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What cookset do you use?

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Surfermum Wed 26-Aug-09 18:21:41

I'm kitting out a campervan that we're going to rent out, and there could be up to 5 people in the party. I use tiny saucepans in our camper and take proper saucepans for our fortnight's holiday in a tent. But for our customers I wanted to put in decent sized saucepans that take up as little room as possible.

What do you use? Has anyone got a camping set that is big enough for a group of 5?

They'll have a 2 ring burner in the van and a Cadac safari chef to cook on.


troutpout Wed 26-Aug-09 19:47:16

This is for my big trips


It's easily big enough for 5 people ..and you can cook big one pot meals in the big one

The smaller pan goes in the bigger one and then they both sit in the frying pan.

Excellent quality

Still quite big though

MaryMotherOfCheeses Wed 26-Aug-09 19:48:34

I was looking at the Jamie Oliver Survival Kit last night... Looked rather nice apart from the JO name. it's Tefal really.

troutpout Wed 26-Aug-09 19:49:41

I rather like that JO set too

Slubberdegullion Wed 26-Aug-09 20:03:21

Do you like the JO set <wrinkles nose> would the blue camouflage pattern on the outside not infuriate you? It's Jamie pretending to be Bear Grylls, who has blue camouflage anyway, mermen? The size of the pans look good but the outside would give me the splayed toes.

I'd stick with the small stacking saucepans and just put one big normal non camping saucepan or wok in as well.

millenniumfalcon Wed 26-Aug-09 21:47:17

we just got the same set as troutpout and i'm impressed. heated up much quicker than my usual heavy-based pans so you use less gas.

Insanity Wed 26-Aug-09 21:50:40

I have the same as troutpout too. They are great, and as millenniumfalcon said, they do heat up quickly.

MaryMotherOfCheeses Wed 26-Aug-09 22:13:00

Slubber, indeed, i could do without the camouflage, but they look like good quality pans. And once I've burnt them a fair bit, you won't notice the blue stuff.

janinlondon Thu 27-Aug-09 10:53:43

Okay - our J.O. set arrived this morning - indeed the colour is a bit naff, but the pans themselves look good. Only complaint is that there is nothing clipping it all together. We can improvise something, but it would have been sensible for them to have had a clip or band of some sort.

troutpout Thu 27-Aug-09 14:48:43

I wondered they just balance ontop of each other? Thats a bit wouldn't have taken much to include a small bag would it?
Still ...glad they are good quality...they did look good

MollieO Thu 27-Aug-09 15:22:40

I was very taken with the video on Amazon. I suppose you could make a bag for them if you didn't have a life wanted to.

janinlondon Fri 28-Aug-09 08:43:46

They do stack beautifully inside each other, and would be great just sitting in a cupboard as they take up so little space, but yes, it needs a bag or something. Am thinking a string bag from the pound shop will probably do the trick (MO I am NOT making one!!grin).

Surfermum Fri 28-Aug-09 10:13:38

Ooh thanks peeps.

I like the look of the JO ones ... I wonder if blue is the only colour, it's just the van and its accessories are black and white and funky colours (pics on my profile if anyone wants a nosey!).

The Coleman ones look good as well. If they're big that's good, what I don't want is our customers saying they didn't have the right equipment to cook with.

Moominpappa Fri 28-Aug-09 23:00:34

Right, 3rd go at this response, computer being very weird tonight.

We bought the JO survival kit earlier this year specifically for camping having previously used my backpacker's set (which was too small and too thin - food burnt if not stirred for 2 nanoseconds) and also tried taking domestic pans which just don't pack effectively.

Verdict: Bloody brilliant. Plenty big enough for 4-5 people, deep sides to keep things cleaner and tidier, handle attaches nice and firmly - no worries about it detaching whilst carrying laden pans.

packed footprint is quite large but then you can pack plenty of stuff inside for transport. Glass lids are a bit heavy but that gives them robustness.

Colour - only blue, but for goodness sake you're camping not at the ideal home exhibition!

Surfermum Tue 01-Sep-09 22:26:11

Thank you Moomin, that's really helpful. They do sound fab.

And I know what you're saying about the colour - if they were for us I'd not worry (in fact our own campervan is blue) but this is for a brand new conversion that is being rented out and I want it to look good, not like I've not really thought about what I've put in it.

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