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Old 09-28-2015, 12:05 AM   #1
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This is my first post on this forum. I want to start by saying while I am an avid cook and outdoor cook at that, I joined this forum in search of some feedback. I am an MET major at Purdue and I am working on a senior project. I am designing a Dutch oven base/stand that has the ability to rotate the coals underneath. I need some feedback on my design ideas and just some input from real outdoor cooking enthusiasts, as I personally know very few people who do so. The design is still very open to change, but right now the idea is to have a base with legs with a plate that rotates via a handle. The coals sit on the plate, thus negating the need to pick the oven up and rotate it. I will update as we go forward with the design. Check pics for a better explanation of my ideas. Any and all feedback and criticism is welcome and much appreciated.

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Old 09-28-2015, 12:10 AM   #2
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Old 09-28-2015, 01:46 AM   #3
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Old 04-04-2016, 08:04 AM   #4
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I think your design is pretty slick, but why wouldn't I just place the Dutch oven right ON the coals? It's easy to rotate the oven... the bottom plate you've designed seems unnecessary. Most Dutch ovens have a handle on top... so rotating is easy.


I have seen some where the lid is flat with a small rim so you can put the coals right on top of the thing... so, you'd have heat on top and bottom.
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Something else to pack, carry and clean on a camping trip.
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Old 04-04-2016, 11:26 AM   #6
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Looks like you need some sort of handle on the DO. Otherwise how do you pick it up to move it or take it off the coals?
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This guy's only two forum posts were last September. It's not likely he's going to see these responses.
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