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Jul 20th, 2018 at 8:23am

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Gday all,
i just brought a bedourie camp oven to add to my collection. just wondering if anyone else out there has had any experience using these ovens. keen to season it and cook a feast in it over the weekend. any tips appreciated.

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Reply #1 - Jul 20th, 2018 at 9:15am

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Derek Is the expert on those, Im sure he will be along with advise soon.
 
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Reply #2 - Jul 20th, 2018 at 1:35pm

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Hi Damo

I learnt to camp oven cook in a Bedourie camp oven.  In fact it was my first and only one for many years.

I think I just about cooked everything you could imagine in it over time.

It never got seasoned (by the way I still have and use it) because we really didn’t know about seasoning in those days.  I just cooked in it and over time it got blacker and blacker.

These days Southern Metal Spinners include tips for seasoning them.

Prior to all the work I did with Heat Beads when cooking in it I used to dig a hole just bigger than it and about half it’s depth.  Throw in a shovel of coals, put the Bedourie in and build some up around the sides and a shovel on top.

As simple as that sounds it worked.

These days it is Heat Beads and they make it so much easier.  Certainly you need to watch them if there is a breeze as it will easily take away your heat.

My advice is to just use it and have a play.  I primarily use mine these days for cooking pastries and it still works well.

Here is a little video

 

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Reply #3 - Jul 20th, 2018 at 3:14pm

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Damo,
This is my oven. Just wash and dry over heat and spray with oil, heat till it smokes, or just cook some pork chops in it.  I use the lid as a fry pan.
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Reply #4 - Jul 20th, 2018 at 5:17pm

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Cactus wrote on Jul 20th, 2018 at 3:14pm:
  I use the lid as a fry pan.


The lid is a great frying pan for sure.
 

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Reply #6 - Jul 20th, 2018 at 8:43pm

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What would a new Bedourie cost.
I see a 4wheel drive centre is selling a 12" one for $38.

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$52.00 from Southern Metal Spinners
 
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Kev if you are coming to the COG I have both the 10" and 12" Bedourie onboard the van. If you would like to try one.
 

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Reply #9 - Jul 21st, 2018 at 8:10am

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Hi Brian
Thanks for the offer.
I ever used any camp oven before so it might be stand
around and learn. Undecided
Kev
 
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