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Lodge 4 qt

Postby ae6black » Tue Dec 23, 2014 9:47 pm

Just picked up a NIB Lodge 4 qt. A little rust on outside but clean on inside. Waiting for warmer weather before I clean it up and reseason it with Beeswax. Sold on that treatment. But I do have a question. I have a generic 6 qt that I've been learning to cook on. I thought it worked fairly well with everything I cooked in it being done and tasting great, but has a loose lid. The Lodge is very tight fitting which I suspect is a good thing. But what's the problem with a loose fitting lid as long as ash and dirt don't get inside from what's been sizzling on the lid? The build up of steam and pressure is going to make even a tight fitting lid like my new Lodge dance up and down at least a little as the steam and pressure escape. At least that's how I am figuring how a DO works, they aren't a pressure cooker. I'd like to hear the reasoning why everybody seems to be blasting loose fitting lids.

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Re: Lodge 4 qt

Postby bobhenry » Wed Dec 24, 2014 6:41 am

Many of the newer ones have a little "v" ground into them to insert a long thermometer I am sure these will let out as much steam as a loose fitting lid.

I don't see it affecting the quality of the food.

The end results are more attributed to the cook than the cookware.
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Re: Lodge 4 qt

Postby Catherine+twins » Thu Dec 25, 2014 11:07 am

bobhenry wrote:The end results are more attributed to the cook than the cookware.

Maybe I should put out for some cooking lessons, after all.

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