Originally Posted by jb5379
I have read through the directions on the kit and it state that if you can use a larger boil for steeping the grain to do so for better taste.
Actually the opposite is true. People around here often say "Steep Small, Boil Big"
This may help:http://www.byo.com/stories/technique...ck-up-your-kit
I don't think upgrading your pot and getting a burner is a waste at all. Most brewers go that route eventually. One of the main reasons people advocate doing a full boil is to get better hop utilization, although that's a hotly contested subject right now.
I'm not too familiar with Coopers kits but like CTown said I don't think you would change anything for doing a full boil. One thing to keep in mind is that if you go full boil, you'll want to buy a wort chiller also. It will take forever to chill 5 gallons of hot wort with an ice bath.
If you can afford the pot, burner, and chiller, then go for it. Otherwise, stick to partial boils. Are you really using a 2 gallon pot though? How much wort are you boiling? If anything I would buy the larger pot and do a larger partial boil.