black exterior finish offers several advantages over other pots.
First it is easier to clean, as your cookware is used some
staining from soot is inevitable. The
black outside finish helps hide this accumulation over time.
Second a black exterior absorbs more heat, boosting cooking
times. Because the finish is coated or sprayed on, continued abuse
in the field can scratch the finish.
pots can serve double duty as a baking oven.
A tight fitting lid and non-stick finish is a must when
considering pots to serve this kind of double duty.
Donít try using a standard pot for baking in a field oven; you
will get less than desired results.
coatings are finding their way into camping cookware. Allowing for easy cleanup and aiding in the making of perfect
pancakes, a non-stick finish on the inside is very desirable when out in
the field. Make sure there
are no disclaimers on the cookware about using metal utensils while
cooking that will scratch the surface. The
latest generation of materials is tough as nails and can take some
scraping in the field.
is a must have with a cookware sets.
Pots that nest one into each other take up far less room in your
pack for efficient space. If
your cookware set comes with lids and or a pot grabber, they should also
nest neatly together.
sets that have storage bags help keep all those little bits neatly
together in your pack.
that are designed with rounded bottoms should be given special
consideration. Bottoms that
have been rounded cook more evenly, are easier to stir and easier to
clean. Rounded bottom pots are a must have when looking at sets that can
serve as an oven in the field. Pots
should be thick and have lipped rims.
Thicker material with lips on the rims is more durable and
wonít warp if it gets overheated.
If youíre using a set with a pot grabber, a lipped rim is an
absolute must. If the rim
doesnít have anything for the grabber to bite into, the pot can slip
off, dumping dinner on the ground.