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MSR Quick 2 Pot Set
I like these pots. They are large enough to boil and make a large quantity of things. So instead of everyone having to boil their own water in the morning for morning oatmeal, we boil one big pot and all share. I wish both pots were coated, as the uncoated pot is much harder to wash and dry than the coated pot. I like the pot grabber, but it does require some finesse when on the stove. Durable aluminum pots.
Great for my wife and I. We have bought the MSR deep dish plates (size small goes around the smaller pot inside the big one) and the MSR mugs. Between the inside of the mugs and the space between them, this pot set holds everything we need. The larger pot is great for bringing water to a quick boil, and the smaller, non-stick pot is great for cooking the meal of the day.
Eating is good
These pots get the job done, large meals or small. Lightweight MSR EX stove fits inside.
Can anyone tell me the weight of just the...
Can anyone tell me the weight of just the larger pot and lid? I'm comparing it to the MSR Aplinist 2 pot. Thanks!
2.5L pot - 202.5g
Lid - 76.0g
Handle - 38.0g
If you still care 1.5 years later. Lol
Can someone tell me the dimensions of the...
Can someone tell me the dimensions of the 1.5 L pot? In particular I need to know how tall of an object I can fit inside. I would love to use these with my GSI nesting mug/bowl but I don't know if it will fit will the lid on.
I just pulled out my Quick 2 and the 1.5L inside dimensions are 5 13/16" wide x 3 5/8" high. The thing you have to know is that the lid for the set is designed to fit the diameter of the 2.5L, and the 1.5's fit is to the inside of a lip with about 5/8" of overhang all the way around. With the Talon handle, it will close and lock on to the finger grip using the 2.5 only, not to the 1.5L- it gets hung up and won't pivot down all the way, so you need to use a big rubber band to hold the lid on and keep the nested things inside if you only carry the smaller pot.
Here's a picture of what I'm talking about with the 1.5L and the Talon handle. That's as far as the handle folds down.
Thank you for all your help Phil. That was kind of how I figured it worked but it's great to see the pictures.Nice view from what I assume is your backyard BTW.
My plan is to take both pots for short trips (maybe even with the skillet for car camping) and just the 2.5L for anything more than a day or two. I guess if I'm really trimming weight I can take the smaller pot in a silnylon stuff. They are on the way after some great help from Drew in Backcountry customer service. I'll report back with a full review.
Can these pots be washed in dishwasher?
Can these pots be washed in dishwasher?
Sure. But washing dishes by hand is SO much fun. :)
Will the MSR SimmerLite Stove fit inside...
Will the MSR SimmerLite Stove fit inside this pot set?
Yes, when closed the simmerlite will fit in the smaller pot.
What difference in function between the...
What difference in function between the base 2 set and the quick 2 set? Deciding between the two; I see the difference in features but what do they mean in terms of which I should be getting?
The only difference is that the big pot is teflon coated in the Base 2, and the big one is not in the quick 2.
Get the Base 2- you won't notice the ounce of weight, but you will notice the nonstick and $15 in your pocket.
Although well-intended, Simon Hatfield's response doesn't give you the full picture. In order for you to make the most valued decision, I would add these points:
The Base 2 Pot Set is MSR's valued set that would be considered high-end from any other manufacturer. It is made from aerospace aluminum (best aluminum available), uses the best teflon coating available, and has a baked on exterior silicon enamel coating that is highly resistant to chipping and minor scratches. For the weekend warrior, this set is well made and worth every penny. Having both pots teflon coated means easier clean up and non-stick performance, but also is more prone to damage in the field due to scratching of the teflon which damages the pot. You have to be more concerned about using metal utensils with teflon coated pots.
The Quick 2 Pot Set is all about durability. Instead of an enamel coating (although durable, it can be scratched), the Quick 2 uses hard anodization. This coating is applied using electricity which actually combines with the molecules of the surface of the aluminum and does a few things. One, it is impervious to wear (will never wear off) and actually helps in giving it more consistent heat distribution (gourmet cooks love it!). Two, it actually hardens the outside of the pot which gives it similar characteristics of a stainless steel cookset without the weight. MSR uses the best hard anodization available which warrants the price increase. The large pot isn't teflon coated based on durability issues (no matter how good the teflon coating is, it will eventually start to peel and/or chip). It should be noted that the hard anodization does have a level of non-stick performance similar to uncoated stainless steel...far better than titanium or uncoated aluminum. The Quick 2 Pot Set and System is MSR's most durable and most worthy for hard backcountry use.
Bottom Line: If you want an excellent cookset that will perform well for many years, both cooksets will do. However if you demand more worry free durability with a bit better cooking performance, the Quick 2 Pot Set and System are the best out there.
Hello I wonder about if the (3288) Primus...
I wonder about if the (3288) Primus MultiFuel EX fits inside the 2 pot set?
You will easily get the Primus MultiFuel EX Stove into the larger pot and you might be able to sqeeze it into the smaller 1.5L pot. One thing to note is that the larger pot is not teflon coated so you will see far less damage if the stove scratches it's surface (the hard anodization is extremely durable and won't scratch off). Even the though new MSR pots use the most durable teflon coating available in their Base Pot Set (both the 1.5L and 2.5L pots) and 1.5L Quick 2 Pot, scratching may still result. I would caution you in placing any stove into the smaller pot without some type of protective barrier (i.e. packtowel, etc.).
Does the MSR Flex skillet nest with either...
Does the MSR Flex skillet nest with either of these pots?Also will a Dragonfly fit in these pots?
The Dragonfly does fit in the big pot, but I am not certain as to wether the skillet will nest with these.
The MSR Flex Skillet will not nest with these pots. The diameters are different. The Flex Skillet was made to nest with the MSR Flex 3 and Flex 4 Systems.
MSR does make a Quick Skillet which fits outside the bottom of the large pot. So it does "nest" but it does not really fit snug enough to hold everything together as one unit. You will need a stuff sack if you want to keep all three pans together.