For years we had a couple of mix-matched sets which took up precious space in our RV (or totes back in our tent camping days). Only a few would fit inside one another as they all had attached handles. This situation is fine in a house with a plethora of storage space, but in a glamper, this is the opposite of what you want.
The Magma cookware nests inside one another as the handles are removable, and once condensed and bungeed together, take up about 1/2 a cubic foot of space. The detachable handles don’t do as well with open flames as some handles, so be careful when using them over gas heat. Where they really shine though is the ability to use the handle to put a piece of cookware in the oven and remove the handle. Once you are ready to remove the cookware, one need just reattach the handle, and off you go. No pot holder required!
They are not overly cumbersome to use, but they are certainly built to last. Also, take note, there are “induction compatible” and “non-induction compatible” versions of the cookware so be sure to order the set that best fits your situation. The induction compatible set will hit your wallet a little harder, so keep that in mind when you are price checking.
You may also consider the purchase of the Magma Pot Protectors. These are designed to keep the pots from rubbing on each other and clanging about while traveling. Granted, a couple of tea towels would accomplish the same thing if we are honest. There is also a colander you can add to the set which is nice to have; especially considering it will take up very little space when nesting inside the set.
One drawback to this set is lack of lids. It only comes with two, and granted one is designed to fit multiple size pots; if you like to cook with three of four things simmering, you may get a bit discouraged. Additionally, the pot lids don’t have any fancy coatings on them, so they get hot. It is wise to have a pot holder or towel handy. Lastly, the set includes a saute pan, but if you just want a regular old skillet, you will need to supplement the set. All things considered, I think that is a fair trade for having all of your pots stored in a tidy fashion such as this. Having this set along with some cast iron skillets and a dutch oven to me is the way to get after it!
In conclusion, this is an excellent set of cookware for space conscious cooks. Most will agree, food is an integral part of the camping experience, and this set will help you bring out your culinary brilliance without taking up an entire cupboard to do it.
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