Would this be a good starter Dutch Oven set?

Discussion in 'General Dutch Oven Information' started by ecto1, Jan 18, 2011.

  1. ecto1

    ecto1 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

  2. fpnmf

    fpnmf Smoking Guru OTBS Member

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    I am a little wary of the low price. I am a lodge fan.

    Can you look at them before you buy?

    None of my lodge stuff was bought new. Yard sales and Goodwill type buys.

    I have several lodge ovens and skillets.

    I have one cheaper version made in china 14 inch skillet that has refused to season properly. (new,was a gift)

    And it warped some. Probably not all cast iron.

    Good luck!

     Have a great day!!

       Craig
     
  3. ecto1

    ecto1 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    So is this one good I just need something to cook cobblers while camping and some stew and chili.

     
    Last edited: Jan 17, 2011
  4. fpnmf

    fpnmf Smoking Guru OTBS Member

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    The link isn't working for me.

    There are tons of sites on the net for DO cooking.

    The scouting (macscouter..for one) and the IDOS and byrons are fabulous.

    I am going to the Troop site and getting some pictures of some of the great cooks we had.
     
  5. ecto1

    ecto1 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    Ok fixed the link
     
  6. fpnmf

    fpnmf Smoking Guru OTBS Member

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    That's a great size.

    When ya make cobblers or sweet stuff line it with tin foil.

    Makes cleaning very easy.
     
  7. fpnmf

    fpnmf Smoking Guru OTBS Member

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    Ohhh ... you don't need to get one of those fancy schmansy lid lifters either.

    Use a claw hammer. It comes in handy camping anyway.
     
  8. eman

    eman Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member

    Lodge is the only new production cast iron i will buy.  That is a good size at a good price.
     
  9. I bought one of those Academy specials to use for tailgating.  We leave our stuff out when we go to the stadium, so I wanted something cheap that I wouldn't care if it got ripped off.  It's not finished as nicely as the Lodge (rough edges where they knocked it out of the mold), but it is plenty functional.  Just burn off that garbage "pre-seasoning" that they have on it and start over and season it the right way and you will have a functional pot that will do fine for what you want.  All my stuff I use at home are antiques that I either inherited or scrounged up at yard sales, junk shops etc.... 
     
  10. You can't go wrong with Lodge or Camp Chef.  I love my hard anodized aluminum set (10" & 12").  You just have to make sure the lid on any DO has a good fit.
     
  11. fpnmf

    fpnmf Smoking Guru OTBS Member

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    Proper use of the lid lifter.

    That was an awesome souffle too!

    [​IMG]
     
  12. ecto1

    ecto1 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    Ok that picture has me excited this site has made me go from BBQ man to outdoor cook fast.  I already have my eye on a plow disk cooker as well.
     
  13. fpnmf

    fpnmf Smoking Guru OTBS Member

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    Hahahahah here's one I put on another thread.

    Cooked meatloaf and asaregus for about 60 folks at scout camp  .

    [​IMG]
     
  14. ecto1

    ecto1 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    Thanks I have some leftover money from my Fantasy Football winnings I think I am going to order this one.
     
  15. ecto1

    ecto1 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    OK i ordered the 8 quart lodge and it will be here tomorrow with the free 2 day shipping.  Anything I need to do with it or is it really preseasoned and ready to go.
     
  16. fpnmf

    fpnmf Smoking Guru OTBS Member

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  17. beer-b-q

    beer-b-q Smoking Guru OTBS Member


    You made the right choice, Lodge is the last manufacturer of cast iron cookware still making them in the USA.  So unless you find an older American Made, all others are made in China...
     
  18. ecto1

    ecto1 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    Whoo I just got an email my Dutch Oven has been deliverd.[​IMG]
     
  19. venture

    venture Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    You will love the Lodge.  Also, I don't like buying sets of almost anything.  I might like one item in a set and find another not suitable.  Also, many sets contain items you will rarely if ever use.

    Good luck and good smoking.
     
  20. ncdodave

    ncdodave Smoking Fanatic

    NO FOIL!!!! it takes from the whole purpose of using cast iron!
     
     

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