Lodge Logic 8 Quart Camp Dutch Oven

Lodge Logic Pre-Seasoned 8 Quart Camp Dutch OvenCamp fire cooking is a lot of fun but it is even better with a cast iron dutch oven. Lodge have been manufacturing cast iron cookware since 1896 and they are real experts at what they do. Their cookware is top quality and although slightly dearer than a lot of other cast iron cookware on the market today it is well worth it for the quality and durability.

The Lodge Logic 8 Quart Camp Dutch Oven is sold as a camp oven but you are not limited to using it just for camping. Although not entirely practical this can be used at home on the stove top or in your oven. It’s also perfect for using in your backyard and makes a great talking point for outdoor get-togethers.

The Lodge Camp Dutch Oven arrives already pre-seasoned. This means you can just get in there and cook with it without the hassle of seasoning it first. Seasoning of bare cast iron is necessary to ensure a non-stick cooking surface as well as to protect the cast iron from rust.

The Dutch oven is fitted with legs for campfire cooking and a handle to make it easy to lift off from the hot coals – although you may want to purchase a lid lifter (sold separately) as cast iron can get extremely hot.

The recessed lid allows for hot coals to be placed on it to ensure even cooking.

If you haven’t used cast iron in the past then you need to be aware that it is heavy so if you have weak muscles or arthritis then you might need some help lifting it on and off the hot coals.

The Lodge Logic Dutch Oven does comes with instructions so you won’t be left wondering just what to do with this pot. But basically to cook in the outdoors you simply get a fire going using hot coals. Once hot enough the coals are removed and the Dutch Oven placed over the top of them. You don’t actually place the Dutch Oven over the open flame but over the coals themselves. Then you add some hot coals to the lid and then leave it to cook.

Cast iron is so reasonably priced when you compare it to other types of cookware and it lasts forever. It’s not uncommon to see cast iron that is handed down from generation to generation. Once you get the hang of it you will never look back.

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REVIEW: Lodge Enameled Cast Iron 6 Quart Dutch Oven

lodge-enameled-cast-iron-dutch-ovenLodge have been making cast iron cookware in Tennessee for well over 100 years so they know a thing or two about it. Even so, this Lodge Enameled Cast-Iron 6-Quart Dutch Oven is not one they manufacture in the USA. This pot is actually made in China and imported into North America.

Although this may deter some from purchasing this item due to ethical reasons it shouldn’t deter those whose only objection is quality. This dutch oven is extremely well made and  has received good reviews from both Good Housekeeping and Fine Cooking magazines. It has also been rated extremely well by consumers on Amazon with just about all giving this dutch oven a 4 or 5 star rating.

Price wise this is a great value for money dutch oven. Compare it with a Le Creuset equivalent and you are looking at a saving of at least $150.

What We Like

  • The enameled surface means that you don’t need to season this like you would with regular bare cast iron.
  • Lodge have used two layers of porcelain on this dutch oven making it chip resistant.
  • The lid fits tightly to keep in the moisture.
  • This is a very versatile pot – use it to marinade foods, sear foods on the stove top, store foods in the fridge or freezer or cook foods in the oven.
  • The pot lid is oven safe to 400F.
  • This Lodge dutch oven can be used on gas, electric, induction and ceramic stove tops.
  • It’s dishwasher safe but hand washing is recommended.

What We Don’t Like

  • Being made from cast iron this is one heavy pot.

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REVIEW: Le Creuset Pate Terrine

le-creuset-pate-terrineThe Le Creuset Pate Terrine is one of those pieces of cookware that really isn’t all that necessary when you think about it but if you are a fan of pate and make your own then you will love it. And if we think outside of the box here it really isn’t limited to just cooking pate. You can even use this for meatloaf, cakes, breads and sweet or savory terrines.

The Le Creuset Pate Terrine is made from enameled cast iron which is perfect for the slow heating required for cooking pates. It also means you don’t have the problem of having to season the cast iron nor the problems associated with foods contaminating with the cast iron surface.

The terrine comes with a tight fitting lid with a vent to allow steam to escape.

What We Like

  • The terrine looks good enough to take to the table.
  • The cast iron makes this strong and durable and it should easily last a lifetime.
  • The terrine is dishwasher safe so you won’t need to hand wash this one.
  • It comes with a lifetime warranty.

What We Don’t Like

  • Cast iron is heavy so those with arthritis or weak muscles may find this a little hard to manage.
  • This is not a cheap piece of cookware but it is one that will last a lifetime.

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REVIEW: Emerilware by All Clad Cast Iron 4 in 1 Smoker

Emerilare Cast Iron 4-in-1 SmokerThere is nothing like smoking your own foods. Not only can it serve to preserve foods but it also provides a wonderful smoky flavor that is enjoyed by many.

The Emerilware Cast Iron 4 in 1 Smoker not only smokes but also grills, roasts and broils. It very versatile and great value for money. It’s no surprise therefore that it is rated extremely well by consumers with  a 4.5 star rating on both Amazon and Cooking.com.

The fact that this can be used both indoors or outdoors makes this a great piece of cookware.

What We Like

  • It’s solid and durable and should easily last a lifetime
  • The lid can be turned upside down to use as a grill.

What We Don’t Like

  • Being cast iron this is heavy so you will need good muscles for this one.
  • The drip pan is easy to clean but if you follow some of the reviewers who recommend using foil then clean up should be easy.

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Staub Enameled Honeycomb Two Handle Frying Pan With Removable Silicone Pan Holders

staub-enameled-honeycomb-two-handle-fry-panLooking for high performance cookware! Then that is just what you will get with the Staub 12.5-in. Enameled Two Handle Frying Pan.

Instead of the typical single long handle, this pan has 2 smaller handles on each side which means you can lift the pan easily and it also stores neatly in the kitchen cupboard. There are also 2 pouring lips on each side which is handy for pouring of excess fat and for pouring out gravy.

Included are  2 removable silicone handle covers  for the handles which means you don’t have to use  oven mitts when carrying the pan from the stove to the table when you are ready to  serve.

This sturdy 12.5 inch cast iron pan from Staub will meet most of your cooking requirements such as searing steaks and other meats.

The interior has a new honeycomb surface which gives you excellent food release and helps reduce food sticking to the bottom of the pan.

As Staub products are enameled on both the interior and the exterior, including the black matte finish which will not discolor, rust or chip,  there is no need for you to season the pan and it will not react with acidic food.

Enameled cast iron is durable and  gives you excellent heat retention and  durability.  And the beauty of eEnameled cast iron is that it doesn’t require seasoning, in fact the more you use it, the better it gets as the oils used when cooking penetrate right  into the pores of the matte enamel to create a smooth non-stick surface.

This is just another great product from Staub that will give you years of use.

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