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voodoo101

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Posted: 10/25/21 08:55am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

About 15 years ago I bought a Coleman 2 burner high output camp stove and loved it. Super BTUs and excellent controls from simmer to blast. It developed a leak so I tossed it and bought a new one 2 years ago. Terrible temperature control and it is inconsistent. Sometime I get lots of heat and other times I can't fry fish. I see online reviews also complaining of the poor control but no mention of inconsistency. Anyway, it is going to the landfill.

I would be happy with a good single burner unit with high BTUs and adjustable to simmer when needed. I never have more than one item going. Usually just things DW doesn't want cooked inside. Thanks, bill

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time to go "garage sale ing" and pick up an older coleman camp stove, IMHO the best coleman stoves or Lanterns are the older white gas units. Yes, little more work to use than propane but much better overall. Or check out ebay, they often have older stoves listed.

As an alternative depending on how small a stove you need are some sold by REI. They also are high quality.


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Posted: 10/25/21 11:25am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

yeah a couple of yrs ago my 30 year old coleman white fuel stove died, so I replaced it with a Coleman Triton figuring for less overall maintenance. Turned out to be a big mistake as I had the same control issue. Went back to the coleman 2 burner white fuel stove.

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Posted: 10/25/21 11:51am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Ditto to comments about the olde tyme white gas Coleman stoves.

My 30 year old one works like a champ. I bought a propane adapter for it, but it produces less heat than the fuel counterpart so i never really use it, but have it just in case.
My brother has a white gas version stove that he bought in the late 60's and it works as it did on day one. It looks well worn from use but performs like new.
Same holds true for the Coleman lanterns. Only thing needed on those is replacement mantles ever couple of years.

Don't know about the quality of the current Coleman white gas stoves, but if they are available then my opinion is to go with tried-and-true stuff with a track record.

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I see they still make WHITE GAS STOVES, but I see they are SIGNIFICANTLY higher in price!![emoticon]

I think I paid about $30 for mine back in the day.

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d3500ram wrote:

Ditto to comments about the olde tyme white gas Coleman stoves.

My 30 year old one works like a champ. I bought a propane adapter for it, but it produces less heat than the fuel counterpart so i never really use it, but have it just in case.
My brother has a white gas version stove that he bought in the late 60's and it works as it did on day one. It looks well worn from use but performs like new.
Same holds true for the Coleman lanterns. Only thing needed on those is replacement mantles ever couple of years.

Don't know about the quality of the current Coleman white gas stoves, but if they are available then my opinion is to go with tried-and-true stuff with a track record.

On Edit:
I see they still make WHITE GAS STOVES, but I see they are SIGNIFICANTLY higher in price!![emoticon]

I think I paid about $30 for mine back in the day.


And the white gas coleman lanterns are brighter than the propane, and even brighter if you can find the old mantels that used thorium. The white gas stoves also have a higher max heat output than the propane stoves.

I was able to find pyrex fully frosted "lense" for our coleman white gas lanterns. Bright but the cuts down the glare etc. And also have a red pyrex lense as well.

A gallon of white gas take up about the same space as two disposable propane tanks will last way way way longer!

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Posted: 10/25/21 12:16pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Yep, more BTU's packed in liquid over the propane counterparts.

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Posted: 10/25/21 12:58pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I have for years used a single burner propane item that mounts directly on top a 1 lb propane bottle with adjustable flame/heat out put including simmer. Just screw into threads of the bottle and one bottle last a long time for one person. Has a plastic base you place on bottom of bottle to stand upright and steady.

It heats up very fast and will handle a very small skillet or pot and large empty vegetable can that I use for soup sometimes. Great for my short term fishing and camping trips. Cheap and easy to find in stores and on Amazon or Ebay.

I do not remember brand of my unit as it is in store room.

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I still have my original "white gas stove" from 50 years ago. I now have collected an additional 3 stoves over the years . Some are duel fuel. Changed and swapped out a lot of parts over the years. Two are working and two are for replacement parts. Generators have to be cleaned and sometimes repacked but they are pretty easy to work on.

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I have purchased about a dozen white gas Coleman stoves at garage sales. I clean them up and give them to friends. I am down to about 3 two burner stoves so I will have to pick up some more before giving more away.
The lod school stoves and lanterns are also good for having people stop by our campsite to talk.
I personally don't like the propane stoves for the reasons listed above.


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Posted: 10/30/21 09:20pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I have a 3 burner coleman gas stove I purchased new in 1977, so that's 44 years, and it's still working fine.

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