10 Best White Gas Backpacking Stove

Updated on: September 2020

Best White Gas Backpacking Stove in 2020


MSR WhisperLite Portable Camping and Backpacking Stove

MSR WhisperLite Portable Camping and Backpacking Stove
BESTSELLER NO. 1 in 2020
  • Shaker Jet technology makes cleaning as simple as shaking the stove.
  • Made to last with durable stainless steel and brass.
  • Burns cleanly on White Gas and white gas varieties.
  • Minimum Weight: 11 oz. (305 g) Packaged Weight: 14.5 oz. (410 g)
  • Lifetime warranty

Coleman Camping Stove | Sportster II Dual Fuel Backpacking Stove, 1-Burner, Green

Coleman Camping Stove | Sportster II Dual Fuel Backpacking Stove, 1-Burner, Green
BESTSELLER NO. 2 in 2020
  • Portable stove delivers robust cooking power in a compact design
  • Delivers 10,000 BTU and fits pans up to 6 inches in diameter
  • Dual Fuel technology gives you the option of using Coleman Liquid Fuel or unleaded gasoline
  • All Season Strong technology and wind baffles for reliable performance in harsh weather
  • Ultra-compact design fits easily in a backpack

MSR WhisperLite International Multifuel Backpacking Stove

MSR WhisperLite International Multifuel Backpacking Stove
BESTSELLER NO. 3 in 2020
  • Multi-Fuel-Burns white gas, kerosene and unleaded gasoline
  • Light and Sturdy: Lightweight stainless steel legs offer excellent durability
  • Compact: Folds small and fits inside most MSR pots.
  • Field Maintainable: Self-cleaning Shaker Jet technology and new, one-piece leg assembly allow fast cleaning and maintenance in the field.
  • Includes: Fuel pump, windscreen, heat reflector, small-parts kit, instructions, and stuff sack. (Fuel bottle not included)/Made in Seattle, USA

MSR WhisperLite Universal Canister and Liquid Fuel Stove

MSR WhisperLite Universal Canister and Liquid Fuel Stove
BESTSELLER NO. 4 in 2020
  • Hybrid-Fuel Performance: Patent pending AirControl technology creates the optimal fuel/air mix for top-notch performance with canister fuel, white gas, kerosene and unleaded gasoline
  • Lightweight: Aluminum mixer tube, extra-stable stainless steel legs and refined design keep weight to a minimum.
  • Canister Liquid Feed: Delivers better cold weather and low-fuel performance with a more consistent output over the life of each canister. Canister stand Included
  • Field Maintainable: Self-cleaning Shaker Jet technology and redesigned leg assembly facilitate fast cleaning and even easier maintenance in the field
  • Includes: Fuel pump, windscreen, heat reflector, small-parts kit, instructions, and stuff sack. (Fuel bottle not included)/Made in Seattle, USA

MSR Super Fuel White Gas for Camping and Backpacking Liquid Fuel Stoves

MSR Super Fuel White Gas for Camping and Backpacking Liquid Fuel Stoves
BESTSELLER NO. 5 in 2020
  • Designed to improve stove performance, with fewer cleanings and less maintenance
  • Clean-burning; tested to be 100 percent pure
  • Reduced clogging with no dyes or additives to solidify and cause clogs
  • Sold in canisters of 1 quart/32 fluid ounces
  • Made in the USA

MSR XGK EX Extreme-Condition Camping and Mountaineering Stove

MSR XGK EX Extreme-Condition Camping and Mountaineering Stove
BESTSELLER NO. 6 in 2020
  • Multi-Fuel: Reliably burns more liquid fuels than any other stove.
  • Dependable: Easy to field maintain; Shaker Jet cleans fuel jet with a simple shake
  • Compact: New flexible fuel line allows stove to fit in a 1.5-liter MSR pot.
  • Superfast: Boils 1 liter of water in just 2.8 minutes (using kerosene fuel).
  • Extra stable: New retractable legs and pot supports provide unprecedented stability.

MSR PocketRocket 2 Ultralight Backpacking, Camping, and Travel Stove

MSR PocketRocket 2 Ultralight Backpacking, Camping, and Travel Stove
BESTSELLER NO. 7 in 2020
  • Ultralight (2.6 oz) and compact (2x2x3 in) folding canister stove for minimalist adventures, backpacking, hiking, trekking, camping, and global travel
  • Boils one liter of water in just 3.5 minutes and flame easily adjusts from a simmer to a rolling boil for gourmet cooking in the outdoors
  • Fueled by high-performance isobutane-propane fuel canister (not included); self-sealing threaded canister fuel is available in most countries
  • Easy to setup and operate—no priming, preheating, or pressurizing is required; serrated pot-supports accommodate a wide range of pot sizes and styles
  • Lightweight protective case included; stove weighs 2.6 oz (4.2 oz with case), measures 4.8x4.8x3.6 inches open, collapses to 2x2x3 inches; made in USA

Optimus Svea 8016279

Optimus Svea 8016279
BESTSELLER NO. 8 in 2020
  • Classical, light-weight gas stove of solid brass
  • This stove is renowned for its performance at high altitudes
  • Self pressurized tank, no pump needed
  • Ideal for solo and high-altitude mountaineering tours and wherever packing volume and weight are critical
  • Material: Brass, aluminum
  • Simple: Lid also serves as a small cooking pot, there are no loose parts to loose, handle is a built in maintenance tool
  • Reliable: Built in cleaning needles that work without having to stop the cooking process
  • Essential for low-oxygen high altitude use, a white gas burning stove

MSR Whisperlite International Stove One Color One Size

MSR Whisperlite International Stove One Color One Size
BESTSELLER NO. 9 in 2020
  • Aluminum mixer tube and stainless steel legs reduce trail weight by 10%. Able to burn white gas, kerosene, and unleaded auto fuel. Perfect choice for globetrotting backpackers seeking lightweight and compact multi-fuel versatility.
  • Shaker Jet technology and smart engineering allows complete cleaning and maintenance in the field. Folds small and packs into most MSR pots. Simple, durable design with over 20 years of proven performance in the field.
  • Package includes: Fuel pump, windscreen, heat reflector, small-parts kit, instructions, and stuff sack (Fuel bottle not included).

MSR PocketRocket 2 Mini Stove Kit

MSR PocketRocket 2 Mini Stove Kit
BESTSELLER NO. 10 in 2020
  • An ultra-compact cook-and-eat stove kit for minimalist solo backpackers
  • Boils 1 liter of water in just 3.5 minutes
  • Pot’s insulated grip allows it to serve as an eating and drinking vessel; pot lid doubles as a strainer; bowl is hot- and cold-safe
  • Includes PocketRocket 2 stove, .75-liter aluminum pot, 16-ounce bowl, clear lid with straining ports, ultralight mini pot lifter, stuff sack
  • Ultralight kit weighs just 9.9 ounces, and packs down to 4 x 4 x 5 inches; manufacturer’s 3-year limited warranty

How to Clean a Gas Stove Top

Of course your stove top would stay clean if you cleaned it thoroughly after every use, but in my house that is simply not the reality! So, in the real world, how do you tackle the greasy buildup and dried on food that has taken over your gas stove top?

Begin by removing the grates and drip pans from each burner. Place them in hot soapy water to soak. If the grates are really grimy or have a lot of burned on food, you can place them in a closed container, such as a trash bag, with ammonia to soak. You don't have to cover them with the ammonia; just make sure the bag is closed so the fumes can work at loosening the grime. Leave the grates in the ammonia for at least an hour, then remove them and rinse with hot water. Make sure you wear gloves and open a window for ventilation when using ammonia. If you prefer not to use ammonia, just let the grates soak with the drip pans in soapy water, then scrub them clean. You can also pull off the knobs and put them into the soapy water.

While the grates are soaking, wipe any loose food particles off the stove top. Now you are ready to get the real mess taken care of! There are different ways of cleaning a stove top that are effective, so you may choose what to use based on the types of cleaners you like to use and what you find works best on your stove top. The easiest thing to try is water with liquid dish soap in it. Dip a cloth or sponge in the soapy water and scrub the stove top with it.

If soapy water is not enough to get through the grime, then you can try a commercial degreaser. Many kitchen cleaning solutions are formulated to cut grease and will work well to break through the buildup.

You can make your own cleaning solution with baking soda mixed with lemon juice or vinegar. The baking soda acts as a mild abrasive that should not damage your stove top, but will help scrub away whatever is stuck on there. The lemon juice or vinegar acts as a degreaser to break up the grease that tends to build up on gas stove tops in particular. Use a cloth and scrub the solution all over the stove top, then wipe it away with a clean wet cloth.

Another alternative is to use Magic Erasers by Mr. Clean. These sponges just require that you wet them, squeeze out excess water, and wipe. They will clean almost anything.

Whichever cleaning solution you choose, remember not to get too much liquid on the stove top; you do not want the liquid running down into your burners. If you have a spray bottle, spray the cleaner onto your sponge and then wipe. If you are using water, dip your cloth into the water instead of trying to pour or spray water onto the stove top itself.

Avoid abrasive cleaners as they can scratch the surface of your stove. If there is dried on food that you cannot get off, try using an old credit card to scrape it. The plastic will not scratch like a knife will, but it is stiff enough to scrape off the stubborn spots.

After you have removed the grease and dried food from the stove top, scrub the grates, drip pans, and knobs. Dry them well and put them back in place. Don't forget to check the front of your stove and wipe it down with the same cleaning solution you are using for the top.

It will take some work on your part, but with the right methods cleaning your gas stove top may be easier than you think!

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