Camp Chef “Everest” 2-Burner
Propane Camp stove Review
Can the Camp Chef Everest model 2-burner propane camping stove beat a Coleman camp stove? As a life-long Coleman stove user, can I give an honest review of another brand?
Is this camp stove worth the price difference? ($97 vs. $61)
Of course these are the same questions I ask for every camp stove reviewed, and for the “Everest” model, my answers are: Maybe, I think so, and hmmm…
This is not a spec-filled, company promo, (you can see those here),or a side-by-side comparison of features – most of the other top brands have similar features; so the primary criteria for most experienced camp cooks are;
 Heat output, (BTU’s produced by burners),  Reliability,  Durability. And of course, how the stove performs in actual camping conditions.
The Camp Chef Everest model received top grades for performance and reliability, but the durability question is still up in the air.
*It was only used for one 7-day camping trip, and there were some construction concerns typical to most newer camp stoves now. There were similar construction quality issues in my review of the Stansport “Outfitter” camp stove.
How to pick the right camping stove for you:
If you are unsure what type of camp stove would be best for you, or what features you should look for, check out this How to pick a camp stove guide.
Note: Stove reviewed was a demo/display model provided by our local Gander Mountain Outlet, and they did let me keep it in exchange for an advert which you will see below. (but I still liked the stove enough to use my own Amazon affiliate links – which I only use to recommend quality camping equipment.)
The Everest is about three inches longer, (packed), and a couple pounds heavier – no big deal. But, that extra three inches also meant a three-inch larger cooking surface, (10 x 20 inches vs. 10 x 17 inches) – which is noticeable when you are cooking. (a plus) So how did the Everest perform: – Overview The igniter button – worked great, but it takes a “firm” push, and you have to hold or brace the stove to keep from pushing it too – when you press the igniter button
Recommendation: ★★★★ A Good Buy With all things considered, the larger cooking area, (three inches can make a big difference), and the higher burner BTUs, I would rate this stove over a Coleman Perfectflow 2-burner.
Basic features of the Everest Camp Stove:
As compared to my Coleman Camp Stove:
The Coleman only put out about 11,000 BTU per burner, so the Everest’s 20,000 BTUs per burner was a noticeable increase – but, like the high-output Stansport, the Everest also used more propane, more quickly. But that’s probably normal, since the propane use is being compared to a stove with about half its output.
This camp stove performed great. The increased BTU burner output was very noticeable, and impressive – considering we were used to cooking on 11,000 BTUs per burner.
It was a sturdy cooking base with a good quality grate. Burner flame control was good, but not great – it took a little fiddling to keep a consistently low “simmmer” flame.
The stainless steel drip pan is a great feature – it made clean-up quick and easy. And the match-less ignition button worked every time.
It was three inches longer, but packing/carrying, and table-use seemed no different than with my Coleman, and the propane hook-up is the same.
My “picky” points with this Camp Chef Stove:
But, the same has to be said for Coleman’s recent models also – so maybe it’s an industry thing now. They just don’t make them like they used to.
plus, the hook-up doesn’t store “securely” in the stove like Coleman’s do. It’s a small thing, but small things count.
It may seem like I was critical of this stove, but, except for the propane hook-up tube – I have the same “picky” complaints about Coleman’s newest models. It seems that now-a-days, no matter the brand, you have to go to the most expensive “top-level” products to get past that mass produced feel of mid-priced stoves.
This would be a good “first” camping stove, or upgrade or replacement stove.
I think that over the long-haul, the price difference is worth the investment.
And now that I own one – (thanks to Gander Mountain) – my Coleman will probably become my back-up stove.
• Camp Chef “Everest” Camping Stove
★★★★ Top Pick for Tent Camping
Not only is this 2-burner propane model a good “starter” camping stove, but it is also a choice for upgrading your camp cooking gear. Price range $97 – $119
The Everest is about three inches longer, (packed), and a couple pounds heavier – no big deal. But, that extra three inches also meant a three-inch larger cooking surface, (10 x 20 inches vs. 10 x 17 inches) – which is noticeable when you are cooking. (a plus)
So how did the Everest perform: – Overview
The igniter button – worked great, but it takes a “firm” push, and you have to hold or brace the stove to keep from pushing it too – when you press the igniter button
Recommendation: ★★★★ A Good Buy
With all things considered, the larger cooking area, (three inches can make a big difference), and the higher burner BTUs, I would rate this stove over a Coleman Perfectflow 2-burner.
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Where to Buy The Camping Gear You Need:
The logical thought is your local camping and outdoor supply store. And that may be a good choice if you can catch a hot sale. But quality camping cookware and equipment can be pricey, – so go prepared, check online prices first so you have something to compare to.
Amazon.com is a good place to check first. They are the most trusted marketplace online, their prices are usually better than anywhere else. Almost every item qualifies for Free shipping for purchases over $25, and their free 3 – 5 day standard shipping is almost always faster than that.
Plus, their return policy is better and easier than Walmart’s.
Here are some examples of other camping equipment and gear you might need with your camping stove.
Even if you are not interested in buying now, they will give you an idea of the choices you have and the prices you can expect.
- Stansport Outfitter Propane Camping Stove Review
- How to Pick a Campfire Coffee Pot
- How to Pick A Camping Cooler
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- Campfire Camping Gloves
- How to Pick a Campfire Cooking Grill
- Camp Tools and Accessories Checklist
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