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Cooking outdoors is all part of the camping experience and at Companion we understand that you need to have the right stove to work with. Whether you’re cooking up a storm at a campsite or you’ve pulled over to throw a quick lunch together while road tripping, the right portable stove will make all the difference.

This guide covers highlights what to take into consideration to ensure you are choosing the right stove for you.

How to identify which model stove suits you best…

The following points are the most important when considering stove selection:

  • What sort of cooking do you do?
  • How many people will you be cooking for?
  • Do you regularly boil water?
  • Is space/weight a consideration?
  • What is your preference for gas supply (cartridge/refillable gas cylinder etc)?

If you answer these it will narrow the selection down

Next, consider the burners…

The following will help to explain this:

  • How many people will you be cooking for?
  • How many vessels (cookware) do you plan on using at once?

Most common two burner stoves will only allow for two smaller frypans or one large frypan, so it pays to consider what diameter your cooking vessels are.

  • What size is your camp kitchen area or set up space?
  • Is transit storage space an issue?
  • Is gas consumption an issue?

Three burners will use more fuel than one or two.

Our model recommendations…


  • ProHeat LP & HP Stove
  • Portable Outdoor Gas Oven & Cooktop
  • 2 Burner RV Stove & Grill

Camping (tent/camper/rooftop)

  • ProHeat LP & HP Stove
  • Single & 2 Burner High Output Cooker
  • Deluxe 2 & 3 Burner
  • High Output 2 Burner


  • Pro Nano

Space Savers

  • Propane Single & Double
  • Ring Burners
  • Country Cookers

Gas guide…

The difference between Propane and Butane

  • Propane has a lower boiling point, meaning it works better in cooler conditions or at high altitude.
  • Propane is safer and easier to store. It can be kept outside and does not require a protective box or sleeve.
  • Propane has a higher heat output, so this fuel is slightly more efficient when it burns.
  • Butane has a higher boiling point causing it to freeze in cold weather.
  • Butane canisters are lightweight and smaller in size.
  • Butane products are usually more cost efficient.

Low Pressure VS High Pressure

  • Low pressure means the gas is regulated at the gas bottle causing the pressure to be low and stable at the stove.
  • As the gas coming from the valves is at a lower pressure, the adjustment from low to high setting is a lot finer.
  • Low pressure generally provides less heat than high pressure which means cooking may take longer (e.g., slower to boil water).
  • High pressure means cylinder pressure or regulated high pressure. This means more gas flow (more heat), but less adjustment between high & low setting.

What is Piezo ignition?

  • No need to use matches or a cigarette lighter.

The electric ignition function allows you to ignite blue fuel in automatic mode, eliminating the need to come in close contact with an open flame.

  • The ProHeat Stove range feature electronic & piezo ignition which (basically no fail)