Good choice for first Dutch oven?

Discussion in 'General Dutch Oven Information' started by daniels, Sep 3, 2014.

  2. 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!

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  4. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    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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  5. So two of you think I did well so I must have. :)

  6. How do I de-season it?
  7. bkleinsmid

    bkleinsmid Smoking Fanatic

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

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

  8. mdboatbum

    mdboatbum Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    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.
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  9. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Here's a good link on re-seasoning it:

    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.
  10. bluewhisper

    bluewhisper Master of the Pit OTBS Member

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

  11. ka3mgh

    ka3mgh Newbie

    I bought a set like this.

    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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