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Pros Sturdy construction and efficiency-oriented heat exchanger ring, locking universal pot gripperComprehensive, high end materialsEnvironmental and health-friendly ceramic construction, lightweight and versatile overall constructionDurable, excellent frying pan for discerning cooks, great lid, great value for the setTeflon coating makes for easy clean up, pots and pan are a great size
Cons Heavy, especially for a kit that requires addition of other features, heat exchanger ring is a little messyPot handle gets hot, heavyFragile coating and pots dent easily, no features beyond two basic potsHeavy, no non-stick coatingHeavy, must be conscious of scratching non-stick coating
Bottom Line Primus set up this basic pot set with some attributes and features that optimize efficiency without bogging you down with finicky performance or gimmicky additionsAlmost no matter what your camping kitchen needs are, this set (and sometimes a subset of what it includes) will do what you needThe ceramic construction of these pots offer a healthy alternative to TeflonA wonderful option for the frugal car camperIn its complete form, the Bugaboo is as close to your home cookware as we can envision
Rating Categories Primus PrimeTech 2.3L Pot Set GSI Pinnacle Camper MSR Ceramic 2-Pot Set Stanley Adventure Base Camp GSI Outdoors Bugaboo Camper
Cooking Performance (25%)
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Ease Of Use (15%)
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Specs Primus PrimeTech... GSI Pinnacle Camper MSR Ceramic 2-Pot... Stanley Adventure... GSI Outdoors...
Measured Weight 1.6 lbs 3.7 lbs 1 lbs 4.8 lbs 3.7 lbs
Material Aluminum Hard-anodized Aluminum w/Non-Stick Coating Hard-anodized Aluminum Stainless Steel; pot and pan bottoms have additional layers Hard-anodized Aluminum w/Non-Stick Coating
Components 2 2.3L pots, 1 lid, pot tongs, padded/insulated storage bag 2L pot, 8" frypan, strainer lid, 2 mugs, 2 bowls, handle 2L pot, 1.5L pot, strainer lid, 2 plates, 2 mugs, handle 3.5L pot, vented lid, 7" 3ply frying pan, cutting board, spatula with extending handle, serving spoon with extending handle, [4] 6in plates, [4] 22oz bowls, [4] sporks, dish drying rack, heat resistant trivet, locking bungee 3L pot, 2L pot, 2 strainer lids, 9" frypan, set of 4 mugs, bowls and plates, handle
Avg Boil Time (mins) 3.12 3.78 3.58 4.12 3.87
3L Pot? (>2.4L) 0 0 0 1 1
2L Pot? (1.5-2.4L) 2 1 1 0 1
1L Pot? (.5-1.4L) 0 0 0 0 0
Frying Pan? 0 1 0 1 1
Frying Pan Lid? N/a Yes N/a No Yes
Packed Size 7.9 x 5.3 in 8.5 x 4.6 in 5.3 x 7.8 in 11 x 6 x 11 in 9.4 x 5.5 in
Weight of pot closest to 1.5L, with lid and handle 0.9 lbs 1.0 lbs 0.5 lbs 1.9 lbs 0.9 lbs
Cooking Surfaces Non-stick Teflon like coating Pot and frypan both have non-stick Teflon coating One (1.5L) non-stick pot, One (2.5L) uncoated pot Stainless Steel Pots and frypan all have non-stick Teflon coating
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