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I just received Wealers nesting pot set, Wow Just Wow! I replaced a 30 year Coleman pot set, that isn't made anymore. It was good for a lot of years but the handles started to fall off. These pots are great, they have a thick bottom for even heat flush lids. They are big enough to feed 4 easily, I added a measuring cup to the set. I like to cook well on the road, making sauces is a something I do a lot and these thick bottoms will help keep from burning. So my pots and pans are a S/S coffee percolator, a T-Fal Frying pan, and these very cool Wealers pots. I used them at home and like them a lot. Kinda like All Clad For the road . I looked at the GSR and found them thin for fine cooking.
 

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I just received Wealers nesting pot set, Wow Just Wow! I replaced a 30 year Coleman pot set, that isn't made anymore. It was good for a lot of years but the handles started to fall off. These pots are great, they have a thick bottom for even heat flush lids. They are big enough to feed 4 easily, I added a measuring cup to the set. I like to cook well on the road, making sauces is a something I do a lot and these thick bottoms will help keep from burning. So my pots and pans are a S/S coffee percolator, a T-Fal Frying pan, and these very cool Wealers pots. I used them at home and like them a lot. Kinda like All Clad For the road . I looked at the GSR and found them thin for fine cooking.
We need pictures. I'm like a 3rd grader. Post em up. LOL
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I just received Wealers nesting pot set, Wow Just Wow! I replaced a 30 year Coleman pot set, that isn't made anymore. It was good for a lot of years but the handles started to fall off. These pots are great, they have a thick bottom for even heat flush lids. They are big enough to feed 4 easily, I added a measuring cup to the set. I like to cook well on the road, making sauces is a something I do a lot and these thick bottoms will help keep from burning. So my pots and pans are a S/S coffee percolator, a T-Fal Frying pan, and these very cool Wealers pots. I used them at home and like them a lot. Kinda like All Clad For the road . I looked at the GSR and found them thin for fine cooking.
Or a link to the set you got!
 

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I searched them up on the WWW, look nice. There are numerous sets, nopt sure which you got. But they all look nice.
 

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This set: Camping Cookware Set 304 Stainless Steel 8-Piece Pots & Pans

I like that a lot. I paid a good bit more for what I use, and while I like it a lot I'm not sure it was "necessary." I added the colander/strainer thingy (which also works for steaming veggies) and if I nest that with it, the set no longer fits in the carry bag well or the cabinet I put them in. :/

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i like stainless cooking gear and most of the pots and pans youll find are 304 stainless, which is standard and does well, but stainless will corrode and pit, especially if using a lot of acid, like tomatoes. you can find pots and pans made from 316 stainless that has more nickel in it and some moly, which is the coating youll find on hydraulic cylinder rams. very hard and durable stuff.
it costs a bit more to go with the 316 stainless, but it will hold up a lot better for camping.
i've been seeing a lot of "stainless" steel items coming from china and they definitely are NOT stainless.
 
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i like stainless cooking gear and most of the pots and pans youll find are 304 stainless, which is standard and does well, but stainless will corrode and pit, especially if using a lot of acid, like tomatoes. you can find pots and pans made from 316 stainless that has more nickel in it and some moly, which is the coating youll find on hydraulic cylinder rams. very hard and durable stuff.
it costs a bit more to go with the 316 stainless, but it will hold up a lot better for camping.
i've been seeing a lot of "stainless" steel items coming from china and they definitely are NOT stainless.
Yep I picked up a stainless steel table a few years ago for cooking. It's got rust in spots that I fight.
 
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i like stainless cooking gear and most of the pots and pans youll find are 304 stainless, which is standard and does well, but stainless will corrode and pit, especially if using a lot of acid, like tomatoes. you can find pots and pans made from 316 stainless that has more nickel in it and some moly, which is the coating youll find on hydraulic cylinder rams. very hard and durable stuff.
it costs a bit more to go with the 316 stainless, but it will hold up a lot better for camping.
i've been seeing a lot of "stainless" steel items coming from china and they definitely are NOT stainless.
Yup, I’m shopping now, the old aluminum and non matching ceramic pot have been nearly beat to death over the past 25 years. How about the magnet test? Is cheap stainless only a coating?
 
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How about the magnet test? Is cheap stainless only a coating?
hard to say with what china is doing to things. a little off topic, but an example is china making "copper" wire that is copper plated aluminium wire and people are unknowingly having that in their homes. china is tweeking a lot of their metals and alloys. when i was working offshore on oil rigs, we got some shackles made in china and they failed before even getting close to their rated load. chinese shackles and slings were not allowed to be used by a lot of companies because of the high failure rate. not busting on china, but we are getting most of our metal products from them and they are not of the quality we had when the US steel mills were producing.

also to note on cookware...magnalite is a very respected name for heavy pots. magnalite was originally made in sydney, oh starting in the 1930s and was an aluminium alloy with magnesium and other elements added to make a very durable pot. china has been producing magnalite for a while now and people are noticing that they are pitting real bad and are turning black, especially when used with acidic items like tomatoes. a lot of people down here use magnalite and even pass the pots down the family line. a lot of the cajuns will not use the new magnalite because they think the new material used is toxic.

a little long winded post, BUT the wife and i do a lot of cooking and we have done a good bit of research on nonstick coating and different types of stainless, etc. i have some viking stainless pots and pans and the 5-layer stainless professional series is made in the US and is an excellent grade of stainless compared to the 3-layer version of viking made in china with lower amounts of nickel and chromium.

and yes, you are very right about the magnet test. long story made short, i was going to buy some stainless items a while back and a friend stuck a magnet to it. so yes, a lot of things being called stainless steel really arent and may be more of a coating, just like them copper coating aluminium wire....if in doubt, see if a magnet sticks
 
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This set: Camping Cookware Set 304 Stainless Steel 8-Piece Pots & Pans

I like that a lot. I paid a good bit more for what I use, and while I like it a lot I'm not sure it was "necessary." I added the colander/strainer thingy (which also works for steaming veggies) and if I nest that with it, the set no longer fits in the carry bag well or the cabinet I put them in. :/

I have this:

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-TJ
I have the same, don't go on every trip with me but they are really great cookware.
 

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i like stainless cooking gear and most of the pots and pans youll find are 304 stainless, which is standard and does well, but stainless will corrode and pit, especially if using a lot of acid, like tomatoes. you can find pots and pans made from 316 stainless that has more nickel in it and some moly, which is the coating youll find on hydraulic cylinder rams. very hard and durable stuff.
it costs a bit more to go with the 316 stainless, but it will hold up a lot better for camping.
i've been seeing a lot of "stainless" steel items coming from china and they definitely are NOT stainless.
Any 316 stainless you can point us to?
 
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Any 316 stainless you can point us to?
i have been seeing this brand a bit and they sound pretty good. i havent used it, though


i had a set of Swan stainless steel years back and it was 316, and also Vollrath. A lot of companies have gone to China. Vollrath was made in Wisconsin, but also went to China for some of their product line, so you really have to look and see what each piece is made out of. Like I said earlier, I have some Viking cookware and the pro series is made in the US and the other series are made in China. Some will be 316 or equal and some will be a cheaper version.

here is a good article i found on 316 cookware...

i push more for the better cookware because i bought some when i got out of the navy in '91 and its still going strong all these years later. i also have MANY pots and pans that have long since been shit canned because they were cheap and junky. One of my strip malls has a restaurant in it and the tenants leasing it went and bought some really expensive stainless racks for their cook area. one rack was $800 and within a few months, it was pitting and rusting and looking pretty bad. a lot of the chinese imports are extremely low quality, especially their steel and alloys
 
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