Cast Iron Dutch Oven
If you have never cooked with cast iron before, you are in for a fantastic surprise! You get superior cooking with these pieces and are perfect for cooking outdoors or indoors. With a flanged lid to promote baking, and no feet, this dutch oven can easily be used in conventional ovens or outside on your grill. 3 sizes available: 8 quart, 4 quart & 2 quart.
4 quart 11.5" diameter x 4.75" height x 10.75" deep including lid
8 quart 14.25" diameter x 6.25" height x 13.25" deep including lid
12 quart 17" diameter x 10.5 height x 15.75" deep including lid
Care & cleaning: After cooking in your cast iron cookware, it can be cleaned by pouring in hot water and bringing to a boil. Never use detergent to clean seasoned cookware, as it will remove the seasoning: Also, avoid putting hot cast iron into cold water. This can cause cast iron to warp or crack. After pouring out boiling water, wipe dry with a paper towel. If something sticks to the surface, dislodge it by simply using a spoon. Do not use any abrasive item to scrub cookware as this can cut into seasoned surface. While pan is still warm from washing, apply a fine coating of oil or spray on all surfaces. If metallic taste or signs of rust are noticed, simply wash with hot, soapy water. Scour off the rust, and then re-season your cookware. Store your cast iron cookware in a cool dry location. If storing with lid, place a paper towel between the lid and base to allow circulation of air.
Seasoning: This is a simple process of oil absorbing into into the pores of your iron cookware leaving a black, nonstick surface. Follow instructions below if your cookware ever requires re-seasoning.
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. Wash cast iron with hot, soapy water, and a stiff brush. Rinse and dry.
3. Completely coat inside and outside surfaces with melted vegetable oil or shortening (some people prefer lard or bacon fat).
4. Place cookware on middle rack for 30 minutes. Remove cookware and wipe it almost dry to prevent pooling of shortening or oil. Place back in oven for another 30 minutes.
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