Camping is great fun and cooking while camping can be a challenge but, with a little creativity, planning and the right equipment it is easy to prepare some great food with not much more effort than at home.
There are a lot of options available for camp kitchens, but which is the best double burner camping stove? We’ve used a number of double burner camping stoves over the years and in our view the best stove is the Campingaz Chef Folding Double Burner, a compact gas cooker.
How to choose the best double burner camping stove
When you are looking for a camping stove there are a few things to consider to make sure that you get the best stove for your needs.
Size of the stove. The size of the stove is important, both from it’s actual physical size and also how many pots you can get on it. The more room that you have the better.
How heavy is it? Double burner camping stoves are clearly larger than others and weight can be an issue for some people. If you are hiking or cycling then you will want to think about the weight.
Gas required. Many double burner stoves need a propane gas canister similar to those that you seen on caravans, the small versions. Some use more portable cylinders similar in size to aerosol cans.
Grill. A number of stoves have a grill included which can give you more cooking options.
Ease of use. Most stoves are easy to use, the most difficult aspect is often the connection to the gas bottle.
5 Best Double Burner Camping Stoves
We’ll look at the 5 best double burner stoves for camping.
Each review will contain a list of pros and cons with a key benefit to each product to help you to make the best decision for your camping needs.
In doing so you’ll easily figure out which stove is best suited for you.
1. Campingaz Chef – Best for Holidays
The Campingaz Chef Folding Compact Stove is an ideal double burner stove for camping holidays.
This compact stove is tough and has enough power for frying and grilling making it ideal for family cooked breakfasts when out on your camping trips.
The stove is easy to start with electronic ignition and push turn knobs with a chrome finish making cleaning and maintenance easy.
Great for family camping holidays!
2 x 1.5Kw gas burners.
Grill. 1.5Kw with toast rack and tray.
Easy to use, compact and folds into neat package with carry handle.
Metal lid which covers the cooker for safety and acts as windshield when open.
Runs on Campingaz cylinders which are available in 50 countries.
Very easy to use no matches needed.
Well made and will last for a long time.
Compact enough for transportation.
Large and powerful enough for a family.
Hose and regulator are not included with the stove and need to be bought separately.
This is a great double burner stove and the one that we currently own. After 15 years of varied camping use the stove is as good as new.
It uses very little gas and is great for group or family camping holidays. Two hobs and the grill provide options for cooking a range of meals quickly and easily.
2. NJ-268 Double Gas Stove – Best Portable
The NJ-268 Double Burner Camping Stove is a portable, lightweight stove making it ideal for camping holidays that involve hiking or cycling or where you need to move camp frequently.
Compact and easy to setup and use the stove comes supplied with a carry bag making it easy to transport.
The stove has electronic ignition for ease of lighting and reliability and can burn for 2 to 3.5 hours per gas canister when on maximum.
Double burner butane powered stove.
Easy to carry and store with a carry bag.
2 x 2.3Kw burners.
Compact and easy to carry.
Powerful yet small stove.
Reliable and well built.
Gas canisters need to be purchased separately.
If you are on the move with your camping travelling from site to site then this is an ideal double burner stove.
Not only is the stove lightweight with a carry bag, it is a convenient size to fit into a rucksack or cycle panniers if you are hiking or cycling.
For the wildcamper or those travelling then this is the right stove for the job.
3. Coleman Dual-Fuel – Best Dual Fuel
The Coleman Guide Series Duel Fuel Double Burner Stove is a powerful stove which provides 14,000 BTU of cooking power.
Dual fuel technology allows you to use either the Coleman liquid fuel or unleaded petrol to power the stove.
The stove has wind block panels to provide wind protection with the size to hold two ten inch pans at once.
Dual fuel uses Coleman Liquid Fuel or unleaded petrol.
Very portable and sturdy.
Chrome plated for easy cleaning.
Wind block protection.
Multi fuel capability.
Well made and sturdy.
Easy to clean.
Best when operated on the Coleman fuel, unleaded if used too often can leave residue in the pipes.
A great stove from Coleman which is well made, sturdy and reliable. The dual fuel capability is fantastic and means you have options to keep going if you can’t get the manufacturer’s fuel.
Recommended, tried and tested design that hasn’t been altered for years but which is totally reliable.
4. Campingaz 400 ST – Best Suitcase Stove
The Campingaz Series Xcelerate 400 ST is a table top ‘suicase’ stove with double burners and table top supports for added stability.
Folding down into a suitcase style and sized package the stove has a convenient carry handle and is lightweight enough to be suitable for use when hiking or cycling.
Made from stainless steel this is a sturdy and easy to clean item that comes with electronic ignition for ease of use.
Double burner and grill.
Xcelerate burner technology for improved efficiency and greater power.
Electric ignition for convenience.
Stainless steel construction for easy cleaning and durability.
Easy to use, convenient size.
Great suitcase style making carrying easy.
Really does cook faster than many stoves.
Ignition system can be a little temperamental meaning that matches may be required.
This is a good, compact stove and we really liked the idea of the suitcase style, this does help a lot when carrying and it takes up little space when folded.
The Xcelerate technology really does seem to work as this stove does boil water more quickly than others which means less gas as well as time.
Sturdy and well made an ideal stove for hiking or cycling camping holidays.
5. Oypla Double Cooker & Grill – Best Value
The Oypla Double Burner Folding Camping Stove with Grill is a great value stove that provides all of the features and capabilities of stoves twice the price.
This stove has two burners and a grill giving you options for cooking and can be powered by either propane or butane.
Electronic ignition is provided along with a grill pan. The stove folds in half for easy carrying and is light enough for a rucksack or cycle panniers making it ideal for travelling and wild camps.
2 x 1.5 Kw burners.
1 x 1.5 Kw grill.
Folding stove, compact and easy to carry.
Good value for money cooker.
Well made sturdy and durable.
Folds into small size, ideal for hiking.
Does what more expensive cookers do just as well.
Does not come with a hose or regulator which you will need to buy separately.
A really impressive stove that comes at a great price and does the job of other, more expensive stoves just as well.
Convenient size that folds down into a reasonable package which will easily fit into a rucksack for campers that are hiking or cycling.
In our view a bargain stove that would be ideal for those on a budget or looking for a first stove.
There are lots of double burner camping stoves available to buy, and if you are new to camping or are looking to get a new stove then the vast range can make the choice difficult.
Our review has looked at the 5 best double burner camping stoves, and we’ve chosen stoves for a variety of situations to give you a broad view and help you to make the right choice for your camp cooking needs.