MSR Flex Skillet

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A good skillet if you want to do more than “one…

Rating: rated 4 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $29.95

Summary

A good skillet if you want to do more than “one pot cooking” in the backcountry. It is lightweight and easy to clean.

Pros

  • Non-stick coating with hard anodized aluminum
  • Lightweight

Cons

  • Bottom warped after first use

When I bought this skillet, I was looking specifically for one that was lightweight and didn’t take up a great deal of space in my pack. I also wanted to something that would provide more versatility in cooking options on shorter trips. The skillet had to be big enough to be useful and easy to clean.  I decided on the MSR Flex Skillet.


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The skillet is made of a coated hard anodized aluminum, a personal favorite as I use the same type of cookware at home. It is also reasonably lightweight at 7 ounces.

I also like the fact that the handle folds in, reducing packed size. 


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If needed, the handle can also be removed and used with other similar MSR cookware. 


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The skillet is nine inches in diameter which is good sized for smaller items and adequate for 1 to 2 people.  It has a non-stick coating, not specified by the manufacturing that works well and cleans up easily. I also deglaze the pan, when needed and don’t use a Scotch-brite pad when cleaning to maintain the surface. 

So far, the only problem found with the skillet is some warping on the bottom.  Really, not a problem considering it is a skillet for camp cooking.

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Manufacturer's Description

Visit MSR's Flex Skillet page.

Retailers' Descriptions

Here's what other sites are saying:

Saute up a gourmet meal that's sure to get the attention of your campground neighbors with the MSR Flex skillet.

- REI

The MSR Flex Skillet is a skillet big enough for spatula wielding cooks. The Flex Skillet is non-stick, perfect for flipping flap-jacks, scrambling eggs, or stir-frying fajitas with ease. The MSR Flex Skillet is simple to clean and is designed to nest inside MSR's other gourmet cooksets in the Flex line. 9 inch skillet with rounded edges is great for for sauteing and frying Made of durable, non-stick DuraLite(TM) DX aluminum Durable, scratch resistant and easy to clean Fold-able Talon(TM) Pot Handle features a push-button design to interchange between pots; locks to secure over lids during travel Nests inside a Flex 4 system or outside a Flex 3 system Does not include lid, designed as a simple addition to pot sets

- OMCgear

MSR Flex Skillet is a nonstick aluminum fry pan designed to conveniently nest inside a Flex 4 System or pot set and outside a Flex 3 System or Pot Set. This great addition to your MSR Flex system or pot set is perfect for flapjacks and stir-fries. Made from hard-anodized aluminum with next-generation scratch-resistant DuraLite DX nonstick surface. Weight: 7 oz (199 g). Height: 2.5 in (6.35 cm). Diameter: 9 in (22.86 cm). Made in Thailand

- Tahoe Mountain Sports

MSR Flex Skillet - Sometimes all you need to get going in the morning is a fresh omelet with a side of bacon. With the Flex skillet that dream can be a reality on your next camping trip. Made of non-stick DuraLite DX, this skillet sets you up for gourmet cooking in the great outdoors. It nests neatly outside of a Flex 3 system, too. So if you need to pan fry that fresh-caught fish, reach for your Flex Skillet and watch your buddy's mouth water!

- Outdoorplay