K-Mart Grease Pot ? ? ?

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K-Mart Grease Pot ? ? ?

Post by BackpackerGuy » Thu Jan 10, 2008 1:29 pm

OK,,, I think I have read all the posts here on BP regarding the K-Mart Grease Pot.

I've seen all the info on how to make various potstands for them,
how to design a lid that lifts it,
how to make lampshades for them,
how to convert one into an emergency telephone,
how to turn one into a Lamborghini SUV,,,,,,

but what I dont get is,,, what's the appeal of this thinggy?

I went out to my local K-Mart and found one for 7 bucks.
It dented when I accidently dropped it from 2 feet off the ground.
Not too impressed, to say the least.

Looks like just another small aluminum pot to me.
Is there something I am missng here?
Is there some heat-sucking metalurgical properties that
cause it to be the cow's meow regarding heating and optimum boil times?
Is it the cost?
An ideal size / weight for backpacking?
The strainer that can also double as a cheese grater / coffee filter?

Help fill in some blanks for me here, if you would...

I'm in no rush to spend 7 bucks on one, unles there are some compelling
reasons I am missing (which could very well be the case ;) ).

Thanks,

BackpackerGuy

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Re: K-Mart Grease Pot ? ? ?

Post by oops56 » Thu Jan 10, 2008 2:07 pm

BackpackerGuy wrote:OK,,, I think I have read all the posts here on BP regarding the K-Mart Grease Pot.

I've seen all the info on how to make various potstands for them,
how to design a lid that lifts it,
how to make lampshades for them,
how to convert one into an emergency telephone,
how to turn one into a Lamborghini SUV,,,,,,

but what I dont get is,,, what's the appeal of this thinggy?

I went out to my local K-Mart and found one for 7 bucks.
It dented when I accidently dropped it from 2 feet off the ground.
Not too impressed, to say the least.

Looks like just another small aluminum pot to me.
Is there something I am missng here?
Is there some heat-sucking metalurgical properties that
cause it to be the cow's meow regarding heating and optimum boil times?
Is it the cost?
An ideal size / weight for backpacking?
The strainer that can also double as a cheese grater / coffee filter?

Help fill in some blanks for me here, if you would...

I'm in no rush to spend 7 bucks on one, unles there are some compelling
reasons I am missing (which could very well be the case ;) ).

Thanks,

BackpackerGuy


I am not to crazy about them also but it makes a good oven.
Man play with fire man get burnt

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Re: K-Mart Grease Pot ? ? ?

Post by zelph » Thu Jan 10, 2008 2:37 pm

My impression of the grease pot frenzy: It was a Do-It-Yourself thing. Don't buy Titanium, go cheap!!! The pot works. This cheapo grease pot is light weight and has some capacity and now has a locking lid. Form a pour spout on it and away ya go. No need to take the lid off, just pour away. It's a do it yourself thing.
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Re: K-Mart Grease Pot ? ? ?

Post by fingerlakeshiker » Sat Feb 23, 2008 9:10 pm

I am soo new at this so excuse my ignorance, but what is a grease pot? and what is it used for?

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Post by oops56 » Sat Feb 23, 2008 9:45 pm

fingerlakeshiker wrote:I am soo new at this so excuse my ignorance, but what is a grease pot? and what is it used for?

I guess this old fart must fill the young ones in put you bacon grease to strain the bits out. when there is enough take some out put some in your fry pan for eggs or any thing that needs frying. like using Crisco but cheaper Or you can warm it up put on leather boots to water poof them
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Post by Ridgerunner » Sat Feb 23, 2008 10:54 pm

We always used an old coffee can for this task. It came FREE with the coffee. :lol:
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Post by zelph » Sat Feb 23, 2008 11:04 pm

I used one in my kitchen for grease, after a length of time the grease ate 2 holes in it. Lifted it up one day and there was a puddle of grease under it. Aluminum and grease don't mix. I covered a smoked ham one time with aluminum foil and put it the fridge, next day the foil was full of pin holes where it had been touching the surface of the ham. Old aluminum pots show the results of leftovers being left in them and the pot put in the fridge until it was time to eat the leftovers. (my theory) ;)
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Post by GrinchMT » Tue Feb 26, 2008 5:06 pm

The only good thing about the grease pot besides it being cheap and lightweight, is the strainer itself. One person mentioned the pot made a good oven? Within the next day or so I am goign to post two articles here. One on a really neat and unique stove. The second is to how to put that strainer to use in a good way while on the trail.

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Post by zelph » Tue Feb 26, 2008 5:15 pm

GrinchMT wrote:The only good thing about the grease pot besides it being cheap and lightweight, is the strainer itself. One person mentioned the pot made a good oven? Within the next day or so I am goign to post two articles here. One on a really neat and unique stove. The second is to how to put that strainer to use in a good way while on the trail.

GrinchMT
Bozeman, MT


Glad to have you hereGrinchMT. I've done testing with the pot but always found it a little large. I use a 2.5 cup boyscout type pot with bail. Time for me to remove the lime from inside it. Hope it doesn't put a hex on it's performance.

Anxiously awaiting your stove arrival and the use of the strainer. Hmmmm!!!! strainer, what could it possibly be :idea:
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Post by oops56 » Tue Feb 26, 2008 5:23 pm

zelph wrote:
GrinchMT wrote:The only good thing about the grease pot besides it being cheap and lightweight, is the strainer itself. One person mentioned the pot made a good oven? Within the next day or so I am goign to post two articles here. One on a really neat and unique stove. The second is to how to put that strainer to use in a good way while on the trail.

GrinchMT
Bozeman, MT


Glad to have you hereGrinchMT. I've done testing with the pot but always found it a little large. I use a 2.5 cup boyscout type pot with bail. Time for me to remove the lime from inside it. Hope it doesn't put a hex on it's performance.

Anxiously awaiting your stove arrival and the use of the strainer. Hmmmm!!!! strainer, what could it possibly be :idea:

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