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March 11, 2016 - 1:50 pm
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I am retiring my old camping aluminum nesting pots.  Similar to what I have above. 

What do you use and why do you like it? 

I like the nesting feature of my pots because that is what I have always used when tent camping with the boy scouts and I had this set when I started popup camping.  Now I am in a Travel Trailer and I don’t think I need to worry so much about nesting as perfect as my other set did.  I’m thinking I want Teflon pots for ease of cleaning. 

What type of pots do you use?  I’m thinking I need only 1 big pot, 1 medium pot, and 1 frying pan.  Anything else?

Matt O 2006 Skyline Nomad 27' travel trailer.  Previously owned 1986 Coleman Columbia / 1992 Coleman Senecca / 1989 Born Free Class C RV.

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We splurged and bought a set of Magma cookware, the non-stick version. They do make a non-stick version, but we choice the other for regular cooking. Originally designed for the boating world, the entire set of heavy cook pots fits in one cubic foot. The handles detach. We added the colander basket a couple of years ago. After wearing out a couple of sets of aluminum backpacking stacking pots, the Magma will last us the rest of our camping lives – or longer.
We found a marine store on eBay , where we got a good price for the set, here’s a link on Amazon:
http://smile.amazon.com/Magma-…..a+cookware
We do have a separate set of non-stick Calphalon fry pans, they work a bit better than plain stainless for sauteing, etc. We also added a two burner griddle to the collection last year.
When we had the pop-up, we kept the cookware in the TV, so I made a bag with good handles:
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Cooking pots bag by Andrea Vaughan, on Flickr
In the TT, there is a spot under the sink that is almost the exact size of the stack.

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We use Farberware classic stainless steel pots. Same pots as my house, my parents’ house, and their camper. They last forever, look like new, like they did when my parents got their first set in 1970, and are reasonably priced.

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I have Farberware that is more than 25 years old, in the house. It and cast iron are our main cookware. However, for camping we have always needed to have cookware that stacks compactly. We started out with some old pieces DH had when we got married, broken handles made them semi-compact. We were very happy when we got the first set of stacking pots, even though a couple of years of use showed it didn’t cook very well (scorched, difficult to clean). Then we found stacking, non-stick backpacking pots, which literally wore out after a few years. I think we went through two sets in 20 years.
The Magma was a splurge, made in USA (most everything else I found was not), stores and cleans well. Definitely not for everyone, we decided having a very long-lasting set was better than anything else we had found when we decided it was time to replace the last worn-out set.

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Hmmm I just had an idea since you mentioned Farberware.  We have Farberware pots currently in the house.  We also have a set of Kitchen Aid pots from our Wedding 8 years ago.  DW says why open the new pots when the Farberware are perfectly fine  :banghead:  Maybe I can take the Farberware into the camper and finally open our last wedding gift. 

Those Magna pots look cool.  I don’t think I can convince DW to allow me to splurge on those  🙁

Matt O 2006 Skyline Nomad 27' travel trailer.  Previously owned 1986 Coleman Columbia / 1992 Coleman Senecca / 1989 Born Free Class C RV.

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