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Which stove and stand

Postby shell68 » Tue Aug 05, 2008 4:59 pm

Hi guys, which looks better:

http://www.kangarootentcity.com.au/welcome/page48.php

Scroll down. $99 - stove and stand.

Or this Big W one:

http://www.bigw.com.au/sport/camping.html

$99.84 - stove and stand.

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Re: Which stove and stand

Postby amanda » Tue Aug 05, 2008 5:18 pm

Personally I like the first one as it gives you the rack at the bottom of the stand to put pots and pans on.
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Re: Which stove and stand

Postby GypsyLady » Wed Aug 06, 2008 4:39 pm

shell68 wrote:Hi guys, which looks better:

http://www.kangarootentcity.com.au/welcome/page48.php

http://www.bigw.com.au/sport/camping.html

Thanks for your help and comments.




In my personal opinion and from previous experience I would not touch any stove that was not a low pressure one.
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Re: Which stove and stand

Postby shell68 » Wed Aug 06, 2008 5:44 pm

Hi Gypsylady, why is that?

Can you recommend me something better?
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Re: Which stove and stand

Postby Frilly » Wed Aug 06, 2008 5:56 pm

Hey Shell!

I have one very similar to the second one and the legs can be an issue. Two of mine don't screw in quite right and when you transport them around the rattle about a bit, would be easier to have a frame like the first and the bonus of somewhere to stash the kettle when you are using a frypan and saucepan... it's what I will be looking at when I replace mine.
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Re: Which stove and stand

Postby GypsyLady » Wed Aug 06, 2008 9:44 pm

shell68 wrote:Hi Gypsylady, why is that?

Can you recommend me something better?


Think I have said all this before but can't recall the post Frilly.

Low pressure stoves perform better, you have a greater control (almost infinite) of the flame, no flare ups, don't blow out as easily and safer as they run through a regulator.

I used a Primus high pressure stove for many years and loved it, but still cursed all the above problems that I encountered on a regular basis.

The reason I changed to a low pressure stove was when I got my first camper I wanted to have it permanently plumbed. The only way I could achieve this was to go to a low pressure stove.

Initially, cooking with it was a bit different but once I got used to it I would never have a high pressure stove ever again.

Because of the greater control you have of the flame, I found I no longer burned the pots either...bonus.

Far superior to any high pressure stove IMO Frilly, money extremely well spent.

Hope this helps.

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Re: Which stove and stand

Postby amanda » Thu Aug 07, 2008 9:17 am

What sort of difference is there price wise?
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Re: Which stove and stand

Postby Redback » Thu Aug 07, 2008 10:17 am

amanda wrote:What sort of difference is there price wise?


The cast iron chinese jobs are around $20 for a single burner and $30 for the 2 burner, the work very well, i went back to these after using a Tudor stove with a griller (they retail for $400 :shock: ) the cheap Chinese cast jobs are much better and boil water much quicker, you'll need a regulator with these.

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Re: Which stove and stand

Postby Komodo » Thu Aug 07, 2008 11:52 am

I agree low pressure stoves are the bees knees. But they are heavier and require a good solid surface (bench) to put them on.

I use a high pressure gasmate (i think?) stove. Three burners - though can only use 2 at a time - but the longer body makes using two pots easier, maybe they should just put the burners on the 2 burner models further apart...

As for the type of stand -
screw in type - looks impressive. But threads get clogged by dirt, become cross threaded and arent easy to insert in the dark and for some reason the ones ive used are fairly unstable (wobble) - not something i want when I've got hot pots and pans on there.

the fold out style. This is the type I have. its slightly heavier than the screw in type. Bulkier, or at least more awkward, to pack. But its quick, easy and stable because the legs are small enough that they easily push into fairly hard ground to level it out. Your not going to cross thread anything and it gives a place to hang a tea towl and store the billy when not in use. Also the stand can be used when you remove the stove to put a wash up basin in if you choose your basin correctly.

High pressure stoves arent great - but they arent that bad either provided you have decent pans. If your pans are too thin they will burn. That said I love good heavy pans even at home - but heavy pans arent always practical for camping, plus the negate the weight saved by going HP over LP. Horses for courses. I'll stick with high pressure for now because its what Kel already had when I met her and I dont have a large stable surface to put a low pressure cast iron stove on.
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Re: Which stove and stand

Postby shell68 » Thu Aug 07, 2008 12:50 pm

Thanks for the replies. Food for thought!
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Re: Which stove and stand

Postby GypsyLady » Fri Aug 08, 2008 8:45 am

amanda wrote:What sort of difference is there price wise?


I purchased the Coleman Amanda which is similar in appearance to the ones in the pics. They can be used on a stand the same as in the pic or can be fitted to the tailgate kitchen of any camper.

They are a little more expensive but I imagine will pay for themselves over time witlh the use of less gas and definitely less frustration because of the better performance.

A friend of mine just bought one (a Coleman) on sale for $107.00

I personally do not like the cast iron ones, for me they are not as easy to clean, take up too much room and require a different application to what I wanted.

Here is a pic of the one that I had on my camper, the design appearance has changed a little since then.

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Re: Which stove and stand

Postby amanda » Fri Aug 08, 2008 8:48 am

Thanks Gypsy - $107 seems very reasonable.
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Re: Which stove and stand

Postby GypsyLady » Fri Aug 08, 2008 8:54 am

amanda wrote:Thanks Gypsy - $107 seems very reasonable.


Like I said Amanda, just wait until the local camping store is having a sale or the caravan and camping pre xmas sale is also coming up and then strike.

I paid $109 for mine a few years back but quite honestly Amanda even at the original price it is still a good buy for the performance you get.
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Re: Which stove and stand

Postby Komodo » Fri Aug 08, 2008 11:44 am

That coleman is low pressure gypsy?
Got a model?
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Re: Which stove and stand

Postby GypsyLady » Fri Aug 08, 2008 12:46 pm

Yes it is and no I am sorry I don't have a model number for it. The new Coleman is more rounded on the ends and quite readily available Komodo.
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