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Lex71x
Trying to decide between the 426 and 413.. these seem to be the most commonly recommended as far as workhorse stoves go..
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Gasman64
The extra burner on the 426 may come in handy.
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Lex71x
We have  been using this propane one for several years.. it works great. Thing is the tanks don’t last very long and my family wonders why.. I told them the problem— LPG. 



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Lex71x
Gasman64 wrote:
The extra burner on the 426 may come in handy.


I was thinking about that in another thread.. 3 burners would be nice if I brought my
large wok. 
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Lex71x
The way to go is just to get both, why not? If all you had was one 2-burner and one 3-burner what would YOU get?....
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Pancholoco1911
Lex71x wrote:
The way to go is just to get both, why not? If all you had was one 2-burner and one 3-burner what would YOU get?....


i have both (426 and 413)I do like both but I stick with a 426 for family camping 
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1hpycmpr
So many stoves, so little room!  Seriously though, if you have the space, I would recommend a couple of single burners, a 413-sized 2-burner, and a 426-sized 3-burner.  That way you can mix and match depending on the menu.  Essentially, you will be loaded for bear! 
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BSAGuy
Get a 413 and a separate single burner.  On the other hand, if you use a large wok, the center burner on the 426 may be your best choice for cooking room.
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JimL
The 426 is Yuge (larger than huge) but is only 200 BTU more than the 413.   Although I have a 426, I don't use it.  If a third burner is needed, then I too will use a separate single burner stove.   If you've got the space, buy all means, get a 413 and a 426, along with a peppering of single burners.

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Bob1774

This question comes up quite often.  The 426 is just a great stove, however, having three burners depends on how you use them.  In the photo below, you can see that with two skillets (#8,#10), using the third burner isn't real feasible.   Cooking without a #10 skillet in camp is also not acceptable.

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So three burners are useful, but have space limitations with all three going.  The 413 gives you more "skillet," room, so if you need more burners, you can take a single along for the coffee/hot water.
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Using your wok, or a large skillet on the middle burner, and then smaller skillets or sauce pans will work though.  I have both, and still love the 426, just because it is so massive and stable to cook on.
Hope that helps.  Photos were from a Great Lakes Gathering, with my brother.  Hmmm, making me hungry for biscuits and gravy for breakfast, and seared rib-eyes, and sides for dinner!
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Gavercronos
A 426 is great, IF you can get the current owner to part with it. Much easier to get two 413s if you need the cooking space. Or, look at your planned camping style. On my recent river trip, I knew I was only cooking for me, and making a couple simple one-pot meals. I took a 502 with its case. 
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Chucker
Get one of each. Then as your needs change you are prepared. 

These also help with efficient use of space on any suitcase stove:

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jacobsdad
Same old pic but how I use a 426

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jacobsdad
If you were not on the other coast, I could hook you up with a user 426 easily. Good luck in your hunting!
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RNC
If I'm camping a few days or road tripping, I take a 426, and a 502. A single burner packed for easy access is good for coffee or a quick 1 pot meal. The 426 is huge, but 3 burners are great in camp. I have some 413's, but I rarely use them.
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Go big, or go home! The 426 is awesome.
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Majicwrench
I was thinking the other day....I must have 8-9 three-burners....and I can't remember the last time I used all three burners.

On the other hand, I have a 413D on my porch that gets used constantly. You have more room tween the burners on a 413 than on a 426, makes it easy to deal with things. 
If only one, get a 413.  But they are like potato chips......
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TwoCanoes
Lex71x wrote:
We have  been using this propane one for several years.. it works great. Thing is the tanks don’t last very long and my family wonders why.. I told them the problem— LPG. 



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If the only reason you want to replace your propane stove is dissatisfaction with the fuel, you surely don't need a 426.  In fact, if you're fine with the size of your pictured propane stove, a 425 may suit your needs just fine.  But, since you didn't ask our opinion of the 425, my recommendation is 413.
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REJ2
The larger two burner size is my preference also. I have more 413 d,e,f,g 's than one man should. I also have a Preway 4822 which i am  currently using since we are camping right now thru the end of this week. Preway got it right over Coleman in the fact that the auxillary burner is just as hot as the main burner. Makes using a griddle much more effective since we use a griddle for 90 percent of our cooking. Bacon, pancakes, hashbrowns, eggs, just cook easier with a griddle that has even heat at both ends. Love my Colemans but this Preway and a similar JC Higgins model i have are just better in the cooking department when using both burners. We also use a 500 for coffee or a single skillet. My three burners are pretty and seem advantageous at times but simply do not get used as often.
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Smudge
My kitchen stove has 4 burners and I rarely use more than 2. However, if you have one large pot or pan, the 426 is good because the main burner is in the center. Depends on your cookware and what your cooking most often. If you're like most of us, you'll end up with at least one of each model anyway.
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Gunhippie
The 413 and 426 use the same generator. If you get an older 413, the two burners are the same size, so if you want max output per burner...

I use a 426 almost exclusively when camping--or out in the yard. The older ones, like the older 413s, have a lid that can be folded flush with the stovetop, giving you more elbow room for pots and pans--if the wind isn't bad.

The center burner of a 426 is fine for a 14" wok:

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zoomkat
"We have  been using this propane one for several years.. it works great. Thing is the tanks don’t last very long and my family wonders why.. I told them the problem— LPG. "

Depending on how much fuel you use, you might consider refilling your propane canisters. If that size propane stove works well for your needs, then you might get a gas one of similar size, like a 425.
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ecblanks
I only recently obtained a 426 and have yet to take it camping, but I was able to do a dry fit of common breakfast cooking equipment.
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You also cant go wrong with a good 425x. I think I would almost prefer taking a 413x and a 425x to taking the 426x.  At least you can stack them vertically.  
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Lex71x
zoomkat wrote:


Depending on how much fuel you use, you might consider refilling your propane canisters. If that size propane stove works well for your needs, then you might get a gas one of similar size, like a 425.


I was considering the 425 or the 424 Dual Fuel, which to my surprise are still being produced and available brand new for right around $120. So the 413 is larger than the 425? Bigger is better in my opinion.

I'm not sure if I feel safe cooking my food with RUG but apparently enough people do that Home Depot still sells a lot of DF stoves.

 I've been refilling the same 10 propane cylinders for years, I just like the fact that a tank of CF lasts much longer and I have to pack some for the lanterns anyway. We go through propane quick heating water for the camp shower so I also need to get a single burner like a 502 or a 508 that runs well on RUG.
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Chucker
I'm not Zoomkat but - yes, the 413 cranks out more BTU's than the 425's. Larger surface area as well. 

Don't see your profane stove short - if you rig up a 20 pounder to it your cost is comparative to a CF stove BUT as you kind of point out, the CF gallon can takes up much less room than a 20 pounder and you are running CF in your lanterns anyway.

Big plus for us is we do 'cool weather' camping so CF responds much better than LP as the temps dip. When I winter camp (without Mrs. Chucker) I use a single burner 550b. 
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My question for you is what are you cooking, who are you cooking for, and how many?  What are your cook surface needs?  More and more I get by with a TINY Kamp Kook Mod 3, and  its significantly smaller that a 425.

But I cook for 1 or 2 sometimes 3, and rarely 4.     What I cook fits fine.  

Get out the pots and pans you want to support, for what you are likely to cook.  that will tell you what you need for a stove.    If cooking for one, and you keep it simple, you can do so on a single burner...
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Duck
I dont know if this will help or not but The burners on a 426 have the same spacing as the burners on a 425.  I have all 3, I’ve taken the 426s and the 413s camping. I’ve yet to fire my 425. But  no matter which stove I take I always bring a single burner or three with me. I like to use the oven on the center burner of the 426 it just fits better but  does not Leave  much room on the other burners for cooking. Still there is something about a 426 I just like them.

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Lex71x
Gavercronos wrote:
A 426 is great, IF you can get the current owner to part with it. Much easier to get two 413s if you need the cooking space. Or, look at your planned camping style. On my recent river trip, I knew I was only cooking for me, and making a couple simple one-pot meals. I took a 502 with its case. 


if that were the case i would just skip the hot food altogether and bring cans and MRE's!

Our usual camping crew is 4~5, depending wants to come.
we bring a large stock pot for boiling water (shower) or crawfish (we catch em all), some cast iron skillets, CI flat griddle, SS soup pot, aluminum rice pot, couple woks, etc so we like to cook a lot of stuff.

Gunhippie wrote:
The 413 and 426 use the same generator. If you get an older 413, the two burners are the same size, so if you want max output per burner...

I use a 426 almost exclusively when camping--or out in the yard. The older ones, like the older 413s, have a lid that can be folded flush with the stovetop, giving you more elbow room for pots and pans--if the wind isn't bad.


im sold on just running 2 413s at the camp, having 4 burners would be nice especially if there's stuff being slow simmered. which models of the 413 have the flush-folding lids? i'll be looking out for these.
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Gunhippie
413F and earlier have the fold-down lid and support bar.

We here tend to call the support bar a towel rack. It's a handy place to hang a hand towel, and, when the worthless clips for the wind wings slip out, the towel will tend to make the lid tip over to the back instead of onto the lit burners.

When I feel the need for four burners, I bring the 426A and a single-burner 500:

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That's a Griswold #10 skillet on the 500. Perfect match.
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Gunhippie
Here's the picture I was looking for of my 14" wok on the 426A:

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Rice in the other pot. This is "camping in" in my yard, so I don't have the kettle on for clean-up water, but it fits, too.

You  can just make out the towel in the "towel rack". A fella's gotta know where his towel is! When in transport, the towel is wrapped around the tank, keeping the paint from getting too trashed.
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