Where can I get a CAST IRON dutch oven?

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I have been looking all over for a real cast iron dutch oven. Does anyone have suggestions of where I can purchase one? Mary

-- Mary Howe (doesnotmatter@thistime.com), October 30, 1998


Both Cumberland General Store


or Lehman's


Carry them. Lehmans is swamped. I don't know about Cumberland General



-- rocky (rknolls@hotmail.com), October 30, 1998.

You could probably grab one off the ceiling of the local Cracker Barrel........right? :-)

-- Deano (deano@luvthebeach.com), October 30, 1998.

Go to your local kitchenware store for a good one.

-- Karen Cook (browsercat@hotmail.com), October 30, 1998.

Think the wife got one at Sam's a couple years back.

-- Paul Davis (davisp1953@yahoo.com), October 30, 1998.

I got one at Target in the camping dept.

-- cutie (Cutiepie@aol.com), October 30, 1998.

I got mine at Waccamaw, if they have those where you are. They have nice coupons in the Sunday paper for $5 off your purchases every week. :)

-- Ohiomom (ina@tizzy.com), October 30, 1998.

Hi Mary! Even though I bought my Dutch Oven from Lehman's, they actually come from Lodge Cast Iron:


-- Gayla Dunbar (privacy@please.com), October 30, 1998.

look at Sutlers of the sixteen, at 1-877-788-5377. for that matter you could go to almost any re-enactors sutlery. you have to get the one s with a ridge at the top edge of the lid to retain coals. good luck

-- steve (sgot@gwi.net), October 30, 1998.

I actually made the trip to the Lodge Cast Iron factory store in South Pittsburgh, Tennessee. Factory seconds there are about 1/3 the price of what you'd find anywhere else, and the defects are (for the most part) very minor -- I got a stew pot, 12-inch frying pan, 5 and 7-quart indoor dutch ovens and an 8-quart camping (legs type) dutch oven, a handle lifter, trivets, griddle, and potholders all for about $75. Of course, I live only 50 miles or so from South Pittsburgh

-- Flint (flintc@mindspring.com), October 30, 1998.

Most Super K marts have Lodge stuff

Most outdoor shops have them

many Shottenstein type(Value City type buy-out houses) carry them


-- Chuck a Night Driver (rienzoo@en.com), October 31, 1998.

Thanks everyone. Believe it or not I was in Wal-mart last night and they have Lodge Dutch Ovens so I bought one for $35. I was always looking in their kitchen ware for it and never thought to look in the camping dept. and that is where it was. Mary

-- Mary Howe (me@thankyou.com), October 31, 1998.

Antique stores.

-- Diane J. Squire (sacredspaces@yahoo.com), October 31, 1998.

Gary from the "Sportsmen Guide" had a good sale 2 skillets 1 dutch oven 1 gridle for $34.dollars 'House of Llyodd' Cookin Party ! dutch oven $34. dollars

-- dave (pingpongdave@dreamsoft.com), November 04, 1998.

Army Surplus Stores. Garage Sales. Flea Markets. I just love mine and wouldn't trade them for anything!

-- bardou (bardou@baloney.com), November 05, 1998.

Believe it or not, I just bought one at the local good will store. I was stunned when I saw it!!! DAC

-- deborah cunningham (dac@ccrtc.com), November 06, 1998.

If you live near a Cabella's store, they have TONS of old-time cooking equiptment under the guise of camping gear. Dutch ovens are only the tip of the iceberg!!! I do 99% of my family's food from my garden and barn. Most of the heavy, big items I need I get from Cabella's (for the reason it is cheaper for me to drive there than pay freight) or from Lehman's (I LOVE Lehman's!!! They send COD, they have an 800 number,and they don't act like I am a lunatic when I call and ask questions.) (10,000 Dutchmen can't be all wrong!) I read you got your oven, but cruise these two anyway. You never know what you can't live without until you see it!

-- Rachel Beck (raebe_ia@hotmail.com), May 14, 1999.

Picked up my Lodge cast iron dutch oven (and also a pancake griddle) in the camping section of WalMart. Found a cast iron water kettle in the dumpster at my transfer station!

-- Brooks (brooksbie@hotmail.com), May 14, 1999.

I got mine from my dad for Christmas. :)

-- GeeGee (GeeGee@madtown.com), May 14, 1999.

A friend just got a super deal on the cast iron dutch oven plus a number of other cast iron items....all for $40. at a Costco in NW Phoenix.

-- x (phxbanks@webtv.net), May 14, 1999.

I inherited my from my Grandmother whern she died. She taught me how to cook with them on her wooden stove as I grew up. Are you aware that there are ways to control the temperature on wood burning stoves? Also you should learn how to damp down the fire befor going to sleep so it will put out heat and still have coals in the morning that you can use to get the fire going for coffee and breakfast. Be sure to "cure" your cast iron pans, especially the frying pan befor you have to use it on a wood stove. Make sure you ALWAYS have a big pot of water heating on the back right of the stove, (the area where there is no direct fire under it.. um where it has stove top etending out, because you will need it all day long. Kids balk at washing hands in ice cold water (from the well, especially in winter-(I know I was one) when they come in from using the outhouse. You will always be rincing something you have used in cooking (which is a full day propasition when dependant on wood stoves). You will soon realise it is better to was what you use as you use it or you will be overwhelmed when "washing dishes". No cardboard boxes put in the microwave for a quick nuke here. You will be using things you never heard of before. Do you have a potatoe masher? Do you know what it looks like? Baster bulb? You will be surprised at how little garbage you end up with though, paper and other burnables you just grab the insulated burner puller and put it in the fire. Composting will be a must, you need to learn what to put in it and how to turn it etc to get the best results for using it for a fertelizer for your garden.

Having had the opertunity of spending many months a year at my grandparents "place" as I grew I at least know what it takes to live like that. Lotta stuff you could never know how to do unless you have been through it yourself before. The major thing is you have to realize you will not be sitting by an oil lamp reading leasurly. It is hard... very hard work that you do not have enough hours in the day to finish as you fall exausted into bed late at night just to have to drag yourself out of bed into a cold house early in the morning just to start over again. I also suggest you learn wheather to use hot or cold water when rinsing off or out something before you wash it. I see everyone talking about wood stoves. But is anyone aware of wood heaters which are made in such a way as to give long lasting warmth while using less fuel? Ever think of how it feels to sit on the seat of an outhouse in winter? Or the smell bad in winter.. Hell when it is warm or hot out? It is not like caming for a weekend or even a week. You will be rincing out your plastic bags and alumenim foil for re-use.

But then I also know and understand computers from the inside out and backwards, and the software too so I know I will not HAVE to live in a situation like this, although I eventually hope to in a small degree later. I will make good use of what society has to offer as an alternative if I do not feel like cooking on the wood stove, I will have a microwave to nuke. The beauty of this is my Grandma had grown up living like this, I visited and got the benifet, such as anyone would enjoy, the cool crisp air, the smell of the wood stoves, fishing in the river, catching, gutting and scalling fish, the food cooking all day, the hard work and feeling as if I acomplished something that was important to all of us (even if it was small when I was little), the knowledge that what I was responsible for was important to the point that I learned to do the job to the best of my ability, have pride in doing a good job, and growing up having these be the base of everything I did in my life.

Umm gee, I think I just realised where I got the bases for my attitude toward the work in my life, and I also realise why I fight so hard against those who are just pretending to know what they are talking about when I know my personal standards do not allow me to do as they do. That is why I attempt to educate people in the unbiased facts of what is going right as apposed to saying everything is ok.. no problem, never been one - which is NOT true as I warned management at Boeing 18 years ago about Y2K and went into minute detail as to what it would do and how hard it would be to fix it later as apposed to doing it right from that time on or the begining of projects. I cannot say if "I" did anything to change how the outcome in that companies effort, but there is little if no problem with the internal workings of the company itself and just 2 tiny "ackmowledgesments of a notice of Y2K in the aircraft, (85% of aircraft in service in the world are Boeing). One is a yellow light in the cockpit as apposed to a green one, easy to fix although expensive. And If I know the industry.. the maker will have to swallow the cost or not have it's products used by it's customers again. And the other problem did not cause any failure at all but because of the strict requirements, would not allow the aircraft to become able to fly until the "problem" was fixed. This involved 100 aircraft worldwide. They do not replace the aircraft *grin* they fix (and have fixed) the problem.

I do not accept the words of people who have decided they will suddenly be an expert in this new found (to them-minus a few) situation, How can people who never realised what 2 digit years in computing could cause, .. how suddenly a year or two ago the same persons who computed in 2 digit years are suddenly experts in the problem? I at least am not one of a single attitude, I do have (fortunatly) the upbringing to be honest, and the luck to be in the right place at the right time, well it did help that I pushed so I could learn what I have. I learned electronics before a lot of you were born. If you are my age or older, I learned what most of you could not believe you had the ability to learn. I know computers inside and out, literally. Software (programming-"code") is easy for me and others like me. Hardware is like buttering bread, the embedded "scenerio" was propagated by one person (and /or his company) so they could make money by finding and fixing the "problem". I personally knew a year ago when starting to monitor Y2K that the embedded chip propagonda was pure, uneducated BS. I fought the so called "expert" in public and private forums until he got to the point where he attempted to personally degrade me. It is beneath my personal standards to act as he did so I let it go unanswered publicly. I did answer him in private and informed him that I would watch his public words and counter them with facts. He is quiet. He admits they "they misjudged the the severity of embedded chips and now says there is little, if not a smaller possibility of any problems at all. I asked him to be as public in this "opinion" of his as he was in his opinion that millions if not a few billion chips could have a problem. Have YOU seen anything? Me neither. Yet those who, perhaps honestly worried about areas (embedded) that were not being addressed, raised the public awareness to the point where these areas were addressed if only to see if there could or would be a problem. The awareness was raised. The world did and is checking these areas, there are no problems- hardware wise- it still goes back in most cases that there is a PC that has the BIOS problem to be fixed. But those who blew the wistle appear to be kinda embarassed that there is no chaos from their questioning, instead of applauding that they DID raise awareness and these possible areas of problems were checked. It is kinda like... ok I think you should check this for a problem, then it is checked and ok, so the next time they think there may be a problem they worry it may not be one ( and they may feel emberrassed again) yet this time there may be a problem. There is NOYHING wrong with asking questions, and there is never a stupid question. Just because in this one area there was no problem, it does not mean they should not question again if they think there is a good reason to. Maybe THIS is my answere to Cory. Cherri --

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-- Cherri (sams@brigadoon.com), May 15, 1999.

I just returned home from my last trip to Costco for the year (membership runs out end of May). Lo & behold, in the camping section, I spy a six-piece cast-iron cookware set.


6" skillet

8" skillet

10-1/2" skillet

9-quart dutch oven with 2" legs & lid

How much wpould you pay for this fine set of old-time cookware?




How about $37.99! Get yours today!

-- Bingo1 (howe9@pop.shentel.net), May 19, 1999.

Cherri, that was a very nice answer.

It's a printer and keeper.

-- Lisa (lisab@shallc.com), May 19, 1999.

I have a hard time taking seriously anyone who can't spell for shit and who probably thinks syntax is a levy on whiskey.

-- Stewart (Amazed@the ignorance.com), May 19, 1999.

There is a company call The Sportsman Guide they are on the web a www.sportsmanguide.com they have three dutch oven for sale from TexSport as of July 9,2000. You can call and order 1-800-888-3006. XOC-40303 2qt dutch oven $8.97 XOC-40304 4qt dutch oven $13.47 XOC-42042 8qt dutch oven $17.97 These ovens have the rimmed lids and legs

-- ted (weeks635@netscape.net), July 09, 2000.

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