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  • ExhaustedSpark
    ExhaustedSpark:
    When using Cast iron what is your favorite sourse of heat? How well does it regulate the Cooking? etc. Etc.
    • October 9
    • ExhaustedSpark
      blueskyover If I'm using the Dutch Oven in camp, I like charcoal briquets. They're easier to maintain and control than firewood/coals.
      • October 9
    • ExhaustedSpark
      2DogNight Yep. Charcoal!
      • October 9
    • ExhaustedSpark
      PennyR Charcoal, each briquette burns at 25-35 degrees. I’m attaching a picture of a handy guide for temp control when cooking in your Dutch Oven
    • ExhaustedSpark
      Charlie & Judy I use Dutch oven calculator app for Android, has options for baking, braising, etc.
    • ExhaustedSpark
      Cajunville (John & Laurie) Charcoal
      • October 10
  • Okies D&T
    Okies D&T :
    Not sure if this is the right group to be asking this. Does anyone have an instant pot pressure cooker if so which one is the best to get there are several to choose from. And what is a good cook book for the instant pot?
    • August 17
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    • Okies D&T
      MovinTarget We'd like to know too! We have recently purchased an Aroma Pressure Cooker and it would be great to get some input! Thanks for your questions!
      • September 16
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      • Okies D&T
        Okies D&T Hi this is Terri. I ended up getting the instant pot duo 6 qt. And love it. I just have been getting recipes off Pinterest. I have also joined several IP groups on Facebook which have REALLY been a great help. I will let you know if by chance you make a s...  more
    • Okies D&T
      MovinTarget Thanks so much Terri!
      • September 16
    • Okies D&T
      ExhaustedSpark Nuts for cast iron. Have over 20 diff pans and dutch ovens. going to give most away to my sons and keep 3 or 4 for traveling. 
      • October 9
    • Okies D&T
      zapper There is a group for IP's. Try "RV's and InstPots"
      • October 9
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      • Okies D&T
        zapper That should be "RV's and Instant Pots".
        • October 9
  • Stitchntraveler
    Stitchntraveler:
    We are extremely new to Dutch oven cooking. I have one I am playing with and was given another. The second done is in pretty awful shape. How do I clean and prepare it.
    Thanks,
    Ren
    • March 14
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    • Stitchntraveler
      Paul and Linda Ann Hope it helps, best of luck!!
    • Stitchntraveler
      cruisin66 This is for a cast iron Dutch oven. If it's badly coated with old grease etc and you want to start over bury it in a really hot camp fire and it will burn off all the old coating. An alternate would be to put it in an oven during a clean cycle. If extreme...  more Hide 1 Reply
    • Stitchntraveler
      Irvin & Nancy just outside of normal Youtube gives good advice, we have several dutch ovens and cast iron cookware. Season well after cleaning, and the first things you cook in them after seasoning them it would be good to be something with some fat like sausage. Tomato sauce will take away ...  more
    • Stitchntraveler
      Stitchntraveler Good thing we don't eat tomato stuff!
      • March 15
    • Stitchntraveler
      Hinterland When we are dealing with new cast iron or cast iron that is cleaned down to raw, we use repeated thin coats of organic flax oil.  I used to use Tenderflake or Olive Oil, and still do for maintenance, but to bond to the raw iron, organic flax oil is a...  more
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