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.
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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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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