Coleman Aluminum Mess Kit


Mess KitEvery camper needs a mess kit come chow time , and this nesting set from Coleman has you covered for campsite cooking and eating alike. The five-piece kit includes an eight-ounce cup, six-inch deep dish plate, 7.5-inch frying pan, and 16-ounce pot with lid. All of the pieces stack and store within the pot, and clean easily. The Coleman Limited Warranty
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  1. Richard Collette says
    194 of 204 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Have owned one for 30 years, March 12, 2011
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    Richard Collette (Connecticut USA) –
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    This review is from: Coleman Aluminum Mess Kit (Sports)
    I have to laugh at some of these reviews. I have owned one of these since I started in boy scouts 30 years ago and I take it backpacking and camping several times a year to this day. It bends, it dings, but it also bends back. It’s still here and that’s more than anyone can say of their plastic kit. It weighs next to nothing. It’s not non-stick, but so what. I can take gravel/sand, scrub it around with my hand, rinse it with water and it’s good. I have yet to see a light weight non-stick pan that doesn’t get scratched and flaked in two years. It cooks on a camp stove just fine. I have not used it on a fire that I recall, so I can’t speak to that use. I have a feeling people try it on a fire that’s way hotter than it needs to be. You only need some mild coals to do any kind of pan cooking. I still get a kick out of seeing the initials I scratched into it when I was 10, and I still have the original butterfly nut too. The plastic cup that came with mine is only useful for measuring and that’s the only negative I have for it.

    For $9 I don’t think you can go wrong, and you might just go right.

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  2. 78 of 80 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Be Smart, June 23, 2011
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    WB

    This review is from: Coleman Aluminum Mess Kit (Sports)
    It’s worth it’s weight in aluminum foil, lol. For less than $10 I think it’s a great buy. I have used mine for about three years and it’s still holding up well.

    Most of the reviews i’ve read say that it heats up too fast. Well if i’m backpacking i don’t want to waste a ton of fuel so heating up faster than most kits sounds like a good idea. Aluminum also cools down rather fast, so when you take your “Steak” off the stove/pocketrocket, the handle will cool down in less than a minute. So what do you do wtih that first minute, right? I mean if i try to pick it up its going to burn me… When i’m at home, i don’t just pull the baking pan out of the oven, i use a huge red lobster claw. And thats when the over is only 400 degrees and not over a direct fire.

    When it comes to cleaning the equipment alot of people say that food usually sticks on it. Well I agree, food stickes rather well, and most campers don’t bring Pam with them on camping trips. However, nature has it’s own Pam –> Sand. Sand is a great abrasive device that helps remove debree, and water removes the sand. Both are Readily avaiable when camping.

    Nothing in life is perfect. Everything has to be augmented to perform better. This product has served me well, and yes i would recommend this set to anyone who is able to use a bit of logic, and overcome the “Oh-So- Strenuous” problems that might occur in life.

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  3. Ella Taylor says
    114 of 124 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    A great surprise!, May 14, 2007
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    Ella Taylor (From All Over the Place) –

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    I bought this item almost as a joke because it was so cheep and so lightweight that I thought it would be junk. I figured that even if it was useless I wouldn’t feel bad about throwing it out because of the price. What I found was that this little set actually works very well. I was impressed with the weight and it cooks a great steak and cleans easily. It packs up pretty small too.

    My only two concerns with this product was that

    1. Because the frying pan is two pieces and aluminum the handle tends to bend with too much weight. Long term I think bending will greatly weaken the handle.

    2. The handle of the frying pan can get a little hot if left on the heat for more than a few minutes. Still easily handled with a towel or shirt sleeve.

    These are the prices you pay for the very light weight and cheep price. All in all though, a great bargain that really works.

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