User Review: MSR BlackLite Classic Cookset
Source: received it as a personal gift
The MSR BlackLite cookset is a low priced entry model cook-set that does not disappoint. This cook-set includes:
1.5- and 2-liter pots, fitted lid, PanHandler pot lifter, reusable stuff sack and Packtowl to separate pots.
Total weight is just over 1 pound and packs to 7.75" x 3.6".
Great for two- to three-person backpack trips.
Great beginner cook-set
- Packs well
- 2 Pack towels included
- Scratches easily
- Teflon burns off
- No fry pan
- Pot lifter use damages paint and Teflon
I received this cookset from my father when I first got into backpacking. At the time all I had was a collection of random old school aluminum pots and pans that had been handed down from my father's early backpacking days.
The first use the cookset got was at Eightmile Lake in the Washington Enchantments. In one pot frying up some canned chicken in olive oil and in another cooking rice and butter.
The first thing I noticed was that I had to devote a lot of attention when frying anything as to not burn the Teflon. Another thing I found right off the bat was that the pot lifter was scratching the pots. After all cooking was done for the night cleanup was a breeze and the included pack towels were very useful.
I have been using these pots for about 2 1/2 years now and still love them, yes they are starting to look a bit haggard but with proper care they will last a while longer.