Top 9 best outdoor propane burners full buyers guide

Sometimes when your grilling you also want to be frying, boiling, and sauteing. To do those other things often required in many recipes you are going to need a seriously good selection of outdoor propane burners to accompany your grilling and smoking setup. You want one that heats up fast, is well constructed, and safe to operate, but also you don’t want to break the bank either.

With Amazon and other sites on the giant internet, finding a good propane burner isn’t difficult but how would you know what to look for? Let us do the leg work for you with this handy guide to some of the best propane burners on the market to meet many needs.

Without any further ado, let’s get to it

GasOne Heavy-Duty Single Outdoor Propane Burner

GasOne Heavy-Duty Single Outdoor Propane Burner

Let’s start the list with a pretty heavy-duty propane burner made by gasOne. Being crafted from very strong cast iron on its frame and with a powerful and very high 200,000 BTU output, you can do all of your flash frying and slow cooking to your heart’s content.

If you are camping, or need a good burner even for your home, this portable and very powerful propane burner will work great for your needs. A single knob will control the output and is located on the front of a durable steel braided hose.
You can even control airflow using a special face on the thermal control knob which allows you to create a clean blue flame if you like. There is also a safety regulation knob located near the base of the hose and allows you to control the flow of gas which adds to the safety of this propane burner. You can fit a large pan or pot up to 17 inches wide on the ample burner top surface.

As mentioned before, even though this propane burner is very powerful it is also surprisingly portable. Weighing only 27 pounds(without tank), it will easily stow away in the back area of a car or trunk.

Sale
GasOne 200, 000 BTU Square Heavy- Duty Single Burner Outdoor Stove Propane Gas Cooker with Adjustable 0-20Psi Regulator & Steel Braided Hose Perfect for Home Brewing, Turkey Fry, Maple Syrup Prep
  • Portability - portable cast iron one burner camp stove, sturdy and durable design, made of cast iron long lasting and good for projects
  • High heat output- fully adjustable heat-control regulator knob (paint chipping after use is perfectly normal, there is no paint that will withstand 200, 000BTU at the moment), power with control

Pros

  • Sturdy cast iron frame
  • Very high heat capacity (200,000 BTU)
  • Extra safety regulator knob on the gas hose
  • Large enough burner top for most pots and pans

Cons

  • Paint chips from high heat
  • Runs loud
  • The heat regulation knob can come loose
back to menu ↑

Camp Chef Explorer Double Burner Stove

Camp Chef Explorer Double Burner Stove

This large Camp Chef Explorer Double Burner Stove is a propane burner that can hold two large pans so you have even more options for stovetop cooking in your backyard. You can boil or fry on one side and pan fry something on the other.

Instead of cast iron, the frame is constructed from very sturdy cast aluminum which is becoming increasingly popular due to its very high heat tolerance. The Camp Chef can output a crazy 30,000 BTU’s per burner hour which adds up to an astounding 60,000 BTU’s. At a towering 32 inches tall this unit is more like a full-size stovetop than say a tabletop style burner. The detachable legs are very convenient for easily disassembling for transport. Despite its size and height it still only weighs in at a light 30.5 pounds so it can be moved without much effort.

The 3 sided windscreen that comes included with the Camp Chef is handy for blocking grease and oil splatters. Each of the two burners can fit a pot or pan up to 14 inches wide and can fit Camp Chefs exclusive accessories like the cast iron griddle, dutch oven, and barbecue box.

Camp Chef Explorer Double Burner Stove
  • 2 Cast Aluminum Burners
  • 60,000 total BTU/hr

Pros

  • Double burner stovetop
  • The aluminum frame is sturdy but light
  • Tall enough to use comfortably while standing
  • Detachable legs and removable windscreen make it portable
  • Ready to use out of the box
  • Versatile and compatible with many Camp Chef accessories

Cons

  • A bit top-heavy, especially when you use accessory attachments
  • Legs screws can loosen and cause the frame to wobble
back to menu ↑

Coleman Portable Gas Camp Stove

Coleman Portable Gas Camp Stove

If you are looking for a propane burner with the primary focus being camping then the Coleman gas camp stove is the model you are looking for. It is a small portable and yet very powerful propane burner with an output of 10,000 BTUs. Its size, efficiency, and power are the perfect combo for camping and it can heat a pot of water to a boil in about 2 minutes!

This hat design where the burner is sitting on top of the propane tank is ideal for outdoor use. The burner itself is made from aluminum and even has built-in wind guards to keep the flame from going out in the elements. A 16 oz propane cylinder can power this efficient burner on its high setting for a continuous 2 and a half hours.

This Coleman is so simple and portable it may just blow your mind. It is a snap to put together once you arrive at the campsite, just screw the burner and regulator onto the propane canister and you are off to the races. You can fit a pan or pot up to 8 inches wide so it is not ideal for a large party but still perfect for a family camping trip.

Weighing in at a super featherweight 2 pounds and only 8 inches in height, this thing could even fit in our backpack!

Coleman Gas Stove | Portable Bottletop Propane Camp Stove with Adjustable Burner
  • COOKING POWER: Up to 10,000 total BTUs
  • PRESSURE REGULATOR: Pressure control for consistent performance, even in extreme conditions

Pros

  • Extremely light and portable
  • Efficient. Can run for 2.5 hours on high
  • Simple and easy-to-use design
  • Perfect for camping or hiking
  • Built-in wind guards keep flame from sputtering

Cons

  • The stovetop may be too small for some uses
  • Can be top-heavy if you use heavy pots and pans
  • Can be unstable if you do not use the plastic base
back to menu ↑

Coleman Gas Camping Stove

Coleman Gas Camping Stove

This Coleman gas camping stove is the larger 2 burner big brother to our last entry. The goal of this propane burner is to create a perfect balance of portability, size, and power. A total of 20,000 BTU’s between the two burners is plenty of power to cook anything your heart desires. You can independently control each burner’s output with the control knobs on the front and each burner sports it’s own pressure control valve too.

Just like with the Camp Chef, this propane burner also features that handy 3 sided windshield to protect you from grease and oil splatters. On a standard 16.4 oz propane canister, you will be able to run both burners on their high setting for up to 1 hour.

The most unique feature of this Coleman propane burner is the traditional grill top design. The problem of a burner being too wide for smaller cooking vessels is solved with this design, fit all of your smaller ta pots and such with no issues. The secret is the straight iron bars which make it a snap to heat more narrow-based items, but even more impressive is the ability to grill meat and veggies directly on the bars.

The only issue we heard about was the loose stock knobs which can make controlling the burners precisely a problem. If you remove the knobs and tighten the brass fasteners it will solve this issue.

Sale
Coleman Gas Camping Stove | Classic Propane Stove, 2 Burner, 4.1 x 21.9 x 13.7 inches
  • Cooking power: Up to 20,000 total BTUs
  • 2 adjustable burners: For precise temperature control

Pros

  • Traditional grill design makes it easy to cook smaller things
  • Removable windshield
  • Small compact design easily fits on a tabletop or countertop
  • The flame burns clean and does not produce a noxious odor. Can be used indoors
  • Solid, sturdy construction

Cons

  • Slightly bulky
  • Rubber feet tend to fall off
  • Knobs get loose making it hard to control the flame
back to menu ↑

Bayou Classic SP10 14” Pressure Cooker

Bayou Classic SP10 14” Pressure Cooker

This is not just a propane burner, it is also the bayou classic pressure cooker. The frame is one solid piece of steel and has a 14-inch cooking surface. It also has a narrow enough surface to fit even smaller cooking vessels.

This is considered to be one of the best propane burners you can buy, you can either rapidly boil up some liquid or even slow cook some stew or chili. The 1-foot high frame has wide-set legs which give it a very stable stance that will not easily tip over.

The flow of gas is controlled by a handy knob on the hose that can give you either a tiny blue flame all the way up to a sun-like searing orange-red flame. The lengthy 48-inch long steel hose gives you ample distance between the searing hot burner and the propane canister. The 360-degree wind guard will block the wind and prevent sputtering and the burner is even light enough to take on trips.

This powerful, efficient, and larger sized burner is highly rated by users and is also affordable.

Bayou Classic High Pressure Cooker, 14" wide, 10 psi SP10 Cooker,Black,18″ x 18″ x 13″. Weight: 13.8lbs.
  • High-pressure outdoor propane cooker
  • 1-piece welded steel frame, 14-inch diameter cooking surface, wide-set legs for stability.The flame on this high pressure propane burner is adjustable, therefore you can obtain a roaring flame or turn the flame down small enough simmer a cup of coffee

Pros

  • Heavy-duty steel frame
  • Wide heat range from simmer to rolling boil
  • Excellent for pressure cooking
  • The burner base can fit small pots and pans without falling through the center
  • 360-degree wind guard

Cons

  • The heating knob can be touchy and too responsive
  • Wind guard does not work 100%
  • Burning on high heat the first few times generates paint residue
back to menu ↑

Concord Deluxe 16” Banjo Burner Stove

Concord Deluxe 16” Banjo Burner Stove

For those of you looking for a beast this very heavy duty and powerful propane burner from Concord Deluxe is your huckleberry. With a 16-inch banjo burner stove featuring a solid cast iron frame and a crazy 200,000 BTU’s of power, you can bring 15 gallons of room temp water to a rolling boil in just about 30 minutes!

With a height of about a foot and a half, this propane burner has a 16-inch diameter burner and can fit most standard pots and pans. It also comes equipped with a high-pressure hose regulator operating at 20 PSI, this gives you a very clean and consistent non-sputtering flame.

This is the MR Universe of propane burners, the iron frame can hold a whopping 400 pounds or 200 quarts of liquid! You can detach the legs, they can be unscrewed for storage purposes when you don’t plan to use it for a while.

The one single thing that sets the Concord Deluxe apart from other propane burners is sheer brute power. 200,000 BTU’s is the kind of heat Tim the Tool Man Taylor would drool over. This heat makes it ideal for cooking for huge crowds when you have to heat a large volume of food or liquid up quickly.

Concord Deluxe Banjo Single Propane Burner; 200,000 BTU Portable Outdoor Stove for Camping Cooking, Home Brewing, Making Sauces; 16" Square
  • Burner is made from Heavy Duty Cast Iron with Weather Proof coating, Will last a Lifetime. Size: 16.5"x16.5"x16.5".
  • Burner can burn up to 200,000 BTU.

Pros

  • Extremely sturdy cast iron frame
  • Larger than average 16” diameter burner top
  • Detachable legs make for easy storage
  • Very powerful. Can boil 15 gallons of 60-degree F water in about a half hour
  • The wide base is very stable

Cons

  • Heavy for the overall size
  • A short gas hose makes it hard to situate the propane tank
  • High heat creates some paint residue at first
  • Might be too close to the ground for some
back to menu ↑

GasOne Dual Fuel Portable Burner

GasOne Dual Fuel Portable Burner

GasOne has this nifty dual fuel burner up for offer and we like what we see. It is a simple propane burner but it is unique because it can run on either propane or butane. Putting out up to 15,000 BTU’s per hour and featuring a piezoelectric ignition switch, this burner is no slouch.

If you plan to do a lot of camping, backpacking, or do a lot of small scale cookouts the GasOnes single adjustable hat dial on the front will come in handy to control the flame intensity and gas pressure. it is a very safe burner because it has a built-in pressure safety system that shuts down the unit automatically when it detects irregular changes in pressure. $ very sturdy wind blockers surround the centrally located burner keeping the flame dry and safe from the wind.

Let’s talk about the main attraction of this unit, that being the ability to run on either propane or butane. You can hook up either a standard 16.4 oz propane tank or an 8 oz butane tank. Also, there is no hose, instead, the tanks attach directly to the side of the unit which can be safer and have less risk of toppling over due to someone snagging the hose.

Gas ONE GS-3900P New Dual Fuel Propane or Butane Portable Stove with Brass Burner Head, Dual Spiral Flame 15,000 BTU Gas Stove with Convenient Carrying Case Most Powerful Heat Output Stove
  • ✓ 15, 000BTU MOST POWERFUL STOVE IN THE MARKET - Compatible with both butane (Fuel not included) and propane fuel (Fuel not included) / Operates on a single butane cartridge 8 oz or a propane cylinder 16. 4 oz (Propane adaptor hose Included)
  • ✓ PIEZO-ELECTRIC IGNITION - that eliminates the use for lighter/matches in order to ignite flame

Pros

  • The streamlined single-piece design has no hoses
  • Can use either propane or butane as fuel
  • The auto safety shut off valve detects the irregular gas flow
  • Cartridge auto-ejects when empty
  • Large enough for most pots and pans
  • Comes with a convenient carrying case

Cons

  • Somewhat bulky and awkward
  • Burns through butane quickly
  • Lots of grooves and corners; difficult to thoroughly clean
back to menu ↑

Basecamp 1 Burner Iron Stove

Basecamp 1 Burner Iron Stove

The heavy-duty cast iron burner featured on the Basecamp single burner stove can handle the toughest cooking tasks. This model is constructed more like a traditional stovetop, it features handy raised burners which minimize soot and ash deposits.

You can also independently adjust each leg on this unit which means you can set it up easily on uneven ground. This propane burner can pump out 15,000 BTUs of power and the flame is controlled with a simple single knob. The iron-based frame can hold up to 250 pounds safely and you can fit most pots and pans on the very wide burner top with room to spare.

The Basecamp may be simple and portable but never underestimate it.

Basecamp F235825 1 Burner Angle Iron Stove, Multi
  • This Angle Iron stove is more durable and rugged than typical cast iron stoves
  • The range style cook top raises the cooking vessel away from the flame to improve combustion

Pros

  • The raised burner plate keeps objects optimal distance from the flame
  • Heavy-duty cast iron frame can hold up to 250 lbs
  • Independently adjustable legs for stability on uneven surfaces
  • 4-prong faceplate holds flat and rounded pots well

Cons

  • Hose and regulator valve not included
  • Only uses matches for ignition
back to menu ↑

GYMAX Outdoor 3-Burner Stove

GYMAX Outdoor 3-Burner Stove

The last item in our guide is also by far the largest. The Gymax outdoor 3-burner stove has 3 separate burners and can output an earth-shattering 220,000 BTU’s of heat. Out of all of our items, this unit is almost like a standard grill and has a height of about 3 feet tall and can be used either on a tabletop or the ground.

The entirety of the sturdy frame is constructed from durable cast iron and the legs can be detached easily for quick storage. All three burners are raised in design to minimize soot and ash and also has superior heat transfer for quick cook times. Each burner is individually controlled via the frontally located knobs. Although each burner gets extremely hot you may not want to run all three at the same time on max power or you will run out of propane fairly quickly.

The GYMAX is extremely easy to use and comes ready to use out of the box. Attach the fuel tank, the legs, and get cooking. This propane burner also has that handy pressure detector that will automatically shut off the gas if it detects any abnormal pressure.

GYMAX Outdoor Stove, 2-Burner High Pressure Propane Gas Camp Stove with Detachable Height Adjustable Legs, Perfect for Camping Patio, 150,000-BTU
  • Powerful Cooking Ability---Equipped with a cast iron head and it can output a whopping BTU of 150,000, this powerful burner can boil water and cook your food easily. And with the adjustable fire power, which will make your cook more delicious.
  • Complete Accessories for Outdoor Use---It creates a perfect camp kitchen for you, with matched accessories like BBQ Grill boxes, professional griddles, reversible cast iron grills, and even artisan pizza ovens.

Pros

  • 3 burners give you a lot of cook space
  • Very high 225,000 BTU capacity
  • Auto-safety shutoff feature
  • Lightweight and adjustable height

Cons

  • Cannot run all three burners at max heat for very long
  • Burners are difficult to thoroughly clean

Conclusions

Well, that is about the best list of portable propane burners for outdoor cooking you can ever hope for. You will surely find the one you feel best suits your needs in this guide.

It is so important to choose the right portable propane burner as it can literally make or break your next camping trip or cookout so make sure you have one that is reliable and won’t let you down. These burners will last a lifetime and start you well on your way to endless culinary possibilities!

Preview
Basecamp F235825 1 Burner Angle Iron Stove, Multi
Gas ONE GS-3900P New Dual Fuel Propane or Butane Portable Stove with Brass Burner Head, Dual Spiral Flame 15,000 BTU Gas Stove with Convenient Carrying Case Most Powerful Heat Output Stove
Concord Deluxe Banjo Single Propane Burner; 200,000 BTU Portable Outdoor Stove for Camping Cooking, Home Brewing, Making Sauces; 16" Square
Bayou Classic High Pressure Cooker, 14" wide, 10 psi SP10 Cooker,Black,18″ x 18″ x 13″. Weight: 13.8lbs.
Coleman Gas Camping Stove | Classic Propane Stove, 2 Burner, 4.1 x 21.9 x 13.7 inches
Coleman Gas Stove | Portable Bottletop Propane Camp Stove with Adjustable Burner
Title
Basecamp F235825 1 Burner Angle Iron Stove, Multi
Gas ONE GS-3900P New Dual Fuel Propane or Butane Portable Stove with Brass Burner Head, Dual Spiral Flame 15,000 BTU Gas Stove with Convenient Carrying Case Most Powerful Heat Output Stove
Concord Deluxe Banjo Single Propane Burner; 200,000 BTU Portable Outdoor Stove for Camping Cooking, Home Brewing, Making Sauces; 16" Square
Bayou Classic High Pressure Cooker, 14" wide, 10 psi SP10 Cooker,Black,18″ x 18″ x 13″. Weight: 13.8lbs.
Coleman Gas Camping Stove | Classic Propane Stove, 2 Burner, 4.1 x 21.9 x 13.7 inches
Coleman Gas Stove | Portable Bottletop Propane Camp Stove with Adjustable Burner
Prime Benefits
-
-
Preview
Basecamp F235825 1 Burner Angle Iron Stove, Multi
Title
Basecamp F235825 1 Burner Angle Iron Stove, Multi
Prime Benefits
-
Check Pricing
Preview
Gas ONE GS-3900P New Dual Fuel Propane or Butane Portable Stove with Brass Burner Head, Dual Spiral Flame 15,000 BTU Gas Stove with Convenient Carrying Case Most Powerful Heat Output Stove
Title
Gas ONE GS-3900P New Dual Fuel Propane or Butane Portable Stove with Brass Burner Head, Dual Spiral Flame 15,000 BTU Gas Stove with Convenient Carrying Case Most Powerful Heat Output Stove
Prime Benefits
Check Pricing
Preview
Concord Deluxe Banjo Single Propane Burner; 200,000 BTU Portable Outdoor Stove for Camping Cooking, Home Brewing, Making Sauces; 16" Square
Title
Concord Deluxe Banjo Single Propane Burner; 200,000 BTU Portable Outdoor Stove for Camping Cooking, Home Brewing, Making Sauces; 16" Square
Prime Benefits
Check Pricing
Preview
Bayou Classic High Pressure Cooker, 14" wide, 10 psi SP10 Cooker,Black,18″ x 18″ x 13″. Weight: 13.8lbs.
Title
Bayou Classic High Pressure Cooker, 14" wide, 10 psi SP10 Cooker,Black,18″ x 18″ x 13″. Weight: 13.8lbs.
Prime Benefits
-
Check Pricing
Preview
Coleman Gas Camping Stove | Classic Propane Stove, 2 Burner, 4.1 x 21.9 x 13.7 inches
Title
Coleman Gas Camping Stove | Classic Propane Stove, 2 Burner, 4.1 x 21.9 x 13.7 inches
Prime Benefits
Check Pricing
Preview
Coleman Gas Stove | Portable Bottletop Propane Camp Stove with Adjustable Burner
Title
Coleman Gas Stove | Portable Bottletop Propane Camp Stove with Adjustable Burner
Prime Benefits
Check Pricing
We may earn commissions on some links.
We will be happy to hear your thoughts

      Leave a reply

      Enable registration in settings - general
      Compare items
      • Total (0)
      Compare
      0