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I M CONFUSED
On several posts, I've seen the WM grease pot referred to as aluminum, others say it's stainless. Some posts refer to the strainer/lid as being stainless, while others don't mention it & refer to plastic parts. Some talk about the need for a pot grabber, while this never comes up in other discussions. My grease pot is stainless, has a stainless strainer/top, that comes off, and has a wire handle welded to the side of the pot - no plastic parts. It will just hold 3 cups. It is about 3.5" in dia., and about 4.25" tall, sans top/strainer, which adds about 1" to overall height when in place. Is there two or more types of this little potl out there? Can someone clear up this bit of confusion?,,,,Smoker”
“You have the "heavy" version.
The version ultralighters use is the Mirro Grease Saver #50033.
The pot is aluminum with the 3 1/8" sides painted black and the word "GREASE" imprinted into one side. The dia. is 5 5/8". Pot weight is 2.5 oz.
The lid is alum. with a large plastic knob on top. Lid weight is 1.6 oz. A lot of people trim or remove the knob.
It was a 1.1 oz. alum. strainer. Total weight of 5.2 oz.
Most people leave the strainer at home.
No handles are on the pot. Most just use a bandanna as a pot grapper.
The pot is good for boiling water, but has a lip rolled inside the pot that could trap food and makes cleaning difficult.
Hope this helps.”
“Occasionally you can find an aluminum mug at Wal-Mart for les than $3. The thing weighs only 3.4 ounces, a 1.25 qt capacity, a handle, and doesn't have a lip.
Here is a picture of my stove and pot combo using one - 4.3 ounces for the whole package:
“wrt using a bandana to pick up a grease pot - here is a suggestion I posted on another forum:
How to pick up a hot handleless pot (ex the grease pot) with a bandana:
1.) fold the bandana several times length wise (not diagonally) until you have a strap approx 1-2 inches wide.
2.) Hold the strap with your index and middle fingers of both hands so that if the palms are facing down the strap goes over the index finger and under the middle finger of each hand.
3.) Continuing to hold the strap, point your fingers down and bring the strap up to and around the pot until you index fingers are pressing the strap agains the pot.
4.) Put your thumbs on the strap roughly in the middle then lift the pot using the index fingers and thumbs pressing on the strap
This idea saves weight by removing the need for a handle or other pot holder device and allows a safe way to pick up a hot pot using the most multipurpose of all gear, the bandana.
Note this technique can also be used even if the alcohol stove is still burning since with practice it is fast enough so that you don't burn your fingers or the bandana.”
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