Rated5out of5byBigTurtleHikingfromNice addition to a Dutch Oven collectionI am a intermediate Dutch Oven cook, with a couple dozen dishes under my belt.
I cook using Dutch ovens both at home and on car camping trips. They greatly extend the menu possibilities when camping. I've cooked breads, cobblers, veggies, crisps, cakes, and beef, chicken and pork main dishes in various sizes of Dutch ovens.
In the week I've had the 8" Dutch oven I've cooked veggies for 6, a loaf of beer bread and a "Mountain Man Breakfast" for 2.
The 8" Dutch oven has all the positive features of the rest of the Lodge Dutch ovens. Its pretty much bullet-proof, very solidly made. It comes seasoned from the factory. I'm tempted to add another layer of seasoning, but it is working fine as it is.
I also like it because it is a good size for personal cooking or cooking for up to three people. When it is just my son, my buddy and I camping, a 10" or 12" Dutch oven makes too much food. 8" is just right for 2-3 people.
My biggest complaint about THIS particular oven is that the end of the bail interferes with the lid. I have to hold the bail JUST RIGHT to get the lid to properly seal.
A quick note to address another review of this product. You have to know what to expect out of the various size ovens. Don't buy an 8" oven and then expect to feed a troop of Boy Scouts with it.
8" is good for 1-3 people
10" is good for 3-5 people
12" is good for 6-8 people
Make sure you get the right size for the job you want to do.
Date published: 2013-02-11
Rated3out of5byActive BSA DadfromToo small for many applications.I'd recommend getting the 4, 6, or 8 quart. The small capacity of this one limits the functionality and cooking options.
Date published: 2013-01-04
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