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Emily B
nonstick fry pan? on 08/12/2012 19:58:28 MDT Print View

Can anyone recommend a nonstick fry pan? Hoping for something around or under 3oz (without handle). Could be small and does not have to be amazing, just more nonstick than my old-school aluminum mess kit fry pan. Am considering the Trangia Mini frypan-lid, for example.

Edited by emilyb on 08/12/2012 19:59:09 MDT.

Backpack Jack
(jumpbackjack) - F

Locale: Armpit of California
Fry pan on 08/12/2012 23:32:06 MDT Print View

I just bought an Imusa fry pan. I took the handle off and just use my pot handle grabber. I think it measures 6.5 inches and weighs 2.3 oz if I remember right, I know it wasn't over 3 oz. I used it several times now and it works great. My new cook set consist of this fry pan and an Antigravity Gear 3 cup non stick pot, all nestled in the Antigravity Gear cosy. I picked my Imusa up at Walmart for around $5.00.
Here's the one

That weight was without the lid.

Hope this helps, Jack

Edited by jumpbackjack on 08/12/2012 23:38:07 MDT.

Re: nonstick fry pan? on 08/13/2012 00:15:39 MDT Print View

You are not camping unless you eat bacon and eggs for breakfast :)

I wanted something like this for overnighters when it was logistically easy enough to carry bacon on a hike. Seriously, I plan trips around things like this.....

Ended up buying a Trangia Non-stick frypan and use lightweight pot grippers with it. I'll have to double check the weight when I get home, but according to what I can find with a quick google the 18cm (7inch) one is 118 grams (4.14oz).

Bob Gross
(--B.G.--) - F

Locale: Silicon Valley
Re: nonstick fry pan? on 08/13/2012 00:22:07 MDT Print View

Before you choose the size of the fry pan, you ought to know the size of the fish.


USA Duane Hall
(hikerduane) - F

Locale: Extreme northern Sierra Nevada
nonstick fry pan? on 08/13/2012 06:30:43 MDT Print View

I spent a lot of time a few years ago checking, finally found a part, the Trangia non-stick lid as a frying pan. Kinda small, but for pancakes and 2 pieces of bacon you get used to it, although I have only used it a few times. Most of the pancake mix makes the flop.

Ben Wortman
(bwortman) - M

Locale: Nebraska
MSR FLEX Skillet on 08/13/2012 07:10:53 MDT Print View

I used the MSR Flex skillet on my last trip. I has a great non stick coating. I fried fish and pancakes with no grease or oil. I was fairly impressed with it. The one I have is a 7" version. They also make a 5.

j lan
(justaddfuel) - F

Locale: MN
Re: nonstick fry pan? on 08/13/2012 07:21:44 MDT Print View

The lid from my older GSI cookset works great as a frypan if you can find one. Exceptionally light.

Emily B
nonstick fry pan? on 08/14/2012 19:42:18 MDT Print View

Thanks folks, that is very helpful. I'm checking out your suggestions and how to get hold of them where I live, and also put a WTB posting in gear swap.

Theron Rohr
(theronr) - F

Locale: Los Angeles, California
Re: nonstick fry pan? on 08/14/2012 23:41:55 MDT Print View

I second the IMUSA pan. I got mine from Kmart.

This makes a great lightweight, flexible cookpot. It fits 2 cups filled to the brim.

Dale Wambaugh
(dwambaugh) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Northwest
Re: Re: nonstick fry pan? on 08/14/2012 23:53:24 MDT Print View

MSR made a frypan for the Backlite pot set that was basically a Teflon cake pan. REI had them on close out for about $7. I bought one and after seeing it, I'm sure a Teflon cake pan would work as well. They come in wide range of sizes, so no problem fitting the fish :)

John Abela
(JohnAbela) - MLife

nonstick fry pan? on 08/15/2012 00:57:54 MDT Print View

Not really sure how you guys recommending the imusa are getting one that is non-stick, I have never seen one that was coated.

It really only comes down to two if you are concerned about weight:

The MSR Quick Skillet or the Evernew 16cm frying pan (ECA441).

I prefer the Evernew one.


Backpack Jack
(jumpbackjack) - F

Locale: Armpit of California
nonstick fry pan on 08/15/2012 08:13:27 MDT Print View

@ John, the Imusa mugs/cups are non stick, put the fry pan is coated and works great. Just weighed it again this morning and it weighs 3oz. The measurement across the top is 6.5 inches then it tapers down to 5.5 inches. This weight is without the handle or the lid.


Renais A
MSR Blacklite pan on 08/15/2012 08:53:44 MDT Print View

I have a large collection of backpacking cookware, and find that the MSR Blacklite pots and pans are some of the most durable items out there. I used one set over a total of more than 18 weeks of cooking and barely saw any wear. In addition, I like to do "real" cooking rather than just heating water. I is difficult to get something to stick to the blacklite pots, and they are a joy to clean. Heat is very well distributed across the bottom of the pan, even if I use a narrow flame stove. I see the frying pan is at REI outlet now for $9.93. I've used the frying pan to fry, but also use the pots to fry since they are not too deep to access the food. My frying pan is a bit over 4 ounces without the pot grabber, and a little over 7" diameter.


Locale: Western Michigan
Banks Fry-Bake Pans on 08/15/2012 08:56:24 MDT Print View

I have used for over 30 years on many of my adventures. Banks Fry-Bake Pans are a aluminum pan with an anodized hardcoat for easy cleaning and great durability.... First introduced in the NOLS Curriculum back in the 80's. Heavy and Expensive you may say, BUT if you like to bake or fry or are into the culinary arts this non stick pan is worth every dollar you spend on it. Check it out!

Banks Fry-Bake pans Fry Pan

Alpine Fry-Bake Pan with lid
Measures 8 inches in diameter by 1.5 inches deep.
Pan and lid weigh 10 ounces.
Price: $61.00