Campingaz Duo Plus CV
July 16, 2012
PRO’s: Two burners without the bulk and weight of a large gas cylinder
CON’s: Both burners have same power output
VERDICT: Excellent lightweight family or festival camping stove
If you’re looking for a two burner camping stove but don’t fancy lugging a large, heavy gas cylinder around then the Campingaz Duo Plus CV could be just the ticket.
Similar in design and concept to the Primus Njord Twin Stove the Campingaz Duo Plus CV consists of two individually adjustable burners separated by a sturdy metal body. Built in to this is a handy drip tray which is easily accessible and simply to clean.
Mounted above this are the pot supports which are a generous size and will allow decent sized pans to be used. We had no trouble cooking with two 6″ diameter pots at the same time. Built in to the pot supports are a windshields for each burner which work reasonable well – on windy days you might just need to shelter the stove with a rucksack though as it is fairly tall.
Suspended beneath the body are two Butane/Propane Campingaz CV470 canisters (it can also accept Campingaz CV270 Plus and Campingaz CV300 Plus cartridges as well), one for each burner. The are the Easy Clic type and can fitted and removed with a simple twist. They can be removed even when not empty which is essential as the supporting legs fold beneath the body where the gas cartridges sit when the stove is in use.
Unlike many other double burner stoves, this design means that you don’t need to buy a regulator and hose and so helps to keep the overall cost down.
The burners both have the same power output (1500 Watts) and the burner adjusters offer good control of the flame from a low simmer to a fast boil. Compared to the Primus Njord Twin Stove the boil time is a little slower (4 mins 30 seconds compared to a little over 3 minutes) but this is down to the lower power output of the Campingaz Duo Plus CV burners.
This is not necessarily a bad thing though – in our experience Primus Njord Twin Stove is a little too powerful and, as result, has a lower run time thanks to its higher gas consumption. In contrast, the Campingaz Duo Plus CV runs for a staggering 4.5 hours per burner !
So, are there any drawbacks to the Campingaz Duo Plus CV ?
Well if we were being really fussy we’d have to say that having two burners with the same power output seems a strange choice. We’d rather have a larger and a small burner so that one could be used for simmering whilst the other is used for cooking but we are being really fussy !
So should you buy one ?
As we said at the top of this review, if you’re looking for a twin burner stove and don’t want to lug a large gas cylinder around then this is the perfect solution. Whilst it’s not as powerful as the Primus Njord Twin Stove it’s lot more controllable so we’d be inclined to go with the Campingaz Duo Plus CV instead. It’s cheaper too! It’s ideal for family and festival camping.
Highly recommended !
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