The quest for the Holy Grail. The perfect Chalice. There have been may pretenders but this one might be as close as you can get. This is the Evernew Pasta Pot Small, a 700ml capacity 'solo' sized titanium cooking pot/mug. Big enough to swallow a 110 gas canister, or my Four Dog Bushcooker LT1, it weighs in at a scant 95g.
Evernew pots are made in Japan to very high specifications. Evernew claim "We use TP35C JIS Ver.2 sheet metal Titanium, which is currently the best material in the world" which allows them to use a material just 0.3mm thick. Cold press construction leaves the material stronger and the finish smoother than the competition. The Pasta Pots are different from the rest of the Evernew Ultralight range in that they incorporate a 'strainer' into the lid, which is a very neat addition if you're cooking basic pasta or Ramen-style noodles in your pot.
Robin prefers the the long, narrow handles on his Evernew 640 pot but I much prefer the more mug-like folding handles on the Pasta Pot, especially on trips when this will be both my pot and mug. The Evernew pot handles are covered in a heat resistant silicone tubing. Time will tell if they cope with unruly flaming wood fires as easily as they cope with the more controlled flame spread of canister stoves.
The attention to detail really sets these pots apart from much of the competition. The Pasta Pot has a few features that should be standard on all cooking pots, in my opinion. Volume markings really help when preparing meals. Too much water and it's easy to turn your freezer bag meal into unpalatable gelatinous gloop.
A spout helps too. I like having spouts on a cooking pot. My MSR Titan Kettle has one. Pouring boiling water into a freezer bag or your kuksa is less of a gamble. Much less chance of pouring it into your lap.
The Pasta Pot also has a 'positive' lid, meaning that it doesn't just sit on top of the pot but snugs down nicely with the tiniest amount of pressure thanks to a simple roll of the titanium around the spout portion of the lid. That also stops it rattling around in your pack all day. The pot arrived clean too, without the metal dust and fingerprints that have been evident on other pots I've bought in the past.
So Evernew pots manage to be built to a higher standard, combine more features and weigh less than much of the competition. Who knows how Evernew does it. We, the consumers, are the winners here. I've finally found a pot that manages to combine all the features from various other pots into one, light, well-made chalice. My quest is over. Highly recommended.
"Right! Silly little bleeder. One rabbit stew comin' right up!"