Disadvantages Of Dutch Ovens

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Heavy metal – a Dutch oven materials review A typical Dutch oven is made of cast iron and comes with a lid. You can wear and tear them because they have a reputation for being durable and reliable. Dutch ovens made of cast iron were used for centuries, but recently there has been a development in technology which resulted in Dutch ovens made of various materials: aluminum, glass, porcelain, steel, you name it. In this review we will give you a rough sketch of what to expect from each material. Various materials have various purposes, for example aluminum is much lighter than iron, but is more prone to damage and melting. That being said, you may want to purchase an aluminum Dutch oven if you do your cooking mostly in the kitchen, and a cast iron Dutch oven if you like to camp outdoors and require durability.
Aluminum
Aluminum, or aluminium, Dutch ovens are made of pure aluminum, no coating or any other substance. The aluminum Dutch oven will not react with acidic food and it will not rust either. Aluminum is very light, about one third the weight of a cast iron Dutch oven, so it is easier for handling, and it heats much faster than iron Dutch ovens. The lighter weight, however, means that there is a higher risk of hot spots, especially if you are cooking outside on a windy day. The aluminum also has a lower melting
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Glass Dutch ovens, such as Vision's Glass Dutch Oven, are best utilized in the kitchen, it is safe to use in the oven or a microwave, and it can handle high temperatures without a problem. The Vision Glass Dutch Oven is made of non porous glass-ceramic material which will not react with acidic food, or absorb the flavor. With its 5 liter capacity, and transparent material, it is great for preparing slow cooking food that you can chenk on without removing the

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