10 Best Indoor Butane Stoves
for October 2022

Butane stoves, also known as butane lanterns, are portable gas burners that heat up quickly, making them ideal for cooking on camping trips, at the beach or in the backyard. Butane stoves use butane, which is known as a clean-burning fuel. They give off no smoke or odor, which makes them perfect for camping. Butane stoves also feature built-in flame-throwers that make it easy to prepare food.

Our testing experts have tested more than 100 butane stoves, evaluating them for ease of use, efficiency, safety, and portability. We test each stove for efficiency, with scores based on how quickly the stove heats up, how long it takes to cook food, and the amount of energy the stove consumes. We also evaluate each stove for safety, with scores based on how easy it is to control the flame, how much heat the stove produces, and how easy it is to start the stove.

Our top pick is the Trail Boss Butane Stove from Coleman. This stove features a large, 3.8 L cooking pot, a flame-thrower, a powered rear burner, and a carrying handle. Our testers also liked its compact, lightweight design, which makes it easy to transport.

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9.8
SCORE
Coleman Portable Butane Stove with Carrying Case

Coleman Portable Butane Stove with Carrying Case

by Coleman
What We like

Steps up from previous Coleman stove for ease of use, and it seems more efficient at keeping food warm.

2
9.6
SCORE
GAS ONE NEW 10,000 BTU CSA List Portable Butane Gas Stove with Carrying Case CSA Listed , Black, 10.9

GasOne GAS ONE NEW 10

by GasOne
What We like

The 10, 000 BTU stove runs a little hotter than the top pick, so it may be a better choice if you plan to leave the stove for an extended period.

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9.4
SCORE
Twinkle Mini Butane Portable Gas stove with Carrying case, Outdoor Camping, CSA Listed (LEMON)

Dr.HOWS Twinkle Mini Butane Portable Gas stove with Carrying case

by Dr.HOWS
What We like

This portable stove was the least expensive we tested, but it performs well, keeps bugs away, and stores easily.

4
9.2
SCORE
Iwatani 35FW Butane Stove, Medium, Metallic

Iwatani 35FW Butane Stove

by Iwatani Group
What We like

The Iwatani 35FW butane stove works great on camping trips, winter road trips, and around the backyard. Its even temperature burner burns at a consistent 435 degrees Fahrenheit.

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8.8
SCORE
Chef Master 90019 Portable Butane Stove, 15,000 BTU Single Burner Gas Stove, Camping and Backpacking Essentials, Piezo Electric Ignition, Double Wind Guard Burner, Hard Carrying Case

Chef Master 90019 Portable Butane Stove

by Mr Bar-B-Que
What We like

We like the good value Chef Master 90019 Portable Butane Stove, one that offers more power than you'd expect in a compact size. The piezo electric ignition is easy to light and the wind guard provides extra safety.

6
8.7
SCORE
Gas One 12,000 BTU Propane or Butane Stove GS-3100P Portable Dual Fuel Camping Stove Burner with Carrying Case - Metallic Finish

GasOne Gas One 12,000 BTU Propane or Butane Stove GS-3100P Portable Dual Fuel Camping Stove Burner with Carrying Case

What We like

This stove is great, and much better than most camping stoves. It's easy to set and provides you with the ability to cook food even when you're camping in difficult conditions.

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8.2
SCORE
Iwatani America EPR Cassette Feu-EcoPremium Portable Butane Stove Cooktop, Black

Iwatani America EPR Cassette Feu-EcoPremium Portable Butane Stove Cooktop

by Iwatani Group
What We like

The compact design and ceramic cooktop make this stove the best portable cooktop for camping. The price tag is more than double that of other butane camping stoves we tested, but it offers plenty of features to justify the cost.

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8.2
SCORE
Waymult Camping Stove Strong Heat Output of Brass Single Burner Equipped with Windshield Butane Fuel Portable Backpack Stove, Suitable for Hiking Camping Fishing Barbecue BDZ-155A CSA

Waymult Camping Stove Strong Heat Output of Brass Single Burner Equipped with Windshield Butane Fuel Portable Backpack Stove

What We like

This stove was simple to set up and use. It heats up quickly and had a high heat output, making it ideal for cooking rice and boiling water. The stove's auto ignition and automatic shut-off mechanisms worked flawlessly. A larger fuel canister would have been great, but it's a minor gripe, as the flame lasted a long time.

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8.2
SCORE
Camplux NEW Dual Fuel Propane & Butane Portable Outdoor Camping Gas Stove Single Burner with Carry Case

CAMPLUX ENJOY OUTDOOR LIFE Camplux NEW Dual Fuel Propane & Butane Portable Outdoor Camping Gas Stove Single Burner with Carry Case

by Camplux
What We like

The Camplux JK-5310 dual fuel single burner gas stove is everything you need for camping trips. Sturdy, compact, easy to set up, and portable.

10
7.5
SCORE
Chef-Master 90235 Butane Countertop Range / Stove – 12,000 BTU, Professional Quality, Portable, with Carry Case, High Performance, Electronic Ignition, Brass Burner, Double Wind Guard, 1 Burner

Chef Master Chef-Master 90235 Butane Countertop Range / Stove – 12

by Primera
What We like

At the Chef-Master 12,000 BTU Portable Butane Stove, the makers aimed to bring professional features to a portable stove. This stove has a wind-guard to protect your flame from breeze or A/C and an electronic ignition. And with the included piezo electric ignition button, this stove is even easier to start and adjust the heat output.

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