August 22nd 2023
Everest 2X High Output Two-Burner Compact Stove by Camp Chef Review
Camp Chef always seems to be the top choice if you're looking for a new camping stove. In particular, many consider the Everest line of camping stoves the gold standard. Of course, unless you're willing to drop loads of cash on premium models such as Partner, the Everest is about as good as you can get.
I’ve an Everest 2 X and have nothing but great things to say about it. It receives all of the awards, and you'll shortly see why. In this guide, I'll share everything you need about the Camp's Chef Everest 2X Compact Stove.
Many consider the Everest line of camping stoves the gold standard
Everest 2X Stove by Camp Chef Overview
The Everest 2X Stove is a new offering from Camp Chef and a step up to the popular Camp Chef Everest Stove. It's a two-burner camping stove with many similarities to the original Everest.
Both are built on a similar platform, but the Everest 2X introduces some unique features and advantages, which gives it an edge over the original model. In the same breath, however, the Everest 2X has a fair share of limitations compared to the previous model, the biggest one being the beefy size.
With that out of the way, let's look at the main features and benefits of Camp Chef Everest 2x:
The first impression of the Everest 2X is that it's solid. It has a sturdy steel construction with some "weight to it", which is nice if you're looking for a stove that can withstand the rigours of camping.
The build quality feels nice, and the Everest 2X has a thicker steel metal for the hood. Meanwhile, the nickel-coated steel cooking grate is built to hold your heaviest camping pots, grills and skillets, while the plastic latches in the original Everest have been replaced in favour of metal latches for added durability.
Overall, construction-wise, the Camp Chef Everest 2X is well-built, great to cook on, and a fantastic choice for those who need a stove reliable enough not to bring a backpacking stove as backup.
The output is a key selling point and probably the feature that sets the Everest line of camp stoves from others. The Everest 2X boasts two 20,000 BTU burners, which produce a combined output of 40,000 BTU. Of course, you probably won't need that often, but you'll appreciate the extra oomph, especially when the wind blows.
The super high output BTU puts out as much heat as your home gas stove, so it's ideal for those who want a rapid boiling stove or a stove to cook real food. Everest 2X can get hot-great for boiling coffee or water and from experience, nothing comes close to the output on this stove, not even the Eureka Spire stoves with their “Jetboil technology.”
At the same time, however, I love the flame control feature. Everest 2X provides plenty of range between off and the rocket flame, making it easy to get a low nice simmer and anywhere between full blast.
The flame control on Everest is fantastic and allows for a wide range of cooking. It does, in fact, have a functional simmer control, which ramps right to off with no problem. It's great for simmering and cooking delicate foods. You can actually reheat coffee without it boiling.
The greater range for dialling in your flame control and good adjustability of the valves means you don't have to stay on top of your cooking, especially if trying to keep something at a simmer on low.
My concern with Everest, regarding that output, is that it sucks gas. It's not the most efficient stove out there, but that's the price you've to pay for a powerful dual 20K BTU burner of this size. My suggestion is you don't use the 1 lbs. propane bottles. They're a rip-off and terrible for the environment. Instead, consider the bulk 5, 10 or 20-lb propane tank to last longer.
The burners on the Everest 2X are nestled in a surrounding cup, making them more wind-resistant than most stoves in its class. Everest 2X works pretty well in windy conditions and flawlessly at high elevations where other flameless-ignition stoves may struggle to light.
Whether you're camping on the coast or the mountains, the Everest 2X is well-suited for the diverse Australian landscape.
On top of that, the burner design helps them direct heat upwards, concentrating it on your pot.
The size and placement of the burners are also ideal for serious cooking. It can fit two 12" pots/pans side to side without bumping into each other or wind flaps.
Regarding the size, the Everest 2X is beefier and bigger; that’s a pro and con, depending on how you look at it.
The pro is that it has wider-spaced burners, providing more room for bigger pans. It's an excellent stove for group cooking where space isn't an issue. It’s also perfect when you need a stove that can handle bigger pots and pans side by side. It allows two 12" pots next to each other.
On the flip side, it's definitely bigger and bulkier than the original version. It'll barely fit under the bed frame in a car camping setup and spans around 3 feet for a complete setup, so you must ensure a wide cooking area.
The bigger and wider footprints make the Everest 2X less ideal for backpacking but a mainstream choice for car camping. Nonetheless, if space isn't an issue, then the Everest 2X is worth it.
Using Everest 2X is also a breeze; many campers can't get enough of the Piezo igniter system. It fires and brings the Everest 2X into life with a simple push of a button, thus eliminating the worries about wet matches or burning your hand. The auto start works flawlessly. Simply turn the gas, and you have an instant lame. No clicking.
Ease of Cleaning
Finally, Everest 2X is easy to clean. It has a stainless steel drip and catch tray underneath, making cleaning easy. Also, any splatter on the steel or grille is easy to clean once it's cooled. The grates can come off, so you can get under them to clean them.
Tips for Using the Everest 2X
- · Everest 2X scorches, so you should get non-stick pans.
- · Get a zippered bag for the stove. It makes carrying it easier
- · Always keep the burners clean.
** If you must use the Everest 2X inside your tent, have a CO detector and keep the doors/windows open.
It's a wrap and everything you need to know about the Everest 2X. The stove has everything you need to create a successful cooking experience in the wild, except for the small green propane bottles. You also need an adapter hose to hook it to the larger propane cylinder like you use on your typical grill.
In my opinion, it's among the best stove purchases you can find in this category. It's an awesome, portable 2-burner stove with great heat output and fantastic flame control.
Written by Tom Crew
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