3-way boil test! 2 Coleman & 1 propane; who will win?

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  1. Johnathan Canada

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    Happy Saturday everyone! So who's up for a boiled water test?

    I decided to take my 1981 Coleman 502 single burner, my BernzOmatic De Luxe TX550L propane single burner, and my undated Coleman 4M dual burner stove and do a boil test.

    Unfortunately I don't have 3 pots the exact same size, so I used what I had. Each pot was filled with 1 litre of tap water and allowed to sit for roughly 1/2 an hour to normalize the water temp. The two Coleman fueled stoves were warmed up for about 5 minutes before the test started and I warmed up the propane one for a minute as well. All stoves were run on high.

    I put the largest pot on the propane one so that I could have the stove on high otherwise the flames go up the sides of the pot.

    In 3rd place we have the Coleman 502 at roughly 12 minutes to bring 1 litre of water to a boil.
    In 2nd place we have the BernzOmatic propane at roughly 8 minutes 15 seconds.
    And in 1st place, surprising probably no one, is the old & trusty Coleman 4M, bringing 1 litre of water to boil in roughly 5 minutes 50 seconds.

    I am hoping to get myself a tripod for my phone one of these days so that I can video the whole test.

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  2. Johnathan Canada

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    I do have some more boil test I would like to perform. I have my Thermos brand stove I want to test out and I have 3 older Coleman propane ones to test out, also one of my single burner Butane stoves as well. I've also got like 6 other Coleman stoves I could test too.... maybe do one pot on the big burner and one on the small burner, then do a test on the big three burner and see how much it affects time having all 3 burners going full....