A Whole Kitchen Inside One Pot: MSR Flex 4 Cookset

A Whole Kitchen Inside One Pot: MSR Flex 4 Cookset

Faith Durand
Aug 18, 2009

Could you fit your whole kitchen in one pot? No, we can't either. So we're quite fascinated by this clever cookset that is designed to all fit inside one lightweight pot.

This set is designed for campers, of course; it's a set made for people who have to carry their whole kitchen on their backs. But it also seems like a fabulous set for people who need a small set of kitchen things for the dorm, the weekend cabin, or the temporary housing.

Nearly all the big kitchen items you would need for basic cooking are here: it has a couple of pots with strainer lids (so no need for a colander), plus deep-dish plates that can double as bowls, and mugs with lids. Add a couple of knives, a cutting board, and a set of cutlery, and what more do you need? You could even use the pots as mixing bowls and the mugs as measuring cups.

We also like the bright colors (plus, hey, it's color-coded — no mistaking your buddy's mug for yours around the flickering campfire) and we really wish that there were more kitchen systems like this one that were designed to nest together

• Find it: MSR Flex 4 System Cookset, $159.95 at REI

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(Images: REI)

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