Coleman Unleaded Petrol 2 Burner Stove
The Coleman petrol powered 2 burner stove does not rank in the top 10 best seller list, however, it does not change the fact that it is extremely cool stove. It is unique in that it is powered using unleaded petrol, not many stoves operate using this. You can alternatively use Coleman’s own liquid fuel to power the stove, the choice is yours.
So before we get in to the main part of the review let’s take a look at the vital stats for this stove:
|Boil time||4 minutes|
|Runtime||Maximum of 2 hours|
|Carry case included?||No - folds down to allow for easy transportation|
|Power source||Unleaded petrol or Coleman Liquid Fuel|
|Dimensions||46 x 29 x 12cm|
|Ideal for||Camping, caravanning, motorhoming, picnics, beach visits, fishing, festivals|
For some people, the concept of using petrol near a naked flame is the definition of insanity. The truth is though, that with a bit of common sense and cautiousness you won’t have any problems. The fuel is kept safely sealed in the stoves fuel storage compartment. You could always choose to operate the stove using the liquid fuel that Coleman themselves make for the stoves they manufacture.
If you are looking for a camping stove to last you a lifetime of camping, this is the one. If you know anything about the Coleman brand and their reputation as a manufacturer of camping equipment over the last century then you will be safe in the knowledge that you are buying not only the finest quality stove, but the most innovative and tested product available on the market today.
What did I like about it?
I was really impressed with the stove for a number of different reasons:
- There is no need to carry a large heavy gas bottle around like you do with similar designs from other manufacturers
- It is a relatively lightweight camping stove at only 5.3kg
- There is no carry case included, however the design allows the stove to fold down in to and easy to store solid rectangle shape – good enough for me!
- It has 2 burners / double burner stove which means you can cook your soup and heat the kettle at the same time – bonus!
What didn’t I like about it?
To be honest, there wasn’t really anything I didn’t like about the stove itself, although, if I could change one thing it would be the smell that the unleaded gives off. But if you are cooking in a well ventilated area (ie. outdoors!) you shouldn’t really notice it, so it is not really a problem.
All things considered, I really did like this one and if I didn’t already have Camp Bistro I would definitely have bought myself one.
What do you think of this stove? Would it suit you well? Or would you share the concerns expressed by some about he unleaded petrol power source? I would just love to hear from my readers so please leave me a message in the comments section below.