The Best New Camping Cookers And Stoves For 2020
Camping stoves come in different styles, sizes and fuel types, from lightweight cooking systems to double-burner units with grills.
Here’s a selection of 2020 models to help you cook up a storm on the campsite
Vango Sizzle Double induction cooker
Expect to pay £110
Cooking inside your tent on a gas stove is generally not recommended. Not only does it pose a fire risk, but you face the danger of carbon monoxide poisoning. Unfortunately, the great British weather means cooking outdoors is not always possible – so an electric stove like this could be the answer, as long as you have EHU, of course. The Sizzle is an induction cooker that works with any stainless-steel pans, which means the hob is never actually heated up, making it safer when inquisitive young children are around. Available in single or double, it’s specifically designed to work on campsite electrical systems.
Expect to pay £80
It’s neat and packs away like no other stove – fitting in your hand like a pack of Polo mints. Yet for all its size and low weight the Firestick packs a punch with a meaty 8,530 BTU output. The pot supports are folded flush and then pop out for when you’re making a brew. There’s precise flame adjustment for when a simmer mode is needed. It comes in stainless-steel and titanium versions. The stove has a custom-designed wool storage pouch and piezo auto-ignition.
Campingaz Attitude 2100 LX
Expect to pay £300
As portable barbecues go, this is a bit of a monster. The Campingaz Attitude 2100 LX is a stylish tabletop gas barbecue that packs a punch when it comes to cooking on the campsite or at home. As well as electronic ignition, it features the Campingaz Blue Flame burner system, designed to supply even heat distribution. The lid opens to reveal a split cast-iron grid and griddle, while accessories allow you to unleash your culinary creativity with options from pizza to paella. When you’re done, just pop the parts in the dishwasher to clean.
Campingaz Camping Kitchen 2
Expect to pay £49.99 (cylinder), £59.99 (cartridge)
This new edition of a campsite classic comes in two versions – one fuelled by gas cylinder and one by cartridge, allowing you to choose the type that suits you best. The Camping Kitchen 2 is a simple manual, two-burner stove with a surface that is easy to clean when you remove the pan supports. The rings have built-in wind guards designed to prevent the flame being extinguished and the lid also provides protection from the weather.
Outwell Filey electric grill
Expect to pay TBC
The Filey is a new electric barbecue that joins the popular Outwell range of electric cooking options. It’s designed to make campsite cooking as easy as possible, with a large, diecast aluminium grill plate that is non-stick for easy cleaning – it’s even dishwasher-safe if you’re using it at home. The upper body and high lid are detachable from the base to allow tabletop use and it comes with a 2m-long electric cable. It also features five-level thermostat control and a sloped grill to aid fat flow to the waste tray.