.
Burner knobs feel more sturdy.
Also, stove is slightly wider than the Coleman, which will help with the larger pots and frying pans. It seems shorter top-to-bottom as well, but not significantly so.
Cost was more than the Colemans (and many others we researched), but the quality seems to be there.
I rated this a 4 since our first two stoves came with manufacturer damage (not shipping damage). One lid was so bent that we couldn't open the stove. The other had a dent, but in a non-critical place. We returned the first (no hassles). The second we kept since the dent was cosmetic. replacement stove was in perfect condition.
We'll be replacing more stoves as the Colemans break, and we plan to order more of these Camp Chef stoves.
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Initial post: Mar 15, 2012 7:08:50 AM PDT
We've now used this stove on several campouts. We'll be buying more as our other Coleman stoves die.
Nice thing - our Scouts are learning how to cook vs carbonize their food!!!
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