Snow Peak Titanium Cook & Save
64 fl oz
6.3 in x 4.2 in (Pot), 6.3 in diameter (Lid)
6.3 in x 4.2 in
Titanium Pot, Plastic Seal, Titanium Lid
Titanium Pot used for 3-4 people. Capacity advertised…
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $47.95
Titanium Pot used for 3-4 people. Capacity advertised on Snow Peak website is 2 Liters (68 oz), though that's a bit generous even if that's to the rim. Usable capacity is 2 quarts (1.89L). Plastic lid looks to prevent waste, or at least cover the leftovers from the elements for awhile.
- Large enough for group cooking AND lightweight, 8 oz.
- Can be used on gas stove and/or open fire
- The pot-plastic lid-Ti lid fits tightly together
- Folding handles sturdy and convenient
- Measuring lines (oz and liters) are engraved
- Supplies can be stored inside pot
- Easy to clean
- Mesh bag included
- Titanium lid definitely cannot be used as a pan, but a hefty plate!
- Likely will only use 1.5L of total pot capacity, or the water will overflow/food likely to spill... cooking yes, but saving no
- This is really my fault... Cooked with it on the electric stove, and it now has an electric coil design on the inside. Continues to be safe and useful. Consider it a limitation of titanium.
I've had this for a month now, used it once, and can now speak to its features, design, and function. This is the largest titanium pot Snow Peak makes, which is probably for the three people and up crowd, too big for two people.
I was looking for something the family could use, which is two adults and three small kids. I looked at a few 1.5L pots, some stainless steel but eventually felt more comfortable with this dandy of a pot. As mentioned above, I will likely only fill it to the 1.5L line, which allows for an inch in case the water boils, or if I'm stirring some food.
Of course if I really wanted to I could fill it to the very top and take my chances. It's more like 2 quarts of usable pot space, which is really nice to have. There doesn't seem to be many companies making larger titanium pots, so I'm glad Snow Peak offers one.
The plastic lid is a good option to have, though I'm not sure I will need it. I'm thinking it will help when and if we have leftovers. Maybe it will buy me a few hours so I can finish the food while keeping the bugs and birds out of it. It looks to be a pretty hefty plastic lid too, which is good because I'm not a fan of plastic seasoning. The titanium lid fits nice and tight over the plastic lid.
The engraved measuring lines are really nice, and are facing the right side of the pot — the inside. That is the measurements read backward from the outside of the pot. I was really pleased with this feature. Folding handles fold back around the curve of the pot, so there's no handle to contend with when packing. The handles are pretty sturdy too.
One reason I choose titanium is I wanted to cook over a wood stove, (Emberlit) and this stove condenses the heat so that it's not engulfing the pot. This meant an open flame. Aluminium looked risky, as did stainless steel if used over a period of time. Some say stainless steel causes cancer, but who really knows. I didn't want to worry about it so I opted for this model.
It's been said titanium is a poor conductor of heat. I think it may not be AS good as cast iron, SS or aluminum...but it effectively heats the pots contents, taking a reasonable amount of time to cook/boil. So, I'm OK with it.
Now for the discoloration. I cooked some sausage over an electric stove, which was delicious. Then when it cooled down I saw that there was a circular marking where the coil had been. This marking looks permanent even after washing and scrubbing. I called Backcountry Edge to make sure this was safe to use, and it turns out to be very normal. The concentration on the heat source was the culprit... via my mistake of course. Had I stuck to the wood stove, I don't think it would have made a mark.
Also, I learned that keeping water in the pot at all times, even with food is the way to go, and will prevent stains. Honestly though, that's what happens with pots, they get stained, dirty, etc. As long as it works, and is safe it doesn't bother me.
One weird note: there were no markings at all on the bottom of the pot, or in other words the underbelly. I guess that's titanium for you. Just know, this could happen if used in the kitchen, and directly over the electric coil. Again, it's not a deal breaker for me.
I found that the GSI Infinity Bowl fits perfectly in this pot. Actually they stack well, so I have four inside with the plastic lid, ti lid over that. The bowls are each 2.3 ounces each and made of Polypropylene. The melting point of Polypropylene is 320°F, which means that the hot water used when washing dishes will not cause dishwear made from this plastic to warp. They're also dishwasher safe. This makes for a nice, self contained, lightweight setup.
I haven't taken this pot out camping or hiking yet, but I'm very confident it will perform well, and will last quite a while mainly because it's titanium.