Primus Profile Duo Review
If you love to cook and love to camp like I do, finding a nice camp stove that fits all your needs isn’t always the easiest thing to do. The Primus Profile Duo is the best car camping stove I have ever used! For starters, I am a big grill person. Anytime I can grill up my food, I am a much happier camper, whether I am camping or at home doing a little grilling with a nice cold micro-brew.
I’ve cooked a number of different foods on the Primus Profile Duo including, hot dogs, sausages, steaks, chicken, and vegetables. The Profile Duo uses propane as its fuel source and after 2 minutes after firing up the grill, the grate is piping hot and sears in the flavors in whatever you are cooking. This is especially nice when you want to cook red meat and want to cook a steak or burger medium rare to medium. You want to get some nice grill marks on the steak and seal in the flavors, but you don’t want the meat to cook too fast on the inside. I cooked 4 New York Strips on the Profile Duo with a request of medium rare to medium and the steaks turned out perfect. This is not something you generally expect from a camping cook stove. If you need to cook something a little slower, the grill flame gets much lower, this way you won’t burn whatever it is you are cooking. That said, when I’m not using my charcoal Weber grill, I am definitely using my Primus Profile Duo.
The Primus Profile Duo comes with an automatic start, so all you need to do is turn on the gas and turn the red knob to get a spark and the flame pops right up. Simple as that, no throwing matches into the grill hoping for a miracle. The Duo has a burner that you can use to boil water, cook up some eggs or bacon in the morning, or just about anything you would use a stove burner for. The grill grate is lightweight and non-stick, so after doing your grilling, it’s super easy to clean off. Beware; I would not use a metal brush on this grate as this will scratch the non-stick surface. If you are cooking something greasy or drips a lot of liquid, there is a drip pan in the bottom that you can empty out once the grill has cooled down. This way all your grill droppings are in one compact place. For wind protection and to help keep up the lid, there are two folding shields on each side of the grill. When you’re done grilling, the top folds down making the Primus Profile Duo compact and easy to transport.
The uses that I think would be good for the Profile Duo include; car camping, tailgating, people living in apartments with grill restrictions, and those who are limited with space. The price of the Primus Duo camping stove retails for $120 and is worth every penny. I have friends that have similar camp stoves by other brands that are 40+ years old and have been handed down in the family. So as long as you treat the stove nicely, I am thinking you can get your money’s worth. For more information, please visit https://primus.us/