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Eureka Ignite Plus 2-Burner Camp Stove Review

I am a firm believer in the old adage that you have to have “the right tools for the job,” whatever the job may be. Camping cooking can be like home cooking assuming you have the right tools. If you don’t have the right tools, a 10 minute task can take you two or three times as long and you may still end up with disappointing results. I tried a couple of other camping stoves, the Eureka Ignite Plus 2-Burner Camp Stove is the one that I’ve stayed with and here is my review of the stove based on my actual experience.

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Background

My family has a travel trailer and we tried to use the low pressure propane gas connection at the end of the trailer. But, we were not told when we purchased the trailer that the trailer propane system is not compatible with typical camping stoves. Camping stoves that use one pound propane tanks are high pressure systems and the trailer’s propane system is a low pressure system. I tried purchasing conversion kits, but they did not work. Finally, I discussed issue with the RV service center where I purchased my trailer, they had no idea how to fix and recommended that I buy a low pressure stove. I tried finding low pressure stoves, there were not many out there, they were expensive and they were typically a grilling configuration. And, they were typically very small.

Trial and error

So, I realized that I would have to buy a regular high pressure camping stove and lug around the one pound propane bottles. I purchased a popular brand name stove that had a stand integrated into the stove. It was relatively big, heavy, had poorly performing burners in terms of temperature and staying lit in windy situations. It took forever to heat up a pan and the low level of heat produced made cooking difficult. To add insult to injury, when we stored it in the bedroom of our trailer, it rolled into an interior wall and the handle put a hole in our brand new trailer wall.

Search

I started searching the internet and Youtube for camping stove reviews. We have a relatively large family and we eat a lot, so we needed a camping stove that could fit two 12 inch pans at the same time. We wanted a stove that had a wide range of flame control and a stove that had wind guards because we like camping in windy coastal areas. Prices ranged from $50 to $200 or more. Reviews ranged widely too. All of the stoves I found were not large enough to accommodate two 12 inch pans at the same time.

Eureka Ignite Plus 2-Burner Camp Stove

Through my search, I came across the Eureka Ignite Plus 2-Burner Camp Stove. It appeared to meet my needs, so I purchased and tried it out. See features and specifications below.

Features

  • 2-turn simmer control gives precise flame adjustment and enhances the cooking performance
  • 10,000 BTU burners go from a light simmer to full output
  • Push button ignition allows a fast and easy start
  • Stainless-steel drip tray offers rust-free performance and easy clean up
  • Adjustable, nonslip rubber feet ensure that your stove is always level and stays in place
  • Rugged, thick-gauge steel construction delivers many years of use
  • Dependable latches keep the lid secure during transport
  • JetLink compatibility allows you to connect multiple Eureka stoves for camp kitchen flexibility
  • Due to flammable item shipping restrictions, we cannot sell fuel canisters online; they are available at REI retail stores

Specifications

Best UseCamping
Fuel TypeCanister
FuelPropane
Auto IgnitionYes
Heat Output (per burner)10,000 british thermal units
Burn Time (Max Flame)90 minutes
Average Boil Time (1L)Unavailable
Dimensions23 x 12.8 x 4 inches
Distance Between Burners12 inches
Weight12 pounds

My thoughts

I would honestly have to say that after many months of use, the Eureka Ignite Plus 2-Burner Camp Stove is a great reliable stove. I would recommend to anyone looking for a robust camping stove. We typically use it 2 or 3 times a day to cook for our family of five when camping. Sometimes we use the campfire grill for grilling meats and veggies, see my review of the Stromberg Carlson Stake and Grille.

We usually don’t use the stove in the kitchen of our trailer because we like cooking outdoors, so we don’t stink up the trailer with cooking smells (the range hood is weak), and clean up is easier using a camping stove outside.

I typically cook breakfast for the family, eggs, potatoes, chorizo, bacon, sausage and tortillas. My wife usually makes hot dogs or grilled cheese sandwiches for lunch. And, she typically makes some kind of pasta, chicken/steak, and steamed veggies for dinner. If we catch crabs when we camp at the beach, she’ll boil the crabs.

The stove heats up our pans quickly and has a wide range of flame control, see short video below which demonstrates flame control. And, I’m able to fit two 12 inch pans on the stove. And, the wind guards protect the burners from getting blown out by the coastal winds when we’re camping near the beach.

The stove has four adjustable feet under the stove, so when our outdoor table is not level because of the terrain, I can still make the stove level…a very nice feature when camping.

1/5/2021 Update: Stove has still been working great on our camping trips, no issues.

Where to buy

Thanks for reading my real life review of the Eureka Ignite Plus 2-Burner Camp Stove. Below is a link to purchase the stove.

Eureka Ignite Plus 2-Burner Camp Stove – https://amzn.to/3dZIoyG

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