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Eureka Ignite Plus Review

This stove is pretty standard but does provide a large cooking surface and useful non-slip rubber feet for keeping it level
eureka ignite plus camping stove review
The Ignite Plus is middle of the road for boiling water - very adequate but nothing mind-blowing.
Credit: Penney Garrett
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Price:  $155 List | $154.95 at REI
Pros:  Non-slip rubber feet for leveling, large cooking surface, durable metal latches instead of plastic
Cons:  Struggles with the wind, not super powerful, on the heavy side
Manufacturer:   Eureka
By Mary Witlacil and Penney Garrett  ⋅  Nov 10, 2022
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  • Boil Time - 25% 6.0
  • Fuel Efficiency - 25% 6.0
  • Simmering Ability - 20% 7.0
  • Ease of Use - 15% 7.0
  • Portability - 15% 6.0

Our Verdict

The Eureka Ignite Plus is a well-built stove with a nice, wide cooking area and removable rubber feet for traction and leveling. It boils well, simmers nicely, and is super easy to care for. The windscreens are more of a square shape than many other models, which helps provide some extra width on top of the already generous footprint. Thick steel and metal latches round out the robust design, and the bright, fun color made our testers smile. We noticed a decrease in performance on windy days, and our right burner cooked hotter than the left, but overall this is a reliable stove. Nothing uber-special, but not a disappointment either.

Editor's Note: This review was updated on November 10, 2022, to reflect updated test outcomes and performance metrics.

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Pros Non-slip rubber feet for leveling, large cooking surface, durable metal latches instead of plasticAffordable, straightforward, compact, great wind resistance, good simmering abilityPiezo igniter, fuel efficient, reasonably priced, easy to cleanAffordable, fuel adaptor threads on easier than other stoves, windscreens are adjustable, compact dimensionsGreat simmering, inexpensive, lightweight, auto-ignition
Cons Struggles with the wind, not super powerful, on the heavy sideCannot store regulator inside stove, average boil timeSlow boil time, average wind resistance, below average durabilityNo auto-ignition, lower BTUs, small burners prone to hot spotsBoils water slowly, can be hard to find butane canisters, no wind screen, you burn through lots of fuel cans (lots of waste)
Bottom Line This stove is pretty standard but does provide a large cooking surface and useful non-slip rubber feet for keeping it levelA compact and reasonably priced stove that simmers well and provides great wind protectionAn affordable, portable, and fuel efficient two-burner stove with slow boil time and low wind resistanceThis is a simple and straightforward two-burner that provides everything you need for basic meals at a very nice priceVersatile and low cost, this single-burner stove cooks well, cleans up easily, and weighs the least of all the models we tested
Rating Categories Eureka Ignite Plus Kovea Slim Twin Coleman Cascade Cla... Coleman Classic Gas One GS-3000
Boil Time (25%)
6.0
7.0
4.0
6.0
3.0
Fuel Efficiency (25%)
6.0
6.0
7.0
6.0
2.0
Simmering Ability (20%)
7.0
8.0
8.0
6.0
7.0
Ease of Use (15%)
7.0
7.0
7.0
6.0
7.0
Portability (15%)
6.0
8.0
8.0
8.0
9.0
Specs Eureka Ignite Plus Kovea Slim Twin Coleman Cascade Cla... Coleman Classic Gas One GS-3000
Weight 12.0 lbs 9.94 lbs 9.71 lbs 9.8 lbs 4.1 lbs
BTU per Burner (from manufacturer) 10,000 10,500 10,000 10,.000 9,000
Average Boil Time (1 liter of water, wind & no wind) 5 min 30 sec 4 min 58 sec 6 min 39 sec 5 min 30 sec 8 min 45 sec
Boil Time (1 liter of water, wind from a box fan) 6 min 15 sec 5 min 20 sec 7 min 56 sec 6 min 25 sec 13 min
Boil Time (1 liter of water, no wind) 4 min 45 sec 4 min 36 sec 5 min 23 sec 4 min 45 sec 4 min 30 sec
Cooktop Material Plated steel Nickel-plated steel Aluminized steel Aluminized steel Enamel Coated Steel
Packed Size 23" x 12.8" x 4" 23.4" x 14.7" x 3.3" 21" x 13" x 3.5" 21" x 13" x 3.5" 14" x 12" x 3.5"
Cooking Surface Dimensions 20.5" x 9.5" 20.5" x 12.5" 20" x 12" 18.75" x 10.5" 8.25" x 8.25"
Burner/Flame Diameter 3" 3.25" 3.25" 3.5" 2.875"
Distance Between Burners (center to center) 12" 10.5" 11" 7.75" N/A
Windscreen? Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Piezo Ignitor? Yes Yes Yes No Yes
Number of Burners 2 2 2 2 1
Type of Model Tabletop Tabletop Tabletop Tabletop Tabletop
Fuel Type Propane Propane Propane Propane Butane
Model Number 2572195 168,970 2157477 2000020943NP GS-3000

Our Analysis and Test Results

The Ignite Plus is a straightforward stove with a few perks. It's nice and wide for campers with larger cookware, it comes with rubber feet so that you can get level on uneven ground, and it has a reliable auto-ignition system. It's a good stove at a fair price.

Performance Comparison


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Easy to use with good performance, the Ignite Plus is robust and accommodating.
Credit: Penney Garrett

Boil Time


To evaluate power, design, and overall stove performance, we conduct two boil tests — one with wind, one without — and take the average between the two to rank each stove. The Ignite had an average boil time of 5 minutes 30 seconds, which was in the upper middle of the pack.

We may not be scientists, but we aim for consistent and reliable evaluations of all the products we review. To do this, we conduct our boil test "experiments" in our windless garage "lab" at 5,000 feet. In our windy test — where we subject the stoves to a constant 2-4 mph "wind" generated by a box fan — the Ignite took 6 minutes 15 seconds to boil 1 liter of 58°F water. In the wind-less test, it took 4 minutes and 45 seconds to boil. The 10,000 BTUs burners just aren't as powerful as some of the other models in our review. That said, the compact design helps it stay protected from the wind and ensures that it is relatively efficient.

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The windscreen on the Ignite provided reasonable protection from wind, which is why it had an above average fuel efficiency and boil time rating.
Credit: Mary Witlacil

Fuel Efficiency


Beyond boil tests, we also evaluate each stove for fuel efficiency. To do this, we use a new fuel canister for each stove and weigh it before and after each boil test. The Ignite Plus consumed an average of 0.8 ounces of fuel or 5.02% over the windy and wind-less boil test. This makes it one of the most fuel-efficient tabletop stoves in our review. In the windy test, it consumed 1 ounce of fuel or 6.27%, and in the wind-less test, it used 0.6 ounces or 4% of the fuel canister. We were quite impressed with this stove's performance in this regard, which makes it a great option for anyone who wants to save money on both a stove and the fuel you have to buy to keep it going.

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The shape of the windscreen on the Ignite Plus gives some extra width to accommodate larger cookware. While we appreciate this, the stove as a whole still struggles a bit on really windy days.
Credit: Penney Garrett

Simmering Ability


Simmering on the Ignite is enjoyable; the knobs have clear markings and a large range, making it easy to find your perfect setting. That being said, the combination of delicate cooking in the presence of some wind can be quite a challenge for this stove. We attempted to make some finicky pancakes in a large cast iron on a windy fall morning (a difficult test indeed!), and it was just too many things at once for this otherwise adequate stove. Dialing in the right temperature was difficult, as was getting the full width of our cast iron hot enough. Our food cooked slowly and unevenly, though the job did get done. In subsequent cooking sessions, performance was fine; just be aware this stove can only handle so many variables.

eureka ignite plus camping stove review - in most scenarios the ignite did great, but delicate lemon poppy...
In most scenarios the Ignite did great, but delicate lemon poppy pancakes in a giant pan on a very windy morning really pushed the limits of this stove.
Credit: Penney Garrett

Ease of Use


Easy peasy! Setting this stove up is just like any other compact tabletop model with the addition of non-slip rubber feet. These get screwed on the base before your first use. After that, they only have to be adjusted if you need to alter the level of the stove on an uneven surface.

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The rubber feet on the Ignite are an extra step, but they are an easy initial install and highly useful when you inevitably end up cooking on a bumpy rock or slopey picnic table.
Credit: Penney Garrett

Cleaning the stove is also a no-brainer: lift out the grate, wipe away the grime, replace the grate, close the lid. Done!

eureka ignite plus camping stove review - if you can wipe a table you can clean the ignite. cleaning is easy...
If you can wipe a table you can clean the Ignite. Cleaning is easy, depending on how bad your mess is, of course.
Credit: Penney Garrett

Portability


The Ignite is wider than most of the other compact tabletop stoves in our review. This means you can use larger pots and pans, but it also means you'll need to sacrifice a bit more space and carry a little extra weight. At 23 x 12.8 x 4 inches and 11.96 pounds, this is on the large size for a compact two-burner. That said, the extra size and weight are marginal and will likely go unnoticed in a car packed full of camping gear.

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The Ignite is on the wide side, but the extra space is nice when cooking and it still packs up compactly and is easy and comfortable to carry.
Credit: Penney Garrett

Should You Buy the Eureka Ignite Plus?


The Ignite might be a reasonable option for you. With no competition, the price of this stove is reasonable for what you get — it boils relatively quickly, is relatively fuel efficient, and is easy to use. That said, it lacks the features and performance of other stoves in our review. When you consider that we received equally good performance from cheaper stoves and superior performance from only slightly more expensive stoves, then this one is hard to get excited about. We mean no disrespect, and if you end up with this stove, we think you'll be quite satisfied, but if you have the luxury of picking any stove on the market, then there are better ones to choose from.

What Other Camping Stoves Should You Consider?


For slightly less money, the Kovea Slim Twin is a great option to consider. It has faster boil times and better low-end control for simmering, and it is among the most compact options in our review. If you are looking for something even gentler on the bank account that doesn't sacrifice quality, the Coleman Cascade Classic is a great option that performs solidly across most metrics.

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A lovely day out with the Ignite Plus.
Credit: Penney Garrett

Mary Witlacil and Penney Garrett
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