If you’re anything like us, you’re itching for some outdoor time. Local options are the best right now, but no matter where you go, make sure you have a good stove. Camping might mean roughing it, at least a little, but you don’t have to live on biscuits and beans. You can buy camping stoves that might be nicer than the stove in the average American apartment, though the wealth of options available may overwhelm you. To help, we tested about a dozen of the best portable propane gas stoves and then narrowed the field based on cooking ability, clean up, transportability, and power.
There’s something for every use and budget in our list, whether you want a compact way to whip up bacon and eggs for two, or need something massively powerful to boil a cauldron of stew for a troop of hungry scouts.
Updated September 2020: I removed two grills from our active recommendations and added a griddle.