im convinceed - now looking for a deal

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  1. subvet661

    subvet661 New Member

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    I've never done DO cooking, but i'm ready to take the plunge. Now I need to find a deal on one. Looking for an 8 qt Lodge (w/ feet) but not ready to spend 60-70 bucks on it. Any ideas where to get one (new or used) cheap? I've been watching ebay for a week or so, but no luck
     
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    fritz_monroe New Member

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    Goodwill or Salvation Army thrift shops may have them. You will have to stop at multiple stores.
     
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    01YZF6 Dothan, AL

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    harbor freight.... yard sales.... flea markets....etc
     
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    I got a new Lodge off ebay...patience and pursuit will pay off for you.
     
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    [:(] The only snag with ordering one off of e-bay is the S & H. It'll eat up any deal you got pricing. I've found a few pieces at yard sales and thrift stores. My uncle picked up a Lodge Sportsman Grill last summer for 7.50 at a yard sale [:D] [:D]
     
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    IVBENS Member

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    SCORE!!!
     
  7. carolinacampers

    carolinacampers Nights camped: 2008-10, 2009-25, 2010-6.

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    Good luck on finding one. I always check our thrift stores regularly-no luck.
    Anyway, there are two of us. We started with a 10 inch DO, and now realize we need a 12 inch (esp. if we invite our kids or a friend or two to join us). Most of the recipes are written for 12 inch ovens, so the number of coals you use is dependent on that. There is a conversion chart available for different sized ovens. But we find for baking and for pizza, the extra circumference would be better. Also, a few of the dishes we make really require the larger oven due to expansion of the food during cooking.
    I don't know how big your family is, or if it's just you, but I just wanted to throw this out there before you made a purchase you may regret later.
    BTW, we're originally from southwestern PA. We met in college. My husband was on a sub (622) back in the eighties. That brought us to South Carolina and we never left.
     
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    Don't forget pawn shops. We got our 12" Lodge at a local pawn shop for $40.
     
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    good call dusty, i now have a new place to look for CI that i forgot about.
     
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    haroldpe Campin' Engineer

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    I am very happy with our camp chef. Just sayin
     
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    Thank you all for the ideas/suggestions. The search will give me something to keep busy on during the dulldroms of February.
     
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    I got a cheap one at Harbor Freight. It's China junk ($24) but has served me well while I look for a good price on a better brand. I have a couple of good ones for the kitchen but they don't have legs on them.
    I keep looking...
     
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    Psssst, Craig57 - pull one of the grates off of the propane stove in your pup, put the coals under the grate, then set the flat bottomed DO on the grate. If you want to put coals on the lid, grab another grate and put it upside down on the lid, then put your coals in the grate. It works like a charm. Shhhhh...
     
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    antique and flea markets are usually loaded with cast cook ware.

    lots of times rusty. as long as its not heavily pitted it can be cleaned and re-seasoned ready for use again!
     
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    Dusty
    Thanks for the tip as we don't use the indoor range at all.

    Just got the Gander Mountain email sale; 5 piece Lodge set for $57.95. Probably a good starter set.
     
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    look online for a Lodge Outlet store. We buy off their scratch and dent shelves. 99% of the time you can't find the imperfection and it's almost all half price!!
     
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    Dusty your secret is safe with us. TYVM
     
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    more GREAT ideas. Thank you all
     
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    I went to one of the outlet stores online--didn't see the "scratch and dent shelf"....would love to have that kind of bargain!!

    Beth
     

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