The halulite alumnum is quicker to heat up than my titanium pot of same volume water. It has not hotspots.
I didn't try this on a tiny cartridge-stove.
I used my alcohol Super Stove. This stove has the right flame-pattern(the flames do not go up the sides of the pot).
GSI has a remark about the flame-pattern.
Hmm, is that in the instruction with the Minimalist or the Ketalite? I bought both, the day they appeared at REI.
Okay, probably in the instruction with the Minimalist, although both the Minimalist and the Ketalist have silicone: the Minimalist around the edge of the sipper lid, the Ketalist on the bail-handle and the handle for the lid.
Okay, silicone is great. But, it is a real lint-magnet.
I will use a Opsak.
But, really nice of GSI to give us all this at a great price: the pinch silicone pot-holder has a magnet inside to snap to the fuel canister. The smaller 4 oz canisters do fit inside, along with the selection of small folding "mini-stoves" no doubt. Someone else will have to confirm it. The lid seems over much. The lid and neoprene sleeve look likely for FBC cuisine.
I tried it out. It does the job.
I do not use the "foon".
But, hey, GSI is interested in "lightweight backpackers".
That is "a good thing".
I had purchased a Soloist, but it is just too big. I still have it, in case I am "car camping" enroute to backpacking.
If you want to get rid of the lid, see if Jason Klass has a lid made to fit?
In fact, a Trails Design silicone band and a Jason Klass lid might be a happy "kit". I know I want one, just to try it out.
I am happy with Halulite aluminum, a food safe ceramic.