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The cast-iron Dutch oven for beginners and professional chefs

Discover our range around the unique Dutch Oven

Incomparable characteristic taste for a lifetime. That is the promise of Petromax Dutch Ovens. The original Dutch Oven from Petromax is a symbol of first-class quality and culinary adventures that convinces beginners and professional chefs alike. With its unique material properties, you will succeed in every dish - whether in the kitchen at home or outdoors.

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Frequently asked questions about Petromax Dutch Ovens

What makes Petromax Dutch Ovens so unique?

Our Original Dutch Ovens are characterized by many special features. Here are some of them:

  • High quality raw materials:Petromax uses only the best raw materials for its Dutch Ovens, namely high-quality cast iron from Germany. The cast iron is free of harmful substances and ensures even heat distribution and storage.
  • Fine-pored surface: The surface of Petromax Dutch Ovens is fine-pored and provides a natural non-stick coating. This allows food to be prepared easily and gently.
  • Seasoned finish: The Petromax Dutch Ovens are already provided with a natural oil layer ex works, the so-called "seasoned finish". This oil layer provides an additional protective layer and makes maintenance easier.
  • Same material thickness: Petromax Dutch Ovens have a uniform material thickness. This makes them particularly stable, durable and ensures even heat distribution.
  • Low rate of casting defects: Petromax attaches great importance to quality and only uses cast iron of the highest quality. As a result, the rate of casting defects in Petromax fire pots is very low.
  • German engineering: Petromax is a German company with a long tradition. The Dutch Ovens are developed and manufactured by German engineers.

Our Dutch Ovens are robust, durable and ensure perfect cooking results. They are also available in different sizes so that there is a suitable model for every need.

In addition to the features mentioned, Petromax Dutch Ovens are also equipped with a range of practical functions. For example, they have a sturdy handle that makes them easier to lift and carry. The lid has a raised rim that can be used for placing embers or charcoal. The lid can also be used as a pan.

How long is the guarantee on Dutch Ovens valid for?

Lifetime warranty
Petromax provides a lifetime warranty on all Dutch Ovens. This applies to all models, regardless of material, size or price.
The warranty covers all defects in material and workmanship. If a Dutch Oven breaks during the warranty period, it will be repaired or replaced free of charge.
The warranty is valid from the date of purchase and must be proven by presenting the proof of purchase.

Warranty exclusions
The warranty does not apply to damage caused by improper use, misuse or external influences. This includes in particular:

  • Damage caused by falls, impacts or the use of force
  • Damage caused by extreme temperatures or weathering
  • Damage caused by chemical or abrasive substances
  • Damage caused by improper care or cleaning

Which Dutch Oven size suits me best?

The size of the Dutch Oven depends on various factors, including:

  • Number of people: For a family of two adults and two children, a Dutch Oven with a capacity of 5.5 liters is usually sufficient. For larger groups or for cooking larger dishes, a Dutch Oven with a capacity of 7.5 liters or more is recommended.
  • Type of dishes: For preparing stews, goulash or other braised dishes, a larger Dutch Oven with a capacity of 7.5 liters or more is recommended. For preparing pancakes, waffles or other dishes that require a flat surface, a smaller Dutch Oven with a capacity of 5.5 liters or less is recommended.

Here are some recommendations for the size of Dutch oven for different occasions:

  • Für 2-3 Personen: Petromax FT4,5, FT5,5
  • Für 4-6 Personen: Petromax FT6, FT7,5, FT9
  • For 8-10 people: Petromax FT10, FT12

Don't hesitate to take a look at our Dutch Ovens in your local store. We are also happy to advise you ourselves at any time via our customer service.

What is a Dutch Oven?

Ein Dutch Oven, manchmal auch als Dopf oder Feuertopf bezeichnet, ist ein gusseiserner Topf, der sowohl mit Füßen als auch ohne daherkommt und mit einem Deckel verschlossen wird. Dutch Oven, auch Feuertopf genannt, wird traditionell zum Kochen im Freien verwendet, kann aber auch auf dem Herd verwendet werden.

Dutch Oven sind sehr vielseitig einsetzbar. Sie können zum Kochen, Braten, Schmoren, Backen und sogar zum Smoken verwendet werden. Sie sind ideal für die Zubereitung von Eintöpfen, Gulasch, Chili, Brot, Kuchen und anderen Gerichten.

Die Vorteile von Dutch Ovens sind:

  • Sie sind sehr robust und langlebig.
  • Sie verteilen die Wärme gleichmäßig und speichern sie gut.
  • Sie sorgen für ein saftiges und aromatisches Kochergebnis.

Feuertöpfe gibt es in verschiedenen Größen und Ausführungen. Die Größe sollte dabei an die Anzahl der Personen und den Verwendungszweck angepasst werden.

Which charcoal do I need for my Dutch Oven?

Für ein optimales Kocherlebnis mit dem Dutch Oven empfehlen wir die Verwendung von Holzkohle. Holzkohle zeichnet sich durch ihre hohe Brenntemperatur und gleichmäßige Verbrennung aus, was für saftige und aromatische Ergebnisse sorgt.

Es gibt verschiedene Arten von Holzkohle, die sich besonders gut für den Dutch Oven eignen:

  1. Briketts: Diese sind gepresste Holzkohle und haben eine gleichmäßige Form. Sie sind leicht zu transportieren und einfach zu handhaben.
  2. Chunks: Hierbei handelt es sich um größere Stücke Holzkohle. Dank ihres höheren Sauerstoffanteils brennen sie etwas schneller ab als Briketts.
  3. Kohlebriketts aus Kokosnussschalen: Diese Variante enthält einen hohen Anteil an Kokosöl, was für eine hohe Brenntemperatur und eine längere Brenndauer sorgt.

Die benötigte Menge an Kohle hängt von der Größe deines Dutch Ovens und der Art des zuzubereitenden Gerichts ab. Für einen kleinen Dutch Oven mit einem Fassungsvermögen von 5,5 Litern sind etwa 500 Gramm Kohle ausreichend, während für einen großen Dutch Oven mit einem Fassungsvermögen von 12 Litern etwa 2 kg Kohle notwendig sind.

Beim Kochen im Dutch Oven ist es entscheidend, die Kohle gleichmäßig um den Dutch Oven herum zu verteilen. Dadurch wird die Wärme optimal verteilt, und das Essen gart perfekt.

Where to buy a Dutch Oven and what quality should it have?

1. Importance of quality: When buying a Dutch oven, it is important that you pay attention to durability. A high-quality Dutch oven is characterized by excellent heat distribution, which depends largely on the proportion of recycled iron in the material. A high proportion of recycled iron ensures even heat distribution and improves the cooking experience.

2. Well thought-out accessories: In addition to the material quality, the accessories also play an important role. Pay attention to well thought-out and practical accessories that increase the handling and versatility of the Dutch Oven.

3. Source of supply - Petromax: At Petromax, we offer an extensive selection of Dutch Ovens and other cast iron products that are tailored to different needs. We offer a wide range of sizes to suit different requirements and cooking habits. Our aim is to offer good value for money while taking into account the needs of our customers.

4. German engineering and passion: Petromax Dutch Ovens benefit from German engineering and have been developed with great attention to detail. This combination of technical know-how and passion for the product guarantees you a Dutch Oven that is not only functional, but also of high quality.

Summarized: When buying a Dutch Oven, you should pay attention to durability, good heat distribution thanks to a high proportion of scrap iron and useful accessories. Petromax offers all these features and combines them with German engineering and love for the product.