Like my pots, but would like to replace heavy handle & lid
Hi, I have an aluminium pot and frying pan, both coated with non stick. I like them, Clean well, cook well and are reasonably light. However, the single handle is 70g and the pot lid is about the same. Can I cheaply swap these for lighter versions ? The handle is straight, but right angle turn at end. This end slots into a bracket rivetted on the side. The same handle is used for both pot and frying pan. I will attach a photo if useful.Thanks,
For a lid on the pot, use the frying pan.
A pan-gripper should work on most pans so you only need one for all your pots. Another nod for the Trangia one, which is very good.
"How to make my pot lightweight?"
Easy.... smoke it!!
though I'm concerned the pan would be too hot to handle
But since you'll have a smart new pan-grip to remove it, nae bother!
I'd spend the extra on the Trangia one. I've seen lots of things that are similar, but IMHO none as good.
If I use the pan as a lid I suppose when I want to remove it I just nudge it a little so that I can get the handle (upside down ) locked onto it.
That's an easy way to do it. An even easier way is just put the pan on top of the pot the right way up! It is natural to put it on upside down, but not actually necessary: one of those things I realised having put it on upside down for ages...
I personally think a frypan is essential kit for a relaxing break in the hills. I use the 18cm diameter non-stick trangia.
However, I am starting to feel the pull of gram pinching and looking at every aspect of my kit list to start going superlight. Am looking also to reduce bulk. One of my solutions to cookware is ditching the trangia windshield and stand for the Clikstand from the US. Am also thinking smaller frypan cos don't know if the 18cm will be compatible with the Clikstand windshield and I only really need to cook one homemade burger (the only way!) or 1/2 sausages.
Please advise on use of frypan with Clikstand or just really small and/or light frying pans.
Ray, thank you for your post. The diameter of my pot and pan is about 15cm. I followed most of your explanation for how to make a lid from cans, but I have a couple of questions.
"You start with a circle of metal" -Is this circle made from can tops and if so how do you arrange them and how do you stick them together ?
If I am correct aluminium can tops tend to have a ring pull on them. Is the hole left by the ring pull a problem ? How do you work around it ?
How do I fold the lid for storage in my rucksack so that it dosen't damage anything ?
A link to or description of those "very thin grip ties" you use will be appreciated.
THanks for your help, Alastair
Thr lightweight windshield foil from BPL-UK would be ok for a heat shield or a pot lid methinks. Very shapeable.
Have you thought of trying to find the pot lifter with this product from GSI Outdoors.
I am not sure whether you can get it on its own or where from but I like the look of it. I do know EB sell some GSI stuff but not much of it is online only in the catalogue.
#look at this.
Both seem interesting pot lifts but not sure of weight.
I use a AGG pot lifter myself bought from Winwoods as part of the cookset. Check out its what I use. very cheap and quite light. It isn't even drilled out if you wanted to make it lighter!!
If your pan is big enough to fry in why take a separate frypan? Take the pot and make a v light pot lid instead. Or just buy a new pot quite cheaply that suits yo better. Try a litech pot perhaps if not too small. There are many brands out there that do a pot with a lid/frypan that is quite light and non-stick. Some have hard anodised non-stick coatings which are quite durable and able to take the use of metal tools too.
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