Best Coleman stove

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  1. Duck United States

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    I only have 2 Coleman single burners, A 530 and a 502. I bring the 530 or a m1950 to work with me all the time when I want a hot lunch but I haven’t really used the 502 yet. Maybe I should. It’s not like I Don’t have room in my sweeper. Heck I could even bring one of my suit case stoves in it but that would be a little over kill for just me.
     
  2. Terry Moore United States

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    I defiantly have too many stoves
    6 of the 502 model
    2 of the 508
    1 of the 533
    2 sea 123 r
    1 Optimus 80
    3 of the primus 71
    And then alcahol stoves and parts
    I tell myself I need them all
     
  3. Ed Winskill

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    You haven't scratched the surface!

    I see no keroburner in there at all....8]
     
  4. Terry Moore United States

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    True but tomorrow ''s another day lol
     
  5. Haggis

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    The single burners currently sitting in my shop,,, I may have another 30 or 35 double burners,,, all but one or two of them are currently in working condition,,, I’m slower to get around to the single burners...
    (— means fettled/user)
    I don’t count alcohol stoves...

    Coleman Single Burner Stoves

    500 B/50

    500 B/51

    —530 A/47

    530 A/47

    501 12/61

    —400 10/79

    400B 7/93

    400B 5/94


    —502 6/63

    —502 9/65

    —502 2/80

    508 2/87

    —550B 5/91 gas/kerosene


    —533. 11/99

    —533 8/03


    Other brand stoves & Lanterns

    —Optimus 8r

    —Optimus 99

    —Svea 123

    Svea 123r

    —Taykit Pocket Stove

    Juwel #1 single burner
     
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    You better hope @Doc Mark doesn't chime in and list his stoves. Your bandwidth will suffer.
     
  7. Terry Moore United States

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    I pretty much use all these stoves maybe not all at once but 100% of the cooking is done on them or possibly steak on the #10 bush cookers so I'm getting the good out of them .
     
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    @BradB :D

    I'm sure Doc's cataloging is fairly high up on his retirement 'to do' list, but only after he's completed SB's list. We may be waiting some time.
     
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    @Duck , when I worked at Walmart, I'd cook out in front of the store on my lunch hour, and found out that the M1950 and the like worked great until there was any kind of wind!!!

    I went over to using a 502, and the bowl protects the flame from the wind, and reflects the heat on to your pan. You look at the BTU output, and sell it short, but the heat goes where it's doing the job, spot on.

    Now, I'd get smoked pork chops, sausage, thick cut streaky, anything with a great aroma when you fried it up - and the customers went nuts!!! :a:a

    After a week of this, the manager of the meat department would ask what I was having for lunch out front, or suggest something, and load the coolers accordingly, as this became a unintended sales tool or gimmick!

    Steak with onions and mushrooms was a killer lunch, and with a dribble of liquid hickory smoke, was a big draw, customers couldn't walk by without some comment!

    The 502 always made the grade,a solid trooper overall, and even seasoned outdoors folks and campers asked, "What the heck is that?" The forest green screams "Coleman", but many never saw anything past a classic suitcase two-burner in their lives.

    Murph
     
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    WoW, I thing a 502 and my first Coleman is the next to come my way. I love the idea to be able to use it on Kero.
    BTW, Does a 502a could be used on Kero?
     
  12. JP2

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    Sorry a 505a on kero
     
  13. Colin Geer

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    I have 2x 533s and I bought my son one for his camping exploits. I have other stoves of course but if I want to get the job done with zero fuss and need to know the stove will 100% light forst time, it HAS to be the 533. Close second would be one of my Optimus 111s or (one of) the Enders 9061D.