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Old 04-07-2014, 07:12 PM
 
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Here's a thread that has some interesting info:Can Anyone Tell Me About This Dutch Oven?
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Old 04-07-2014, 08:02 PM
 
Location: Northern Maine
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Spend the money. Buy a Lodge. You will only buy one once. Get the dished cover so you can put hot coals on top. They are great for baking biscuits and cobbler. I set a round aluminum pan on three pebbles inside mine to bake cakes and pies.

Griswolds are as good as Lodge. I have not seen a new one for sale in decades. I have several Griswold frying pans. I was a guide for years and was the training director of the Maine Professional Guides Association some decades ago.

I have known a lot of guides on the rivers. I have never seen a Le Creuset or seen the name until tonight. I expect it's an indoor Dutch oven.
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Old 04-07-2014, 08:27 PM
 
Location: Temporarily, in Limerick
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I have several Lodge cast iron Dutch ovens for outdoor cooking and a Lodge enameled cast iron Dutch oven for indoor cooking. You don't want a lightweight Dutch oven as they don't hold temperature as well.
Almost all my pots/pans are Lodge cast iron. I slow cook most everything in the oven overnight in the Dutch oven... easy & food is delicious & beautifully browned. Potatoes melt in your mouth from sheer joy. The only problem is when making a roast, the smell wakes me throughout the night.

The enamel might be nice, but I use cast iron as a way to stave off lifelong borderline anemia. It's worked since I bought cast iron a few years ago, so the extra seasoning work someone else mentioned is a simple trade off for me. Besides, once you get the hang of it, it really doesn't take anymore time that washing any other pan & becomes second nature.

BTW, I bought a set of cheap cast iron first (about 8 pieces for $60) & they were horrible... everything stuck to them no matter how many seasoning methods I tried. Gave up on them after 6-mos. Lodge are pre-seasoned & more reasonably priced. (Someday I'll buy a Griswold!) My Dutch oven was $45 on Amazon (I see the price has dropped to $30 with free S&H). I bought this one, as the lid doubles as a fry pan.



http://www.amazon.com/Lodge-L8DD3-Ca...odge+cast+iron

Let us know which you choose. Good luck!
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Old 04-07-2014, 08:53 PM
 
Location: Georgia, on the Florida line, right above Tallahassee
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Dutch oven cooking. Chicken stew, beef stew and a pot of beans. (Outdoors.)
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Old 04-07-2014, 10:22 PM
 
Location: Delaware County, PA
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Like where to get one and what to look for in quality.
The bedroom while your partner is sleeping, or while you're sleeping. Chilli beans are a damn good recipe for destruction. Let one rip and pull the blanket over the head of the person you're sleeping next to.
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Old 04-07-2014, 10:24 PM
 
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My advice on a dutch oven is to hold your breath
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Old 04-07-2014, 10:43 PM
 
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I was a guide for years and was the training director of the Maine Professional Guides Association some decades ago.

I have known a lot of guides on the rivers. I have never seen a Le Creuset or seen the name until tonight. I expect it's an indoor Dutch oven.

I would say you need to get out more...but maybe you need to stay in more.

LoL
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Old 04-08-2014, 02:09 AM
 
Location: Heart of Dixie
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The bedroom while your partner is sleeping, or while you're sleeping. Chilli beans are a damn good recipe for destruction. Let one rip and pull the blanket over the head of the person you're sleeping next to.
Guffaw - guffaw - you're so funny. Kids and their "fart jokes" . I actually remember when I was twelve.
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Old 04-08-2014, 03:34 AM
 
Location: Viña del Mar, Chile
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Guffaw - guffaw - you're so funny. Kids and their "fart jokes" . I actually remember when I was twelve.
Brownies anyone?
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Old 04-08-2014, 07:39 AM
 
Location: Loudon, TN
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TJ Maxx often has Le Creuset for about half off.


When I read the title of this thread my first thought was..."Don't fall for it!"
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