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Coleman Fold n Go Two Burner Stove

Coleman Fold'n'Go two Burner Stove

Coleman Fold’n’Go two Burner Stove

VERDICT: if you’re limited on space & need something that folds this is the stove for you

PRO’s: relatively lightweight, two burners, easy to use

CON’s: needs a windshield to get the best out of it, canisters still not that easy to find

OUR RATING ★★★★☆ 

Coleman have been at the forefront of camping cooker design for years and have brought out a range of innovative products lately. The most recent addition is the Coleman Fold’n’Go camping stove which features two extra large rings separated by a hinge so that you can cook, fold and go.

Able to take two 12 inch (30 cm) diameter pans at the same time, the Coleman Fold’n’Go is robust and compact. It’s also rugged with a hinge that looks like it could take some serious abuse. Two built-in carrying handles mean that it’s easy to lug around and it’s relatively lightweight means that you can carry it some distance.

As it uses the same Coleman Propane canisters as its cousins the Coleman Perfect Flow 2 Burner Stove and the Coleman Perfectflow Stove and Grill, the same comments about them apply to this stove as well. Namely, that these relatively new canisters aren’t that easy to find in shops so it’s best to stock up with spares before you leave home. That said, we are seeing more of these canisters in camping shops now than we did 12 months ago.

Each propane canister will run for around 1 hr 10 minutes with both rings on so should easily last for between three and four days under normal cooking conditions where you’ll mainly use one ring at a time and occasionally two together.

The time to boil a litre of water is not great mainly because this stove lacks any real wind protection. A simple aluminium folding windbreak will reduce the boil time from 6 minutes down to around 5 minutes and will also help to conserve fuel.

Each of the burners can be individually adjusted although, to be honest, the difference between minimum and maximum isn’t all that great !

So who is the Coleman Fold’n’Go aimed at ?

We’d have to say that we can see it appealing to the festival go-er and perhaps the occasional car camper. The relatively short life of the canisters means that a week long family camping trip might be more expensive with this stove then say the Campingaz Chef Stove and Grill.

Overall, if space is at a premium and you need something that folds this is a good buy but if you don’t then we’d recommend its cousin the Coleman Perfectflow 2 Burner Stove.

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Coleman Two Burner Unleaded Petrol Stove

Coleman Two Burner Unleaded Fuel Stove

Coleman Two Burner Unleaded Fuel Stove

VERDICT: A rugged and dependable dual-fuel stove from Coleman that’ll last years.

PRO’s: Burns petrol and Coleman White Gas. Folds up for easy storage and transportation. Very sturdy.

CON’s: No grill

OUR RATING ★★★★½ 

Coleman have been making camping cookers for years and it shows when you look at the Coleman Two Burner Unleaded Petrol Stove. It’s not the best looking camping cooker on the market but it is one of the most rugged – we know one someone who’s been using one of these for ten years without a single problem.  If you’re looking for a serious camping cooker for family or group use and don’t want to haul a load of gas cylinders around with you then this could be the stove for you.

It’s a self-contained stove that doesn’t need bulky gas bottles because it runs on unleaded petrol or Coleman White Gas (a form of refined petrol which is readily available worldwide).

When not in use it folds down into a compact, flat package complete with carrying handle. Yet it still has two powerful burners (the boil time for a litre of water is a very reasonable 4 minutes) which can take large pans and two adjustable windshields on either side of the stove with a third non-adjustable one behind.

If the thought of a petrol stove puts you off there’s really no need to worry. It’s just as safe as a non-petrol stove but with the added flexibility that you can buy the fuel for it almost anywhere in the world. We can’t deny that lighting the stove, like any other liquid fuel stove, is a little more involved than something like the Coleman Perfectflow 2 burner stove but we actually like the ritual that you need to undertake. It just makes the cooking process seem that little more real somehow. Or perhaps we just need to get out more !

Anyway, the process is simple. You just fill the detachable fuel tank using the supplied filter funnel to remove any sediment that may be floating in the fuel, pressurise the tank by pumping the pump around 40 times and then slot the fuel tank into place. At this point the right hand (master) burner can be lit using a match and, in our experience at least, it’ll light first time, every time no matter how cold the weather.

For optimum performance the stove should really be run on Coleman gas and should run for around two hours from a full tank although.

Although the design may look a little Heath Robinson, it’s rugged and tough and features a safety cut-off system which turns off the burners should the front mounted fuel tank be dislodged in use whilst the stove is in use.

In terms of cooking facilities there’s nothing fancy like a grill on this stove. What you do get though are two powerful burners with large pan supports which can take large pots with ease. The right hand burner is the primary one whilst the left hand is the secondary and can only be turned on when the primary is already on. Both have independent controls and can be adjusted from a simmer to a satisfying roar!

When you’ve finished cooking, once everything is cool, the fuel tank can be removed and stored under the grill. The sides fold in, lid folds down and everything clips shut.

In our view this camping cooker is ideal for base camps and expeditions pretty much anywhere in the world as well as family camping trips. Don’t be put off by the price – although it costs more than your average stove we’d consider this to be an investment that won’t let you down no matter where in the world you take it for many years to come.

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Coleman Perfectflow 2 Burner Stove

Coleman Perfectflow 2 Burner Stove

Coleman Perfectflow 2 Burner Stove

VERDICT: The Coleman Perfectflow 2 Burner stove is a well designed, compact stove suitable for festival goers and families

PRO’s: Two burners, clever windshield design. Quick boil time

CON’s: Gas cylinders still hard to find. Take a spare

OUR RATING ★★★★☆ 

The Coleman Perfectflow 2 burner stove is a sturdy little unit with two independently adjustable burners which means that your sausages and beans can cook to perfection !  It’s ingenious built-in windshield (similar to that found on it’s cousin the Coleman Perfectflow Stove and Grill) ensures that as much heat as possible is directed into your pots.  Neat design touches such as this ensures that the boil time for a litre of water is a very respectable 5 minutes.  And it’s built-in piezo electric ignition system ensures that you won’t need to carry matches either.

Although it folds down quite small this stove still feels quite sturdy and feels like it could take some abuse.  On the face of it then, this camping cooker looks like the perfect solution for families, festival goers and even solo travellers who don’t want to compromise on luxury.

So what’s not to like ?

A minor criticism is that both burners are the same size.  In our experience of camping it’s extremely rare that you have two pans on the stove at the same time which are the same size.  More often than not you’ll have a frying pan and saucepan, or two different sized saucepans.

In an ideal world it would make sense to have one larger and one smaller burner so that the ring (and the heat output) could be tailored to suit the size of the pot because this would help to reduce the stoves fuel consumption.

And talking of fuel, we move on to the aspect of this stove that we like the least although it’s by no means a deal breaker.

This stove uses Colemans own high-pressure propane gas canisters which only last for around one hour.  Annoyingly, because these canisters contain propane at high pressure the stove cannot be used with larger, low pressure propane cylinders.

At the time of writing these cylinders are still relatively new and not that easy to find so it’s worth buying a few spares when you buy the stove.  Many retailers realise this and will offer you a discount which is well worth taking advantage of.  Without it, this stove could be expensive to run.

Overall this is a well designed stove, with some neat features but spoiled by the relative poor supply of fuel canisters.  In time this situation will improve so we still have no hesitation in recommending this stove, just make sure that you buy (and carry with you) some spare gas canisters.

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Primus Njord Twin Stove

Primus Njord Twin Stove

Primus Njord Twin Stove

VERDICT: A highly portable twin burner stove that doesn’t need a large gas bottle. Highly recommended

PRO’s: Two powerful burners, big enough for large pots

CON’s: Doesn’t come with gas canisters

OUR RATING ★★★★½ 

Now imagine that you’re a successful manufacturer of gas stoves and you want to make a double burner model.  You could go back to the drawing board and design something from scratch.  Or you could simply devise a way of holding two of your existing burner units side by side . . .

Well that’s what Primus appear to have done with the Primus Njord Twin Stove and a rather good job of it they’ve done.

They’ve devised a large, stable but lightweight frame which sits on top of two foldout legs.  Although these look flimsy they most certainly aren’t – the stove is perfectly capable of taking two 5 litre pots with ease.  And because of it’s length you can get two larger diameter pots on to it at the same: a frying pan and a saucepan for example.

The support incorporates the two burners and their surrounding pot supports/wind shields.  Beneath these go two small gas canisters, one for each burner.  Each burner can be individually controlled by the front mounted controls and they are powerful, very powerful being capable of heating a litre of water in around 3 minutes.

If you’ve been looking for a highly portable dual burner stove but have been put off by the need to lug around a large gas bottle to power it then the Primus Njord Twin Stove is the stove for you.

It can  accept a variety of Primus butane gas cylinders ranging in size from the smallest 100 to the large 500 sizes and because these cylinders are resealable the stove can be easily packed and moved.

In our eyes this makes it one of the best stoves either for family or festival use.  Highly recommended.

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