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DO lid holder and Square Griddle

Postby the other side » Thu Aug 30, 2012 10:05 pm

I found a DO lid holder at Wally World (opens up to an X). I paid $10. Do any of you use these? Is it worth $10?

I also found a square griddle with sides like a frying pan. Are these worth having? Is it worth $16? What can I do with it?
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Re: DO lid holder and Square Griddle

Postby bobhenry » Fri Aug 31, 2012 5:39 am

My dutch oven lid holder........

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Had four of them waiting at the curb on a tossed out gas stove waiting for the trash man.

Total cost zero.

P.S. also turns any flat bottomed pan into a camp oven by adding room for the coals under the pan.

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P.S.S. a length of heavy chain around a domed lid will allow you to place coals on top for an extra dutch oven.
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Re: DO lid holder and Square Griddle

Postby bobhenry » Fri Aug 31, 2012 6:15 am

As to a griddle they are great for a large frying surface . If you are feeding a large group of folks it allows you to get multiple servings done together. I have found with just the two of us it is not really a need to have item. Remember you can always use the Dutch oven lid also.
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Re: DO lid holder and Square Griddle

Postby bc toys » Fri Aug 31, 2012 8:11 am

Yes they are worth the $ i've got 3 of the DO holders and never use them made my own does the griddle have handle like skillet and about 12'' square if so yes its worth 16$ or if its a griddle flat and about 15'' x 8'' i would pay that for it also. maybe i just need to ruin to wallet world today and go to lowes and get me lots of char coal heard its on sale :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: DO lid holder and Square Griddle

Postby the other side » Fri Aug 31, 2012 12:27 pm

bobhenry- Your idea looks more stable than the X one that I got that could close on itself!!! When I first bought it I thought it was for "legs" for the DO's that don't have legs! After I looked it up is when I found out it was a lid holder! I think I'm going to return it and get my $10 back. I think the gas oven grate thing looks way more stable, and like you said it is absolutely cheaper!!! Thanks for that idea!!!

bctoys- Yes, it is the skillet with the handle like a frying pan that is about 12"x12". I thought the price was good too, except I am having trouble figuring out what I would use it for. Like bobhenry said about the DO lid... If I could use the lid just like the 12"x12" skillet then I would just do that , UNLESS someone has better ideas for that skillet!!!

YARD SALE FINDS- I also got a little oval frying pan. It looks like something a restaurant would serve you fajitas on (you know, when they bring it to the table sizzling?). And I got a flat square with a little bit of lip around it (maybe for making sandwiches like grilled cheese?). I also got some things that look almost like candy molds. One has like corn looking loave slots (I think it is for cornbread, but it would make skinny sticks of bread). The other ones are different designs and shapes. I think I got like 7 different things, all from a yard sale. I paid 1 buck for each, so I can afford to keep them and FIND something to do with them!
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Re: DO lid holder and Square Griddle

Postby bc toys » Fri Aug 31, 2012 8:17 pm

well i love my sq skillet 12x12 cook eggs and bacon on it in the mornings camping and pancakes. Yes the corn bread pan makes skinny bread sticks but they are good :lol: :lol: Great finds at yard sales.
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Re: DO lid holder and Square Griddle

Postby the other side » Fri Aug 31, 2012 11:09 pm

My square skillet has "grill" type ribs running across it. I guess it would be good for putting grill marks on your meat, but I can't think of anything else. I guess if you want grill marks on your food you could just put it on a grill. That's why I can't think of anything to do with it. :oops:

Oh, and I decided I would just keep the "X" lid holder because I got to thinking it would be slightly easier to travel with, and it will take me a bit to find the stove grate. But if it doesn't do well I will go to the gas stove grate thing.
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Re: DO lid holder and Square Griddle

Postby slowcowboy » Sat Sep 01, 2012 8:44 am

I been use welding gloves but I liked joes fancy one with the squeezing handles on it at walk the winds.

I plan on having fun with a torch and some round rod this winter and making my own lid lifter.

I am just to cheap to go buy a 9 buck one from wally world.

I just like to see if I can make my own like the manfacture for the hell of it.


I seen on a cowboy chuck wagen show on tv a set up I liked the guy had a lifter like the 9 buck cheapos from wally world.

but he had a handle on it like 3 to 4 feet long!!!!!!!!!!!!

no burns and just lift the lid up with out bending over while the do is on the camp fire.

and your standing fully up right.

I liked that thing. I might try building one of them things. just for grins.

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Re: DO lid holder and Square Griddle

Postby tearhead » Sat Sep 01, 2012 7:17 pm

I have two lid rests and use both of them. I put the DO lid on one when stirring or checking. The other one I use to boost up another legless DO up for outdoor cooking.
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Re: DO lid holder and Square Griddle

Postby conn.rod » Sun Dec 30, 2012 2:40 pm

the other side wrote:My square skillet has "grill" type ribs running across it. I guess it would be good for putting grill marks on your meat, but I can't think of anything else. I guess if you want grill marks on your food you could just put it on a grill. That's why I can't think of anything to do with it. :oops:

Oh, and I decided I would just keep the "X" lid holder because I got to thinking it would be slightly easier to travel with, and it will take me a bit to find the stove grate. But if it doesn't do well I will go to the gas stove grate thing.



I have the same pan,it is not for putting grille marks on the meat,it is a broiler pan.I heat mine on the stove for like 10 mins til it starts to smoke,spray it with some cooking spray and drop in the steaks.i get NY strip steaks at weagman's about 3/4 pound each,1 1/2" thick,cook on each side for round 3-4 mins,perfect mid rare and juicy as the whole piece of meat is not touching the pan surface
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