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Petromax Dutch Oven - FT4.5-T


Petromax Dutch Oven - FT4.5-T


Brand: Petromax
  EAN 4250435730669
Weight: 7650 g         6 reviews
The Petromax Dutch Oven FT4.5-T is a superb piece of camping cookware for 2-5 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 FT4.5-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 2-5 people
  • Pot capacity: 4 l
  • Lid capacity: 1.2 l
  • Dimensions: 31.1 x 27 x 14.6 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: 7.65 kg


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Product Reviews

Petromax Dutch Oven - FT4.5-T is rated 5/5 based on 6 customer reviews.

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

Overall Rating:


  1 of 6

  Another great piece of kit from Woodlore. This is a very sturdy and roomy cooking pot, heavier than I expected so not something you will throw in a backpack but brilliant for car or canoe camping, and excellent if you have a long term camp. I look forward to trying out some recipes in this.  

  Alun Turner
28th September, 2021

Rated: 5/5

  2 of 6

  Just what I needed for baking sourdough bread, I finally found one here after several false starts at buying a petromax Dutch Oven without feet elsewhere and being out of stock almost everywhere. It arrived within 2 days of placing the order. Very impressed.  

  Alice Bott
4th January, 2021

Rated: 5/5

  3 of 6

  Excellent quality item which ticks all the boxes. Thought it might be worth mentioning that the lid should be aligned where the recess is to allow steam to escape.  

24th December, 2020

Rated: 5/5

  4 of 6

  I've cooked Beer Bread, Bannock and Pizza all in the woods so far in this Dutch Oven. I am impressed with it's cooking ability. Half expected the breads and pizza's to be burnt but no, they've all turned out gorgeous! Will be looking after this with great care with lots of cooking for years to come.  

  Barry Johnston
4th September, 2020

Rated: 5/5

  5 of 6

  I had never used one of these before, and it is already a favourite. Have used it inside and out. On a fire you'll need a shovel for embers, some form of meaningful hand protection, and possibly a hook to get the lid off. Stews are simply great. We dry roasted half a chicken for two of us. A medium sized chicken just fits in a FT4.5. The skin came out dry and extra crunchy, the meat was juicy, and we also added a whole bulb of garlic with its skin on but didn't allow it to touch the bottom of the oven. We had tried single garlic gloves previously but they have tended to char through especially in contact with the sides. The garlic bulb soaked in water before cooking and was nicely caramelised.  

1st April, 2019

Rated: 5/5

  6 of 6

  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 Smith
29th October, 2017

Rated: 5/5

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