Dutch Oven What Size is Best ? - Luxury Coach Lifestyles
Free 7 Day Trial RV GPS App RV Trip Planner Campground Reviews RV Maintenance Free 7 Day Trial ×
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 03-07-2013, 04:02 AM   #1
Vantare
Member
 
Vantare's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: West Fargo, ND
Posts: 48
Default Dutch Oven What Size is Best ?

I figured I would get a quality camp style dutch oven. I'm planning on picking up one from Lodge, but not really sure what size to get. I'm debating over a 4 quart 10" and an 8 quart 12". It will 75% of the time be just my wife and myself, but we also entertain relatives or have friends who follow with us. I'm sure I'll eventually end up with both sizes using the larger for main courses and the smaller for sides, breads, desserts etc. But for now any advice on which size I should start out with?

Vantare
__________________

__________________
1959 Corvette Convertible

Cannondale Slice 5 Bike

2006 Prevost Vantare’ Double Slide

Steve & Annie
Vantare is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-07-2013, 04:41 AM   #2
JustDustin
Senior Member
 
JustDustin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 266
Default

If you don't mind left overs and it is just the two of you most of the time. I would suggest the largest to medium sized one.
__________________

JustDustin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-07-2013, 03:23 PM   #3
1993Newell
Senior Member
 
1993Newell's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: The U S of A!
Posts: 368
Default

Dutch ovens can be expensive from $30 being the lower end all the way up to $500 or more for a French Le Creuset pot. When you are talking about a dutch over cost is usually a good indicator of quality. I say buy the best and it will last for years. As far as size goes larger is better in my opinion this way you never have to worry about over flowing the pot.
__________________
Ed and Melba Covack

1993 Newell Coach Motorhome
1993Newell is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-07-2013, 03:38 PM   #4
The Newell
Senior Member
 
The Newell's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Southern California
Posts: 1,018
Default

Start with the 12" DO. You will eventually want a 16" DO for making pizza.
__________________
1976 Newell Classic (Sold)

Home Base: Riverside, CA

If anyone needs my contact info private message me and I will send it to you.

-Joseph-
The Newell is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-07-2013, 04:34 PM   #5
WildCat
Member
 
WildCat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 21
Default

I've used dutch ovens for years cooking while camping. We carry 1-8" and 2- 10" ovens with the inverted lid to hold the coals on top. Have fun with it, it is so relaxing to cook this way.

WildCat
WildCat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-07-2013, 06:44 PM   #6
Leeann J
Member
 
Leeann J's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 67
Default

There are so many Dutch Ovens on amazon!

Here are just a few


















Different prices, sizes, brands and colors!
Leeann J is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-07-2013, 07:18 PM   #7
Wheeler
Member
 
Wheeler's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 69
Default

Leeann the blue one you pictured is a Lodge and I can't recommend it enough, they're reliable and they've got several types of cast iron cookware options at very affordable prices. We have had one for years and it's the best buy for your money. Amazon.com: Lodge L Series E6D30 Enameled Cast Iron Dutch Oven, Liberty Blue, 6-Quart: Kitchen & Dining
Wheeler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-07-2013, 10:12 PM   #8
Cheri Smith
Senior Member
 
Cheri Smith's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 249
Default

I would personally recommend Staub.
__________________
Cheri & Ralph

1979 Newell Classic
Cheri Smith is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-07-2013, 10:51 PM   #9
GORDON HUMMEL
Senior Member
 
GORDON HUMMEL's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Forest Ranch, Ca for the summer
Posts: 299
Default

My choice was based on the largest size that would fit in my microwave/convection oven & still rotate. Went from store to store with a tape measure. Think I ended up getting it at Bed, Bath & Things
__________________
Gordon Hummel
1991 41.5' #266
8v92
2009 Pontiac Vibe GT Toad
Fulltime on the road
GORDON HUMMEL is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-08-2013, 02:09 AM   #10
speedingsport
Senior Member
 
speedingsport's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 541
Default

I'd buy a Lodge cast iron dutch oven in a medium or smallish size. It will work well and last forever.
speedingsport is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-08-2013, 02:26 AM   #11
GringoPhil
Senior Member
 
GringoPhil's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Armenia, Wisconsin
Posts: 278
Default

12" USA MADE Lodge is what we started with and is the most versatile. Makes a nice pizza for two.
__________________
1983 Newell Coach
GringoPhil is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-08-2013, 02:54 AM   #12
rellick
Senior Member
 
rellick's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Sexsmith Alberta Canada
Posts: 594
Default

Is yours like this one Phil?I think I'm going to buy one too <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00008GKDW/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative =9325&creativeASIN=B00008GKDW&linkCode=as2&tag=aff iliatechie-20">Lodge Logic L12DCO3 Pre-Seasoned Cast-Iron Camp Dutch Oven, 8-Quart</a><img src="http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=affiliatechie-20&l=as2&o=1&a=B00008GKDW" width="1" height="1" border="0" alt="" style="border:none !important; margin:0px !important;" />
__________________
Keith, Krista and Family
77 38' Newell Coach Repowered from Smokin' V555TA To 325hp 8.3 inline 6 cummins, Allison 3000 series trans
87 40' Newell Coach 475hp 8V92 DD(sold)
22' 350hp Jet Riverboat
79 Ford F250 4x4
Many others to list
rellick is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-08-2013, 03:08 AM   #13
GringoPhil
Senior Member
 
GringoPhil's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Armenia, Wisconsin
Posts: 278
Default

I believe that is it Rellick.
__________________
1983 Newell Coach
GringoPhil is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-08-2013, 08:16 PM   #14
bigcatwally
Senior Member
 
bigcatwally's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Colorado Springs, Colorado
Posts: 149
Default

Dutch ovens are pretty cool. They make some tasty grub too!
__________________
Wally & Barbie Zimmerman
Colorado Springs, Colorado

1979 Classic Newell Coach
1967 Ford Mustang
1969 Chevrolet El Camino SS
bigcatwally is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-09-2013, 05:33 PM   #15
NEWELLWIZARD
Senior Member
 
NEWELLWIZARD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Missoula, Montana
Posts: 281
Default

Dutch ovens are awesome. We have made many different dishes in our dutch oven.

Even Pizza!

Click image for larger version

Name:	dutchovenpizza.jpg
Views:	67
Size:	20.1 KB
ID:	3548
__________________
Mike & Amy
2000 Newell Motorcoach Double-Slide
2005 Jeep Liberty 4x4
NEWELLWIZARD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-10-2013, 05:13 PM   #16
CAPTWatson
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 56
Default

Nothing like a Dutch Oven Smorgasbord.

Click image for larger version

Name:	DutchObuffet.jpg
Views:	50
Size:	25.3 KB
ID:	3555
CAPTWatson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-10-2013, 06:41 PM   #17
NEWELLWIZARD
Senior Member
 
NEWELLWIZARD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Missoula, Montana
Posts: 281
Default

Watson that's what I call an outdoor feast!
__________________

__________________
Mike & Amy
2000 Newell Motorcoach Double-Slide
2005 Jeep Liberty 4x4
NEWELLWIZARD is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
1995 Newell Coach Headlights Not Very Bright Archie T. Hogan Exterior Works 4 03-24-2013 06:07 PM
Brake Light Problem PIExpress Charging Systems, Electrical & Solar 5 03-13-2013 08:37 PM
Packing your stuff into your coach. GSrdr Life on the Road | Livin' in Luxury 24 10-13-2012 09:09 PM
Orangeland RV Park in Orange, CA Hugo Northwest Region 0 08-04-2012 07:17 PM
Newell Coach Announces................... The Newell Off-Topic Discussions & Humor 0 01-08-2008 05:27 AM

» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Newell Coach Corporation or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.


All times are GMT. The time now is 12:04 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
×