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Old 05-21-2009, 12:01 AM   #1
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Rusted Dutch Oven?

I went to a place where it has an old old rusty dutch ovenn, and I mean this puppy is old,

We looked it at it and on one side it was it looked like it had a bunch of rust on it, Or it could have been caked on food, But it didn't scratch off when I did the scratch test!


So my question is, would it be worth while purchase even with rust on it?

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Old 05-21-2009, 12:14 AM   #2
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Go for it. If it's really cast iron, you could have a treasure. All that's needed is a wire brush and some good scouring, followed by seasoning. Once done, you'll have a piece of cookware that will last beyond your offspring and then some.
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Old 05-21-2009, 12:18 AM   #3
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Go for it. If it's really cast iron, you could have a treasure. All that's needed is a wire brush and some good scouring, followed by seasoning. Once done, you'll have a piece of cookware that will last beyond your offspring and then some.
That's what I thought, Katie.


So the brown rust can some clean?


By the way this D.O left a little lighter then my cast iron skillet,
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Old 05-21-2009, 05:42 AM   #4
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Yes if it is the old black cast iron. The nice thing about it is you can bul;d a nice small wood fire in he back yard and throw the pot on it to clean the gunk off. Once the rire is cold, take it in and use a SOS pad to clean off the rust and scrub the inside. Rinse nd dry, season it with a little lard. It will be good as new.
You cannot wear them out.

If the pot is anything else but the black cast iron, I would not bother with it.
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Old 05-21-2009, 11:16 AM   #5
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Depends on how much they want for it. You can get a brand new Lodge cast iron Dutch oven from Amazon for $36 for a 5-quart and $40 for a 7-quart, no tax, free shipping.

Amazon.com: Lodge Dutch Oven
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