Description Versatile 2-burner camp stove runs on white gas or unleaded auto gas. Side windscreens keep flame lit and fold down for easy carrying. Compact size stores and travels well. Burns up to 2 hours on a full tank of fuel. Main burner supplies 21, 000 BTU; with auxiliary burner lit, main supplies 11, 500 BTU, auxiliary supplies 9, 500 BTU.
Reviewed by: Hooter(Unregistered User)
Summary: Still have my fathers 425B in the box from the 1950's. In the process of restoring this to factory new. Purchased the new 424 since it was half price online at Walmart. great for the home in storms etc. I think unleaded gas would be the last thing I want to cook off. Only use Coleman fuel in the tank or pick up a propane generator adapter for $16.00 at Bass Pro. Comparing the classic 425B to 424, still basic design, not as solid as the 1950's but what is they built stuff to last in those days. All American. New tank fill cap is in a poor location compared to the old red tanks. Its a very proven design which hasn't really changed much since WWII. Plenty of Youtube videos to help with cleaning and overhauling your stove to make it last more than one lifetime.
Advantage with Coleman fuel a can will last years...
Review Date August 9, 2012
Overall Rating 4 of 5
Value Rating 4 of 5
Reviewed by: Darren House(Unregistered User)
Summary: I have had my coleman stove for over 25 years, and it still works great. I have always used unleaded gas, and always add oil where it says to add oil to keep the rubber from drying out. Its what I use during the summer to keep from adding heat to our house, call it a small B-B-Q in the drive way, make sure to release the pressure after it cools off before putting it away, that way it won't put pressure on the seals. That may be why it has lasted so long, I have even taken it ICE FISHING, nothing like pork chops steaming and warm food while fishing on a ice slab, zero to 30 above
Review Date August 24, 2011
Overall Rating 2 of 5
Value Rating 2 of 5
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Reviewed by: mark(Unregistered User)
Summary: I've had my stove for six years but it started burning a yellow flame - I got a replacement generator but have found out all the seals are worn - be warned not to use un-leaded petrol
Summary: I have owned my stove for over 17 years. I also own my father-in law's old 2 burner stove that was built in the early 60's. They both work beautifully! I don't know of any camping product I own that I can expect to last 40+ years. Yes it rattles, who cares? I'm not trying to hide from the Taliban here. Yes the cooking area is smaller than my stove at home. That's why i'm taking IT camping and not my range. I don't know about sharp edges, I've had my bare hands all over these stoves and they have never cut me. If they did, I wouldn't touch that spot again.
These stoves have gone everywhere from tailgate parties, multiple week hunting camps, emergency cooking in a week long snowstorm at my home, not to mention the inumerable family outings. My dual fuel stove has performed outstandingly all these years. I had one hiccough at a concert where the stove would pop then go out but I just unscrewed the needle valve, cleand it then continued on cooking. This stove takes a little skill to use but once you get the hang of it, it will be a camping buddy for life.
This is a MAN'S Stove. This stove is NOT for the namy pamby yuppie types, You guys can take your Prius' and stay in a motel.
Summary: Nostalgia is what i thought when i found this stove. brought me back to being a kid. now im 23 and started my own camp collection. first to buy was the old school coleman stove. for the beginner, they can be daunting and hard to use. the jumping flames can scare away the newbie. but as long as the parts ar cleaned, the pressure is good, and you know what you are doing, this stove can be your best friend. all you people who complain about it being to small, remember, this is a camp stove, not a kitchen stove.
the fuel is much easier to transport than propane bottles. the stove is easier to cook on than the fire.
the unit, like all other things, just takes a little time, preparation, and TLC.
Customer Service: replaced o ring seal on fuel cap. walmart plumbing section.
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