Last week, I was sent a Camping Cookware Set from Stolevar to test out and review. The set consists of an anodized nonstick pot (with lid) & pan, 2 bowls, folding spoon & fork, soup spoon, bamboo spatula, and a sponge. It’s designed to be lightweight, making it perfect for backpacking or any camping trip. It comes in a nylon drawstring bag.
I’ve had many similar sets over the years, and for the most part they were ok. Typical issues I’ve learned to look for are not heating evenly, hot spots, and sticking. So I decided to put these pans to the test using a travel alcohol burner that you would normally use for backpacking or at parks that you can’t have a fires or propane stoves.
For testing the pot, I boiled water in it. It heated up quickly and the bubbles were evenly dispersed around the pan, showing that there weren’t any hot spots. The rolling boil was smooth as well. For the pan, I cooked an egg sunny side up. I did use butter in the pan, which started melting way before I ever places it over the flame due to how hot it is outside. Much like the pot, the pan heated quickly & evenly. The egg didn’t stick at all and was able to easily get it out of the pan and into one of the bowls. You can check out the video below to see them in action:
Overall, this is a super nice camp set. All extra aside, the pot and the pan are totally worth it. They heat evenly, don’t stick, and clean up easily. Another plus for this set is the handles. They have a plastic sleeve on them so that you don’t burn your hands while cooking. On a side note, I definitely wouldn’t use metal utensils in them. You’d run the risk of scratching the pans. Also, while you could probably cook over a camp fire with these, I’d be leery of doing it primarily because of the plastic on the handles. Plus, I’m not sure how the pan would hold up to such extreme heat. The set is available on Amazon.