When you go camping, food is always a bit tricky. You don’t want to overload yourself with gear and ingredients, but at the same time you want to have a good, hot meal after a day of camping. It’s a great way to end a day in the outdoors. For some people a camping grill pan is a luxury, but there are a lot of great things that you can make with a grill pan that you just cant get down with a pot. It might seem like a bit of a luxury to some, but to those that like to go beyond the basics when it comes to camping food, it might just be a necessity.
Camping Grill PanThings you may want to pay attention to when you are reviewing camping grill pans.
- Weight – If you’re bringing along a camping grill pan in addition to a camping pot, then you need to think hard about the weight of your pan. Taking along a whole kitchen set rather than just a few essentials can get heavy fast, and if you’re carrying all that kitchen stuff in a backpack, you might be regretting taking along that extra pan or pot after a few miles.
- Material – Related to weight, you have to decide on a material for your pan. The three metals you will find camping cookware in are stainless steel, aluminum and titanium. Titanium is the lightest, but also the most expensive, while aluminum is light but delicate, and stainless steel heavy but durable.
Best Camping Grill PanA few of the better camping grill pans that you have a choice of when shopping for a new one.
- MSR Flex Skillet - First up, a non-stick coated aluminum grill pan from MSR. It's a fairly basic pan with straight corners, rather than rounded sides. The handles attaches and detaches easily on the outside bracket, so that you don't need to use a traditional pot grabber, which might scratch the non-stick inside. The pot is 9 inches in diameter, and weighs 7 ounces, or 198 grams.
- Snow Peak Titanium Cookware - This is a pan as well as two pots. Most campers take a pot for sure, and then add a pan on to that, so if you don't already have the pot, this is an ideal set. The grill pan doubles as a lid for either pot, and each piece in the set has a folding handle that makes it simple pick up each piece. The whole set also only weighs 7 ounces, or 198 grams, which is the same as just the MSR skillet above.
- Jetboil Frypan - Another grill pan, this one from Jetboil. Jetboil has a unique bottom to this pan that is supposed to heat up quicker and distribute heat better than other pans. One more thing that stands out about this pot is rounded edges, which makes it easier to flip and mix whatever you're cooking. The pan has an 8.1 inch diameter and weighs 10 ounces or 280 grams, however, which is a fair bit more than either of the other two options above.