Monday, May 19, 2008

Health & Food/Dutch Oven: So You've Got a New Dutch Oven, What Now?

by Keith Fisher onThe Camp Cook in Your Backyard
on yourLDSneighborhood Newsstands - 19 May 2008

Take it out of the box. It won't do any good unless you use it, but remember it’s your pot, use it how you want. There are as many ways of seasoning as there are cooks, this is just one way. All new cast iron comes with a protective wax coating. It’s designed to protect against rust while the oven is sitting in a warehouse somewhere.

Note: These days, most Dutch ovens have been pre-seasoned at the factory but since yours has probably been in storage, in the box, for many years, you will need to know this. No seasoning is forever, however, so you will need this even with a new Dutch oven. ~ Read More