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Old 11-19-2008, 12:28 PM   #11
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ok I will check into that thanks Andy. I hear everybody talk about lodge is it a better brand of cookware or something? I have lewis and clark.

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Old 11-19-2008, 12:47 PM   #12
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Lodge has long been considered the best. For some time, it was the only US manufacturer. I have never heard of Lewis and Clark

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Old 11-19-2008, 04:44 PM   #13
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Camp Chef makes Lewis & Clark commemorative cast iron skillets and Dutch ovens. Is that what you have? If so, Camp Chef's products are pretty good. I have several of their cast iron pieces and have been happy with them. However, Lodge is still my first choice between the two. Lodge costs a little more but the quality is better, IMO.

You'll find everyone has their own opinion on the best way to care for cast iron. For seasoning, I prefer to use melted Crisco shortening at 425-450 degrees. I've found I get better results using a higher temperature than the generally recommended 350 degrees. Just play around and figure out what works best for you.

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Old 12-31-2008, 09:00 PM   #14
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About a year or two ago Lodge did have a Lewis & Clark Dutch oven along with their boy scout dutch oven. I have 2 dutch ovens but never got the camp ovens because they were too heavy to carry by myself.

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