Wednesday, November 24, 2010

The Range Reviews: Century Matchless Deluxe Stainless Stove

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Outdoor Cooking: Century Stove

Century Matchless Deluxe Stainless Steel 2-Burner Grill and Stove

With cooking outdoors as our current theme, I thought I would share this beauty I picked up a few of years ago. Though I prefer to cook on a wood fire, there are many times and situations where an open fire is inadvisable. The Century Stainless Steel Stove is darn near matchless in quality and works perfectly in those situations. When we go fishing, we bring plenty of charcoal and wood, but the Century is put in the back of the car where it takes up very little space, and affords us the ability to whip up a complete hot meal regardless of weather conditions.

  • Hose length: 24"
  • Weight: 13 lbs
  • Fuel: Propane
  • BTUs: 10,000 per burner
  • Dimensions: Height 13" by Width 22" by 4" in depth

It has fold out windscreens that shield the the cooking area, making it a breeze to work in a, well,  breeze. The burners are in a great position and allow the use of two large pots, or a good sized skillet and a big pot at the same time. The grills are strong and hold large full pots well.

The surface beneath the burners is easy to clean. Always a plus when I am cooking! The metal grill over the top is easily removed and allows one to clean any spills underneath the burners.

Cooking on it is very easy. It puts out more than enough heat to boil a pot of pasta or rice, or get a skillet hot enough to make bacon, fry fish, or prepare fajitas.

It uses a standard one liter can of gas, that is good for four or five meals. There is an adapter should you desire to run it off a 20 pound container. That's a handy thing to have if you live in an area that is prone to power outages or gas shutoffs due to storms.

Though it is a bit heavy, it is very stable, and once set up you don't have to worry about it moving or tipping. This is great for car camping or as an emergency or secondary cooking surface. The controls are functional and work as expected.

I would rate this a solid buy.

Century Outdoor Camping Products
4980 Deluxe Stainless Steel 2-Burner Stove

Street Price: $74.99 - $90.00

Century Tool & Manufacturing / Kay Home Products
90 McMillen Road
Antioch, Illinois 60002
Phone: 800-635-3831
Fax: 847-395-3305

Best Regards,
Albert A Rasch
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Member: Hunting Sportsmen of the United States HSUS (Let 'em sue me.)
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1 comment:

Josh said...

That sounds like a good buy, alright. We love our Century, but I'd prefer it to be heavier (it's not our backpacking stove).