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Old 03-25-2014, 11:25 AM   #1
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Dutch Oven?

I am considering buying a Lodge 6 or 8 quart outdoor dutch oven. It looks like you can make anything from biscuits to soup in them. Anybody using a dutch oven?
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Old 03-25-2014, 11:42 AM   #2
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It has been years, but We just received our 12" 5 " deep do from Amazon. Supposedly the 5" deep do is good for main dishes and the 3.5" us good for deserts and biscuits.
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I don't ever plan on cooking directly in the do. For deserts, biscuits, and such I will be using a round cake pan in the do, with something under the pan so it is not in direct contact with the do. Meats w/veggies will be in double wrapped aluminum foil. This allows for much easier clean up of the do.
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Use mine all the time. I also have a cast iron set for home use too. Camping, i have two 12 quart dutch camp ovens. Desserts, stew, and my favorite roasted whole chicken with potatoes and carrots. Am currently looking at recipes to expand the offerings and looking into getting a smaller d.o. to have around. There are Dutch Oven Groups (DOGs) that have camping/cooking rallies. Google DOG and see if there is one in your area. They love to teach and demonstrate how to cook in a DO.
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I am considering buying a Lodge 6 or 8 quart outdoor dutch oven. It looks like you can make anything from biscuits to soup in them. Anybody using a dutch oven?
If you wait til Goshen if you are going they have a class on them and also sell them. Linda went last year and really liked it and learned a lot.....
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There's nothing like sitting around the campfire with your dutch oven and a pot of stew, scrambled eggs and potatos, baked ham, or what ever. Cleanup is easy also. When done cooking, put in water and put over the fire, cover with the lid and let it steam/boil. Some balled up foil will clean of any stuck particles. Dump the water, dry and apply a light oil and you are ready to start again. DW really appreciates you cleaning up the pot. In our camp, it's kind of a "man" thing. We build the fires, cook with the dutch oven, and do the clean up of the DO. The ladies bring out the food to cook and help with the clean up. Division of labor/chores is always appreciated.

This is a long answer to say.... yes, you need a dutch oven.
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Been cooking in the dutch oven since I learned how when the boys were in Scouts. One thing for sure the Scout leaders knew how to eat on those camp outs! One pot cooking! Love it!
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There's nothing like sitting around the campfire with your dutch oven and a pot of stew, scrambled eggs and potatos, baked ham, or what ever. Cleanup is easy also. When done cooking, put in water and put over the fire, cover with the lid and let it steam/boil. Some balled up foil will clean of any stuck particles. Dump the water, dry and apply a light oil and you are ready to start again. DW really appreciates you cleaning up the pot. In our camp, it's kind of a "man" thing. We build the fires, cook with the dutch oven, and do the clean up of the DO. The ladies bring out the food to cook and help with the clean up. Division of labor/chores is always appreciated.

This is a long answer to say.... yes, you need a dutch oven.
You sound like a veteran dutch oven user. What size would you recommend for two people with an occasional two guests. I would like to be able to cook a whole chicken also.
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There's nothing like sitting around the campfire with your dutch oven and a pot of stew, scrambled eggs and potatos, baked ham, or what ever. Cleanup is easy also. When done cooking, put in water and put over the fire, cover with the lid and let it steam/boil. Some balled up foil will clean of any stuck particles. Dump the water, dry and apply a light oil and you are ready to start again. DW really appreciates you cleaning up the pot. In our camp, it's kind of a "man" thing. We build the fires, cook with the dutch oven, and do the clean up of the DO. The ladies bring out the food to cook and help with the clean up. Division of labor/chores is always appreciated.

This is a long answer to say.... yes, you need a dutch oven.
A MAN THING!!! watch what you say!! No such thing when it comes to D.O. cooking or grilling for that matter But kidding aside, some of the best cooking comes from the Dutch oven.
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A MAN THING!!! watch what you say!! No such thing when it comes to D.O. cooking or grilling for that matter But kidding aside, some of the best cooking comes from the Dutch oven.
LOL. Exactly- cooking is woman's work no matter what the mechanism!



(I jest! I jest! Though, my wife does do most of our cooking- grilling or otherwise.)
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