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Old 02-26-2013, 10:45 PM   #1
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Default Lodge cast iron. Need some advice.

Purchasing advise that is...

I've been wanting to get some cast iron to take me back to by Boy Scout days. I'm pretty much set on getting Lodge as I don't want to take the time to find something older that wasn't really used. Plus I want to start from scratch. I want to know what was cooked in my cast iron as I'm using it, so new is the way I'm gonna go.

My question is what do you think is a good set to start with. I don't need anything large to start with so I've been considering picking up these two pieces from Amazon to start out...







I like both of these for the combos of skillet/oven and the prices on both are great. Would be nothing to pick up both at the same time. I like the sizes too since I would be using these mostly to cook sides in and still fit on the kettle or drum with out taking too much space. I figure if I want to I can always buy a 12" skillet or a larger oven if down the road I find that the two above start shrinking.

Whatdya think? Any issues with Lodge quality I should know about?
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Old 02-26-2013, 10:53 PM   #2
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i use lodge skillets and dutch ovens , season them and they will last a life time , and never wash them with soap , only hot water and heat them up to dry.
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Old 02-26-2013, 10:54 PM   #3
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I would buy them both. I just purchased another small lodge pan to saute peppers and onions on my Akorn.

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Old 02-26-2013, 10:55 PM   #4
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I would get the dutch oven combo... and stick with that to ensure you like the cast iron gig

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I would get the dutch oven combo... and stick with that to ensure you like the cast iron gig

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Ohhhh I already know I love it. Cooked on it every camp out while in the scouts and just never got around to buying my own CI. We did everything from pancakes to burgers to dump cake in the ovens.

I've had the itch ever since and I'm now thinking about scratching it..
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Old 02-26-2013, 11:21 PM   #6
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My wife and I are big fans of Lodge. All our frying pans and Dutch ovens are lodge except one. The only problem I ever had was cajuning steaks on a coleman gas camping stove. I would heat a 12 inch skillet as hot as I could get it an warped one after multiple times. Now it's our deer camp skillet.
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MMmmm Boy scout Dutch oven Tater Tot Casserole. Thats what im talking about!
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I picked this up literally a week ago. It actually is a lot larger than the pic. My thoughts were exactly like yours and I wanted a new one. So far I managed to cook a pot roast meal and bake bread. Food came out excellent so far. This is the deep 12" DO with 8 qt capacity. I got the camp oven because it's versatile and good enough for my family and as a tester. I'm def going to add on more CI cookware from Lodge and I'm already eyeing the 14" deep 10qt oven. Quality is awesome. I was torn between the Chinese made Camp Chef 14" 10 qt oven but I went with Lodge because its made in USA and quality is superb. Glad I went with Lodge. You won't be disappointed.

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Old 02-27-2013, 12:27 AM   #9
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I've got a Lodge skillet, enameled dutch oven, and camp stove. I love them, and the quality is excellent.
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Old 02-27-2013, 12:33 AM   #10
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Buy em, both are great and useful pieces
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Old 02-27-2013, 12:50 AM   #11
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Good Deal ..Stick with made in USA !
I bought a set of CI from Sportsmans whse and it was not seasoned , I oiled it and cooked it in the oven and it never would season ..but it did smell funny then I did research AFTEr and it was MFg in China and I threw it away because seriously who knows what xtras you may be getting . Lodge all the way !.. The Lodge Enameled ( colored ) Dutch ovens they sell in the grocery stores are made In CHINA.. Just check it says where its made.
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The lodge CI painini press looks really good, and I think someone on here used them to make smash burgers as well.
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tractor supply had some great looking pans.HOWEVER China..boohoo
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Old 02-27-2013, 02:57 AM   #14
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I prefer the type that will allow coals to be stacked on top.
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I have camp ovens but also have a set I picked up from lodge outlet for $50 containing 10"DO 10skilletand 6"skillet.
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