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SamraLee Thu 26-Jul-12 02:11:43

It depends on what you want to use the dutch oven for. It will need legs if you are going to use it on an actual camp fire, but it will make it harder to use in an oven and on the stovetop when you aren't camping. As far as the color, I'm only aware of them coming in black as that is the color of the cast iron ones, which I definately suggest. I'm not sure if you have ever held a dutch oven, they are VERY heavy. I would also suggest buying one pre-seasoned if you can. Also, you should try to make sure the lid dips inward so you can place coals on top of the lid when cooking, rather than a dome shaped one. Hope this helps smile.

mayaswell Sun 22-Jul-12 08:04:31

A campground we stayed at in Utah offered Dutch Oven Hay Rides, under the stars. I nearly wet myself laughing.

BerylStreep Fri 20-Jul-12 20:37:21


I love Bear Grylls.

kitbit Sat 14-Jul-12 22:46:30

Apparently according to my mother who does endless family tree research I am actually related to Bear Grylls.


<kills thread>

Treblesallround Sat 14-Jul-12 15:42:02

And you could give him a dutch oven as a present grin <trebles refuses to stop being childish>

GinPalace Fri 13-Jul-12 15:05:25

<looks at feet sheepishly>

I googled the real thing and they look cool. The concave lid so you can put coals on top as well as below and get an even heat is great. I think if you caught and skinned your own rabbit while out camping and then cooked it in your dutch oven you could probably officially invite someone like Bear Grylls to dinner without embarrassment. grin

kitbit Fri 13-Jul-12 07:55:44

<stamps foot>


This is in CAMPING you philistines!

<peers sternly over glasses at Zulu>

Tigresswoods Thu 12-Jul-12 22:21:12

Lol! DH would love this thread. I haven't been treated to one of his dutch ovens in a while.

ZuluWarrior Thu 12-Jul-12 22:19:14

Sorry for ruining your thread kitbit.

GinPalace Thu 12-Jul-12 15:27:46

Oh God - trussed up in a drawstring dutch oven - <shudders>

If it was a goosedown sleeping bag it might not be so bad - they're quite well ventilated grin

tethersend Thu 12-Jul-12 15:27:37

Pull my finger.

GinPalace Thu 12-Jul-12 15:26:30

I have to say, I am most disappointed in the OP - when you click on the thread titled 'Dutch Ovens' your expectations are tilted in a certain direction and now my entertainment is altogether different... <sigh>

Can we nominate this for most misleading thread title of the year?

was all set to compare the properties of sleeping bags...

BedHog Thu 12-Jul-12 15:25:48

I immediately thought of the other sort too - easy to trap in a drawstring sleeping bag too!!!

Peggotty Thu 12-Jul-12 15:24:51

A Dutch oven is when someone farts in bed and then holds your head under the duvet. Charming. I'm sure your version is very different grin

GinPalace Thu 12-Jul-12 15:24:37

Zuluwarrior I was about to say that!

Treblesallround I have informed my DH a divorce would ensue if he ever tried it... it is the one thing I would lose my sense of humour over I think. Arf!

PersonalClown Thu 12-Jul-12 15:23:58




Treblesallround Thu 12-Jul-12 15:23:12

Fnaaar. My DH specialises in Dutch ovens. Stinky bastard. grin

kitbit Wed 11-Jul-12 23:32:04


Did I miss something?! grin

ZuluWarrior Wed 11-Jul-12 23:06:11

Hahahahahah! The dutch ovens I have experienced are entirely different from yours grin

kitbit Wed 11-Jul-12 23:02:01

I need one.

I reeeaaaally want one.

I want one for the garden as well as for camping, actually. I have visions of me staring wistfully into a beautiful misty sunset with the pan swinging gently over the fire, and the smell of roast chicken wafting out while I pour the wine.

(Please don't disillusion me, it WILL happen! it WILL!)

Do we need one with legs or without?
Steely silver or black?
Any good brands?

It will go nicely with my essential bunting and scatter cushions and even dh is keen (after his initial eye-rolling and mutters of 'more crap to pack into the bloody car')


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