- Feb 12, 2019 at 12:43 am #3577972
While walking around Disneyland’s California Adventure, I found this pot in an artist display
After a little work, I was able to track this down as a stainless steel painter’s bucket used for cleaning paint brushes. It was designed to use solvents and to be transportable so it has a gasket seal on the top. I bought on on eBay for under $14 with shipping.
OK stainless steel – check, water tight – check, cheap – check. It has 3 spring clips to hold the lid down for the seal and a wire bail.
So now for some measurements.
Weight – 7.7 ounces
Capacity – 670 ml
So, it is lighter than the Vargo SS BOT (8.4 oz) , it has a lower capacity and is 1/3 the price.
I am going to be testing it out over the next few days.Feb 12, 2019 at 12:48 am #3577973
Brad WBPL Member
Wow, nice detective work! It won’t have the cross threading or pressure issues the Vargo does either.Feb 12, 2019 at 1:00 pm #3578039
Very nice. Link?
Google ” Stainless Bento” on amazon and ebay for more variations…Feb 12, 2019 at 1:34 pm #3578043Feb 12, 2019 at 1:49 pm #3578045
The link is just after the first photograph. eBay
Thanks… sorry I missed it. It’s early!
That’s ideal for cooking in Plein Air… grin.Feb 12, 2019 at 6:50 pm #3578087
I bought a Keith Titanium .9L pot that also solves the issues that plague the Vargo BOT. Weighs 7.7 oz. on my cheapo kitchen scale. Comes with a nice cozy (1.2 oz). Much more expensive than Jon’s find though!Feb 14, 2019 at 9:48 pm #3578513
Here is a quick demo videoFeb 14, 2019 at 10:24 pm #3578520
Franco DarioliBPL Member
At about 9 oz you can get a 1 l SS sealable pot :
I was trying to find out a type, in aluminium I think, that we had at home when growing up…Feb 15, 2019 at 4:32 pm #3578638
D MBPL Member
@farwalkerLocale: What, ME worry?
Oh so funny, I’m a painter, have one, too heavy. Only for car expeditions for me…Holds turpentine well. Didn’t think the ultralight crowd would like ss. Talenti works fine for me hydrating food. but then I’m going stoveless.Feb 20, 2019 at 5:01 pm #3579522
The main advantage to a metal pot that can be sealed is the ability to cold soak and cook in the same pot. I made a chicken & wild rice with orange zest and crystallized ginger cubes for lunch yesterday. If you cold soak wild rice for a few hours, you can cut the cooking time in half. Since we have a fuel efficient simmering system, I just cooked it normally (mainly because I was hungry).Feb 21, 2019 at 3:44 pm #3579728
And you can dry bake in it….Mar 6, 2019 at 4:21 am #3582019
Terry SparksBPL Member
@firebugLocale: Santa Barbara County Coast
Call me a chespskate if you like but I cold soak meals in a plastic 40 oz peanut butter jar with a glued in silicone gasket from the hardware store plumbing section. Total cost was $6.00. When it doesn’t have food in it, it becomes a 1L+ water bottle and other uses.Mar 6, 2019 at 3:27 pm #3582056
I agree, I usually soak soak in a ziplok freezer bag or light plastic,sealable container. The paint bucket is a low cost option compared to the Vargo BOT or Keith rice maker, both about $100. My 2 cents.
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