Wanted to show off my 100+ year old Dutch Oven and beef stew

Discussion in 'General Dutch Oven Information' started by kathrynn, Mar 28, 2013.

  1. kathrynn

    kathrynn Smoking Guru OTBS Member


    This DO was my Grand Mother's.  I finally got to lay hands on it for a while this week.  Monday I made home made beef stew and it was wonderful.  Here is the Stew View and DO views.

    it is not this gray....but the outside needs some seasoning

    here is the bottom....cant see any markings

    Inside is great

    inside of lid....wanna re-do this

    Top of lid.

    Have no clue what brand this is.  I just know its old....and still works great!

    Last edited: Mar 28, 2013
  2. woodcutter

    woodcutter Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I don't know why for sure but I sure like old cast iron. You'll have it looking like new when your done. Makes you wonder why people stop using them. It is in very good condition must have been taken care of.
    Last edited: Mar 28, 2013
  3. fpnmf

    fpnmf Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Real nice!!

  4. dward51

    dward51 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    And it will last forever.  You will be giving it to your grand kids one day (and that's what it's all about!)
  5. pgsmoker64

    pgsmoker64 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    Nice piece of hardware Lady Kat!

  6. kathrynn

    kathrynn Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I have a bunch of cast iron things that I am re-seasoning right now.  Been busy!

  7. Kathryn...pretty sure that thing is just getting broken in...

    I only have two pieces of cast iron (16" skillet and 14" skillet) both of which were gifts from my mother...she has a plethora of cast iron that I'll inherit when the time comes she can no longer lift/cook!

    I've had to re-season my 16" skillet as the spousal unit cooked something in there that it apparently didn't like and I might have cleaned it too aggressively?

    We use cast-iron exclusively hunting (my buddy's dad is lovingly referred too as the cast-iron chef). He has a wooden crate/box that's full of cast-iron, weighs about 150lbs...

    Nice looking stew!

  8. chef willie

    chef willie Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    XLNT piece.....still use my Grandmothers DO as well, no markings either. Also have some Le Creuset I bought along the way that I'll be passing down when the time comes.  
  9. smokinclt

    smokinclt Meat Mopper

    Wonderful looking DO Kat. 
  10. woodcutter

    woodcutter Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I just scrolled thru the first 10 pages on e-bay and didn't see anything with a solid handle on the cover.
  11. kathrynn

    kathrynn Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I have been doing research too.....looking in the cast iron collectors stuff...cant find anything that looks like it.  Most have the 'wire" type handle.

  12. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    LOOKS GOOD Kat! next time make some rolls or bread first in the DO, then your stew!!! Now how about a salt encased dry aged prime rib???
  13. hambone1950

    hambone1950 Master of the Pit Group Lead

    I have a new appreciation for my cast iron cookware since joining this forum. For years a lot of it just sat on the shelf. I knew they were too good to get rid of , but they didn't get a lot of use.
    That is changing these days thanks to folks like you. Thanks for sharing. :grilling_smilie:
  14. rgacat

    rgacat Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    Congrats Kat the DO looks almost as good as your stew. I love cast iron it just makes everything taste better.

    Ronnie G.
  15. mr t 59874

    mr t 59874 Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Looks great Kat, I can see another 100 years in that iron.
  16. dutch

    dutch Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Great looking black pot and nice stew Kat. It's official, Kat has a severe case of castironitis!
  17. shoneyboy

    shoneyboy Master of the Pit OTBS Member

  18. michael ark

    michael ark Master of the Pit

    That's a hand me down I would gladly take.
  19. Outstanding vessel and stew! My dad (75 yrs old) is still using my grandmother's Griswold cast iron collection. Cast iron is all I use at home and I couldn't be happier with it.
  20. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    Nice Toy. I have two 1950's Aluminum Dutch Ovens. They get used frequently for braised dishes but they do not come close to the heat retention of Cast Iron...JJ

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