Comments about Coleman Dual Fuel Powerhouse Stove (2 Burner):
Regarding the one star review, read the instructions first...things that are ignited on fire might burn the way one wants if they don't know what they are doing. Check out the instructions before buying to see if this is right for you. Go to the coleman web site under stoves and check it out. That will help you determine if you want to buy the stove, vice relying on this or any other review (by the way, they even provide a phone number if you have problems). Albeit URLs should not be used herein, I'm going to try it to help you go straight to the manual since Sports Authority does not offer such links for the products sold: http://www.coleman.com/coleman/images/pdf/5435.pdf
I use the stove when I go car/truck camping with the family (I enjoy hiking, but this is not for that). Be careful when refueling and don't attempt to pour the fuel in the funnel all at one time. Otherwise there is a risk of fuel on the outside and you do the math from there... Pros - you can cook outside like one might on an old gas stove. Two burners allow you to cook on either a large grill plate for everybody, or simply heat water for coffee on one and fry and egg an some bacon in a skillet next to it. One burner does is hotter than the other (9000 and 8000 BTUs respectively). - Can burn unleaded gas or white fuel/coleman fuel. - Easy to break down and setup and toss in the truck and go. Cons - Learning curve in adjusting temp/flame level. Specially if the instructions are not read. - If you don't like to fuel, deal with minimal pump & prime or fiddle around with things, you might not like this and go with a propane style grill (to me, those don't cook as good).
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Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend