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The History of Dutch Ovens

Dutch ovens are known to have their own rich history, having been produced back to the 1700’s.  According to the fact in history that in 1803 when Thomas Jefferson asked Lewis and Clark to look for a water direction in the Pacific they were actually using a Dutch oven for their cooking along their voyage. This is said to be an ancient cookware that until now is doing a great job. Since then this became one of the most essential things to bring and load on every traveler’s wagon. Indeed during this period Dutch ovens were quite thick and heavy.

First it started as a cooking tool in America and has been introduced among the Europeans. Paul Revere was known as the mind behind the refinement of a Dutch oven (known as the flanged lid and use until now). Different manufacturers use different materials, however the look still remains similar, so you will know exactly what a Dutch oven looks like when you come across it.

In 1900’s the Dutch oven started to become common and popular all the way through the nation. Since this was excellent heat retention, it made easier to cook even on a large fire. It was the perfect choice when it came to cookware for outdoors cooking especially on hiking and camping. Even George Washington was said to have used cast iron Dutch oven for his cooking. In his childhood he would wake up to the smell of his mother cooking in this pot. Dutch oven was even included in his mother’s last will and testament, showing how really important it was for his family.

Dutch ovenThe original design has been developed through the years and manufacturers have been producing different types and styles. Nonetheless the quality and durability remain intact. These days this cookware is a necessity in every household kitchen. Even top chefs and celebrities have their own for their kitchen use. You probably see different commercials advertising this, from popular brands to common brands that you can avail on flea markets and thrift shops. Flea market is advisable if you are on a tight budget.

However if you don’t have much time to walk through the stores then online shopping is the perfect choice for you. A lot of large companies and manufacturers have their own line, there are also accredited website that sell and re-sell different kitchen appliances. The choices are unlimited on cyber market, just pick the product that best suits your need and budget. This will absolutely save a lot of time, money and effort. You can have your Dutch oven cookware right away.

The Dutch oven will surely last longer and with the proper care and maintenance you can even pass them to your child and grandchild. Like the history repeat itself this cookware will be the number one choice as the day goes by.



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