This review is on the Coleman Triton Instastart 2 Burner Stove so on your next Camping Adventure after you’ve spent the day hiking and exploring the surroundings of the environment you find yourself in, there is nothing more satisfying than putting together a hardy hot meal.
To be able to do this we need a good quality and purpose-built propane stove. This stove is a robust and functional unit, built to last, and up to the task of providing heat and fire for you to prepare hot meals when outdoors.
We will put it to the test, and give an overall opinion on how we felt about its design, usability, and portability in our break down, and also add some of the pros and cons we found along the way.
The Key Features.
This two-burner cooking appliance features a tough construction that effectively combats the rugged environment that it’s meant to be used in. This is also a bonus as it facilitates durability.
Not only does this feature add value to your purchase, it sees to it that you enjoy its services for an extended period of time. Your outdoor adventures will be happy adventures.
The Coleman Triton stove has a spacious cook surface that can accommodate a 10-inch pan as well as a 12-inch pan side by side.
This feature is of great benefit as your food doesn’t have to take turns, one at a time, to cater for the entire camping troop.
In this case, every inch of this burner’s surface exclusively features what’s usable and no space is wasted on irrelevant details or parts.
With the grill put into position, your pots and pans are guaranteed to be steady when cooking. This rules out accidental spilling or pots tipping over.
In addition to it having a modern and sleek design, the Coleman two-burner camping stove is a versatile cooking appliance that can cater to the number of fellow campers enjoying the outdoors with you.
The Coleman stove comes with two high performance fully adjustable 11,000 BTU burners. This means that you can cook two meals at a go.
This is a convenient feature that saves you time and actually makes the cooking process enjoyable. Additionally, this stove features a PerfectFlow control system which keeps the heat steady on each of the two heat settings
This, in addition to the other features on this stove, makes this appliance an ideal choice for the outdoors. You do not have to worry about the flame being blown out by winds or it being affected by extreme weather.
With a steady heat and flame, your food or catch of the day will be cooked faster and evenly. This not only saves you time but the propane fuel as well.
Trying to light a stove using matches or lighter can sometimes be a challenge so it is a great feature indeed to have an instant start ignition that is effective and efficient.
With the press of the button you have an instant flame, I really like this feature, it brings the stove up to the next level.
Measuring 21 X 12.5 X 4.25 inches, this propane camping stove is designed to facilitate mobility. Thanks to its reasonably compact size, you can rest assured that this burner will easily fit in your car whenever you are in transit.
The size of this camping stove also means that it can be stored without it occupying excess space. For instance, a shelf in your garage would be ideal.
The compact design of this two-burner stove does not, in any way, interfere with its performance. The cooking surface is spacious enough to accommodate two pots or pans side by side. It comes with a weight of just over 10 pounds.
Fuel Type / Consumption
This stove utilizes propane gas. Propane is a domestically produced gas which makes it easily available in local stores all around the country. This means that finding a place to refill or replace old canisters isn’t difficult.
Just to be safe, campers/hikers are advised to carry an extra canister of propane gas for security purposes. You never know when the other one will get exhausted.
Additionally, it is best that you carry the propane canister separately (detached from the burner) when traveling. This safety measure will rule out chances of leakage which may lead to wastage and/or other fire-related accidents.
This modern two-burner camping stove is tactfully designed with independently adjustable controls. These allow you to set your heat anywhere from simmer to boil depending on what you are cooking.
By adjusting the dial to the appropriate heat level, you are able to cook your food efficiently and at the same save fuel. This also allows you the luxury of cooking different meals without worrying about overcooking or undercooking it.
The adjustable controls also allow you the freedom to cook food faster or slower depending on its texture. If in a hurry, simply adjust the heat upwards which will cut down the cooking time.
If you have a few hours to kill before dinner, put it on low heat and let the food take its time.
Efficiency goes a long way when cleaning camping gear. In this case, this 2 burner cook stove features a removable two-burner heavy-duty-nickel chrome grate which makes cleaning easy.
Removing the grate exposes the stainless steel surface around the burners where food particles are likely to be spilled around.
The cleaning process simply calls for a wipe down of the stainless steel surface which is simple. The grate being removable is of benefit as it allows you to detach it from the burner when transporting it.
While outdoors, we can sometimes expect strong winds. These are guaranteed to upset and possibly blow out exposed flames which is why campers are highly advised to invest in proper camping gear and appliances.
The Coleman two-burner stove is specially designed with folding WindBlock shields on either side of the stove which helps block the wind.
This way, you can enjoy the convenience of cooking your meals without the flames being blown out every now and then. The Windblock shields are a great feature as they help keep the flames steady. This means that your food will be able to cook evenly and faster.
Enjoy the solidly constructed handles on either side which see to easy carrying. These not only facilitate its portability but also distribute its weight evenly.
With the two handles in place, you will definitely notice that the Coleman Triton burner seems lighter than it would be without handles.
For an outdoor appliance that’s likely to be moved around often, this is a necessary feature. You can also use the side handles to tie the burner into place when in transit. This will prevent it from moving side to side and probably damaging it.
The Benefits Of This Product
Weight and portability
- The size of this camping stove also means that it can be stored without it occupying excess space.
- Good solid handles on either side assist in easy carrying. These not only facilitate its portability but also distribute its weight evenly.
- Durable design and tough construction help combat the rugged environment that it’s meant to be used in.
- Strong steel casing yet light-weight means you won’t hurt your back while carrying it into camp.
Easy to Maintain
- When the meal is cooked and its time to clean up, the removable grate and aluminized cook-top make for easy cleaning, which is something we all like.
- At the advertised price and given it has the instant ignition built-in, we believe this to be a very affordable 2 burner stove that with care, will last you many years.
Simple to Use
- Slimline and powerful small stove well suited to cooking in the outdoors environment.
- Whether in the middle of the woods, at the beach, or in the back-country this is a nice and simple camp stove.
- This is a feature I personally find very appealing, the ability to press a button to light the stove without trying to find dry matches or lost lighters makes life easy.
- Coleman is a very well established company with a very good following and a proven track record, they are nearly always good to deal with. Like all things, sometimes you will have an issue that is harder to resolve than it should be.
- Manufactures warranty is generally 12 months, however, I always recommend that you get that information from the seller prior to making the purchase so you know what you’re getting.
- I like the instastart ignition
- Easy to Clean
- Affordable Price
- The steel feet allow the stove to slide around a bit on the bench.
The Coleman Triton 2 burner stove performed well during our testing and review this was as expected and led us to the conclusion that this small stove would easily perform the tasks required of it while in a camping situation.
2 burners each with 11000 BTU of power provide ample heat for you to produce most meals within the camp. You can also add extra accessories like a griddle plate, light in weight compact, it won’t take up a great deal of space.
This is a durable steel stove that performs very well, and we gave it a rating of 9 out of 10. It stood up to our tests and we were more than pleased with the results.
If you’re looking for a tabletop 2 burner propane stove for your next camping adventures, then the Coleman Triton Instastart 2 burner stove will certainly give you and your small family hot meals when needed.
This one is up there with some of the better camping stoves and you can check it out further in my post best camping stoves.
Still unsure? Need Comparisons? Check out my article on the Best Camping Stoves
If you have any more questions about the Coleman Triton Instastart 2 Burner Stove, I’ll be more than happy to answer them in the comments section below.
Remember! Leave it cleaner than you found it, only footprints not rubbish.