Open Country 2 Quart Non-Stick Kettle

Specs

Weight 0.62 lb
Dimensions 6 1/4 x 4 1/2 in

Reviews

1

This is a big, light pot with a non-stick surface.

Rating: rated 4 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $15.59

Summary

This is a big, light pot with a non-stick surface. It comes with a lid. Has a great bail that snaps into three positions.

Pros

  • Has a bail that clicks into three positions
  • It has a curved D ring on the lid for ease of use
  • Has a flat lid so can be used as a dutch oven

Cons

  • It's really big
  • I've already scratched it a few times along the rim

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This is a big 2 quart pot.  Even though I went out to my kitchen and measured it out before buying I was still surprised by the size when I received it. Even though the measurements were included... I was surprised. I guess I want a pot the size of a cup that can hold more than the outer size dictates.

This would probably be a GREAT pot for someone cooking for more than one person or a small group setting.  You can do a lot with 2 quarts of room. I don't think I have ever filled it more than halfway. Anyway, back to the beginning. 

This is a 2 quart pot with a black non-stick finish. I didn't take the time to get my teflon spoon out and used a metal one to whip some mashed potatoes and when smacking the neck along the rim to shake off the sticky spuds I nicked the finish a few times. 

So I would recommend only using teflon or 'soft' utensils with this pot. The nicks have not affected the usage at all and I haven't noticed anything sticking more to that area since. 

The pot has a fabulous bail that sits against the pot on either side or clicks into place directly opposite the rim on either side and directly above the pot. I love that it stays in place! The lid is flat so you could use this as a dutch oven and put coals directly on top. The lid has a rolled edge, as does the top of the pot, and it fits nicely — no excessive sliding or rocking about when water boils.

The lid has a curved D ring for a handle. (I guess that means it's not a D ring, but I don't know what to call it.)  This curve keeps it up off the bottom always so you can put a fork tine or something else to hook it instead of your fingers to lift the pot lid. I really appreciate that feature and the bail. The pot does not have a spout or pour guide and the lid does not have any opening for steam to escape or to use as a strainer. I appreciate not having the holes in the lid! I like my pots to have a fitted lid! But a tiny bit of a guide to pour things would be appreciated.

The pot is almost 6 1/4" across the top with the lid on not including the bail. If you measure across the top from with widest part where the bail is attached and hooks around the widest part is about 7 1/2". Because of that great curved D ring on top the lid doesn't nest perfectly under the pot for ease of nesting cookware together to save space. The pot itself is just about 4 1/8" tall and with lid just over 4 1/4". The pot weighs 8 oz and the lid is 1.7 oz. 

Upon really looking at my pot I see I have scratched it up a bit more than I thought, but I'd attribute that to wear and tear. I've had it since October 2015 and used it on at least 5 four-day campouts. It works great. Did I mention I love that bail?

To make this a perfect pot for me I would shrink it to at least no more than 1.5 quarts, maybe less, I'd add just a whisper of a pour spout so that the lid still fits nicely and maybe butterfly handles on the sides to use to pour. If it had those things I would use this as my water kettle also for coffee and just boiling water. 

All in all this is a great pot to use and I think if I were more of a baker or stew maker this would be my go to pot for versatility. If space is of a premium concern I would go with a smaller multi-use pot. 

Thanks for reading. I hope this helps someone else in whatever way! For background I'm usually a solo camper with my two dogs. We primitive car camp from a Jeep so space is at a premium, but not as much as backpacking (I can carry in 8 gallons of water on the floorboards of the jeep and a cooler full of beer!)

I'm fairly new, again, to camping. I'm older and we'll leave it at that. So far we go camping in the mountains of western Maryland (where it might take 45 mins of 4x4 slow driving to reach our secluded campsite from the main road. I'm learning to cut down on my gear and size and hopefully one day will be able to go kayak camping (without the dogs, sorry dogs). And I love to cook, so I've never had a freeze dried reconstituted prepackaged meal. Have a great day and happy trails!

Alicia TRAILSPACE STAFF

Thanks for sharing such a helpful review, Myra. This sounds like a large pot!


1 year ago
Alicia TRAILSPACE STAFF

p.s. I updated the title and picture of the product page with your review to reflect the newer image and name of yours.


1 year ago

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