Kampa Single Hob Electric Stove
Now there only a handful of electric camping stoves on the market. I guess the reason for this is that generally people don’t have access to hook up to mains electric. Although with “glamping” (click for definition) becoming more popular I think electric camping stoves will too.
We have a full an in depth review of the stove at the bottom of the page but first I would like to take a look at some of the technical details.
Please note: If you intend to use electrics whilst camping, I highly recommend you buy one of these. It will protect from the damp and prevent serious injury and maybe death.
|Runtime||Unlimited (based on mains supply)|
|Carry case included?||No|
|Power source||Mains electric|
|Dimensions||25 x 27cm|
|Ideal for||Camping, caravanning, motorhoming and entertaining at home|
Yes, that’s right, you heard me, an electric camping stove! I personally love this stove because I can see all the other potential uses that it holds. If you go camping on one of those family camping sites then they normally have mains electric hook up points on site. Chances are Mrs Camper has her hair dryer, Mr Camper has his beer fridge, Master and Miss Camper have brought their games consoles that need charging and power so it is safe to say you can probably get electric from somewhere. Now the best thing about using this stove is that it doesn’t cost you anything to run when you’re on site, you’ve already paid your pitch fee and with it the electric.You can see how this has a massive cost advantage over other gas and solid fuel powered stoves.
It has a single electric hob which produces 1000kw. The hob plate itself has high calorific value and so conducts the heat really efficiently through to your pots and pans. You can change the temperature which is thermostatically controlled and allows you to boil or simply simmer. When the stove is powered up it has a neon light, so you will always know when it is hot and not to touch.
What did I like about it?
I really like the fact that this stove is so easy to clean. The flat and simple design means that a couple of quick wipes with a damp cloth will easily mop up any spillages. I like the non slip feet which make it really easy to cook with on shiny surfaces. It can also be hung up on a hook which is really handy for keeping out of the kids reach and preventing it from getting knocked in to the on position.
What didn’t I like about it?
I guess the stove being electric does have one or two draw backs. Firstly, it takes quite a bit longer than any of the others to cool down, just like your electric hob at home. Secondly, it is not as versatile as a gas stove that can be used near enough anywhere.
Overall, if you are looking for an easy to use, cheap to buy and cheap to run camping stove then this is certainly not a bad buy.
What is your opinion on electric camping stoves? Do you own one – if so how do you get on with yours? Do you have any recommendations of your own to make? I always love to hear from my readers and reply to every message. So please feel free to leave a comment below and get chatting!