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Petromax Dutch Oven - FT3-T


Petromax Dutch Oven - FT3-T


Brand: Petromax
  EAN 4250435701461
Weight: 4500 g         13 reviews
The Petromax Dutch Oven FT3-T is a superb piece of camping cookware for 1-3 people. Made from durable cast iron, it can be placed directly into the embers of your campfire or suspended above it using either a tripod or trivet.

The FT3-T is an updated version of the original Petromax Dutch Oven. This newer model does away with the small legs on the bottom of the pot, helping to shave 300 g off the weight, while also making the oven more compact.

Dutch ovens are a superb way of cooking hearty meals in the outdoors, and the Petromax range is one of the finest we have seen here at Woodlore. They utilise a well-thought-out design which makes them a pleasure to use, with the excellent level of build quality that you'd expect from this respected brand.

The structure of these ovens has been specially designed to allow for optimal heat transfer and even cooking thoughout. This gentle method of cooking helps to preserve the food's nutrients and vitamins, while providing a unique flavour. The oven's pre-seasoned surface allows you to place it straight in the fire and start cooking.

Woodlore stock these ovens in five different sizes, ranging from smaller pots for one or two people, right up to larger models for big groups. Each oven comes complete with a sturdy hinged handle and a specially designed lid that can be used as a skillet or platter. A lip around the edge of the lid also allows you to place embers on top of the oven when cooking certain meals.

  • For 1-3 people
  • Pot capacity: 1.8 l
  • Lid capacity: 0.7 l
  • Dimensions: 25.5 x 22 x 8.5 cm
  • Made from durable cast iron
  • Notched carry handle for safe handling
  • Specially designed for optimal heat transfer
  • Suitable for use outdoors or in the kitchen
  • Weight: 4.2 kg


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Product Reviews

Petromax Dutch Oven - FT3-T is rated 5/5 based on 13 customer reviews.

All of our product reviews are from customers with verified purchases.

Overall Rating:


  1 of 13

  Great addition to my camping kitchen equipment, cooks everything to perfection, great quality and service as always .  

  David Fotheringham
7th November, 2021

Rated: 5/5

  2 of 13

  What can I say, it’s a solid lump of cast iron. FT3 is the Perfect size for 1 or 2 people I would say, absolutely no more. I’d considered buying the smaller FT1 from other sellers but glad I didn’t seeing the size of this, it would just be too small I think even for solo which I had planned for. Very good quality item, great that it doesn’t have legs you so can also use in the oven at home as well as camp. I can see this item lasting many years. Would buy again.  

23rd December, 2020

Rated: 5/5

  3 of 13

  It’s Thursday evening, the sun is streaming through the hazel stands of Dernwood farm at the end of our third day of camping. The FT3 has just produced some very welcome toad in the hole after a days canoeing on the Medway. It has been a busy few days for the little dutch oven. Roast potatoes on Monday to go with the roast chicken in its big brother and vegetables in the FT1, a white loaf yesterday and rice pudding last night. I really like the little gap that allows a thermometer probe to gauge the working temperature accurately. The fit and finish of the Petromax ovens are superb. After a lid full of embers is brushed away, the oven rinsed out and a coating of oil applied it looks brand new fantastic patina. Thanks Woodlore for a great product and fast service once again.  

  Richard Chalkley
22nd July, 2020

Rated: 5/5

  4 of 13

  Fantastic. Only 4.5kg and happily fits 2 red spuds, 2 sweet potatoes, 2 onions, 2 carrots, 2 chicken breasts (browned off in the lid first.) garlic, herbs and oil. Fantastic for 2 people, fantastic for baking sourdough bread in. Very happy with this dutch oven (and lets be honest, it's on the Ray Mears website so you'd expect it to be a quality item and this certainly does not disappoint.) Tech side. The oven comes pre seasoned, although I gave it another seasoning prior to its first use. The seasoning is pretty decent out of the box, a quick wipe and it is ready for immediate use. The handle is decent and strong as expected. The lid handle is a little small, but works perfectly (nothing a bit of ashwood cant fix). The lid and feet make a perfect frying pan or griddle and work very well. There is also a small steam vent which is very handy when cooking soups or stews and prevents the lid from rocking side to side. All in all, very well built and very handy. My only downside is, I wish I had of brought the FT4-T for baking bigger loaves, pizzas and BBQ ribs, squirrels and fish. The FT3-T is perfect for 2 people to cook an entire meal in, unless you are incredibly hungry. Due to its weight it is also very portable (for a dutch oven) and makes up 1/6th of my pack weight for 1-2 days. I would not recommend this for trail use, only static camping or short trips. A 16cm Zebra Billy Can is my preferred choice should I have to leave the baby Dutch oven. An FT4-T would be ideal for 2 to 4 people or 2 to 3 hungry people.  

  Richard Greenhough
20th May, 2020

Rated: 5/5

  5 of 13

  This is a good size pot for 2-3 people for cooking on an open fire or on a stove. Made to the typically high standards that Petromax are famous for, this pot should last a lifetime. The lid fits well and has a marker to indicate where the steam hole is should you need it. The handle on the lid is small and if you have to handle the lid with big fire gloves then it becomes a bit of a challenge to not drop it while handling so I would suggest that you use some sort of hook from metal or even better from a fallen branch. The oven comes well packaged and seasoned ready for use after a quick rinse. The instructions and small recipe booklet are good but ensure that you read the instructions before use so that you dont wreck the patina. The main handle is sturdy and folds down out of the way easily if you are not hanging the pot. I prefer these pots without the feet on the bottom as they can then be used on a stove. The lid has a good sized lip and some fins to allow easy stacking of coals to cook from the top of the oven and also allow stacking of pots should you need to. All in all a good addition to the camping equipment that should last a lifetime.  

  Michael Windsor
1st January, 2019

Rated: 5/5

  6 of 13

  Ray Mear’s website is my go to site for top quality products, especially the Petromax dutch ovens. This is my third one (of different sizes). They are superb quality, good enough that I can imagine them being passed down through the family as we get old and die. My wife was initially reluctant as she was only interested in lecrusset cookware, but I convinced her to try them. If nothing else I could use the Dutch ovens when Bush rafting, but they get used for most meals now indoors and out. Great service guys thank you!  

  Saul Cornwell
13th September, 2018

Rated: 5/5

  7 of 13

  What a great piece ok kit! Have been wanting to try a Dutch oven for ages. With all kit from Woodlore this did not disappoint. As stated suitable for 2-3 people and the quality is amazing! It cooks in such a great way it now gets used in my kitchen! All in, I am very very happy! Also a special mention to the speed of service from Woodlore team.  

  Douglas Bennett
21st April, 2018

Rated: 5/5

  8 of 13

  Great way to cook when at base camp just hang on a tripod over your fire and job done, I love making stews in a Dutch Oven always come out tasty, you can make good bread in them too. I brought this one for a friend for Christmas. Happy days, happy cooking.  

  Michael Ireland
11th November, 2017

Rated: 5/5

  9 of 13

  I had looked for weeks for something to satisfy my need in the woods for a small 1-2 person Dutch Oven and I scratched that itch with this oven. The oven is Small, compact, reliable and already seasoned. As with all of Ray's stuff, the deeper I go into the world of Bushcraft the more it makes sense... The kit chosen on this site combines usefulness, style and longevity. What can I say other than many thanks once again Ray, best reliable kit for the woods.  

  Codrin Jacota
12th July, 2017

Rated: 5/5

  10 of 13

  Only used this for making bread but its terrific at doing that, always makes me feel good. I just love the process of using it. I did think I would have trouble with food sticking to it but that hasn't happened. A little on the heavy side but well worth it if you are going to be static for a while.  

  Richard Williams
8th July, 2016

Rated: 5/5

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