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PostPosted: June 2nd, 2014, 2:11 pm 
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Does anyone know the recommended maximum pot diameter that may be used on a Coleman single burner naphtha stove model 442?
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PostPosted: June 3rd, 2014, 12:50 pm 
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I've put a rather large pot in it before. It all depends on how secure the base is (cooking on a flat slab compared to cooking on the ground) and how you cook--hold onto the pan while cooking and stirring or not.

At some point, a single burner is limited as to how much heat it can throw at a big pot to boil up pasta for instance.

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PostPosted: June 3rd, 2014, 3:07 pm 
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I've had 12 inch diameter stainless pot full of water and pasta for eight on my Model 400 with no problems. A cover helps to get the temp up on that much water pretty quick, and a solid grab handle helps keep it from slipping off the stove when stirring.

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PostPosted: June 3rd, 2014, 3:15 pm 
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Yeah, I was thinking that our big pot is probably about a 12" pot too.

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PostPosted: June 3rd, 2014, 3:35 pm 
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The other issue with too big a pot is reflected heat and hot spots in your food and the pot. Most backpacking pots allow some heat and flame creep up the pot side. A big pot does not allow that. All heat is reflected on the tank.

For this reason and CYA baking is discouraged on pump under stove systems. We all have anecdotes of successfully using a 10 or 12 inch frypan on a 400 stove but I wouldn't use a large pot for more than a few minutes.


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PostPosted: June 3rd, 2014, 5:56 pm 
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The real issue is having a big pot on a naptha stove is having the bottom reflect heat down to the nearby fuel container.
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PostPosted: June 4th, 2014, 12:07 am 
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Heat reflected to the fuel container was what I was wondering about. Found the suggested size is 6".
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