The best double-burner camping stoves and grills 2023: cook for a crowd

Collage of the best double-burner stoves
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If weight isn't an issue, there's no doubt that the best double-burner camping stoves and grills are the go to options for cooking during your outdoor adventures. With one of these premium cooking systems, you can create culinary masterpieces that are a far cry from the dehydrated meals or boil in the bag pouches associated with small backpacking stoves.

Van life enthusiasts, family campers and base camp coordinators, look no further. The best double-burner camping stoves can accommodate two large pots or pans side-by-side on the cooking grate, giving you a great amount of flexibility when choosing your meals.

As with all the best camping stoves, simplicity is key when it comes to dual-burner stoves. Yet, while all the products featured here are easy to operate, they are also sophisticated bits of kit, with plenty of features to enhance your cooking experience. We also include two of the best camping grills too.

All models featured are robustly constructed, featuring stainless steel, aluminum and brass components that are durable enough to last for many years. For more on what to keep an eye out for when choosing the best double-burner camping stoves or grills, see our guide at the bottom of the page. Buon appétit!

Double-burner stoves

Primus Tupike Portable Stove

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1. Primus Tupike Portable Stove

Turning camp cooking into an art form

Specifications

Fuel type: Gas
Heat output: 2 x 10,200 BTU / 3kw
Ignition: Piezo
Dimensions: 18.5 x 12.8 x 4in / 46.9 x 32.5 x 10.1cm
Weight: 9.5lb / 4.3kg
Extras: Carry case and non-stick griddle included

Reasons to buy

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Excellent simmer control
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Stainless steel and brass construction
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Easy to clean

Reasons to avoid

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Heavy
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Expensive compared to some models
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Limited wind protection

The Tupike’s stainless steel, oak lath and brass construction turns a utilitarian piece of outdoor equipment into a work of art. And when it’s time to cook, don’t worry if you left the matches at home – with the piezo ignition, the burners fire up without matches or a lighter. 

Individually controlled twin 10,000 BTU burners allow the camp chef to boil water quickly for pasta, while simultaneously simmering the sauce. Folding steel legs lift the stove higher off the camp table for more comfortable cooking ergonomics. The cover and adjustable side panels shield the burners on windy days. 

The Primus Tupike comes with a non-stick griddle, which enables you to add more variety to the camp menu. After dinner, a stainless steel drip tray and removable pot supports make clean-up quick and easy. When not in use, the wooden handle locks the stove cover in place. Inside, a spring-action lock holds the regulator safe and secure.

Jetboil Genesis Basecamp Stove

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2. Jetboil Genesis Basecamp Stove

Folded fire

Specifications

Fuel type: Propane canister
Heat output: 2 x 10,000 BTU / 2.93kw
Ignition: Lever ignitor
Dimensions (packed): 9.8 x 4.6in / 24.9 x 11.7cm
Dimensions (open): 20.5 x 9.8in / 52.1cm x 24.9cm
Weight (stove only): 6.4lb / 2.9kg
Extras: Carry case included

Reasons to buy

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Compact design
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Burner control
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Auto-ignition levers
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Storage bag

Reasons to avoid

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Average boil time
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Expensive compared to some competitive models
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Missing wind screens

Traditionally, the best two-burner camping stoves start with a rectangular box of stainless steel or aluminum, but Jetboil’s Genesis stove brings a completely different approach to camp cooking. 

This neat, circular stove design stacks two burners for transport and storage. At camp, the unit unfolds, ignites easily and twin burners deliver 10,000 BTUs of heat. Three minutes is all it takes to have boiling water ready for coffee or pasta. The stove can be linked with other stoves to create a series of burners to feed a hungry crew and works efficiently paired with Jetboil’s cookware system options.

Attaching the windscreen when the winds kick up keeps the cooking process in high performance mode. Compatible with a standard propane bottle, the kit includes a stuff sack with a separate pocket to protect the regulator. 

Small, compact and light, the Genesis two-burner stove is a very worthy addition to a short camping trip.

GSI Outdoors Pinnacle Pro 2 Burner Stove

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A sleek stove for cooking at camp and ultra-compact when stored

Specifications

Fuel Type: Gas
Heat output: 11,000 BTU per burner
Ignition: Dual piezo
Dimensions (stored): 51 x 31.5 x 3.5cm / 20 x 12.4 x 1.4in
Weight: 5kg/11lb
Extras: None

Reasons to buy

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Flat and compact design
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Enough power for efficient cooking
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Flexible regulator hose
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Burners are easy to clean

Reasons to avoid

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Minimal wind resistance
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No carry handle on the stove

Car camping means you can live a little larger when it comes to the size and weight of your gear, but space is still limited. While the GSI Outdoors Pinnacle Pro 2 Burner Stove is nothing near the compact and light nature of a backpacking stove, it’s one of the more space efficient camp stoves on the market. This duel-burner stove folds out with two flip-out legs into a full-size tabletop camp-cooking stove. It then folds into itself to become a thin 1.4 inches high to slide into most tight storage situations to pack in a car or camping van. 

This stove features two flame adjusters so different heat can be used on each burner at the same time, with 11,000 BTU available output on each burner for plenty of heat and cooking power. The side windscreens are a more minimalist style and not full rectangles, so the GSI Outdoors Pinnacle Pro 2 Burner Stove is not as ideal for cooking out in the wind. The stove also does not have a handle once it’s closed, so the carrying case (not included) is recommended for storage and transport.

Read our full GSI Outdoors Pinnacle Pro 2 Burner Stove review

Camp Chef Everest 2X

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4. Camp Chef Everest 2X

The pinnacle of camp cooking

Specifications

Fuel type: Propane canister
Heat output: 2 x 25,000 BTU / 7.325kw
Ignition: Lever ignitor
Dimensions: 60 x 34 x 10cm / 23.5 x 13.5 x 4in
Weight: 5.4kg / 12lb

Reasons to buy

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Fast boil times
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Large burners
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Three-way wind shield
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Durable, easy to clean construction

Reasons to avoid

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Burner flame can flare up

Hiking, climbing, paddling and even hanging out next to the campfire builds a hefty appetite. Use the Everest stove to keep those campers satisfied morning, noon and night. 

Use the matchless ignition to fire up the twin 25,000 BTU burners. The temperature controls resemble the same approach used on your kitchen appliances at home so there’s no confusion. The large cooking area (2,040 sq cm / 317 sq in) holds big pots and frying pans, giving you the flexibility to cook something that meets everyone’s taste preferences. 

Wind screens protect the burners from three sides and the 25,000 BTU burners are strong enough to overcome wind gusts. Since the stainless steel drip tray makes clean-up easy, you may not have to worry about someone volunteering to take on the after-dinner washing dishes task. 

Snow Peak Double Burner

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5 . Snow Peak Double Burner

Home-cooking quality chow while on camp

Specifications

Fuel type: Cartridge
Heat output: 2 x 10,200 BTU / 3kw
Ignition: Auto ignitor
Dimensions: 50 x 35.5 x 35.5cm / 23 x 15 x 20in
Weight: 7kg /15.5lb

Reasons to buy

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Stainless steel construction
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Large cooking surface
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Easy to clean

Reasons to avoid

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Expensive
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Ignitors need attention

Simple design; durable construction; high-performance operation. That’s the best way to describe the Snow Peak Double Burner camping stove. Attach two GigaPower canisters, hit the auto ignite buttons and you are ready to go. 

The cooking surface holds two large pots or frying pans. Large, sturdy, adjustable windscreen panels shelter the two 10,000 burners from swirling winds. Folding legs lift the stove off of a campground table and make the cooking process easier to manage. 

Built with durable stainless steel, aluminum and brass components the stove will stand up to any accidental campsite drops. The stove is compatible with Snow Peak’s Iron Grill Table System. 

Budget double-burner stoves

Coleman Classic Gas

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6. Coleman Classic Gas

The camp cooking standard

Specifications

Fuel type: Propane
Heat output: 2 x 10,000 BTU / 2.93kw
Ignition: lever ignitor
Dimensions: 55.5 x 35 x 10cm / 22 x 13.7 x 4in
Weight: 4.8kg / 10.8lb

Reasons to buy

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Classic bulletproof design
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Straightforward set-up
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Affordable entry-level price

Reasons to avoid

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Middle of the road boil time
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Relatively small burners
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Lacks auto ignition

If you are just starting out building your family camping kit, the Coleman Classic stove is a great way to start cooking outside. The matching pair of 10,000 BTU burners are independently controlled to give you a lot of flexibility. Protected by the familiar forest green cover and windscreens, the cooking grate can hold a 12-in and 10-in pan at the same time. The removable, chrome-plated cooking grate makes cleaning easy.

The Coleman Classic Gas is a proven design with millions of loyal customers, and Coleman continues to improve the components. The stove’s fuel regulation technology increases performance and efficiency. That translates into a stress-free cooking experience and a well-fed, satisfied group of campers. Coleman stands by the Classic stove with a three-year limited warranty. 

Coleman Triton Propane 2-burner

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7. Coleman Triton Propane 2-Burner

A powerful double-punching twin top camping stove

Specifications

Fuel type: Propane
Heat output: 2 x 11,000 BTU / 3.22kw
Ignition: Lever ignitor
Dimensions: 58 x 35 x 14.6cm / 23 x 14 x 5.74in
Weight: 4.5kg / 10lb

Reasons to buy

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Proven design
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Value pricing
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Burner control

Reasons to avoid

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No auto ignition
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Small wind panels

The two basic components needed for a memorable camping trip are food and shelter. Feeding a gang of hungry campers requires a tasty menu, fresh ingredients and a way to bring it all to life, and Coleman’s Triton tackles that job with ease.

Propane powers 22,000 BTUs through two independently controlled burners. With a 12in and 10in pans cooking side by side, there’s plenty of room for variety when it comes to answering the inevitable ‘what’s for dinner?’ question. 

Coleman stoves use pressure-control technology to deliver consistent heat even in cold, windy temperatures, and when you have a half-empty fuel bottle. Adjustable wind panels help too. With enough heat to cook a feast for a hungry family, the Triton stove definitely ranks among the best double burner camping stoves you can buy.

Eureka Ignite 2-burner Camp Stove

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8. Eureka! Ignite 2-burner Camp Stove

The camp cook’s best friend

Specifications

Fuel type: Propane canister
Heat output: 2 x 10,000 BTU / 2.93kw
Ignition: Push button
Dimensions: 47 x 32.5 x 10cm / 18.5 x 12.8 x 4in
Weight: 4.5kg / 10lb

Reasons to buy

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Rugged construction
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Jetlink system connects multiple stoves
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Fine simmer control

Reasons to avoid

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Heavy compared to some models
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Vulnerable in windy conditions

Camping trips create great memories. The scent of pine trees and campfires can trigger thoughts of wonderful adventures past. The smell of crisp bacon, sizzling hamburgers and pasta sauces cooked on an Ignite camp stove bring the same kind of happy reflections. 

Eureka!’s innovative temperature controls manage the twin 10,000 BTU burners so you can fine-tune the flames. No more charred pots, burned rice and frustrating attempts at simmering sauces. The push-button ignition means you don’t have to search for the old matches or lighter that might be buried in your gear kit. 

Although the stove’s dimensions are compact for storage, the cooking surface accommodates two 10-inch pans. Simple, efficient burners fit inside a rugged, steel case that will last for years. 

Best camping grills

Camp Chef Versatop Grll

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9. Camp Chef VersaTop Grill

A stove for adding more variety to your camp menu

Specifications

Fuel type: Propane
Heat output: 2 x 16,000 BTU / 4.68kw
Ignition: lever ignitor
Dimensions: 64 x 53 x 21cm / 25.25 x 21 x 8.25in
Weight: 17.6kg / 39lb

Reasons to buy

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Large cooking surface
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Auto ignition
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Even temperature distribution

Reasons to avoid

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Heavy
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Expensive compared to other models

After a good night’s sleep under the stars, there’s nothing more motivating to get you out of the tent than the smell of hot coffee and sizzling bacon. Use the VersaTop’s matchless ignition to fire up two 16,000 BTU burners and you will be cooking on the seasoned, non-stick flat top griddle quickly. 

A single control knob delivers the precise amount of heat when you need it. Steaks from the cooler or fresh-caught fish for dinner. Eggs or pancakes for breakfast. If those menu options aren’t enough for your family and friends, Camp Chef offers an accessory pizza oven and BBQ box for even more mouth-watering meal variety. 

Adjustable legs keep the grill level so nothing rolls off. Camp Chef adds a grease management system to prevent flare-ups when cooking and makes clean-up a little easier. Compatible with standard propane tanks. 

Eureka SPRK Camp Grill

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10. Eureka! SPRK Camp Grill

Your outdoor breakfast buddy

Specifications

Fuel type: Butane
Heat output: 7,250 BTU / 2.12kw
Ignition: Auto ignition
Dimensions: 42 x 29 x 12cm / 11.5 x 16.6 x 4.6in
Weight: 3.9kg / 8lb 5oz

Reasons to buy

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Compact design
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Large nonstick cooking surface
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Carry case included

Reasons to avoid

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90 minute burn time

Two-burner camping stoves are great at cooking pasta, rice and calorie rich stews. If you want to add some variety to the camp menu, however, add a SPRK Camp Grill to your gear kit.  

Small and compact, the non-stick ceramic grill helps you serve pancakes and bacon in the morning and medium-rare steaks at the end of the day. The auto-ignition delivers a quick start to meal preparation. Adjustable feet level the grill on uneven surfaces. 

A single 7,250 BTU burner heats the grill surface quickly. Temperature controls let you tailor the heat to fit your food. After a good meal, no one wants to clean up. The non-stick grill and removable drip tray make that process painless. 

The Camp Grill is powered by an 8oz butane canister stored in an integrated fuel compartment. At the end of the trip, a protective carry case keeps the grill ready for the next round of pancakes. 

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The best double-burner camping stoves and grills comparison table
StoveRRPWeightFuel type
Primus Tupike Portable Stove$250 (US) / £250 (UK)9.5lb / 4.3kgGas
Jetboil Genesis Basecamp Stove$260 (US) / £250 (UK)6.4lb / 2.9kgPropane canister
GSI Outdoors Pinnacle Pro 2 Burner Stove$249.95 (US)5kg / 11lbGas
Camp Chef Everest 2X$170 (US)5.4kg / 12lbPropane canister
Snow Peak Double Burner$400 (US) / £350 (UK)7kg /15.5lbCartridge
Coleman Classic Gas$45 (US) / £45 (UK)4.8kg / 10.8lbPropane
Coleman Triton Propane 2-burner$75 (US) / £75 (UK)4.5kg / 10lbPropane
Eureka! Ignite 2-burner Camp Stove$110 (US)4.5kg / 10lbPropane canister
Camp Chef VersaTop Grill$270 (US)17.6kg / 39lbPropane
Eureka! SPRK Camp Grill$130 (US)3.9kg / 8lb 5ozButane

How we test double-burner camping stoves

At Advnture we endeavor to test every product we feature extensively in the field. That means one of our team of reviewers and writers – all experienced outdoor specialists active across the US, UK, Europe and Australasia – taking it out into the terrain and climatic conditions that it’s designed for. If, for any reason, this isn’t possible, we’ll say so in our buying guides and reviews.

Our reviewers test double-burner camping stoves in the outdoors – car camping, garden cook-ups, base camping – assessing their value and performance against the claims of the brand in terms of heat output, fuel consumption, simmer control, weight, ease of assembly/packdown, transportation, robustness and features.

How to choose a double-burner camping stove

The best dual-burner camping stoves are relatively simple pieces of equipment, and only a few factors are required to rustle up a satisfying meal for hungry campers: the fuel, a method of controlling the flame and a place to set the pots and pans. The collection of stoves we’ve had a look at here take a different approach to how those components work together. All perform admirably and will last for years. Here are some elements to consider when you are adding the best double-burner camping stoves to your gear kit. 

Fuel type

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Double-burner stoves are powered by one of three fuel types: propane, butane or gas. 

There are advantages and disadvantages to each option, but current models primarily use propane, which is easy to use and readily accessible. 

Fuel is pressurized and fed to the burners through a regulator. Higher end models offer control of each burner independently. Take a few minutes to understand how to gauge the amount of fuel remaining in your canister. Running out of fuel halfway through cooking dinner isn’t the kind of camping memory you want to create. 

Heat

One of the key ways to compare stove models is looking at the British Thermal Units (BTUs) or kilowatts they offer. These measure the maximum amount of heat that can be generated. The higher the number, the hotter the flame a dual-burner stove can deliver. Those numbers are a fair way to compare models, but there’s more to good camp cooking than “most BTUs wins”: how that heat is delivered and managed, and the amount of fuel needed to maintain those levels play a role too. 

When people are clamouring for hot water in the morning to make coffee, fast boil times are appreciated. On the other hand, a stove that can’t simmer leads to charred pots, crunchy rice and frustrated cooks. Look for stoves that boast about managing heat at both ends of that spectrum.

Eureka SPRK Camp Grill

Breakfast is ready on the Eureka! SPRK Camp Grill (Image credit: Eureka!)

Ignition

Early camp stoves were lit with matches or a lighter – provided the matches were dry, the lighter filled with fluid and both of them not forgotten at home. In windy or wet conditions, lighting the burners could be a frustrating experience. Technology included on many of the best double-burner camping stoves solves that problem in current models. Piezo ignition and other push-button or lever operated starters take the worry away. Open the fuel line, push the button and the familiar blue flames will ring the burners. Most of these starters are durable, long-lasting and fire the burners consistently. 

Cleaning up

Dinner is over. Everyone’s appetite is satisfied. Cleaning up is the last task before you can sit back and enjoy the sunset, and if you’ve got a fancy stove you’ll probably want the best camping buckets, bowls and sinks to wash up in too. Camp cooking leaves behind splashed sauces, small burned pieces of meat and a grease-splattered stove. Most two-burner stove models are designed to make the clean-up process easier. Non-stick griddle surfaces, removable grates and fuel regulators leave room for a damp cloth to wipe away all of the cooking leftovers in just a few minutes. 

A journalist specializing in outdoor recreation, Lou has covered product design innovations, participation trends and environmentally sustainable manufacturing for over 20 years. On the other hand, he’s had some less than successful outdoor adventures: once, completely spent after a hard day on the trail, he managed to set a vintage MSR Whisperlite stove ablaze before accidentally kicking the burning contraption into a lake. A published author, his book about invasive fish threatening the Great Lakes watershed will be published in 2021. craftedwords.com