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Good choice for first Dutch oven?

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http://www.amazon.com/Lodge-L12DCO3-Deep-Dutch-8-Quart/dp/B00008GKDW/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1409772293&sr=8-2&keywords=lodge+camp+dutch+oven+6+qt
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WOW!! You sole that!!  GREAT buy!  The 5 qt. is $86!  You should have bought 2!  Lodge is a well known brand.  Well done!  Keep Smokin!  If that isn't a misprint the members should look in to that deal!

Danny

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That's a great buy on that DO.

Even though they say Pre-Seasoned. The first thing I would do is de-season it. Them re-season it with Flax seed oil. Then it would be a bomb proof DO.
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So two of you think I did well so I must have. :)

Thanks!
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That's a great buy on that DO.



Even though they say Pre-Seasoned. The first thing I would do is de-season it. Them re-season it with Flax seed oil. Then it would be a bomb proof DO.

 



How do I de-season it?
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So two of you think I did well so I must have. :)

Thanks!


Make that 3.........killer deal.

As Case said, wash it well and re-season with flax seed oil.

 

Brad

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To de season it you can run it through the self cleaning cycle in your oven. If you don't have that, spray it down with easy off, wrap it in a plastic garbage bag and leave it for a day or two. Then scrub with hot water and steel wool. Make sure you wear gloves!

And yes, that's a great piece of cookware. Not really practical for stovetop use due to the legs, but great for oven or outdoor use.
post #9 of 11
Here's a good link on re-seasoning it:

http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/t/137622/the-ultimate-way-to-season-cast-iron-flaxseed-oil

Since you have the little legs a good trick I use in the oven is to put a baking tray, pizza stone or cookie sheet on the rack. It's a pain trying get the little legs to align with the rack openings when the DO is full of hot food. Like MD said for stove top it's not much good. I use my CampChef 3 Bruner propane rig with my DO's all the time outdoors. Works great.
post #10 of 11

Oh just to throw this into the mix, how about a South African Potjie with much longer legs and a rounded bottom?

 

post #11 of 11
I bought a set like this.

http://www.amazon.com/Lodge-L5HS3-Pre-Seasoned-Cast-Iron-Cookware/dp/B004QM8SLG/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1409792582&sr=8-3&keywords=Lodge

The dutch oven doesn't have the legs or the lip of on the cover but I am using on an Akorn grill the majority of the time. For about $20 more you can have a couple more useful pieces of cast iron cookware beyond the dutch oven.

So far I have only used the dutch oven from the set, but that is because I bought the 10 inch griddle from academy before I bought the set. The dutch oven is awesome when I use it on the Akorn grill. I would say the Lodge stuff is of a higher quality than the Outdoor Gormet brand from academy sports.
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