cooksets, revisited - Fiberglass RV


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 06-15-2013, 12:44 PM   #1
Senior Member
 
Bobbie Mayer's Avatar
 
Name: Bobbie
Trailer: 2011 Escape 15A
Washington
Posts: 3,236
Registry
cooksets, revisited

I know the idea of stackable nesting cooksets has come up before, but I'm looking for one now. Specifically, I'd like to know what kinds people have and of them, which pots get used the most. My ideal set would have the following

largish pot (enough for a soup or stew for two)
Probably NOT a frying pan as I want non-stick for that
teakettle or other pot for boiling water
smaller pot
not too heavy, metal lids, some kind of lifter

it would also be nice if they nested with a plastic or metal mixing bowl and maybe a measuring cup.

What do you use, is it compact, and would you buy it again?
__________________

__________________
Bobbie Mayer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-15-2013, 02:07 PM   #2
Moderator
 
Jim Bennett's Avatar
 
Name: Jim
Trailer: 2017 Escape 5.0 TA
Alberta
Posts: 4,728
Registry
Just this year we have been using a set of stainless steel Magma Nesting Cookware. While not cheap, they are very well made, and of excellent quality. If fact, they are likely better cookware than many of the ones we use at home. As well, they are not real light, but the heavy bases works well for controlled heating, and they excell there. The set comes with two removable handles, which are well made and work great.

It is amazing how compact they pack up too, leaving more room for other items.

The only negative about them is that the knob on the lids is made of the same polished stainless steel as the lid, and it can get quite warm, and if used on high heat for an extended time, a pot grabber is kinda needed to take it off.

We have cut discs of fake chamois to fit in the bottoms of pots to protect them from the next pot in the nest. Not absolutely sure if it is needed, but we are just taking simple precaution.

We are considering also getting the colander that stacks with the set as well.

Another thing we have found with this 6 pan set, is that we took a couple larger bowls out of the trailer, as we never use all the pots at once, and the extras work great for serving or mixing bowls.

I would definitely recommend them given our pleasure using them for about 7 days so far.

Do a web search for them, and you will find a lot of competitive pricing, many boat supply places carry them. I bought mine at Binnacle.ca for around $240 with free shipping.

__________________

__________________
2017 Escape 5.0 TA (January 26)
2015 Ford F150 Lariat 3.5L EcoBoost
2009 Escape 19 (previous)
“Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.” — Abraham Lincoln
Jim Bennett is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-15-2013, 03:32 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
Bobbie Mayer's Avatar
 
Name: Bobbie
Trailer: 2011 Escape 15A
Washington
Posts: 3,236
Registry
That looks nice, but too many pots for me.

However, do you cook on a fire or propane grill? Or both? How does the nonstick coating hold up?
__________________
Bobbie Mayer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-15-2013, 03:42 PM   #4
Moderator
 
Jim Bennett's Avatar
 
Name: Jim
Trailer: 2017 Escape 5.0 TA
Alberta
Posts: 4,728
Registry
We cook mostly on a propane stove. Anything we cook over a fire is either on a grill or on sticks.

The coating world's great. To early to tell how well it will hold up, but all the reviews I have heard are very positive.
__________________
2017 Escape 5.0 TA (January 26)
2015 Ford F150 Lariat 3.5L EcoBoost
2009 Escape 19 (previous)
“Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.” — Abraham Lincoln
Jim Bennett is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-15-2013, 04:05 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
Name: Rene
Trailer: Bigfoot 2500 truck camper
British Columbia
Posts: 233
That is a nice set of pots, nice frypan too. I have never found the perfect set yet. I use a thick walled non stick skillet (frypan with lid) in the 12" size along with a 8quart stockpot good for soup, boiling pasta and heating water, 3 quart saucepan for cooking potatoes etc and a 1quart sauce pan for smaller items. So 3 pots and a frypan cover most anything I want to do. Unfortunately they don't nest but they also cost a lot less than $250. Heavy pots cook the best, cheap pots are light and do a poor job. Nonstick coatings vary in their lifespan. The new ceramic non stick coatings should be better because they stand up to higher heat without peeling. There are two main causes of non stick coatings failing. One is using sharp metal utensils and the other because the pans are forgotten while heating on a hot stove empty of food. Don't overheat your pan and it will last a long time.
__________________
Rene is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-15-2013, 04:11 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
Cyndi B.'s Avatar
 
Name: Cyndi
Trailer: 2010 Scamp 5th Wheel/2007 Toyota Tundra/2015 Tundra
Montana
Posts: 1,105
Registry
I use a cook kit that is older then me. I think that makes it an antique.
__________________
Cyndi B. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-15-2013, 04:15 PM   #7
Senior Member
 
Bobbie Mayer's Avatar
 
Name: Bobbie
Trailer: 2011 Escape 15A
Washington
Posts: 3,236
Registry
I may have to give up on the teakettle nesting, too- though I found an MSR one that does, but I think the pots are too small. I'd like nonstick for frying pan but can probably forgo it for everything else. Maybe... I'd like to be able to cook on a fire, too, though, and that doesn't work well with nonstick unless you are watching it closely (hence, the frying pan is okay.) I'll keep an eye out.
I also want metal lids, and I've seen a lot of sets with glass lids lately.
__________________
Bobbie Mayer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-15-2013, 04:31 PM   #8
Moderator
 
Jim Bennett's Avatar
 
Name: Jim
Trailer: 2017 Escape 5.0 TA
Alberta
Posts: 4,728
Registry
I have a set of smaller Teflon MSR pots I have used for many years for backpacking and canoeing. Not a nice for controlling heat but the do work well.
__________________
2017 Escape 5.0 TA (January 26)
2015 Ford F150 Lariat 3.5L EcoBoost
2009 Escape 19 (previous)
“Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.” — Abraham Lincoln
Jim Bennett is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-15-2013, 04:34 PM   #9
Senior Member
 
Name: Rene
Trailer: Bigfoot 2500 truck camper
British Columbia
Posts: 233
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bobbie Mayer View Post
I may have to give up on the teakettle nesting, too- though I found an MSR one that does, but I think the pots are too small. I'd like nonstick for frying pan but can probably forgo it for everything else. Maybe... I'd like to be able to cook on a fire, too, though, and that doesn't work well with nonstick unless you are watching it closely (hence, the frying pan is okay.) I'll keep an eye out.
I also want metal lids, and I've seen a lot of sets with glass lids lately.
Yes, makes me laugh when I see these pots being warrantied for 25 years with glass lids.
__________________
Rene is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-15-2013, 04:39 PM   #10
Member
 
Name: Jay
Trailer: former class c now an egg hunter
New York
Posts: 64
Don't laugh..................I have two Coleman stainless steel kits. Galley and Marine...they are both light weight stainless. Between the two kits I have more than enough pots/pans/bowls. All stacking 8 inches of room and have bags. A measuring cup will fit inside either set.

For frying pan I have a set of three cast iron. Heavy but they can be used on a fire or propane stove.

Looked into MSR and GSI all nice....but they didn't have the combo I needed...not to mention a lot more $$.

Each set was about $25....check ebay or coleman outlet.

Best wishes
__________________
reetired is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-15-2013, 05:26 PM   #11
Senior Member
 
Byron Kinnaman's Avatar
 
Name: Byron
Trailer: 2006 Scamp 13' towed with a 2005 Dodge Dakota 4.7l Magnum W/full tow package (over kill)
Oregon
Posts: 6,309
Registry
We've used an MSR stainless steel two pot stack for close to 30 years. We're still using it in the trailer.
For your needs I can't recommend MSR strong enough. Link to MSR cookware.
__________________
Byron & Anne enjoying the everyday Saturday thing.
Byron Kinnaman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-15-2013, 05:47 PM   #12
Senior Member
 
Donna D.'s Avatar
 
Name: Donna D
Trailer: Escape 5.0 TA, 2014
Oregon
Posts: 24,433
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bobbie Mayer View Post
it would also be nice if they nested with a plastic or metal mixing bowl and maybe a measuring cup.

What do you use, is it compact, and would you buy it again?
For Christmas, I bought myself a set of these collapsible bowls (with lids). Collapsible Prep Bowl Set - Progressive CB-6 - Kitchen Tools - Camping World I've seen them cheaper at True Value. These also come in collapsible measuring cups (Target).


Yes, I'd buy them again!
__________________
Donna D.
Ten Forward - 2014 Escape 5.0 TA
Double Yolk - 1988 16' Scamp Deluxe
Donna D. is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 06-15-2013, 07:13 PM   #13
Senior Member
 
Name: bob
Trailer: 1984 u-haul ct13; 1996 Casita 17 Spirit Deluxe; 1946 Modernistic teardrop
New York
Posts: 4,333
Here's some vintage stuff we use. The photo shows a Palco cook set that has 4 pots, 4 plates, 2 handles, and the lid is the fry pan. Made in Worchester MA. The rest of the items are 3 sets of Regal's Picnic Pack. One is together and in the optional insulated bag, one is all together, and the third one is apart. There are 5 sections, a lid, and a detachable handle to use the bottom section as a fry pan. We have 4 sets of these, only one with the insulated bag, and we don't actually cook in them but instead use them to keep snacks in like cookies, chips, pretzels, donuts, cup cakes and the like. I believe they were made in the 60's and are aluminum. The Palco cook set is also aluminum. We also have some vintage coolers, stoves, and water jugs that we collected to go with our vintage teardrop.
Attached Thumbnails
IMG_0078.JPG  
__________________
mary and bob is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-18-2013, 08:21 PM   #14
Senior Member
 
Name: LKG907
Trailer: Casita 17'SD
Washington
Posts: 145
Pots & pans

REI set is pretty handy. The lids do dual duty as skillets. Teflon coated also. It's been a while ago, but I kind of remember $50.
Attached Thumbnails
REIpans1.jpg   REIpans2.jpg  

__________________

__________________
LK Gray is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Burro Awning Revisited Nancy A. Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 3 04-28-2011 11:59 AM
Boler hinges revisited Robert Johans Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 0 04-16-2011 04:40 PM
Awning Revisited Fred G. Modifications, Alterations and Updates 2 07-05-2008 06:05 PM
Sway Controls Revisited!! Legacy Posts Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 2 05-13-2003 06:05 AM
LED Lights revisited Legacy Posts Modifications, Alterations and Updates 1 04-06-2003 11:05 AM

» Upcoming Events
No events scheduled in
the next 465 days.
» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 04:03 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.