Made to last for decades! The name 'Grand Trunk' attached…
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $19.98 for 12cm pot
Made to last for decades!
- Marine grade stainless steel construction
- Strong and durable
- Can be used to transport food
The name 'Grand Trunk' attached to the products name refers to the exclusive distributors of Zebra Thailand cookware. Zebra Thailand Stainless Loop Handle Pot is the true name of the product and is a manufacturer dedicated to quality and design using the best materials available.
This particular pot is made to last for decades, something that can be handed down to your next generation. Made of high quality 18-10 Marine Grade Stainless Steel, this is one durable pot. Cooking over campfires is really hard on cookware but it doesn't seem to harm this pot. That is why I bought it, for cooking over a campfire. I have both the 12 and 14 cm pots.
The loop handle has a notch in it made specifically to hang over a campfire. Of course you control the heat by raising or lowering the pot from the fire. One thing I must note at this time is that there is a plastic lock located on the lip of the pot. This is to lock the lid on for transport. These plastic locks MUST be removed prior to cooking over a campfire or they will melt. I haven't found a need to remove these locks for cooking with other sources like white gas, canister, or alcohol stoves.
The Zebra pot also includes an insert pan. It is made of the same grade steel the the main pot is made of. It can be used for a plate/bowl, or can be used to cook or keep warm foods at the same time your main entree is being cooked. It is also used to carry a side dish to your main entree while the food is being transported in the pot. You will have to keep the pot upright though while transporting food because it isn't exactly leak proof.
There are 4 sizes one can purchase. 10cm (not pictured), which is very hard to find. 12cm which can be used for solo or two people trips. 14cm which can be used for two people. 16cm which is 3 or more people. Like I said, I have both the 12 and 14cm pots. I haven't used the 14cm as of yet, but have used the 12 cm extensively.
The 12cm pot weighs in at 1 lb. 3 oz. Not exactly something you want to go backpacking with. This is definitely a pot for a base camp or for bushcrafting. Its capacity is 44 oz. The size of the 12cm pot is 5.5" in height and 4.7" in diameter.
Photos to be added at a later date...