fyi- dutch oven

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  1. marvella

    marvella Well-Known Member

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    while looking in walmart for a grate for the fireplace, (which of course i didn't find) i was in the camping department and found a lodge cast-iron dutch oven for $35 and change. seeing as i have been consistantly overbid on everyone i've ever seen at an estate sale, i grabbed it.

    just thought someone might want to check there, if they had any interest in trying to buy one. had my first experience cooking with one this past summer, and want to fool with learning how some more.
     
  2. Sarah J

    Sarah J Well-Known Member

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    Cooking in cast iron dutch ovens is WONDERFUL! Especially one with feet and a flanged lid - add coals on top and you can bake cakes, bread, even cookies in them.

    Our local Alco store sells 9 quart ones for $19.99. Very nice! (very heavy!) We've got four of them that we use regularly. I don't shop Walmart so don't know what size those are...it's too far away for me.

    -Sarah
     

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    kppop Well-Known Member

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    I have that exact dutch oven and use it each and every time we go camping! I love it!

    Kim in Mi
     
  4. headintodawoods

    headintodawoods Well-Known Member

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    I love my dutch ovens. I cooked our entire Thanksgiving dinner in them. This included the turkey, green beans, stuffing, dressing, rolls, and pupkin pie. Cast iron and an open fire is simply the best way to go.

    Chuck
     
  5. marvella

    marvella Well-Known Member

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    at the homesteaders picnic in AR last fall i made some great biscuits, and marlene s baked them. they were just as good as what came out of the oven at home! she made cobbler too.

    i mean to practice more this summer.
     
  6. ratherbefishin

    ratherbefishin Well-Known Member

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    I just logged on after putting on a venison stew in mine...it'll simmer away for a few hours then I'll add some dumpling,and it'll be ready for supper.I've found it's best to eat the spuds and dumplings the first night, though, they don't sem to be as good the second day, whereas the rest of the stew is better blended the second day
     
  7. HermitJohn

    HermitJohn Well-Known Member

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    Last fall a Harbor Freight store (same company with catalog) opened here locally. In Dec I got one of their sales circulars in mail. I bought an 10qt cast iron dutch oven with legs and the lip around the lid to hold coals on sale for $9.95 plus tax. Fairly good size whether exactly 10qt or not. Later saw pretty much same thing at Atwoods farm store down in Ft Smith for regular price of $15 if I remember right. These are China made, but seemed pretty good quality and would probably be pretty good to practice with before investing lot more if you felt the genuine made in usa was worth it..
     
  8. Sylvia

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    Hi marvella good to see you finally got one!

    Just in case anyone is looking for more stuff on dutch ovens :
    Websites pertaining to Iron Cookware

    http://www.geocities.com/suncoastidos/
    This one is for the Suncoast Dutch Oven Society (Florida)

    http://www.nwdos.org/
    Northwest Chapter of the Dutch Oven Society

    http://www.socaldos.org/
    Southern California Chapter of the Dutch Oven Society

    http://www.lsdos.com/
    Lone Star Chapter of the Dutch Oven Society

    http://papadutch.home.comcast.net/
    This is the web page by Byron Bills, a true iron cookware fanatic! He has instructional categories which lead to dozens more links

    http://www.kitchenemporium.com/info/castiron.html
    This page instructs you on seasoning your pans (and keeping them that way)

    http://www.lodgemfg.com/
    The website for Lodge Manufacturing Co., an American manufacturer of iron cookware