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Offline rbinhood

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Re: Dutch oven
« Reply #15 on: January 05, 2017, 07:31:45 pm »
Of cast iron dutch ovens, I think Griswold is very well respected. Pricey, but high quality. I have some Wagner cast iron which has been good. I also have a Lodge pan, but the finish inside is very rough.

Aside from GSI, I don't know who else makes aluminum dutch ovens.

Primary difference between aluminum and cast iron is weight, with aluminum being the lighter of the two. Cast iron holds heat better, but is slower to heat up. Cast iron imparts iron to the food being cooked in it. I know people who are sensitive to aluminum and cannot eat food cooked in it. Some people think aluminum is toxic and its ingestion may be linked to Alzheimer's disease. Acidic foods like tomatoes do not do well in aluminum or cast iron.

 I prefer too cook in cast iron, stainless, or titanium. I try to avoid aluminum because of the health questions.
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Re: Dutch oven
« Reply #16 on: January 05, 2017, 08:20:55 pm »
The Woody dutch oven is another aluminum option thats out there.
http://www.woodydutchoven.com/get-yours/1/158/ovens

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Re: Dutch oven
« Reply #17 on: January 05, 2017, 11:15:49 pm »
Our cast iron one is a cabbalas, really nice, served us well for many many years... But on one of our trip last summer wile cooking lasagna, we herd a gun shot... The lid had snapped!!

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Re: Dutch oven
« Reply #18 on: January 06, 2017, 10:10:28 am »
Also take a look at the Frybake pans for a compromise between a dutch oven and a heavy skillet. Great if you are looking to save a bit of weight.

https://frybake.com/

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Re: Dutch oven
« Reply #19 on: January 06, 2017, 11:14:21 am »
Also take a look at the Frybake pans for a compromise between a dutch oven and a heavy skillet. Great if you are looking to save a bit of weight.

https://frybake.com/
I mention that a few post up, we used one(2) for many years now and that thing rocks!! The best pan ever!
https://goo.gl/photos/JRc2HA4TVmG7mtZj8