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    Camp Oven

    Hi guys, in the market for a camp oven, cast iron or spun steel? Iíve only used cast iron camp ovens with great success, any real reason why should get a spun steel over a cast iron camp? Your opinions good and bad please
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    Dutchie all the way.
    Weight would be the only consideration. CI is just the tits for so many reasons.
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    I picked up a good cast iron model from rebel sport of all places, it was way cheaper than the big stores and seems just as good, an Aussie model, cheaper than the American one I was looking at.
    The heavy cast iron ones seem to hold the heat well, which is good for slow cooking, be it stew or bread, the heavy lid lets your pour coals on the top to get heat going into it from all angles and it’s tough as, just make sure you clean and oil it and it will last forever.
    It’s not light though, fine for boat, chopper or 4x4 access, would not want to pack it in though.

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    Backpacking camp oven is a small roll of tinfoil

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    Those south african dutchies with the legs on the bottom look good

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    Several years ago now tagged along with some Aussie mates for a 4 week 4wd trip from Cairns up to Weipa, up to the tip of cape york, back down the eastern side to Cairns again. Plenty of beer (until the ice blocks finally melted and the bottles all smashed) and fishing along the way. Had never come across a camp oven before that trip. Impressive what they could cook in one!! Our group bumped into a young couple from Perth on their second lap of Australia. The girl upon learning it was my birthday baked the most amazing sponge cake in their camp oven I've ever had. Or my judgement may have been clouded by a non-stop diet of steak, sausages, bacon and beer. Nah it was definitely a good cake.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stevodog View Post
    Those south african dutchies with the legs on the bottom look good
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    Also good. Do a good miele pap.
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    There's nothing wrong with the cast alloy ones, we cook in ours nearly every week, my wife would kill me if I took "her" one hunting.

    Both our kids have received as "leaving home gifts" cast alloy ones and they both use them too!
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    @kbrebs might still have a 12" NZ made Alucast camp oven, was in the for sale thread a few months ago.

    Edit: I see you're in Canterbury, so maybe no good sorry.

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    I have a aluminium one two cast iron ones aluminium one just as good

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    Aluminium one work good


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    Lodge make good cast iron cookware. Made in USA

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    my cast iron one came from the warehouse of all places.
    try ashburton ..outdoor adventure sports,think it is...they had camp ovens last time I was in there.

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    Cast iron is the way to go. Holds the heat so much better than thin spun ones, or alloy. During winter when the log fire is going 24/7 I cook in ours maybe 3 times a week, Once you know how to use them they can crank out most any type of baking/stews/roasts. Brought 100kgs of "Best Duty" poitje pots back from Africa many years ago and haven't looked back. Oh, and have to be the most healthy metal to cook off. Teflons and ally may have long term health effects.
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