Rated 1 out of 5 by Gumyroach Very cheap, and totally unreliable
My brother and his wife invited me to go camping with them. They said they had just bought a camp stove, and that I wouldn't need to bring mine.
Yes, there is such a thing as wanting to save some money if you're on a tight budget, but sometimes you do get what you pay for. This camp stove was a complete JOKE! Just like others had mentioned, it worked fine the first time we used it. After that, it worked very inconsistantly. The burners wouldn't stay lit, and when they would finally light, the flames were inconsistant. One minute the burners would barely hiss and you couldn't even see the flames, the next minute, WHOOSH! All this without making any adjustments to the control knobs. It finally quit working altogether. At first we thought maybe the propane tank was empty. We swapped the tank with a new one, but had the same problem; We couldn't get it to stay lit. So we settled for potato chips and cookies instead of a cooked meal. I'll take my old, trusty Coleman gas camp stove any day over this piece of garbage. I'm glad this was just a simple weekend camping trip, and that we brought snacks along, otherwise we would have been very hungry. My advice is when it comes to camping gear, don't go with the cheapest thing you can find. Spend the extra money and invest in some reliable gear.
Rated 1 out of 5 by pperrone Does NOT work!!!!
Purchased this stove for our camping trip today to replace the 30+ year old Coleman stove that I had trouble lighting. Upon my wife's suggested I tested the product. I could not get it to light. Followed the instructions to the letter, but still no flame. Decided to try to clean the old Coleman. After cleaning, we have a WORKING 30+ year old Coleman camp stove.
Do not purchase the Ozark Trail 2-Burner Camp Stove.
Rated 1 out of 5 by SupperSailorGirl Don't Buy!
Bought this stove for a camping trip as our sole cooking source.
Took it home, threw out the box and packed it up for our trip.
First time I tried to use the stove it wouldn't light, no matter what I did.
Luckily there wasn't a burn ban and we ended up cooking on an open fire.
Now I'm stuck with a brand new stove that won't light.
Very undependable, piece of garbage. Don't Buy It!
Rated 1 out of 5 by erinecat very bad product
lighted well the first time and never work again! after a exchange for a new one, the same thing happen again! don't buy this stove, you will regret it especially if you depend on it in a remote place like me the first time! I had to build a fire everyday to cook!
Rated 1 out of 5 by lesbal Junk
Had the stove ready to go in the camper for 2 months, never took it out of the box until we went camping last week.
Set it up and used ONE time, after that it would not work, pretty much ruined our camping trip as there was no Wallmart around to exchange it!
DON"T BUY IT!!!!
Rated 1 out of 5 by Tampa1979 Waste of money.
i read the reviews and decided to take a chance anyway. Took the family camping this weekend. what a big mistake. I hooked up the propane tank and tuned it on to test before I began to cook dinner. It turned on with no problem. I turned it off to grab the pot and when I returned to turn it on, it wouldn't turn on. I tried turning both knobs, put a different propane tank, disconnected then connected again and nothing. Never turned back on. Pay the extra $20 and get one that works. We ended up cooking the food on the grill.
Rated 3 out of 5 by Jeff10236 So far so good
Well, I've owned this stove for a few years now, but when camping, I usually either go out to eat or cook on the fire so it was used for the first time this weekend. I forgot how fun and convenient using a camp stove can be (it is worth the extra bulk) and I plan to use it, or at least bring it as an option, on most of my future camping trips.
I hadn't read the reviews and came on here expecting to write a terrific review:
-Worked perfectly, lit easily, burned HOT- it boiled water faster than my home stove let alone any camp stove I've ever used.
-It is a little flimsy, the metal feels thin, but that didn't seem to effect the performance.
-Used it for 3 meals, so I am still on the first tank of fuel so I can't really address its efficiency yet.
-Even though it is years old, it has only been used one weekend so I can't really address its durability yet, though the flimsy/cheap materials make me wonder on this point.
I was going to give it 4 stars (perfect, even impressive, performance, docked one since I have long-term durability questions based on the cheap materials). Then I came here and read 13 1-star v. 3 4-star and 3 5-star reviews- that is 6 good reviews to 13 terrible reviews. That has me worried and for the loss of peace of mind I docked it another star. Before reading these reviews, I was impressed and I would have confidently brought this stove with me on future camping trips. Now, I still plan to bring it as long as it lasts, but I'm thinking about buying a Coleman or another well-rated camp stove to bring as a back-up for WHEN this one dies. My dad had a Coleman liquid fuel stove for 30 years which worked perfectly, though he finally sold it at a garage sale since he doesn't camp anymore. I know people with decades old propane Coleman stoves that work fine. Those I know I can trust, but it is too bad when you can't trust what you have to work.
I checked "no" for recommend to a friend. Before I read the reviews, I would have checked "yes" based on my (limited) experience with it so far (in fact, earlier today I suggested it to my dad should he ever decide to get back into camping). However, the reality is, I would also consider the other reviews and with 68% of the reviews being horrible, with consistently the same issues, I really doubt I would ever suggest this to anyone again (even if it never gives me an issue).
Rated 4 out of 5 by Genesis007 Good product and works great. No complaints.
Rated 5 out of 5 by protorom Thin durable
This is thinner than most other dual burners out there. I like this one because it is thin and has a lot of cooking power. We have fried with this using a heavy pan and had no issues. Only thing missing is a flame starter/clicker.
Rated 1 out of 5 by ChuckMc814 You might get a couple trips out of it; Maybe
My fiance bought one of these two years ago. The stove worked faily well for her on a couple of camping trips with the Boy Scouts and we used it on a trip last year, about this time.
I'm very careful with my equipment, keep it clean and perform routine maintenance whenever needed. For example, I bought an MSR Dragonfly multi-fuel stove back in 1999 and have used it regularly, all over the country, in all kinds of weather and temperature extremes from triple digit dessert to below zero moutains; no problems.
In February, we were on a trip in Cloudcroft, NM and just couldn't get this stove to stay lit. At first we figured the fuel bottle was empty, so we put a brand new one on. Same problem... Propane can sometime freeze in extreme cold, so I boiled some water with my Dragonfly to defrost the propane inside the bottle. Still no luck. I'm really glad we had my Dragonfly; took a little longer to cook breakfast with only the one burner, but it could have been a total disaster if this was our only stove in cold weather.
As others have reported; the regulator went bad.
Save your money and buy a better quality stove. Coleman makes a good quality propane one which this one is modeled after. If you don't mind handling liquid fuel, their white gas two burner stove is a better option but the propane version is very simple to use.
The Ozark Trails products are fine for one or two uses, but know you will need to replace them after only a couple of uses. They are an inexpensive way to get started, but they will not last.
Rated 1 out of 5 by schwabiewife Awful, do not buy!!!
My husband and I bought this stove last summer, used it once or twice. Went to use it this weekend and I remembered how much I disliked it. It takes FOREVER to cook something.... It's ridiculous. You would think with all these bad reviews they would fix it or quit carrying it. So, we are now in the market for a new stove... Don't waste your money on this, spend another $20-$30, you will be glad you did....
Rated 1 out of 5 by Amessnger Worthless garbage
My husband and I are hardcore campers. We bought this to replace and old camp stove. The price looked really good so we bought it. We used it 4 times on a 3 day trip, and were very disappointed. The burners did light fine, but one kept going out. We would have to relight it multiple times when trying to cook. It was not a wind problem, it just wouldn't stay lit. Second issue we had was that one burner cooks at a different temperature than the other. It was just cheap stuff, and we decided to return it as soon as possible and get a Coleman.
Rated 1 out of 5 by aston70 Pressure Regulator failed
We got a few good uses out of this stove. Ours is only a couple years old. However like others have said, the propane flow eventually quit on us. It was like the bottle was empty, but when you put a new bottle on you still had no gas flow. I found that the pressure regulator was the problem. If you break the plastic top off of it, inside is a spring which holds down a metal disk. Flow occurs only when the disk is pushed in. So my guess is that maybe the spring got weaker with age? I actually made a 'field repair' by jamming a small stone over the spring and taped it down. The result was a slightly inconsistent flow, but at least there was flow. When I got home I thought about looking for a new regulator, but after reading these other reviews, I'm planning to just buy a better stove.
Rated 5 out of 5 by calvinw great stove
we just bought this camping stove and used it , its a great stove for the price !!!
i have no idea why so many bad reviews about this camping stove ..the one we bought works perfect
we also bought the coleman 5' hose to connect to a 5 gal. propane tank ,
the coleman hose fits the ozark trail stove
Rated 2 out of 5 by vtbrownjs Bad Regulator
I used this stove on 3 camping trips without any problems. It worked great. Then on the 4th trip, I tried to light it and found the tank empty. I put on a new tank and it started venting at the connection - the seal had broken inside. So the stove itself works great. The regulator is the problem. I've seen a bunch of other comments about bad regulators on Ozark Trails stoves, so this is probably par for the course. I tried to find a replacement online, but apparently, they don't sell them.
Rated 5 out of 5 by MistressOfTheThreads Compact and easy to use
Doesn't take up much room and works almost as good as my gas stove at home. Flame control is very consistent. Had pancakes for breakfast all 3 days of our camping trip and none of them were burned!
Rated 4 out of 5 by YouCanToo I guess I have been lucky with this product, seeing all the negative reviews. I use this product all the time for camping. It has always worked and worked well. I have used it from the beach to the high mountains. It has not failed me.
Rated 1 out of 5 by lgc123 unreliable product
I am very disappointed in this product. We purchased this stove last summer for camping. It worked fine. It was kept very clean and repackaged for the next trip. We took it camping this week and the burners would not light. We tried several propane tanks and chekced the gas valve, but it would not work. Thank goodness my friend had an extra stove. I would think carefully before buying this product.
Rated 1 out of 5 by Gllarm Regualtor pipes fail quickly.
We used the Ozark Trail 2-Burner 20,000 BTUs Propane Camp Stove on one camping trip. Then, we planned to use it for 6 days in Yellowstone. We tested it before we left. By the time we arrived in Yellowstone, the regulator pipe failed. We purchased another Ozark Trail 2-Burner 20,000 BTUs Propane Camp Stove without the wind guards at a local camping store. It lasted 5 days. The regulator pipe failed again. The paperwork that came with the stoves said "DO Not return to the store". So, we called Ozark Trail. They weren't any help. Thankfully, we were able to return the 2nd stove to the local camping store, and Walmart refunded my money for the first. I'm glad I had my little electric hot pot to back up my TWO Ozark Trail stoves.
Rated 5 out of 5 by pokechopsnapplesauce 4 years and works like new
I've had no problems whatsoever with my Ozark Trail burner. It sets up and lights very easily. The flame adjusts just like the one in your house, but this does not self ignite. It folds into a small suitcase shape, holding the propane attachment inside. It's four years old as I've said, and maybe they've changed the design or builder, by the looks of these negative reviews. I don't know. But I've always found Ozark Trail gear to be no frills functional equipment. It's good enough for me.
Rated 1 out of 5 by FloridaScouter Horrible - Be WARNED!!!
This product worked ONCE!!!
Rated 1 out of 5 by moeshow22 Cheap
I bought this home and tested it. No problems out of the box but when I pulled it out a month later to go over my pre-camping checklist, it didn't work. I went and got a Coleman and it works fine. Spend the extra money so you won't be stuck. I've had other products from Ozark Trail and they are fine but the stove is a no go.
Rated 1 out of 5 by case615 Short Term use only!
We have had the product for about 1-2 years, but only had used in about 10 times (if that) when day 2 of our week long vacataion sent us scrambling to the store for another stove..the Regulator would not work. We take very good care of our equipement to point it still looks brand new and ensuring proper usage and safety, yet it will be sent to the scrap pile. I have tried to find a part..no luck ANYWHERE.. Ultimately will be shopping elsewhere for a new stove, if your gonna sell a product, you should have a place to get replacement parts without hassle I was even willing to pay for it but now...not so much.
Rated 1 out of 5 by chuddybum DO NOT BUY
We bought this and took it camping piece of junk didn't work. Luckily I had cans we warmed in the fire.
Rated 4 out of 5 by AllOutdoor Good product good price
I have been using this camping stove for the last 6 months or so and was looking for an additional one when I came to this product page. I'll actually buy in the store this afternoon but was just doing some online browsing and was surprised to see the rating. I have no problems with the product and for my second one will likely buy the same one again having already suggested it to others.
Rated 5 out of 5 by packfan1 The best
Used this ten times for camping and tailgateing.
Rated 1 out of 5 by NothingButHonest From Pretty Good to Terrible
If I had written this review a few months ago, I would have given this stove 3-4 stars. I've been camping with this stove 5 times in the last several months and things were great. Yes, I had trouble regulating the temperature but other than that, it met our needs. That was until this last camping trip. After 1 day into the trip, the stove stopped working. We changed tanks twice and nothing. Granted, you get what you pay for...but really? not even a year? I had to throw out most of our food. What a waste of money. Saving the food money alone would have justified paying more to get a better stove.
This stove is terrible! Don't waste your money. Don't get stuck out in the wild and hungry. I've learned my lesson. I'm going Coleman.
Rated 1 out of 5 by Kait8 What a waste
This worked exactly one time on our camping trip. We burned the box it came in thinking it would last us at least one camping season. Listen to the other reviewers. Spend the extra 20 dollars and get a coleman. That's what we did and I couldn't be happier.
Rated 5 out of 5 by algator54 Was very impressed with how it was put together, easy to clean, or repair should it be dropped,only wish a rubber hose would have bin used with regulator to make gas bottle more maneuverable,outside of that it was well worth the money,and was easy to store.hope to get many years of use from it.
Rated 1 out of 5 by Willow84 Believe the bad reviews!!!
Yep, quit working after 1 use because of the regulator connector. We threw the packaging away before we used it so have no way of returning it and apparently I would have to pay $20 for a replacement by mail. Just a horrible experience to take a stove on a 5 day camping trip and it quits working after the 1st day. Horrible, horrible product. I'll know better from now one. I'll skip the trip to Walmart and go to Academy for my camping gear from now on.