Coleman Triton Plus Instastart 2-Burner Propane Stove Review

Editor rating

4.0/5 on May 2, 2018

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192 reviews

PROS

- Durable steel construction withstands rugged cooking conditions.

- Folding WindBlock shields keep the wind from blowing the flames around.

- Easy-to-use InstaStart ignition.

- PerfectHeat Technology gets the temperatures just right.

- PerfectFlow Pressure Control System keeps the heat steady.

- Spacious cooking surface fits a 10-in. pan and a 12-in. pan at the same time.

CONS

- Low Average time to boil.

- Low Wind resistance.

VERDICT

The Coleman Triton Plus Instastart 2-Burner Propane Stove is a solid stove at a decent price. It simmers well, sets up and ignites with ease, and is simple to care for. As a stand-alone stove it's fine. Compact and affordable, the Triton struggles a bit with the wind, but is a nice option for a camp cook with simple needs.

Overall, if you're looking for a convenient, easy to use, easy to clean, and adjustable stove... this just might be a good choice. It’s great for car camping... who doesn't love pancakes and bacon and eggs and coffee, and cooking and eating breakfast outside?!

The Coleman Triton Plus Instastart 2-Burner Propane Stove being reviewed in this article is the Coleman Triton 2-Burner upgraded with an integrated ignition button. This high-performance Coleman Triton InstaStart 2-Burner propane camp stove features matchless lighting and 2 powerful burners in a slim, portable design you can take camping and tailgating.

With the total heat power of 22000 BTU, Triton 2 Burner Stove is in the mid-range. It is a bit stronger than Coleman Classic 2 Burner Stove, which has been reviewed elsewhere on our site. The working surface is such to allow for a simultaneous cooking with a 10 in. (25.4 cm) pan and a 12 in. (30.48 cm) pan.

The stove is equipped with so-called PerfectFlow Pressure Control System, and with PerfectHeat Technology. The former provides a steady heat on each of the burners, and the latter allows you to adjust it to the level you wish. So, simmering with this stove is very much possible and easy.

Essentially the Coleman Triton Plus Instastart 2-Burner Propane Stove is a slim and portable metal box which can be closed and secured for transport. Coleman has been a reputable name in camp stoves for ages and the Triton stove has proven to be as reliable as all their other models.

Video – Coleman InstaStart Triton Series Stove

 

 

Coleman Triton Plus Instastart 2-Burner Propane Stove Features

 

– Durable steel construction withstands rugged cooking conditions.

– Folding WindBlock shields keep the wind from blowing the flames around.

– Easy-to-use InstaStart ignition sparks the stove to life quickly and takes the worry out of remembering matches.

– Once this propane camping stove starts to heat up, PerfectHeat Technology gets the temperatures just right.

– PerfectFlow Pressure Control System keeps the heat steady on each of the 2 high-performance 11,000-BTU burners, 22,000 total.

– Spacious cooking surface is large enough to fit a 10-in. pan and a 12-in. pan at the same time.

– Independently adjustable controls allow you to set your heat anywhere from simmer to boil.

– This 2-burner camp stove is efficient, with a 1-hr. runtime on high using a single 16.4-oz. propane cylinder (sold separately).

– When the cooking is done, the removable heavy-duty, nickel-chrome grates make cleaning easy, and the built-in handle will have you carrying this lightweight stove effortlessly.

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Coleman Triton Plus Instastart 2-Burner Propane Stove

You will be able to take your camp cooking to the next level with the Coleman Triton Plus Propane Stove as all it takes to start cooking over 22,000 BTUs of power is to hit the Instastart push-button ignition and dial in your heat with the two independently adjustable burners. The cooking area offers plenty of room to fit a 12-in. and 10-in. pan simultaneously.

Meanwhile, the PerfectFlow pressure control technology keeps the heat steady, even in extreme conditions and the WindBlock panels, which can be adjusted for larger pan use, help shield your flame from wind. When the meal is over, the chrome-plated grate removes for simple and quick cleanup, and the heavy-duty latch will keep the lid secure until you whip up your next camp dinner.

The Triton Plus Instastart is a well-rounded stove with a modest price tag. It’s not as fancy or as powerful as some of the other stoves on the market, but it definitely gets the job done.

Triton Plus Instastart Setup

This camp stove sets up just like most other compact tabletop models, with only a slight variation in the design of the windscreen. There is a small recess that the propane adaptor nests into so that it doesn’t slide around inside the stove as much. This isn’t as nice as the fuel adapter attaching to the bottom of the stove the way it does with the Coleman Hyperflame Fyrecadet and the Primus Kinjia, but it’s slightly better than having no dedicated place for the adapter at all.

Video – Coleman 2 burner propane stove easy setup fast cooking

 

 

Triton Plus Instastart Wind Resistance

This is the area that the Triton struggles with the most. With only 11,000 BTUs per burner, you expect some loss in performance under less-than-ideal circumstances. I noticed that one of the other reviewers said “During our box fan test where we set up a large fan 24 inches to the side of each stove and timed the boiling of a quart of water, the Triton finished with one of the slowest times at 15 minutes. For comparison, our fastest stoves in the box fan test were the Stansport 2-Burner at 2:45 and the Camp Chef Everest at 3 minutes. The only stoves slower than the Triton were the Coleman Butane Instastart at 21:30 and the Primus Onja, which we gave up on after 27 minutes.”

Coleman Triton Plus Instastart 2-Burner Propane Stove Wind Protection

Triton Plus Instastart Boil Time

The Triton boiled a quart of 60-degree water in 4:45, which is a decent time considering it only has 11,000 BTUs per burner. However, on a cooler breezier day with 50-degree water, this same task took 9:15. If boiling water is an important aspect of your camp kitchen experience, you may want to purchase a different stove or get a JetBoil Flash as a companion accessory.

Triton Plus Instastart Simmering Ability

The Triton Plus simmers quite well after you get the hang of using it. The flame is a bit hard to see when it’s turned down very low, so some attention is required to not accidentally turn it off. On top of that, the burner knob’s full range is several full 360-degree rotations, yet to turn it from low to off is only about a quarter turn.

Now, despite the low BTUs on this stove, it does actually seem to cook quite fast so, again, some attention may be required to find the right setting when you want to simmer. Once you learn the nuances of the burner, you should have no problem with performance and be able to cook low and slow with no problem.

Coleman Triton Plus Instastart 2-Burner Propane Stove With Cooking Pots

Triton Plus Instastart For Group Cooking

This probably isn’t the stove to choose if you regularly cook for groups larger than 3-4 people. The stovetop space is a bit limited, with 2.5 inches less width than the Stansport 2-Burner and the Camp Chef Everest. However. it is one of the few stoves with a windscreen that allows for width adjustment.

Most of the other stoves with windscreens simply fold up and clip into the lid, but the Triton has bobby pin shaped connectors that fit into holes on the side of the stove. This design allows for a couple of inches of adjustment on each side, a nice ability if you’re trying to squeeze two large pans on the burners. This only goes so far for big meals because each burner is only 11,000 BTUs and three inches in diameter. If you’re planning to cook for some really large groups, be sure to check out the Camp Chef Pro 60X and the Stansport Outdoor Stove.

Triton Plus Instastart Care

Simple and straightforward. The cooking grate lifts out exposing an easy-to-clean steel drip tray. The recess for the propane adaptor will undoubtedly collect food bits over time, but nothing substantial unless you had some sort of enormous spillover. The only compact two-burner we like better in this category is the Primus Kinjia which allows you to completely remove the steel drip tray and get underneath it.

Coleman Triton Plus Instastart 2-Burner Propane Stove Heating Water

Triton Plus Instastart Applications

The Triton is best for smaller groups of four people or less. While it is a reliable stove that performed well in almost all areas, if you camp a lot you really may want to consider spending a little bit more and buying something that it is a bit more powerful and wind resistant. Particularly if boiling water is an important part of your camp routine. You could pair this stove nicely with a JetBoil, but at that point you’ve spent way more money than you would if you just bought a more powerful stove to begin with.

Triton Plus Instastart Value For Money

At $65 at the time of writing, the Triton is decently priced for a solidly performing camp stove. However, when you look at the fact that you can get a stove like the Stansport 21250 Propane with 25, 000 btus per burner for $30 more, then it makes sense to think hard before you choose this stove. But as I say horses for courses, it all depends on your needs and if you check out the purchasers reviews it gets a 4.2-star overall rating so they must be happy.

 

What Coleman Triton Plus Instastart 2-Burner Propane Stove Customers Say

 

“This Coleman ‘stove’ is fantastic!! Cooked full meals for the 6 of us while camping this past weekend & it worked out perfectly. Food cooked extremely quickly (took a little getting used to), but everything turned out delicious. I would highly recommend using cast iron cookware. I had one cast iron & one stainless steel pan & it was difficult on the stainless one. Everything stuck as it became too hot, even with the burner on its lowest setting.” …. Read More

Coleman Triton Plus Instastart 2-Burner Propane Stove Reviews

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Coleman Triton Plus Instastart 2-Burner Propane Stove Review Verdict

 

The Coleman Triton Plus Instastart 2-Burner Propane Stove is a solid stove at a decent price. It simmers well, sets up and ignites with ease, and is simple to care for. As a stand-alone stove it’s fine. Compact and affordable, the Triton struggles a bit with the wind, but is a nice option for a camp cook with simple needs.

Overall, if you’re looking for a convenient, easy to use, easy to clean, and adjustable stove… this just might be a good choice. It’s great for car camping… who doesn’t love pancakes and bacon and eggs and coffee, and cooking and eating breakfast outside?!

 

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Features

  • 11,000 BTUs per burner, 22,000 total BTUs
  • Large cooking area fits one 10-in. (25.4 cm) pan and one 12-in. (30.48 cm) pan at the same time
  • Independent, easily-adjustable controls range from simmer to boil
  • Durable steel construction withstands rugged cooking conditions
  • InstaStart push-button matchless ignition

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