The Coleman stove has been a staple for camping for as long as long as I have been camping. It’s been a favorite because of its light weight and excellent cooking control. It will fit nicely in a backpack along with its’ propane fuel tanks carried separately. For many campers, this stove is the reason to go camping. Light the flame by striking a match or using a lighter, then grill or fry or boil your favorite food.
The Coleman stove is used by many people as a backup when the electricity is out. It is also used under the porch for grilling out in any weather. Sometimes, it is better to let the kitchen stay cool while the food is cooked outside on an outdoor stove. These stoves burn clean and don’t get charred like an outside grill, so there is practically no clean up or very little clean up.
This stove is designed as a dual fuel cooking system using both propane and gasoline. The cooktop is made of aluminum-steel that is rust-resistant and easy to clean.
The design of the Coleman stove has developed over the years into an open stove with windbreakers on each side instead of the old units that had to be relighted constantly because of wind. These windbreakers also help the heat distribute evenly when cooking. The flame can be adjusted for an even cooking temperature, the secret to perfect cooking. A small flame is perfect for frying eggs, sausage, or bacon but a high flame can be used to get water boiling in a hurry. The Coleman stove has two burners thereby allowing cooking of two things at the same time.
Upkeep of the Coleman stove is not a hassle as long as you do some light cleaning of the stove periodically and buy the small one use propane canisters as you need them. Some users have reported the control valves get clogged with grease making the flame hard to adjust but have also reported that these can be cleaned with a Phillips screwdriver used to take the knobs off the valve, then unscrewing the nut that holds it to the frame of the stove. Then back out the valve stem using the knob and then remove the stem that has two O-rings and the brass needle valve. Using a paper towel, wipe off excess grease and other gunk off the O-rings. Replace in the reverse order of dismantling. This is a simple maintenance cure that will help you regulate cooking for the life of your stove.
The Coleman stove can use both burners on high for up to an hour before the propane fuel tank runs out. These fuel tanks are sold separately and are a one use product. Water boils when the flame is set on high in 4 -1/2 minutes. The stove has two 10,000 BTU burners. The dimensions of the stove are 23.25 by 5.5 by 14.75 inches when it is closed. The Coleman stove comes with a three-year warranty.
For over 100 years Coleman has been producing products of illumination and heat but one of their most successful and sought out products is their classic stove.