Okay but cheap build.
Recently purchased and used for a camping trip. The first time I unpacked and set it up, the lid didn't latch properly and it swung open as it was carried. The latch mechanism is poorly designed and the metal is quite thin and bends easily plus the hinge and rivets are quite cheap and I can see them breaking in time with use as mine already has some movement from the lid swinging open.
I have only used it with the supplied griddle and it does a good job barbecuing in non windy conditions but not great at all in the wind, you would need to sti...
Great 3 burner stove
Very tidy unit. Comes with non-stick plate, drip tray, and attachments for either gas bottle or 423g propane bottle, and feet (which needs a screwdriver to attach). Also has battery for the starter. I marked the unit down a star for the design of this battery compartment - mine is very fiddly to open/close. I store it without the battery in. Packs together very neatly - takes a little fiddling to get the lid down with all the accessories inside for final pack up. Used with the propane bottles, the burners still pack fantastic heat, but wil...l chew through the propane if using all 3 with the grill plate. Recommend propane bottles for a day trip, but gas cylinder for camping trip. The carry case (extra purchase) is designed to fit two propane bottles (pockets on either side of the case) and the eventemp easily fits inside. Great stove for those who are cooking for a group.
Great Concept - but will it last??
Bought one of the above to supplement our 31 year old Jackeroo 2 burner stove. We have another property a few hours away, and rather than lug old faithful between the two, we thought we'd leave it at the other place ... and get the shiny new Coleman to cover our regular family adventures locally.
Now that old Jackeroo has been bashed around the bush, and dropped from the back of the car - regularly. But one simply bends the bent bits back into shape, pops the knobs that have dropped off back on ... and it just slaves away. All it's ever cost...us is a new gas line - but these should ideally be replaced every 10 years anyway! So ... the Coleman Eventemp sports an attractive green, almost anodised looking lid. This is secured to the black base with a couple of flimsy looking hinges with spring loaded mechanisms ... that seem to - I don't know - maybe ease the opening process a little?? The lid is secured to the unit when closed by a novel red plastic clip arrangement which prevents it from inadvertently popping open in transit. It has a deeply recessed satin stainless drip tray, and wind deflectors on each side - much like the old Jackeroo. The wind deflectors fold open and latch into some frail looking tabs on either side of the lid. The deflectors seem very small in relation to the stove, not instilling any particular confidence, and when deployed the unit seems a little "bendy". The deflectors can either be deployed in cohort with the lid ... or laid flat on either side of the stove. Everything on the stove seems to be fastened with phillips head screws (with the exception of those tabs for the deflectors) ... suggesting that the drip tray could probably be removed for deep cleaning/access to the base inner; and the gas igniters could be easily replaced if need be. The whole shebang is mounted onto 4 plastic "feet" which are secured onto the base by the user after purchase, and effectively raise the unit an inch or so above the surface it happens to be sitting on. I like this - good for use on those park tables and the like.
Questions & Answers
I would like to know if there is a hose for a coleman 3 burner to fit onto 9kg gas bottle and if so how much it is and where can I pick one up from?.
It comes with a hose but needs a fitting to adapt from the 3/8 to the bottle. You have to use the regulator which is part of the small bottle hookup, which is a pain.
Problem i have is the grill plate warped on first use so now can be packed up. Bit cheap and nasty fo a $200 unit, will be returning it.
I would like to know if it possible to run the coleman 3 burner on bottle gas like 9 kg bottle if so could you let me how much it is and where can I get it from?.
Can I run this stove off a 9 kg lpg pol type gas supply off a caravan.
G’day marika. Not with the fittings it comes with. You may be able to get some type of adapter fitting though. I’d talk to a gas fitter or perhaps at a BCF type store.
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