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Bought the Dutch oven without legs as we have broken legs in the past and a trivet works better. Petromax, best there is and comes ready to use. Arrived very quickly and well packed and in perfect condition, so full marks to Woodlore for that. We travel as a pair or as a foursome family, so this size of oven covers our needs. We usually cook on open fire coals and this oven is solid and substantial and so far we haven't burnt anything. Cooks and spreads heat evenly. We did try it out in the garden with bar-b-que briquettes the day it arrived and it worked well with those. You will need a lid lifter, the lid is heavier than the oven. But it has feet on the lid which allows it to be laid upside down as a skillet or, our favourite use, place a fry pan on top to cook eggs and bacon whilst baking bread in the main oven. It's like having an oven and hob in that configuration. As I work in the woods as well as camping, it gets a lot of use rather than resting in a cupboard. So far all I can say is that I wash it without detergent, dry and season it after every use and it still looks like new and nothing sticks. Not an ideal choice for hiking or cycling due to weight, but looks great and travels well in the back of my Land Rover and on our boat. Can't say anything about life of product yet, but as I inherited my former Dutch oven from my grandfather I am guessing it'll be around a long time. It is exactly what I wanted, at a good price from a trusted supplier...good enough for me.
Nigel Smith29th October, 2017