While cooking, the Cascade can hold a 12-inch pan and a 10-inch pan side by side, same as the Classic. With 22,000 Btu (11,000 Btu from each burner), it produces a touch more heat than our top pick—not all that much for a stove that costs twice the price. If that’s all the Cascade could do, we probably wouldn’t recommend it.
An opened container stored in the same area will remain viable for up to 2 years, although it is at its best if used within a year. Coleman also made this companion 9F stove to Model 2F above in 1934. It has the same features, except the integral oven, as on Model 2F above. This is a genuine OEM Coleman pump cup used with gas lanterns. The pump plunger fits through the hole in this pump cup, which then fits inside the pump itself.
It has been in temperatures from 15°F to 110°F in the storage shed…in fact I suspect up to about 140 when it the shed is closed off in summer. He believes walking is the best way to experience the world. Thru-hiking the Pacific Crest Trail was his first backpacking foray, and he hasn’t stopped since. We performed these tests in the semi-controlled environment of a well-ventilated shed where possible.
We also like the windscreen setup, which involves slotting bobby pin-shaped connectors into the stove body. This allows the use of slightly larger pans because you can widen the flaps, and it creates a more perfect wind seal when you have it in the narrowest coleman stove setting. For the jaw-dropping price ($470) of the Snow Peak GigaPower Double Burner Stove, it should be the best camping stove you can buy, or at least the most versatile. Although it’s made from excellent materials, this stove misses the mark.
The Triton stove is widely available and uses standard propane fuel canisters. For about $80 this stove comes with two adjustable burners, a slim profile for easy storing, and wind guards. The first is obviously the car camper who has a large group to feed, like me when we go on family trips. If you have to do some serious cooking, you definitely don`t want a small one burner stove. Many two burner stoves are still small and can barely accommodate two 8″ pans let along two 12″ cooking pans.
Wind resistance is an important part of having good temperature control, as even a light breeze can snuff out a low flame without good windscreens. Camping stoves’ output is measured in BTU, or British Thermal Units. One BTU is the amount of heat needed to raise one pound of water by one degree Fahrenheit at sea level.
We tried a recipe that, to cook properly, required the lowest stove temperatures. To perform this test, we consulted with Lesley Stockton, senior staff writer and guru on Wirecutter’s kitchen team, who came up with coleman stove an order for soft scrambled eggs from Kitchn. Ideally, on a decent home stove, these eggs should cook for 10 to 15 minutes on the lowest possible heat. Coleman made their Model 3F stove in the early to mid 1930’s.