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Review: MSR Ceramic 2-Pot Set and Skillet

Cook real-world food on your next camping adventure with MSR's Ceramic pots and skillet.

By: Chris Engelsman + Save to a List

The question always comes up, which pots and pans to bring when going camping. MSR has solved that problem with their ceramic pot set and skillet. Made of aluminum with the toughest non-stick ceramic coating, they are super easy to clean and are scratch-resistant. Plus, they are PFOA and PTFE-Free, which is nice!

The ceramic surface is crazy slippery and doesn't add any weight to the MSR Ceramic pots and skillet. They are constructed of aluminum and transfer heat quickly. So, you need to be careful not to overheat the pans. Otherwise, you can burn your food; similar to any cooking environment. By using light-weight aluminum, you can use the premium non-stick pots on backpacking trips using a cookstove like the MSR Whisper Light or JetBoil MightyMo. If you are car camping, the MSR cookware works excellent with any camp stove like the Eureka Spire LX or Coleman Triton

Besides the ceramic coating, I love how the 2.5-liter and 1.5-liter pots nest together. The one lid has been artfully engineered to work on both the 2.5L and 1.5L pots and has drain holes to strain your noodles, veggies, or whatever you are cooking. The removable handle easily comes off the pans to exchange between the 2.5L, 1.5L, or skillet. 

Once the cooking is over, and you want to store the pots, it's time to nest them altogether. Place the 1.5L inside the 2.5L and place the lid on the top. Then, flip the handle over the lid and secure the handle around the lid grip. At that point, your pot set is one unit for storage. You can also place cups or other items inside the 1.5L pot to use your space more efficiently in your backpack or vehicle. 

MSR Ceramic Pot Set (2.5L, 1.5L, one lid, one handle)

  • 7.25" wide x 5" high

  • 15-⅝ ounces 

  • MSRP: $79.95

MSR Ceramic Skillet (1 skillet, one handle)

  • 8.5" wide x 2.125" high

  • 6-¾ ounces 

  • MSRP: $39.95

MSR's aluminum camp cook set with ceramic coating is a perfect option to cook real-world food on your next camping trip. 

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