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Flex 4 Cooking System

Big groups call for big backcountry meals, which is why MSR created the Flex 4 Cooking System. Let your culinary creativity run wild with two nonstick aluminum pots and strainer lids which allow for endless possibilities of roasting, boiling, and frying your favorite meals to enjoy in the outdoors. The whole crew will appreciate the four DeepDish plates which double as bowls and insulated mugs for various beverages. Both aluminum pots feature sturdy handles for added cooking convenience, while the rugged construction ensures they can handle trail abuse. The best part? The entire kit packs down into the 5.3 liter aluminum pot for easy packing and storage.

  • Group cooking setup is perfect for car camping and even backpacking
  • Two aluminum pots feature non-stick coating and strainer lids
  • Four DeepDish plates double as bowls and tolerate high temperatures
  • Packable design stores the kit’s contents in the largest pot for transport
  • Four insulated mugs ensure the group is properly hydrating and eating
  • Item #CAS0812

Material
[pots, lids] hard-anodized aluminum, [plates, mugs] polypropylene
Volume
[large pot] 5.3L, [small pot]1 3.2L, [mugs] 12.5oz
Non-Stick
pots
Includes
2 pots, 2 strainer lids, 4 DeepDish plates, 4 insulated mugs, 1 Talon pot handle
Dimensions
12 x 6.25
Claimed Weight
3lb 10oz
Recommended Use
camping, backpacking
Manufacturer Warranty
limited 3 years

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>Rating: 4

awesome cookware

Familiarity:
I've used it several times

this cookware worked awesome while camping in Oregon. not that bulky at all

>Rating: 5

Everything worked great!

Familiarity:
I've used it several times

purchased this set mainly for use camping out of our 4x4. The construction is solid and the nesting works perfectly. I found the pots extremely easy to clean and I found the mugs awesome for early morning tea and coffee. With boiling hot water the mugs were warm on the outside but not too hot to hold, the kept the drink of choice warm for a long time. I initially had a concern about the handle on the smaller pot, maybe it wasnt strong enough to hold a full pot of water. Once tested in the field it proved itself in no time. I am now fully confident in the product. One thing I really would like to mention is the heat retention of the pots and their lids. They cool down so fast!!! this is a good thing! easy to heat up but once off the flame they cool down extremely fast making it easy to quickly clean and put them away. Extremely recommended.

>Rating: 5

Initial Review

Familiarity:
I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

So I bought this for a trip up to Sequoia because we had a group of four going up there for a little three day excursion. First impressions were really good. The plates are deep enough you could eat soup out of 'em or chili as we did. The insulated and color coated cups were great for coffee or coco too. The 5.3 liter pot has silicon handles I believe, and withstood almost direct flame during an unexpected flare-up. Phew. The smaller one is rugged as well, the handle can seem a bit flimsy with weight in it, but still did the job exceedingly well. The whole kit is light though. Light. The strainer lids are also a GREAT addition as we were able to make some delicious pasta. Overall the whole kit was worth the buy and will be used many many times again in the future.

So

That's awesome, Kevin! Sounds like yall had a great trip! We really appreciate the feedback!

>Rating: 3

My first cooking set

Familiarity:
I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

I bought these for an upcoming week long roadtrip/camping in Utah/Arizona so I started practicing with it. I tried cooking Risotto with the 5.3 liter pot on top of my MSR Dragon fly and everything worked well. The next day I prepared Japanese Curry with the 3.2 liter pot and had the problem of the lid not fitting well. It appears that the pot is warped so when I place the lid over the pot, it doesn't lay flat/flush. When I press it down onto the pot, it will kinda snap into place but as soon as I let go, it pops back up. This was annoying because it took longer for my food to cook. When the pot is not in use and have the handle folded over, it will lock the lid in place but I didn't want to do that while cooking because I felt like the handle would have got hot, but I didn't test that theory out. I ended up cooking a large batch of curry that was about 1inch from the rim of the pot so it was relatively heavy. When I picked it up with the handle it didn't feel 'solid'. I felt the need to support the bottom of the pot while carried it to transport it to the table, but it did hold. Over all I was most disappointing that the closing lid of the 3.2 liter pot didn't sit flush (at all) and that I am not able to put the frying pan inside without removing at least one of the Grey/Red Plates. A minor problem may be not being able to cover the holes on the pot lids. I also notice that having the smaller pot handle folded over while inside leaves the potential for the larger pot to get scratches on the inside. I have not tried the cups yet. I like how the system is compact and light. I would give it a 3.5 star rating if I could. This is my first kitchen set experience. I am going to order the Alpine Deluxe Kitchen set to see how well it pairs. I'll try to upload photos next time I cook on it.

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MSR Flex 4 Cooking System

>Rating: 5

Best gift I've ever received!

Familiarity:
I've used it several times

I got this as a wedding gift and had the pleasure of using it on our camping trips this summer. I love to cook and being in the woods never stops me from getting after my gourmet side and this cooking system allows me to get after it. Some stand out features: rubber coating on handles and lid don't get hot and don't melt. No need for clamps with the fold out handle on the pan strainer lid I don't know if I would take this backpacking with me(it's a little over kill for me in that department), but you could because if you wanted because it is super light weight. All and all it's an awesome addition to our base camp/ car camping set up.

>Rating: 5

Climber Thanksgiving Dinner

Familiarity:
I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

This is enough to cook for an entire army of climber rabble. I minimal space is wasted as everything pairs together very nicely. The skillet also pairs extremely well with the Flex 4 Cookset. I plan to use this for car camping and canoe touring. This is going to be an excellent tool to cook up a Dirtbag Thanksgiving whilst camping and climbing in St. George over the upcoming holidays.

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Can I use the pans In this set with my solo stove(open flame)?

>Rating:

Does the flex skillet fit in the flex 4 cooking system?

I just bought the set and tried fitting the skillet in the Deluxe Kitchen Set. It will not fit if you put the entire system together. The Grey/Red plate gets in the way. I wanted the entire system to fit with the skillet but it failed, so I didn't bother trying to removing those plates. Those plates are pretty much the same dimensions as the skillet.