At the tip of each circle, you end up again originally. This is one of the simplest ways to consider Coleman’s new Cascade and 1900 sequence 3-in-1 stoves. After enjoying round with attention-grabbing designs in range form, burner design, and energy, in addition to cooking surfaces, Coleman is coming again round to the place it began. Its latest stoves look very like the classics from the Nineteen Fifties and earlier than (that are nonetheless a lot wanted within the used market).
That does not imply these stoves are clones of the previous ones. Both the Cascade sequence two-burner and the 1900 sequence two-burner characteristic trendy updates like electrical ignition, scorching plates, and grill plates. Most importantly, each burn propane and not the blended liquid gas sources utilized in stoves of yore. Still, in different vital methods, they’re certainly throwbacks to an earlier age. The result’s a camp range that is each traditional in design and trendy in perform.
Outwardly, the brand new Cascade sequence two-burner camp range and the 1900 sequence two-burner camp range are practically similar, besides for his or her shade. The Cascade is a pale inexperienced, a throwback to the corporate’s pre-Sixties stoves (and maybe a nod to Gen Z Green?), with silver latches and hinges. The 1900 sequence is black with gold latches and hinges, however they’re in any other case precisely the identical form and dimensions—25 inches huge, 12 inches deep, and 16 inches tall when open.
That makes each barely bigger than the highest decide in our guide to two-burner camp stoves, the Coleman Classic, and simply barely smaller than our prime decide for households, the Primus Profile range. In phrases of usable house and room for pans, although, each are each bit as spacious because the Primus. If, like me, you discover the Classic barely cramped (I’m cooking for 5 when tenting with the household), the Cascade and 1900 sequence are a way more usable measurement.
The Cascade and 1900 stoves additionally share the identical windscreen design, which options deeply scooped sides that made me nervous at first. How may this probably block wind in addition to the a lot bigger facet windscreens on the Classic, once they have a lot much less materials? The reply is that they actually solely want to dam wind on the base, to maintain the flame from going out. At the bottom, they’re no completely different than every other windscreen on any range. I did a lot of my testing within the Outer Banks of North Carolina, in as much as 30-knot winds. Both stoves did in addition to may very well be anticipated, although it is value noting that no range will prepare dinner properly in 30-knot winds.
The burners of each stoves are the identical as what you will discover on the Coleman Classic. Which is to say that, whereas a bigger pan will match on the range as a result of it is wider than the Classic, the ring of flame is similar measurement. Both the Cascade 3-in-1 and the 1900 3-in-1 are able to delivering 12,000 BTUs per burner.
The burner measurement leans smaller, although. With massive pans, the outer edges get considerably much less warmth. Using a digital thermometer to verify the temp round a 12-inch cast-iron pan, I discovered that temps various by as a lot as 100 levels from the middle to the sting. Now, it is attainable to make use of this to your benefit by placing meals you need to prepare dinner rapidly within the heart whereas the remainder is across the edges, however I discover that is extra hassle than it is value in apply. You’ll get the most effective outcomes with 10-inch and smaller pans, which warmth rather more evenly and in my testing hardly ever various greater than 50 levels from heart to edge. If you really want to evenly warmth bigger pans to get your group fed, I counsel one thing just like the Camp Chef Pro series stove.