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GSI Hard Anodized Double Boiler Set

in Cookware - Other

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4.00 / 5 (2 reviews)

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Sarah Kirkconnell
( sarbar )

In the shadow of Mt. Rainier
GSI Hard Anodized Double Boiler Set on 12/08/2006 18:38:10 MST Report Post Print

Rating: 4 / 5

I purchased the Double Boiler set about 1 1/2 years ago. The set comes with a small pot (16 ounces) and a larger pot that holds 1.25 quarts. It also comes with a lid that works on either. It has handles that are attached and fold flat. It also comes with a mesh stuff sack.

I use the bigger pot with the lid. I use it for boiling water when I am out with my son. I can safely boil 4 cups water in it. It fits on both canister stoves and alcohol stoves that allow "sit on top".

I can fit a small fuel canister, my canister stove (a Primus), lighter, small measuring cup and spoon inside the large pot. It fits nicely in my pack.

This is not the lightest choice, but is very affordable (under $25) and can take abuse. It is naturally nonstick, but wouldn't be well suited to cooking due to it's tall height/narrow width.

If you do freezer bag cooking or eat commercial meals and are just boiling water for two this is a great starter set. It also works well for melting snow in winter for water.

David Scheu
( davsch - M )
Cook two dishes on one stove. on 10/25/2007 10:46:59 MDT Report Post Print

Rating: 4 / 5

I've used this set for several years now and am quite pleased with it for one or two eaters. It's durable and compact, versatile, and didn’t cost me very much. The pots are of small diameter (under 5”), so they sit well on my small stove.

The key feature for me is the lip that allows the smaller pot to sit securely on top of the large pot. This allows me to heat an entree or sauce first and keep it warm atop the large pot while I prepare rice, noodles, or a hot drink. One of my favorite meals prepared this way is Trader Joe Jaipur Vegetables over Minute Rice.

New versions of this set have a clear polycarbonate lid, which fits more tightly than the old metal lid, and as such probably decreases boil time slightly. However, my metal lid will never break or melt, so I don’t see this as an improvement. GSI has also added silicone rubber insulation to the wire handles, which seem like a good idea. Then again, the bare metal stays pretty cool if I keep it extended to the upwind side.

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