Primus PrimeTech Pot Review
The Primus PrimeTech pot doing what it does best: giving you a hot meal at lightning speed.
I used a lightweight aluminium cookpot for several trips, but the cooking was always a big task. You needed to stir your food continuous or it was fried not cooked. The clean up was just a pain the ass. After a while I wanted something which made outdoor cooking fun and that is how I bought the Primus PrimeTech pot.
I bought the 3 L version (great for cooking a big meal for 4 persons) and later on I bought the 1,8 L version (good for 2 hungry people).
Perhaps the most important characteristic of the Primus PrimeTech pot is the heat exchanger at the bottom of the pot. This should make your cooking much faster: it traps the heat and insures an even boil. When you boil water you can really see the difference in the boiling water between a pot with heat exchanger and without, with heat exchanger you see an even boil. The bottom of the pot is wide and there are grooves for more grip on your stove. According to primus it should boil water 50% faster and save you this equally in fuel. I have tested this on one of my microadventures and it boiled around 38% faster than my aluminium cooking pot.
38% is still a big diffrence in fuel consumption and time. I will do more tests about efficiency etc later on.
Non- stick coating
Oh god, I love this feature! It makes the cooking and cleaning so much easier. The pot has a Non-stick coating on the inside. This means you need to stir less and your food won’t burn as easy. Make sure to use a wooden spoon, this will protect your coating and make it last a lot longer. Cleaning the pot is easy, you can rinse the filth from the pot without too much (or without) scrubbing.
The silicone-coated handles lock in to each other forming a sturdy handle which won’t burn your hands. It is a simple but very effective handle. If you store the pot the handle fits nicely around the pot which limits packing size.
The transparent lid fits nicely on top of the pot. It seals the heat inside but you can still look if your food needs another stir or you can check if your water is boiling without losing precious heat. I like the silicone coated ring around the top of the lid. It makes handling very easy even when it is smoking hot. If you’re cooking pasta or potatoes, you can use the lid as a colander. You can turn the lid upside down when you pack it away. This limits packsize.
The pot looks fairly sturdy, but how durable is it?
One time in traversing a technical route I had to take my backpack of and throw it on icy snow 2 meters down. So I did, the pot got a hit but still has a nice round shape. The lid and handles where still perfect. So I would say it is pretty darn durable.
How is the Non-stick coating doing after a lot of abuse? Well still pretty good actually. Although I wouldn’t recommend making pop corn in it. The Non-stick coating was just like new until I got distracted one time when cooking pop corn and some burned pretty bad on the bottom. I got the bottom largely clean, but you can still see it clearly.
I still cook in it and it still works pretty good. I just need to make sure I stir more than my 1,8 L pot which is still like new. This is not the fault of the Primes PrimeTech pot obviously but mine. Make sure you check your pop corn (lesson learned). If you only use freeze dried foods you will love this pot for the efficiency and fast boil. If you cook your meals, make sure you stir with a wooden or plastic heat resistant spoon. If you follow these guidelines, I am sure the Non-stick coating will last a very, very long time.
A possible weak point is the handle. Because metal is pliable, the handle can be unlocked from its joint. Although just because it is pliable this is easily fixed. You can just push it back and it is like new. You can’t disconnect the handles once they are locked into each other. Meaning that you don’t have to be afraid for losing all your food while transporting it to the ‘dining area’.
Like nothing happened.
Overall I would say the Primus PrimeTech pot is durable. It will last a long time if you handle it with care.
You can fit the different pots in each other. This is the 1,8 liter fitting snugly in the 3 liter primus PrimeTech pot.
With every pot you get a red plastic bowl. I use it to protect the Non-stick coating if I am storing my stove inside the pot.
With every pot you get a lightweight net which protects your pot and holds everything tight together.
Cons vs Pros
- Heavier than a regular lightweight pot
- Bigger pack size than a regular pot
- Transparent lid, with colander
- Silicone-coated handles
- Faster boiling time and less fuel consumption
- Non-stick coating (just awesome!)
- Although it is heavier and bigger than a regular pot, they really limited the weight and pack size by designing the pot in a very clever way
Would I buy the Primus PrimeTech pot again? Yes! In matter of fact, I did. I bought a 1,8 L pot recently for my 2 person trips. I just think it is a great pot which has of course some downsides. But in my opinion the pros outweigh the cons big time.
Have a look for yourself on the Primus website.
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Description of Primus LiTech Pot Set 1.3 L
LiTech Pot Set is, as the name implies, the first choice for the traveller who likes to carry light and likes to count the grams before leaving on a trip. Choose to bring one or two of the pots and you can affect the weight even more.
The pots are made of hard anodized and high grade aluminum, which gives you a robust set while keeping it at a low weight. Both pots have several layers of non-stick coating to make them as easy as possible both to use and clean. Make sure you do not use metal utensils in pots with a non-stick coating as doing so can destroy it. The pots can be stored into each other which creates a rattle free unit. The set comes with a lid that has an integrated strainer – ideal when you pour pasta water. It also includes tongs and a storage bag. Enough for 1-3 people.
Dimensions in mm (L/W/H): height: 91 mm
diameter: 178 mm
volume: 2x 1.3 litres
Material: hard-anodized aluminum
Weight supplement: manufacturer’s specs
Primus ▶ Lightweight pots made from hard anodized aluminium with non-stick coating.