The Mrs. just opened up the Fleet Farm weekly ad flyer in the Saint Paul Sunday paper. Fleet Farm is selling the Lodge Cast Iron Cookware at 20% off! The 12" deep camp style dutch oven I bought Friday is now $39.83, that seams darn cheap vs. the mail order/internet offers.
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That is a great price as the same oven here sells in the $55.00 area. Did they have other sizes on sale too? If so, you might consider getting two different sizes as you'll surely want one later.
That's close to what they used to sell for a few years ago when I got mine. Just recently Amazon.com was advertising the 12 inch deep version for over a hundred bucks! If they've got the other sizes, you may want to get the 12 inch deep, the 12 inch regular (they call those a "bread oven" on some websites that cater to the cast iron cooking crowd) and a 10 incher. What's the 14 inch deep going for? That one would be big enough to cook a prime rib in for the family at Christmas. I have one (bought before the prices went skyrocketing). Don't use it much, but one time impressed the hell out of the guests at a back yard party by cooking a half-ham in it--my first DO try. The phone rang, I went in the house to answer it, talked about 5 minutes, came back out, and all there was left on the picnic table was a dish with a bone on it. Everybody was raving about that ham. They never even left me a taste!
Thats a good price on the 12" DO you better get it. Jlcombi, Your post reminds reminds me of the time I barbecued ribs for 25 people and diddent even get a bite.
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-Thomas Jefferson 1787.
Damned guests in the backyard anyway, Gonzo. But at least they bring beer and other spiritual beverages to share. Mine did, anyhow. That helped me see better while I stood there staring at a bare hambone. One guest even ran out and bought himself a Dutch oven later. I don't know how he made out with it, but he had aspirations of doing a small prime rib in it. He bought a 10 inch DO from Cabelas. Kind of small for prime rib, I think. That's one cut of meat I haven't tried to do yet--but I'll probably opt for using the 14 inch deep next time I see a decent price on a standing rib roast.Originally Posted by gonzo