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Review of GSI Outdoors Camping Kitchen - Steel 20 Inch Skillet - GSI35RV

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GSI Outdoors Camping Kitchen - Steel 20 Inch Skillet - GSI35RV Review


Ellen: Hey, everybody. I'm Ellen here at etrailer.com and we're taking a quick look at the GSI outdoors 20 inch skillet. This is a very large skillet to allow you to make a big breakfast or lunch, or whatever, for a bunch of people. So if you're out maybe with a Scout group, or you just have a bunch of campers that you need to get fed, this is a great way to do this, especially if you have a single source of heat. So if you're putting this over a cooking fire, or kind of a fryer that I've seen. Some people rig those up so that you can use it with a pan like this.

It really allows you to have, basically, like a griddle style over that single source, but you still have the nice high sides so that nothing's going to spill out.If you want to be adventurous, you can try to flip stuff. Although, I will say this handle is not super sturdy. That's the one drawback that I see to this pan. That the handle does kind of bend, especially if you pick it up further out. So it's not the most sturdy.

You can pick it up from here, but really, to get a good grip on it you have to choke up on the handle and pick it up right from the base. So I'd say that this is more for while you're cooking, especially over maybe a grill on top of a fire, so you're not having to get super close to the fire. You can stand back away from it, move things around, spin it around to get to. If you only have so much heat that's in one spot, you could move it around so that you get the different areas of the pan with more direct heat.Now since it is steel, it should do a pretty good job of evenly heating on the pan. But of course, whatever's going to be sitting directly over the flame is going to be the hottest spot.

That's just how it works. Now it does have a nonstick coating, so that should keep it going for many years to come. You want to be careful whenever you're using that though. You don't want to put any kind of metal utensils because you can scrape that up, and that's never good. So you just kind of want to treat it with some care.

It's always a good idea to season your pans as well, even when they do have a nonstick coating. So put some oil or grease on there, heat it up, let it sit there to kind of soak into the metal. That's just kind of a good thing to do. Now, since it is a nonstick coating, you shouldn't have to do that, but that's just the thing that I always like to do, even if it is a nonstick or not.Now, the handle is removable. You've got a couple of little wing nuts on the side here. So for storage or packing, that makes it a little easier to actually get this into a bag. So whenever you want to take that handle off, you just remove those nuts from it and then you can pack it away. As far as measurements. Grab my tape measure here. So again, the skillet diameter itself is 20 inches. It's actually more like 20 and a quarter, if we want to get technical. The handle is about 23 inches long. It extends out about 21 inches just because of the angle there. As far as the depth, it's about three and a half inches, almost. Weighs about 11 pounds.It is covered by a limited lifetime warranty from GSI. And that's pretty much all there is to it for our look at the GSI outdoors skillet. I hope that this has been helpful in deciding if this is the right choice for you. We do have a lot of other cooking gear available here at etrailer.com from GSI and some other companies. And we also have just a lot of gear for any kind of outdoor adventure. So be sure to check it out, and thanks for watching..


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