Review by: jstp, 2004-11-28
The classic cookset for many. A good cookset for ultimate durablilty and groups up to 3 with the bigger pot, 2 with the smaller one. The larger pot also is useful for melting snow en masse. A frying pan lid (for french toast!) and a pot gripper complete the set.
The set is a decent balance between durabilty and wieght savings, and also nest effectively if you need to take both pots. This stainless steel set holds up practically forever, but be careful not to 'burn' the metal by leaving it on stoves empty. The resulting loss of temper can cause your dinner to stick for time eternal. Not being teflon coated, the pot is better suited to the use and abuse of camping, and you can't get scorched teflon in your dinner (i'm sure its very healty to do so however).
Cleanup is always a cinch, and if your backcountry culinary masterpiece did get some smoky flavor from the burn on the bottom you can scour the steel with sand or steel wool to your hearts' content without fear of sratching anything.
The drawbacks of this set are few. A heavier bottom would prevent burning a bit more, but make the pots heavier, and they already are a bit heavy.
Cons: a bit on the hefty side, easy to 'burn' bottom of pots, and food.