Thanks for the advice guys
Originally Posted by mark
I think that kit looks great for a starter, but i do feel it will get out grown. The Sievert, is excellent, but you will want the full set of burners. the one supplied in the picture in tiny, i rarely use it. i mainly use to next one up, and the largest for melting metal for casting.
An borax is realy cheep, for a flux. until you know you need something else for something specific.
Pickle baths seem to be the most expensive item in the soldering line, i really don't know why
Take a look on Ebay, there are loads of slow cookers for sale, how about this one the LLOYTRON 1.5L COMPACT BLACK ELECTRIC SLOW COOKER for £11 plus postage. It is a brand new item, the seller says 10 available, has a ceramic pot a glass lid and it is reasonably small. It holds 1.5 litres of liquid which is large enough for most jobs.
It should be fine for a pickle pot if you want this type check it out.
Although for the past 30 years an old Pyrex lidded casserole dish heated on a gas ring has served me well as a pickle pot.