How to maintain and season
to keep it in top condition?
(By Sean Porat, (Oven cleaning
Caution: These instructions mentioned
However, there are modern Dutch ovens intended for cooking on domestic stoves. These pots usually have enamel or Teflon coating, and they should therefore be treated
A Dutch oven is usually a thick cast iron (sometimes stainless steel) pot with a lid and three legs. This kind of oven is referred to by different names in different countries: Camp oven, casserole dish, potjie, phutu, cocotte, sac, etc.
Usually, the oven arrives from the manufacturer coated in wax or shellac. The coating should be removed with hot water, soap and
After thoroughly drying the oven with a towel, it should be seasoned. Open the window and turn on the hood since smoke can be emitted during seasoning.
After the pot cools off, cover it with an additional layer of
When using it for the first time, it is preferable to cook a fatty meat dish (not an acid dish containing tomatoes or vinegar) so that seasoning is reinforced.