Originally Posted by oclv
We just returned from our three week trip in the Sportsmobile. One thing that we would like to improve on our next trip is our stove. Our propane tank doesn't have an extra coupling so we are using the one pound green cylinders from Coleman for our stove. The little single burner Coleman stove that we have can't be regulated low enough for a "low simmer" without going out. Has anyone found a stove that uses the green one pound cylinders that can be regulated from high to a low simmer? Thanks. oclv
We purchased a new 2 burner Coleman propane stove recently and were disappointed. Our new stove and may of the newer camping stoves use a valve seal which has "memory". If you know what to look for you can see this in the store before you buy it. Turn the valve off, then turn to a setting. Let go of the valve and watch. The valve setting returns toward a previous setting! It is a really annoying feature. If you are trying to set it to simmer. You let go of the valve and the setting changes. The flame might even go out!
We purchased two of the SMB butane stoves with our Sportsmobile. They don't seem to have the memory feature. It is also nice that they store the canister inside the stove, so you don't have to go find it and screw several things together to get started cooking. When you turn the flame down there is a handy detent at "simmer" just before the the flame goes out. The only downside is that the canisters are hard to find. We found some at "Big 5", currently we are looking for other sources. I think we will buy a case when we find a store that sells them.