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Camp Chef Dutch Oven Review

Dutch Oven Recipes
Something baking in a dutch oven
See why I use camp chef dutch ovens for much of my outdoor cooking. Enjoy food cooked outdoors over a fire in a cast iron dutch oven.

I have been using Camp Chef 12” dutch ovens for much of my campfire cooking for the last few years.  I originally bought the Camp Chef for the price.  They are quite a bit cheaper than competing dutch ovens. But I have also found there are a few features on these cast iron pots that are very useful.

Camp Chef Dutch Oven
Camp Chef 12 inch dutch oven


Camp Chef dutch ovens are well made.  The 12 inch ovens I use have feet on the bottom and on the lid, making them perfect for stacking.  And the top of the lid has a slight lip on it to help keep coals on the top when baking.

You can turn the lid upside down, and you have a very nice skillet, about an inch deep.  Browning meat, or cooking bacon can be easily done in the lid, while preparing some other food in the dutch oven itself before combining everything together.

Dutch Oven Carrier
Camp Chef 12 Inch Dutch Oven Carrier

Camp Chef Dutch Oven Carrier

My Camp Chef came with a lid lifter, and it was pre-seasoned.  I’ve read some reviews that the cooking surface wasn’t as smooth on the Camp Chef as on a more expensive product.  I have had no problems with this at all.  It is a great non-stick surface.

One thing I have found with my Camp Chef, is that it seems to take a little more heat to cook than some other dutch ovens I’ve used.  Most of the recipes for dutch ovens give you an estimate of how many pieces of charcoal to put on the top and/or the bottom of the oven and how long to cook it.  I usually find that with my Camp Chef dutch oven, I need to apply more charcoal, or the cooking time is much longer.  Once you get used to it, you can usually get the hang of it pretty quick.  And it works well for me, because many times I find myself cooking on coals from a wood fire anyway, and that can sometimes be hotter.

I have links in this article going over to Amazon.com, and I will get a percentage of the sales if you purchase something there.  But other than that, I am not being paid to write about the Camp Chef.  I use it because I’ve had very good luck with it.  I bought a second one just like the first one when I wanted to be able to have a couple things going at once for a meal.  Check back on Spikeoutdoors.com to see some dutch oven recipes that will be posted in the coming months.  I hope you enjoy cooking over a campfire as much as I do!

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