What is a Dutch Oven?

A Dutch oven, simply put, is a thick-walled pot with a tight-fitting lid, designed to prevent steam from escaping. Its history dates back to the 17th century when the Dutch developed a new way of casting metals and the Dutch oven was born.

Why do I need one?

It is always fun to add new pots and cooking accessories into your kitchen, but what makes the Dutch oven so amazing is its versatility. They are the perfect tool for both indoor and outdoor cooking. In the kitchen, they can go straight from the stove to the oven without any concern and are extremely effective at cooking on open fires.

What can I cook in a Dutch oven?

The short answer? Almost anything. They are perfect for baking, roasting, browning, searing, broiling and deep-frying. They work particularly well for cooking up stews and casseroles but can be used to cook almost anything. You may be surprised to hear you can even bake bread or cookies in your Dutch oven.

Why are Dutch ovens great for outdoor cooking?

The reason Dutch ovens are fantastic for outdoor cooking is because they work with almost any heat source, whether that be your camping stove or an open fire. They are incredibly effective at cooking meals evenly in the environment of an open fire. And what makes them even better, is they maintain their heat exceptionally well when brought up to temperature, which not only results in perfectly cooked food but ensures your meals stay piping hot during your camping trip!

Petromax Dutch Oven

Petromax Dutch Oven Petromax Dutch Ovens are perfect for cooking over an open fire, on a BBQ or in the kitchen. Unlike a standard Dutch oven, the Petromax has been designed with all of your cooking dreams and desires in mind. They feature a specially designed lid that can be used as a skillet with a hole in the lid for a thermometer. (We always recommend cooking with a thermometer when cooking meat!)

The Petromax ovens have been pre-seasoned ready for immediate use. They are available in 7 different sizes, with or without feet. You can purchase the Petromax Dutch Oven here!