Hard Anodized Aluminum Cookware

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Hard Anodized Aluminum Cookware

Post by DarenN » Tue Mar 24, 2009 7:30 pm

HA cookware is "advertised" to transfer heat better than other materials, such as raw aluminum and stainless steel.
i bought a HA pot set with a 6" diameter pot being the smallest, and tested it against three other pots over the same burner. in all tests the lids were used on the pots. two cups of water at room temp. no windscreen. 15ml of methyl hydrate was the fuel in each test. the burner used was this one: viewtopic.php?f=43&t=1826 i have a few copies but only used the one burner; waiting for it to cool down to room temp between tests.

the burner was fueled, the pot of water placed on top, and the burner was lit, as the stopwatch was started. total burn times were consistant to within 10 seconds at 8:25 to 8:35. boils were achieved at ~7:50 with the HA pot and with a Trangia "mini" pot (raw aluminum 5.25" diameter). no boils were achieved with a 5" S/S pot, or a 4.25" raw aluminum pot.

conclusion:
i don't think that the HA pot has anything to brag about. it's heavey, and the (much lighter) Trangia pot consistantly achieved a boil on the same amount of fuel.

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Re: Hard Anodized Aluminum Cookware

Post by realityguy » Tue Mar 24, 2009 7:36 pm

Just curious,was that the trangia "teapot" or a regular pot with a lid?
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Re: Hard Anodized Aluminum Cookware

Post by DarenN » Tue Mar 24, 2009 7:54 pm

realityguy wrote:Just curious,was that the trangia "teapot" or a regular pot with a lid?
no. not the teapot.
the Trangia mini is a solo cooking set with the usual T burner, a potstand and a pot with a lid that acts as a small frypan. like so:

http://www.trangia.se/english/2924.mini_trangia.html

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Re: Hard Anodized Aluminum Cookware

Post by realityguy » Tue Mar 24, 2009 8:29 pm

Okay..thanks..just checking.
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Re: Hard Anodized Aluminum Cookware

Post by Mister Krabs » Wed Mar 25, 2009 3:11 pm

lemme know if you want to sell them.

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Re: Hard Anodized Aluminum Cookware

Post by irrationalsolutions » Wed Mar 25, 2009 3:22 pm

do you have a link to the set you are talking about so i can see them?
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Re: Hard Anodized Aluminum Cookware

Post by Mister Krabs » Wed Mar 25, 2009 3:31 pm

it's got two advantages over raw aluminum, it's non-reactive and withstands heat better. Good for cooking your tomato sauce in the campfire.

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Re: Hard Anodized Aluminum Cookware

Post by Mister Krabs » Wed Mar 25, 2009 3:33 pm

irrationalsolutions wrote:do you have a link to the set you are talking about so i can see them?
I think it's like the texsport scouter or hiker cook set. It's all generic chinese stuff with distributor's names on it.

/still want one.

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Re: Hard Anodized Aluminum Cookware

Post by DarenN » Wed Mar 25, 2009 4:44 pm

Mister Krabs wrote:
irrationalsolutions wrote:do you have a link to the set you are talking about so i can see them?
I think it's like the texsport scouter or hiker cook set. It's all generic chinese stuff with distributor's names on it.

/still want one.
this set looks to be identicle to the one i have:

http://www.texsport.net/scouter-hard-an ... -1134.html

i'm keeping this set, and will use it, to see if the non-stick coating will stand up.

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Re: Hard Anodized Aluminum Cookware

Post by DarenN » Sun Oct 11, 2009 8:07 am

update:
this set got used a lot over this past summer. both on trips and at home. i have been careful of the coating by using only plastic utensils, and nesting them with a dishcloth between the pots, and not scouring them with sand like i would with raw aluminum or S/S. i'm pleased to report that the coating has stood up to many many meals, including the hard shells of crabs and other fresh seafood.

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