Re: Dutch oven wanted. (aluminum ovens melt too easily)
Ronald W. Fox (us018956@POP3.INTERRAMP.COM)
Sat, 8 Jun 1996 21:23:18 PDT
On Friday, 7 Jun 1996, Rhett Skelton wrote
> Ron: I am surprised you promote aluminum dutch ovens, seeing that
>you are a Cubmaster. Maybe you haven't loaned your dutch oven to any of
>your cubs, and haven't found out what _can_ happen.
You're right. I haven't loaned my dutch oven to any of my Cubs, nor
am I likely to. Dutch oven cooking isn't part of the Cub Scout
>I have seen too many
>aluminum dutch ovens melt because scouts put on too much heat. Namely,
>there was one scout who was very sure of himself, and wanted to surprise
>the SM so he took one of the troop dutchovens, aluminum of course. Then,
>he got his stuff in the oven, and took _the_whole_bag_ of charcoal, got
>it hot, made a bed of coals, and put the oven in it, and buried the rest
>of the oven.
Certainly, I can believe that you could melt an aluminum dutch oven
with a whole bag of charcoal. I'd like to think that an extreme like
that could be avoided, though. That kind of heat would ruin a meal
pretty quick, anyway.
>Oh, by the way, that troop melted _6_ dutch ovens, and eventually
>brightened up and went to cast iron. Although they did not follow the
>instructions, a cast iron would have survived....and if you want your
>dutch oven to last, make sure it is a properly seasoned cast iron oven.
>Otherwise, it will be eventually toast.
Well, we'll see. I'll be using mine. Used it for SMF and cooked up
a great beef stew, browning the beef on the lid.
Does anyone else on the list have any experience with aluminum dutch
ovens? I'd be interested in your feedback.
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