Campingaz Camping Chef Stove
The Campingaz Camping Chef gas stove is number 2 in our list of top 10 camping stoves and for good reason too. It has received more than 125 reviews from happy buyers on Amazon.co.uk and averages an impressive 4.5 out of 5 stars.
The fact that this camping gas stove has two burners is a great feature, that means you can cook your breakfast and have the kettle boiled ready for when your bacon roll is cooked – what more could you ask for?
We have prepared a table below detailing the specification and features of this stove:
|Hob||2 hobs with metal grill covering|
|Ignition||Push & click till lit|
|Boil time||6 mins 30 seconds|
|Runtime||With stove & grill on using a R907 cylinder: 6 hours 30 minutes
With just stove on using an R907 cylinder: 8 hours
|Power||2 x 2,300W hobs & 1,100W grill|
|Carry case included?||No|
|Power source||Gas - either R904 / R907 Campingaz cylinders or any other butane gas cylinder if you have the correct regulator|
|Safety||Child safe push and turn control knobs|
|Ideal for||Camping, caravanning, motorhoming, beach visits|
Our first impression? Wow! And that was just looking at the specification. A compact, portable all in on oven and grill combination with 2 hobs – all that and it is small enough to fit in the boot of your car with all of your other camping equipment, although it is larger than most of the other stoves on our website.
Why do we like it? Well it really comes down to the versatility of it to be honest. It seems that they have truly thought of everything in the design of the stove. It has wind guards on the back and sides, a drip tray under the grill, high and low power controls for desired cook / heat speed and more. You can literally prepare most basic food and drink from this one stove, in fact, unless you were planning a full on roast dinner with the trimmings I am pretty confident you could prepare most meals using it.
We found that the runtime of the stove using the smaller cylinder was excellent. You could easily survive at the least a week away with the smaller R904 Campingaz bottle cooking and boiling every day. We also discovered that the stove can run from both propane and butane gas bottles of any size so long as you have the correct regulator for the bottle.
The stove is really easy to clean as the grill mesh is removable as are the two stainless steel gas burners on the hob.
It comes complete with a length of orange gas hose and jubilee clips for attaching the hose to the stove and to the bottle. Please note – You will need to purchase a regulator if you do not already have one as the product does not come with one. I believe this to be a wise decision by Campingaz because not everybody wants to use the Campingaz cylinders and including the regulator would bump up the price unnecessarily.
In summary a brilliantly designed versatile accessory for any keen camper or just to keep in the garage for those dreaded winter power cuts.
What do you think?
We’d love to hear from if you own one of these stoves, tell us about your own personal experience with it and give potential buyers a heads up of any issues or tips that you have for use with it.