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Coleman Guide Series Powerhouse Dual Fuel Stove

4 out of 5
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Description

Cook breakfast, lunch and dinner for the entire camp in any weather on the Coleman Guide Series Powerhouse Dual Fuel Stove. The cooking surface offers plenty of room for a 12-in. and 10-in. pan to simultaneously sit above two Band-a-Blu burners that deliver a total 17,000 BTUs of cooking power….

3 reviews for "Coleman Guide Series Powerhouse Dual Fuel Stove"

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    My old Coleman stove disappeared on a search and rescue mission a long time ago. It was definitely a better stove than this, but this one is still good enough to rate five star for me. If you have an older stove, treasure it. If not, these new stoves are still made in the same style, if not quite the same quality.I just gave it its first usage out in the wilderness. I cooked bacon, eggs, and hash browns while car camping far from civilization. I only needed to fire up one burner, and I made the tragic mistake of having no way to dispose of my bacon grease other than wadding it up with paper towels and putting the paper towels in the garbage back. But it cooked fine. I also used the slightly smaller model that someone else had brought for water boiling and it worked well too, despite also being a new model. I hope to use it many more times!

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    Coleman as a company has dropped their product quality and their standard of customer care. My husband has used these stoves for 40 years and knows how to operate them. This one would not shut off. It would run for half an hour after turning it off. The next day, he could see where fuel had leaked. Warranty claims are designed to be prohibitive, and you have to be tech savvy in order to submit a claim. Can you believe they ask you to “attach a photo of today’s date”?I submitted the claim, and the emailed response told me what was wrong with the stove and then thanked me for contacting them and ended with, “have a nice day.” There was NO offer to fix it (it was, after all, a WARRANTY claim).So I left a bad review on Facebook and was contacted by them. I was given another contact person. This time, they sent a replaement part. A part for the air pump, not the fuel leak.I contacted them again. This time it was suggested that we don’t know how to USE the stove. “How many times do you pump it?” I explained again that it is a FUEL leak, not an air pressure problem, but my husband pumps it exactly as many times as it states on the instructions.So finally, customer service seemed to understand that we had a fuel leak. Then I was requested to gather all the photos again to send to them as I did in the beginning, putting us back at the beginning of submitting a warranty claim. They tried to justify this, stating that they must have the warranty claim number ON THE PHOTO I send them. This has been a frustrating, dragged out, difficult process.In the end, my husband took the stove to his shop and re-beveled the needle valve tip. It works now. No one should have to machine-shop his stove in order to get it to function. Most customers don’t have the ability to do their own machining!We have shared this story with many friends and co-workers, and sadly, we’ve received much feedback from them that “Coleman customer support is worthless.” That should be enough to put the fire under this once dependable company and motivate them to improve this low standard of care.

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    I’ve used this for a few “car camping” trips at this point, as well as giving it a couple of trial runs at home. Although I am happy with the stove overall, it is definitely not for the faint of heart. I’ll lay out my few criticisms here:First and foremost, no matter how much or how little I pump, I find it difficult to regulate the flame so that it is the desired “blue jet” with no yellow. I understand there are many factors in play here; fuel temp and pressure in the canister, and outdoor temp and pressure being chief among them. Getting and keeping a blue cooking flame is definitely more art than science (though you do have to understand the science). I understand this finicky problem is common to all “thumb pumped” camping stoves, though.Second, even with the desired flame, be aware there are going to be hot spots on your skillets or griddles. It does not provide even heat; the burners are definitely localized. So you’ll need to cook accordingly or you’ll end up with burned bacon in some spots, and undercooked bacon in other spots. Again, this criticism could be leveled at any number of camping stoves. In my opinion this is just par for the course when you’re cooking outdoors in the middle of nowhere; Just bear in mind that, as a mindful chef, you’ll have to adjust for this.Third, I always end up with blackened cookware. I think this is probably unavoidable using any direct-flame hydrocarbon-fueled cooking method. So be aware that if you care how your pots and pans look, you’ll be spending some time with steel wool on the bottoms of your cookware when you get home.Lastly, I don’t find it boils water all that quickly, even on the large burner with a great flame. A 12-cup pot of coffee water can take 20 minutes or longer in the morning. Granted, I live in New England and the water, having sat out all night, probably starts around 40-50 degrees F. So, perhaps your mileage may vary if you’re in a warmer climate or making a smaller pot of coffee.Having laid out those criticisms, I love the design and layout of this stove. The wind shields are a thoughtful addition, and they do make a difference. It has plenty of room for all my cookware, including the cast iron griddle. I even like the way it looks, as it reminds me of the camping stove my father and grandfather had. Sometimes, traditional is the way to go.I also love that it’s convertible to gasoline or, with the right fuel pipe, (sold separately), propane. (In fact, it’s possible that many of my above criticisms would improve if I converted it to propane, which I do intend to try at some point.) That versatility is definitely a comfort, even if right now all I’m doing is burning the “white gas”. Last but not least, I appreciate that it’s made, or at least assembled, in the USA. I know Coleman does a lot of foreign manufacturing, but it’s nice that some of their products are still made with on-shore resources.The bottom line is that I would buy this stove again. I like knowing that it’s in my garage, ready to be grabbed in the event of a power outage or an impromptu camping trip.

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