/ Portable gas cooker recommendations
Has anyone got any pointers towards the best stove like one of these?
Thanks a lot
It uses a refillable gas cylinder, we have had it 4 years and only had to fill the cylinder once, costs about 16 quid to refil. you do need to buy the cylinder to start with though <pinch one from the tip!> its very versitile as a lamp heap and parabolic header head all screw into the same cylinder. the cooker itself has a grill so toast for breakfast!
Blue Straggler had one that caught fire in an unfortunate way while we were camping a few years ago - I wouldn't touch them with a barge pole.
blue straggler breaks everything he touches though to be fair, look at the car saga threads! ;-)
> Toast! Wow!
don't knock it, toast is suprisingly versitile when camping. Scrambled eggs on toast of a morning is far more welcoming and filling than a couple of tracker bars <that I normally make do with when light camping> and when you have kiddiewinks with you they are ALWAYS hungry. bright orange stuff in a tin on toast shuts them up for a while I find....
Those things drink gas like there's no tomorrow. You're better off buying a proper one e.g. a 2 burner Gaz with a separate bottle (Calor or Gaz).
Our Scout Group has 4 "Camping Kitchens" from that range used on Calor bottles with Calor regulators (I don't like Gaz bottles as they have a habit of leaking at the valve). They're fine, only problem is that the smaller of the 2 burners is a bit small so can be slow. Made a very slight modification to them in gluing the taps on, though, they tend to fall off otherwise.
Not knocking it - sounds good to me!
So are there no decent ones?
We have various lightweight mountaineering stoves but were after something more camping orientated for the van without need a large gas bottle & locker etc. We have units in the van but opted for no built in stove/ sink unit.
I do like the camping chef but was after something more compact...
Camping Kitchen is quite a bit smaller.
That type are all the same, just badged.
> Camping Kitchen is quite a bit smaller.
Can you use large refillable bottles and normal cannisters with that?
> That type are all the same, just badged.
There are some ones from Japan called Awatani which look good. http://www.amazon.com/Iwatani-000BTU-Portable-Butane-Stove/dp/B00522F2R2
But you cant buy them here!
Not with mine. It connects via a regulator and rubber hose to the refillable.
this is the one i have. Note though that they aren't actually refilled - you take yours in empty and they swap it for a full one.
The gas is really cheap for them.
I have a Coleman petrol stove (double burner) and a primus omnifuel. The briefcase one gets used the most as it is so convenient.
The only time I find it utter rubbish is in the winter. The gas doesn't like to be cold. £11 is a good price, shop around for the gas on ebay.
Gaz or Calor depending on your choice of regulator. Not the small type you use with backpacking stoves.
Are people sending the gas through the post? I hope not - it isn't allowed, for good reason.
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