Camping stoves UK 2022: the best gas stoves for camping in stock in the UK from Argos, Blacks and Decathlon

The best camping stoves available in the UK from Millets, Blacks, Decathlon

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There are quite a lot of them essentials which are necessary for success camping or a trip to orienteering and a gas stove is at the top of the list. After all, you have to eat.

Choosing a gas stove

There is a wide selection of camping furnaces of various shapes and sizes, and they all run on gas, or, more correctly, on propane and a mixture of butane and propane.

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Propane bottles

The first thing you need to ask yourself is what type of gas system is best for you. If you have a large family or you just want a multi-gas hob to feed a few mouths, you may want to choose a stove that runs from a large 5kg propane bottle (Patio Gas is the most popular brand).

While larger propane canisters provide long cooking times and last easily over a camping on holiday, the initial cost can be quite high as you will have to pay a canister rent of £ 40 plus £ 30 for gas.

A large gas canister of 5 kg also has the added advantage of being able to work with a gas barbecue (most campsites do not allow the use of charcoal).

But on the other hand, it also takes up much more space in the car, and if you are planning a holiday at a European campsite in a car or motorhome, you need to know that you will need to declare this to EuroTunnel staff.

Butane / propane canisters

Another much more common option among campers – and especially tourists and desert tourists – is the classic disposable butane / propane canister.

These small, low-cost canisters are screwed to the gas stove regulator and provide about two hours of cooking using a 220 g spray can or about 3.5 hours using a larger 450 g.

The big bonus here is that gas cans for camping are available everywhere, so you can just travel without gas on board and buy a few canisters at a camping store or local supermarket.

Cadac Carri Chef 50

Cadac Carri Chef 50

Best for: comprehensive versatility

The universal gas barbecue stove, developed in the South African country of Cadac, is very popular in French and British family campsites and is not surprising because it is perhaps the most versatile outdoor cooking system on the market.

Carri Chef 50 comes with a ceramic barbecue plate, Spanish-style plancha for fried breakfasts, pancakes, etc. and a stand for boiling pasta and vegetables or even a kettle.

We also recommend adding a delicious cutlet (or wok) when ordering, because this product alone provides a wide range of additional cooking options, including quick and easy frying.

I like it Weber barbecuethe Carri Chef cover facilitates convection cooking, and when removed and hooked to the side, it also serves as protection from the wind.

Carri Chef is designed to work on a propane bottle (5 kg more), but it can be easily converted into smaller, usually available mini-cartridges.

In fact, an optional Dual Power Pak may be the best option for light camping. In a nutshell, this gorgeous setup is the only outdoor cooking device you’ll ever need.

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Campingaz Camping Kitchen 2 CV

Campingaz Camping Kitchen 2 CV

Best for: couples and small families

When it comes to hobs, two hobs are better than one, whether it’s cooking pasta in one pan and whipping the sauce on the side, or cooking eggs while frying bacon.

This model runs on a mini balloon CV470 Campingaz 450 g, which is said to provide up to 90 minutes of cooking time. The 2 CV cover meanwhile keeps everything in place for transport and serves as excellent wind protection during use.

Camping Kitchen 2 CV weighs only 3.8 kg and has a width of 49 cm, it is really easy to transport.

To use, simply place it on a table or floor, connect it to the gas using the Campingaz Easy CliC Plus connection system and press and turn the knobs for instant ignition.

By their nature, future hobs have smaller burners than the average kitchen hob – the hobs of this model are large enough for two 24-cm pans – so it’s always best to invest in utensils that are specified in the camp.

If you’re camping alone, you’ll probably miss something like Campingaz Camp Bistro 2 discussed below, but if you have multiple mouths, this simple but effective model with two hobs will obviously be a smarter choice .

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Coercion Onya

Coercion Onya

Best for: efficiency and design

The Swedish company Primus has been at the forefront of the camping and camping industry for many years (more precisely, since 1892) and produces a wide range of products with creative designs that tend to go against this trend.

Like this whimsical, easy-to-carry model with two burners that extends outward to accommodate two small pots.

Onja burners at 2800 watts are very hot and boil a liter of water in less than four minutes.

Admittedly, burner controls that look cheap are also extremely sensitive, which means you can easily set the fire to very slow boiling.

This model contains two canisters with threads or clamps, one for each burner, and they are well hidden from view under a removable fabric cover for added aesthetics.

The oak cover serves as protection during transportation and at the same time is a processing board. This is a great choice for camping and picnics in the desert.

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Jetboil Zip

Jetboil Zip

Best for: orienteering and backpack

Climbers, orienteers, desert vacationers, hikers and hikers need a lightweight, compact, effortless, practical, efficient, lightweight and, above all, easy-to-use cooking system.

The 0.8-liter Jetboil Zip pan, which works with one serving, also serves as a container for burners, coasters and propane cans, so everything fits well in one neat package.

But most impressive is the speed and efficiency of the unique Zip burner. Like an industrial soldering iron burner, this thing boils water in less than two minutes and at temperatures down to -6˚C.

And when you’re done cooking, just eat the contents straight out of the neoprene-coated pan – without scorching your hands.

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Campsites Camp Bistro 2

Campsites Camp Bistro 2

Best for: cost and portability

The wide, flat and durable design of the Bistro 2 is perfect for couples and soloists and is compact enough to easily fit in a backpack.

Bistro 2, equipped with Piezo, boils a liter of water in about six minutes – it’s not the fastest, I must say – and continues to run for up to 70 minutes on a single butane cartridge Campingaz CP250.

Given that this all-metal model is very durable and there are no obstacles such as ridges or high environments around the surface of the hob, you can use it on a pan or frying pan of any size.

On the other hand, the open design means it is more susceptible to the wind that blows the flame, so we recommend using it on the leeward side of the tent or somewhere in a sheltered spot, but never inside a tent!

If you are traveling alone or with a partner, this reliable stove with a great price is perhaps your best choice. It is efficient, cheap to buy and easy to use.

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