/ A stove you can actually cook on?

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jdawg_85 - on 12 May 2013
Title says it all really, I'm after stove for car camping that can simmer properly. I have plenty of stoves that can boil water, but nothing that I can actually cook on.

I'd prefer gas, but open to suggestion on fuel, though I'd rather avoid a trangia type stove. As it's for car camping, weight isn't really an issue.

I already have a JetBoil, pocket rocket and a mini trangia.

Cheers all

J
Siward on 12 May 2013
In reply to jdawg_85:
If you'd prefer gas, maybe try this ( I have the heavier version with pre heating tube):

320675510949 item number on that auction site.

It has a broad burner which reduces hot spots.

Personally I use my paraffin stove, an Optimus nova, for proper haute cuisine in the mountains...
Siward on 12 May 2013
In reply to Siward: didn't notice weight not an issue!

So get a dual burner gas thing something like this:


http://www.gooutdoors.co.uk/perfect-flow-2-burner-stove-p153186
cuppatea on 12 May 2013
In reply to jdawg_85:

Coleman petrol powered twin hob super hot burning machine :-)

Not sure of the exact name, a google should find it. Heavy but brilliant
jdawg_85 - on 12 May 2013
In reply to cuppatea: I really hope it's called that!
kyaizawa - on 12 May 2013
In reply to jdawg_85: Agree with the poster above - the Coleman "Unleaded 2-Burner" stoves are fantastic to cook with - a bit pricy and heavy (not an issue if car-camping), but throws out a hell of a lot more power than gas, and can also be turned right down to simmer.
cuppatea on 12 May 2013
In reply to jdawg_85:

I just did an image search for

Coleman petrol powered twin hob super hot burning machine :-)

And the 4th image is the exact stove! - From the wiki page

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portable_stove


http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Coleman_stove.jpg
But boringly they call it a Coleman white gas camp stove

cuppatea on 12 May 2013
In reply to jdawg_85:

[Edit]

The one pictured has a flashy red fuel tank. and side shelves. I got one for about 50 quid some years ago and I swear by it.
You can even get an "oven" to go on top.
neil9216 - on 12 May 2013
In reply to jdawg_85:

I use the Primus omni-fuel,

is light and easy to use even for backpacking trips, but it has a wide base and easily adjusted flame making cooking much easier,
it is very fuel efficient, as it runs on liquid fuel instead of a gas can.

its not cheap but I think the benefits are worth it.


Hope that helps

Neil
jdawg_85 - on 13 May 2013
In reply to jdawg_85: cheers for that folks. I'll do some digging on the Coleman and the omni.

J
Toerag - on 13 May 2013
In reply to jdawg_85: MSR dragonfly will simmer nicely
SCC - on 13 May 2013
In reply to jdawg_85:

If all you want is a stove that can simmer whilst car camping then there is no point in getting a liquid fuel stove.

If you think a double burner stove will be handy then one that uses a refillable camping gas bottle.
If you're happy with a smaller single burner jobbie then Go-system do a simple one with a remote cannister:

http://www.go-system.co.uk/catalog/product/view/id/207/category/67/

For most situations in the UK liquid fuel stoves are over the top.

Cheers,

Si
Simon Preuss - on 13 May 2013
In reply to jdawg_85:
http://www.gooutdoors.co.uk/hi-gear-portable-gas-camping-stove-p142491

Keep it cheap and simple. The gas is also quite cheap, and the base is far more stable than any spider-legged folding offerings which are more suited to backpacking.
Andrew Mallinson - on 13 May 2013
In reply to jdawg_85:

Hi J,

Without a doubt the old Primus No. 96 is the best ever stove for actually cooking on. I bought mine in 1974, it is still going strong and it is all I ever use. Everything else since has merely been a "heat it and eat it" stove - actually bloody rubbish for cooking.

I have produced the following meal on a primus, in a tent, in the Cairngorms, at a temperature of something like -20.....
Minestrone Soup (made, not packet)
Fillet Steak, Chips & Peas
Treacle Sponge Pudding & Custard.

I have also made cakes and pizzas on a primus !


ANdy
Matt Schwarz on 13 May 2013
In reply to jdawg_85: we used one of these whilst camping in dolomites for 2 weeks last summer, http://www.northhertsanglingcentre.co.uk/Primus-Twin-2-Burner-Stove 2 big canisters lasted the whole trip cooking for 2 of us each night and morning coffee.
Hooo - on 13 May 2013
In reply to Simon Preuss:
> (In reply to jdawg_85)
> http://www.gooutdoors.co.uk/hi-gear-portable-gas-camping-stove-p142491
>
> Keep it cheap and simple. The gas is also quite cheap, and the base is far more stable than any spider-legged folding offerings which are more suited to backpacking.

+1 for that. I bought one from Millets in an emergency, and it's now my no 1 stove for car camping. It's brilliant for cooking, and the gas is half the price of a screw-on canister if you shop around.
almost sane - on 14 May 2013
In reply to Simon Preuss:
> (In reply to jdawg_85)
> http://www.gooutdoors.co.uk/hi-gear-portable-gas-camping-stove-p142491
>
> Keep it cheap and simple. The gas is also quite cheap, and the base is far more stable than any spider-legged folding offerings which are more suited to backpacking.

Another vote for this.
Get two, and you have your 2-burner stove :)
Neil Williams - on 14 May 2013
In reply to almost sane:

A warning about these - the gas is cheap but you get through a *lot* of it.

Neil
Punter S Thompson - on 14 May 2013
In reply to almost sane:

> Another vote for this.

I've a Camping Gaz version of this and I'll add my vote for it too.

The only caveat is that the gas cannisters don't last very long.



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