User Review: Optimus Terra Solo Cookset
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: € 24
Great little cookset! Good heat dispersion, non-stick coating and lightweight too.
- Light (200 grams)
- Good heatspreading
- Holds 100 gram canister, (foldable) spork, gas burner & cleaning rag inside
- Not as lightweight as titanium
I like this cookset very much, it is currently my cookset of choice when doing solo trips in spring/summer/autumn.
The pot, which holds 600ml, has marking on the inside and outside per 200ml and per 8 ounces. It is large enough to do single persoon cooking, spreads heats very well (no sticky, cooked-on food) and has a pouring lid for pouring fluids (or draining when using with the pan, for pasta/rice).
The pan, although small, is useful for making eggs (small omelets, recommend 1 egg for 2 omelets) or scrambled eggs which works very well. The non-stick coating helps to prevent your eggs turning black and sticking to the pan. The pan also functions as the lid of the pot (when upside down), haven't tried using both pot and pan at the same time (will try this in the future)
The build quality is excellent, have used it a couple of times but no signs of use are noticable. Construction is solid, handles are securely attached. Will update this in a couple of months.
Have used this since about two months ago, about 8 times. Not yet on holidays, only locally (Southern Netherlands).
This is a nice cookset for lightweight campers who prefer cheaper (aluminium) above titanium. The material also ensures a better heat distribution. Although the set is small enough, you can pack a complete cooking kit inside of it. My set currently holds a 100gram gas canister, MSR Microrocket, microrocket piezo igniter, foldable spork which is all wrapped inside a cleaning rag. Everything you need, except the water and food is in there.
At the price of €25-30 this should be a no-brainer for people looking for a simple, lightweight cookset.