Space saving removable handle Pots & Pans recommendations needed

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Hi Guys,

Me again, your going to sick of me and my questions all too soon, however I'm no changing my motto to google has the answer to ExploreOz forum has the answer :) )

I currently on the hunt for some stackable pots and pans (with removable handles) to fit into the kitchen of the CT. Currently I use ones from home, however they take up too much room when put away. We are looking at heading off travelling for at least 1-2-3 years (or well who’s counting as long as we can find enough work for diesel and food and the mortgage is being paid by renters) and so need a durable set that will leave room for other essential items. Sadly the handles of the ones I currently have are not screwed on, so unable to simply take them off and use a removable handle for all. I have also looked around a few second hand stores as I’ve seen advised before, but not seen anything of any use. I’m not looking at a large set either, and a believer of multi-purpose goods and really only need a good large pan (for those huge muddies we’ll be cooking up :) )and small/medium pan and a couple of good frying pans.

I’ve seen a lot of hikers pans, but doubt they’d hold up for long being battered around in the CT. I like the look of the Tefal Ingenio range
Tefal - Ingenio

but not the price tag, I have also seen a Colemans set;

http://www.coleman.com/product/family-cook-set-6-piece/2000006875?contextCategory=5140,

but unsure is these are actually any good or perhaps I’m just wary as they seem cheap compared to others I’ve seen.

Has anyone a set they recommend or anything else in general, any handy hints, please share. Just a note as well both of us are keen cooks and pans are used often and well.
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Reply By: Rod W - Sunday, Dec 01, 2013 at 21:56

Sunday, Dec 01, 2013 at 21:56
I have these SmartSpace Cookware, Set Of 3 Stacking Teflon Coated Pots. Now as you're sitting down they're priced at $200 the set. The frypan is about another $70.
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Follow Up By: Rod W - Monday, Dec 02, 2013 at 09:54

Monday, Dec 02, 2013 at 09:54
Just a follow-up the SmartSpace are square not round.
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Follow Up By: bks - Monday, Dec 02, 2013 at 17:25

Monday, Dec 02, 2013 at 17:25
My vote is for Smart space as well. There was a thread a few weeks ago with suggestions on how to get them a bit cheaper.

They are very solid and well made plus save an amazing amount of space.
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Reply By: PhilD - Sunday, Dec 01, 2013 at 22:30

Sunday, Dec 01, 2013 at 22:30
Hi, check out the Magma Nesting Cookware range ( not cheap also) at a marine place such as Whitworths.
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Reply By: Peter_n_Margaret - Sunday, Dec 01, 2013 at 22:43

Sunday, Dec 01, 2013 at 22:43
I bought Indian made pots while in Fiji.
Stainless steel with copper bases and twin small side handles.
They nest well and the handles only stick out about 30mm.

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Reply By: Member - Graham N (SA) - Monday, Dec 02, 2013 at 05:53

Monday, Dec 02, 2013 at 05:53
Hi,
Check out Drifta web site they have a stackable set with removable handles, they manufacture kitchens and drawers and advertise a nice set of pots and pans.
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Reply By: Member-Heather MG NSW - Monday, Dec 02, 2013 at 07:01

Monday, Dec 02, 2013 at 07:01
I have a set of the tefal Ingenio saucepans and they are wonderful. You will need to buy an extra knob and handle to make them more practical but they are very good quality and space saving.(also suitable for induction cooking)

I also have a set of stacking frypan and wok, same brand and love them which I use at home.

For the van I have a smaller set called 'cocoon' of frypan, wok and one saucepan plus lid and knob, which fit into a small carry bag. Unfortunately I don't think this is still available in Australia for sale as I looked recently and couldn't find them anywhere.

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Reply By: Ozhumvee - Monday, Dec 02, 2013 at 07:30

Monday, Dec 02, 2013 at 07:30
Another vote for the Tefal Ingenio, they pack well with a bit of that anti slip cloth between them to prevent rubbing on the teflon surfaces, the detachable knobs on the lids and handle work really well. Not for fire use though.
We also have a set of the Indian style of stainless pots that Peter has which are great for the fire, pretty thick and indestructible.
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Follow Up By: Navigator 1 (NSW) - Monday, Dec 02, 2013 at 09:12

Monday, Dec 02, 2013 at 09:12
Hi Peter,
Hope things are going well with you and Sandy.
Any chance of posting a picture of the Indian style stainless pots?
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Reply By: Member - Brenton H (SA) - Monday, Dec 02, 2013 at 08:07

Monday, Dec 02, 2013 at 08:07
My vote also for the Tefal Ingenio, have the Wok and frypan combo with the glass lid.
never go camping without it.

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Reply By: Member - Mfewster(SA) - Monday, Dec 02, 2013 at 09:17

Monday, Dec 02, 2013 at 09:17
We have the Coleman stuff and found them to be very good. The ceramic coating seems tougher than teflon. Only had them a year however so no idea how well the surface will stand up with long time use, but it looks better than the (expensive) teflon ones we have at home.. The handle on one of the saucepans jammed on and Colemans replaced it for us, no problems.
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Reply By: Navigator 1 (NSW) - Monday, Dec 02, 2013 at 09:26

Monday, Dec 02, 2013 at 09:26
Another vote for the Tefal Ingenio. We have the set of three stainless steel saucepans.
They came with 3 plastic lids for storage in the frig but we leave these at home.
Without these I was able to cut the sides of the box down and it fits neatly into a draw.
We find one handle and one lid knob is all that this needed.
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Reply By: Member - Leanne W (NSW) - Monday, Dec 02, 2013 at 09:45

Monday, Dec 02, 2013 at 09:45
We also have the Tefal Ingenio. We loved them so much we bought another set to use at home. We were lucky to get both sets on sale at Myer. Like the above poster above we put the non slip mat between our camping set pieces to keep them in good condition. They actually still look brand new.
We had a really cheap stacking set initially but it didn't last....the saucepan bases were really thin and burned easily.
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Follow Up By: Gone Bush (WA) - Monday, Dec 02, 2013 at 09:55

Monday, Dec 02, 2013 at 09:55
We also bought the Tefal Ingenio after Robyn (Nav 1) showed them to us. Just keep the packaging they came in for safe storage.

I see they are available from a few different suppliers on Ebay.

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Reply By: ExplorOz Team - Michelle - Monday, Dec 02, 2013 at 12:20

Monday, Dec 02, 2013 at 12:20
Space is an absolute premium for me, with 4 people no trailer. I don't take saucepans at all. I have 2 nesting camp ovens and a 2 nesting stainless steel billies, together with a hotplate over an open fire or over the 2 burner gas stove.

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Reply By: Mazdave - Monday, Dec 02, 2013 at 16:20

Monday, Dec 02, 2013 at 16:20
Space is all ways at a premium when camping and on the road. Ideally a set of saucepans which stack inside each other with no or detachable handles. I have a set of solid based stainless steel jobbies, which the dishwasher has destroyed the handles over time. They stack inside each other beautifully and I use a set of multigrips as handles. Cheap and easy solution
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Reply By: Andrew D. - Wednesday, Dec 04, 2013 at 09:10

Wednesday, Dec 04, 2013 at 09:10
We have the full set of Tefal Ingenio from when they were released probably 6 years ago. Would highly recommend and wouldn't hesitate to buy another set.
You don't realise how great good cookware is till you have owned a set.

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Reply By: geobjw - Wednesday, Dec 04, 2013 at 17:40

Wednesday, Dec 04, 2013 at 17:40
There's a range of saucepans & frypans under the "Campfire" brand that are distributed in Oz by Primus.

These are good, solid, ceramic coated & have removable handles so they're easier to store. You can buy them separately depending on what you require. Have a look on the link below.

http://www.primusaustralia.com.au/index.php?p=line&sid=1286335362
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Follow Up By: Member - Scott M (NSW) - Wednesday, Dec 04, 2013 at 20:31

Wednesday, Dec 04, 2013 at 20:31
I always avoid anything with a glass lid..... don't know why I'm so pedantic......
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Reply By: geobjw - Thursday, Dec 05, 2013 at 12:11

Thursday, Dec 05, 2013 at 12:11
Glass lids aren't a problem if they're packed properly. We always keep any type of lids separate & wrapped in something that will stop them rattling and moving around.
We do a lot of off road travel & by looking after our gear & packing it properly haven't had any problems with breakages.
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