You know that old statement, “If it ain’t broken, don’t fix it”? When it comes to camping, the old camp stove cooker could easily fit that statement, but just because it works doesn’t mean that it can’t be improved on. That’s exactly what Coleman has done with its latest 1900 Collection 3-in-1 Stove.
You’ll recognise the design of this camp stove. The basic two burners are housed in the classic rectangle design, but for the modern version, Coleman has updated the stove with electric ignition, hot plates, and grill plates. You can also use either propane or mixed liquid fuel sources to fuel 24,000 total BTUs of cooking power. Adjustable burners let you dial in to exactly the right cooking temperatures.
The new 1900 measures 25 inches wide, 12 inches deep, and 16 inches tall when open. It features a new black colour with gold latches and hinges. There’s the original windscreen design that comes with deeper scoops on the sides. The stove is made of durable stainless steel components and comes with two cast iron grill and griddle attachments (hence the 3-in-1 feature). A heavy-duty handle makes packing the stove around easier, and since it only weighs 13.5 pounds (21.5 if you include the attachments), you can do just that.
Improving on the classic was a good move for Coleman, even though there wasn’t anything necessarily “broke” about that design. And considering that they’ve priced the new 1900 series at just $230, you can’t go wrong investing in this newer version. You can easily invest in more “premium” versions, and pay the premium price, but you won’t necessarily get any more functionality or use out of those models. Why not go with a design that has been around for over a century—a version that has been updated with a few modern details that really are improvements.