A dutch oven lets you do casseroles and bake breads and desserts in camp. Lids have a rim to keep coals on top and a handle in the middle; heavy wire bail handle is attached to the body and balanced to carry the whole oven. Anodized models have a durable coating that makes cleanup easier and promotes even heating. The process makes them non-porous and stick-resistant.
Cast aluminum construction is rust free, easy to clean and weighs 66% less than cast iron and never requires the complicated, messy seasoning of cast iron. High performance, hard anodized aluminum provides exceptional efficiency and uniformity Edge lip holds coals and charcoal for encircling, oven-like cooking outdoors 10 model nests inside 12 dutch oven for compact storage.
I have two of these, two 12″, and one 14″. These rock! I love my anodized DO’s. I also have 3 cast iron DO’s but I always end up grabbing the aluminum ones when it’s time to go camping. I love the ease of cleanup. I love the weight. As far as cooking goes, I don’t perceive a noticeable difference between cast iron and aluminum. The 10″ don’t come with legs so make sure to get the stand. The aluminum tri-hook thing Cascade sells is the best one. It doesn’t rust. Get a couple, they make great lid rests too.
Cascade Outfitters –
Thank you, we think the anodized D.O. ROCKS TOO! And we love stacking them up with our meals and dessert, they are awesome. We appreciate the review and suggestion about the DO stands too. Keep playing with us. Kindly, Renee