Camp Chef Portable Outdoor Oven Review

For those of you who like to travel with a portable oven while camping, the Camp Chef Portable Outdoor Oven might be just what you are looking for. Its lightweight, durable, easy and quick to use, and is available at a very competitive price point. You can cook some food you prepped at home, bake bread, pies, and much more while outdoors.

This oven operates at 3,000 BTU and is capable of temperatures up to 400 degrees F. outdoor oven
Hooking up a small portable propane bottle is a breeze, it has a matchless ignition system, and a temperature gauge to help you keep an eye on how your food is cooking.

It does a good job of bringing a small kitchen oven feel to the outdoors. This portable oven is suitable for anyone new to outdoors cooking, to experienced people needing to prepare specific meals.

Setup and Design Features

This portable oven from Camp Chef has a kitchen-style look and is made from stainless steel. It has a removable baking shelf and glass window on the door. This means you can keep an eye on your food as it cooks, and along with the temperature gauge as mentioned above there is no excuse for burning anything!  This little oven is great for reheating meals that you pre-made from home like meat loaf or a fiesta steak rice bowl.

You can either hook up a small 1lb propane bottle to the side of the oven, or you can attach a larger tank via a hose. With around 7 hours cooking time from a small 1lb propane bottle, you’ll be good for a weekend camping trip without the worry of carrying a heavy tank.

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Dimensions – This Camp Chef Portable Outdoor Oven is 11” H x 21” W x 13” L, and has inside dimensions of 10” H x 16” W x 10” L. Granted you are not going to cook a family size pizza in this oven, but that is not what it is intended for. It is designed to be portable, and is quite roomy for a portable unit.

There aren’t many food items you will not be able to oven cook, but if you are after a bigger outdoor oven check our review of the Camp Chef 2 Burner Outdoor Oven/Camping Stove.  If you are interested in the oven and want to add a regular camping stove take a look at some of our table top 2 burner models or the more powerful stand alone models.  Prices range from $130 to $160 for the Outdoor Oven.

The Pros

  • Very efficient – can run for 7 hours off a disposable butane bottle
  • A great substitute if you find yourself without power at home
  • Well made product from a trusted brand
  • Ready to use out of the box within minutes
  • Lightweight and portable at only 17lbsoutdoor oven

The Cons

  • While the Camp Chef Portable Oven is efficient it sacrifices on power with a max heat of 400 degrees F
  • Oven can also struggle to reach max temperature in cold conditions

Insider Tips

If you are cooking food during cold weather conditions and want to maximize the heat being generated place some aluminium foil around the back of the oven. Foil helps to insulate and retain the heat, helping you achieve a higher temperature. If you are interested in more useful and handy tips check out our camping tips section.

Camp Chef Portable Outdoor Oven Summary

This is one of the best portable ovens on the market, but don’t just take my word for it. The feedback on Amazon is extremely positive, and being manufactured by Camp Chef you can rest assured it is built to last and comes with a one year manufactures warranty.


If you are looking for a portable, easy-to-use outdoor oven, then the Camp Chef Portable Outdoor Oven is going to meet your needs. Obviously you have to understand its limitations, you are not going to feed a large party of campers.

But you can prepare some tasty meals for two with ease, and its ease of use even makes it handy around the home should you find yourself without power – or maybe you fancy a staycation within cooking distance of your home.

Either way, I would love to hear any feedback on this Camp Chef Portable Oven. Feel free to leave a comment or a question below.

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