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Fire pot (Dutch Oven)

Fire pot (Dutch Oven)

more than 200,000 customers use Petromax Dutch Ovens


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For open fire, on the embers, the grill or on the stove

Burnt-in for you - no burning & easy to clean

Lid can be used as a pan & with opening for thermometer


Versatile cookware for limitless culinary adventures:

Whether hearty stews, crusty bread or delicious chili con carne - the Petromax Dutch Oven opens up a world of culinary possibilities for you. Cooking, baking, braising and much more - give free rein to your creativity wherever you want to live out your passion for good food.

An indispensable companion for every adventure:

Whether on an open fire, barbecue, stove or in the oven - the Petromax Dutch Oven is always your faithful companion thanks to its universal usability. The feet ensure a stable stand in the fire, while the pot can be used without feet on the stove and in the oven. The robust metal handles make it safe to carry and hang over the fire.

Pressure cooker function for time-saving cooking:

The Dutch oven has a unique top heat function that allows you to place embers on the lid. This allows you to conjure up delicious dishes in no time at all, just like in a pressure cooker. The slightly raised rim prevents the embers from falling.

Ready for immediate use thanks to the pre-treated surface:

Thanks to the pre-treated surface, there is no need for tedious baking. This means that the Petromax Dutch Oven is immediately ready for your culinary adventures.

Further practical details:

  • Pan function: The inverted lid serves as a practical pan.
  • Temperature control: An integrated thermometer opening makes it easy to check the temperature.
  • Robust handle: The solid handle makes it easier to lift the lid.
  • Outstanding cast iron quality: For efficient heat storage and release.

Available in various sizes and with practical accessories:

Choose from different sizes and designs with feet or a flat base. Additional accessories such as transport and storage bags, care paste, ring cleaner, trivets and cast iron grid inserts extend the functionality of the Dutch oven for a wide range of cooking applications.

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Incomparable taste sensations

Immerse yourself in a world of intense aromas and authentic flavors. With the Petromax Dutch Oven, you retain full control over the fire and can slow-cook or crisp up your favorite dishes. Whether juicy roasts, hearty chili or aromatic vegetable stews - every meal becomes a feast for the senses.

Robustness for every adventure

Whether you are lost in the deepest forests or traversing the rough wilderness, the Petromax Dutch Oven stands faithfully by your side. Made from high-quality cast iron, it defies the elements and is ready for any adventure. Its durable construction and versatility make it an indispensable companion for all outdoor enthusiasts. Of course, it also cuts a fine figure on a gas barbecue or any stove. A real all-rounder.

Culinary art without borders

Give free rein to your creativity and discover new culinary horizons. The Petromax Dutch Oven is not just a cooking utensil, but a platform for limitless cooking experiments. From baking to roasting to braising - with its generous capacity and even heat distribution, you can conjure up almost any dish, no matter where you are. Extensive accessories expand your Dutch Oven cooking pleasure. Discover the freedom of cooking outdoors and become the master chef of your own outdoor kitchen!

Frequently asked questions

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 the 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 Dutch Ovens from Petromax are already provided with a natural oil layer ex works, the so-called "seasoned finish". This oil layer provides an additional protective layer and facilitates maintenance.
Uniform 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 Dutch Ovens 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 above, 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.

Which Dutch Oven size should I choose?

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 dish: 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:

Model Number of people Pot capacity (max.) Lid capacity (max.)
ft0.5 /ft0.5-t Desserts / sauces 0.56 liters 0.25 liters
ft1 /ft1-t Desserts / sauces 0.93 liters 0.25 liters
ft3 /ft3-t 1 - 3 persons 1.6 liters 0.4 liters
ft4.5 /ft4.5-t 2 - 5 persons 3.5 liters 0.1 liters
ft6 /ft6-t 4 - 8 persons 5.5 liters 1.5 liters
ft9 /ft9-t 8 - 14 persons 7.5 liters 1.5 liters
ft12 /ft12-t 14 - 20 persons 10.8 liters 2.0 liters
ft18 /ft18-t > 20 persons 16.1 liters 2.7 liters

*Can indication. Depends on the appetite of the person.

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

How long does a Dutch Oven last?

A lifetime of joy

With the right care, a Dutch Oven will last a lifetime. The very robust cast iron material is insensitive to scratches. There is no coating, such as Teflon or PFA, that could peel off. However, a Dutch oven can be damaged if not handled properly, e.g:

- Damage caused by falls, knocks or the use of force
- Damage caused by extreme temperatures or weather conditions
- Damage caused by chemical or abrasive substances
- Damage due to improper care or cleaning

What is a Dutch Oven?

A Dutch oven, sometimes also referred to as a fire pot, is a cast-iron pot that comes with or without feet and is closed with a lid. Dutch ovens, also known as fire pots, are traditionally used for outdoor cooking, but can also be used on the stove.

Dutch ovens are very versatile. They can be used for cooking, roasting, braising, baking and even smoking. They are ideal for preparing stews, goulash, chili, bread, cakes and other dishes.

The advantages of Dutch ovens are:

They are very robust and durable.
They distribute the heat evenly and store it well.
They ensure a succulent and aromatic cooking result.
Dutch ovens are available in various sizes and designs. The size should be adapted to the number of people and the intended use.

Which charcoal do I need for my Dutch Oven?

For an optimal cooking experience with the Dutch Oven, we recommend using charcoal. Charcoal is characterized by its high burning temperature and even combustion, which ensures succulent and aromatic results.

There are different types of charcoal that are particularly suitable for the Dutch Oven:

Briquettes: these are pressed charcoal and have a uniform shape. They are easy to transport and simple to handle.
Chunks: These are larger pieces of charcoal. Thanks to their higher oxygen content, they burn somewhat faster than briquettes.
Charcoal briquettes made from coconut shells: This variant contains a high proportion of coconut oil, which ensures a high burning temperature and a longer burning time.
The amount of charcoal required depends on the size of your Dutch oven and the type of dish you are preparing. For a small Dutch Oven with a capacity of 5.5 liters, around 500 grams of charcoal is sufficient, while a large Dutch Oven with a capacity of 12 liters requires around 2 kg of charcoal.

When cooking in a Dutch Oven, it is important to distribute the charcoal evenly around the Dutch Oven. This ensures that the heat is optimally distributed and the food cooks perfectly.

What are the most important factors I should consider when buying a Dutch oven?

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. Look out for well thought-out and practical accessories that increase the handling and versatility of the Dutch oven.

3. source of supply - Petromax: We at Petromax 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, 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.

To summarize: 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.