Camp Chef Mountaineer Stove

#31
I think the point was mostly that knocking a company down to being considered crap quality for some bad paint work is a little insane. For most of us, it matters more how well the thing works and if it holds up well enough in real use, not how well-built it looks. A stove that costs twice as much, works the same and only lasts slightly longer isn't worth the extra cost to me. But if the better stove lasts 3 times as long and works better in the meantime, I'll gladly pay more for it.
 
#32
I have a 22" Partner Steel stove. It is a very well built stove but weak point is its ability to operate at low heat to simmer. How is the Camp Chef in the simmering department?
 
#33
I have a 22" Partner Steel stove. It is a very well built stove but weak point is its ability to operate at low heat to simmer. How is the Camp Chef in the simmering department?
Mine is brand new and have not been out with it yet but I will fire it up and give it a test soon.
 
#35
Just ordered one. You can get them for $162 from campsaver.com. Use code 10CPN. I found it by googleing "camp chef mountaineer" and clicked shopping results. YMMV.
-G
 
#36
I've been looking at moving to the Mountaineer. I've been cooking on a Weekender for the last ten years or so, and it's still going strong. I believe that this model has been discontinued.



The stove puts out a ton of heat when I turn it up. It doesn't simmer well so I use a "flame tamer" or other heat diffuser when I need less heat. The real problem I have with the Weekender is that it uses low pressure burners that frequently blow out in the wind. I camp in the high desert for a week at a time and we always have windy days. Sometimes our entire trip has high winds. It gets to be a real chore to relight the stove over and over while trying to cook a meal. I think that the high pressure burners on the Mountaineer would work better. I've even thought about trying to modify the weekender to use high pressure burners but don't know where to find them. The ones I've found on Google so far are actually high heat output, low pressure burners. I also like the idea of being able to use legs on the Mountaineer so I won't have to use valuable table space. I'm going to give it a bit more thought before I jump in.

Joanne
 
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