Me, I prefer a simple two quart aluminum cooking pail like this one –
7.38 ounces, eleven bucks from Campmor. Light enough for solo use and holds plenty for cooking for a group or a towel bath or for carrying water back to camp.
If my memory serves, that's about the same weight as an unmodified Walmart grease pot, which makes a fine tea pot but is otherwise not so good for cooking in.
I simply insist on a pot with a bail so I can hang it over a fire if need be, and the wider pot certainly does heat much better than a tall narrow one.
A really great deal on a cook kit and one I’ve been using for twenty years now is the U.S army surplus “mountain” cook kit.
It has a steel fry pan / lid, and two lightweight aluminum nesting pots with bails.
It’s an excellent set, and you can find ‘em here for under twenty bucks –
This set has been around since at least the Korean war, and I highly recommend it.
Car camping or canoeing or maybe cycle touring I’ll take the whole kit and get up to some fancy cooking.
Backpacking I’ll take the one biggest outer pot and a lid from an old cooking pail that died years ago.
I have two plastic bowls and old palco plastic cups that fit inside. This weighs 13.2 ounces all together, and has been my standard two person kit for about twenty years now. I forget if that weight also includes our Lexan spoons or not, which completes our cook kit. I’ll have to check my notebook at home.
Allot of UL-ers may consider this “too heavy”, but Ray Jardine and his wife use a similar sized pot for two, although my wife and I still haven’t given up on bowls and cups! I find this size pot essential for the way I cook. For example -
Frying up sausages ‘n stuff in the pan over an Optimus 8R, with a big potful ‘o rice on the side.
Cooking dinner for three over a tiny fire. The pot is simply balanced upon an empty tin can, the contents of which were dumped into the pot to contribute to dinner –
Warming water for a nice hot towel bath. It was a rainy and cold evening but with a roaring fire in an old established ring, why not clean up before going to bed?
I almost always use a stove, usually an MSR Whisperlight, but for some reasons I don’t have any photos of that, to ordinary I guess.