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New (to me) Cast Iron

duckeggduckegg Posts: 267
edited 7:38PM in EggHead Forum
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<p />Picked this up at the Brimfield Flea market. $20. down from $30. I thought it was a good deal, perfect condition. Any Ideas what that bottom insert is used for? It is bottom up in the photo, looks almost like a spare lump grate.

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  • RRPRRP Posts: 21,810
    duckegg,
    great buy! That is a trivet to set the hot pot on.

    L, M, S, &  Mini
    And oh yes...also a 17" BlackStone gas fired griddle! 
    Ron
    Dunlap, IL
    Re- gasketing AMERICA one yard at a time!
  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 22,718
    duckegg,
    it will keep a roast from scorching on the bottom if the temps get out of control on a campfire, i have something similar that i made a long time ago. on the egg i just layer some onion slices under the pot roast, but that will work fine.

  • Celtic WolfCeltic Wolf Posts: 9,773
    duckegg,[p] Aren't flea markets cool.. :)[p] As RRP said it's a trivet. It can be used to keep food off the bottom of the Dutch Oven, but it's best use is to set the hot oven on.[p] It really needs to be seasoned again. What is on there won't hold up long.. See my post below about the steak sear..[p]
  • RRPRRP Posts: 21,810
    furthermore as a bit of BGE trival several years ago several eggers purchased that trivet to use to replace the old ceramic firebox grate before BGE switched to the new metal ones. Trouble was they are rather thin and couldn't stand the intense heat. I myself went through two of them in about 3 years.
    L, M, S, &  Mini
    And oh yes...also a 17" BlackStone gas fired griddle! 
    Ron
    Dunlap, IL
    Re- gasketing AMERICA one yard at a time!
  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 22,718
    Celtic Wolf,
    my dutch oven has the legs, i wouldnt have used it that way. reheated some foodsavered pulled pork last night with the trivet in a pot to avoid melting the bag, worked well.

  • Celtic WolfCeltic Wolf Posts: 9,773
    fishlessman,[p] You have a Camp Dutch Oven if you have the legs. The lid for those are designed to hold coals.[p] I have a bunch of those too :)[p]
  • duckeggduckegg Posts: 267
    Celtic Wolf,
    Brimfield is huge! It runs for about a week, three times a year. You can find almost anything you wan there, not always the cheapest but anything.[p]I had not considered that being a trivit, I thought was just to keep thing off the bottom, how handy, multi-tasking.[p]Thanks Guys!

  • duckeggduckegg Posts: 267
    Celtic Wolf,
    We did a rafting trip through the Grand Canyon several years ago and they used that type. Gas on the bottom and Briquettes on the top. The food was great.

  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 22,718
    Celtic Wolf,
    yep, #12 deep and yes i do keep it at camp LOL. works real well, that lid is nice too as you can cook on it, the other pot i have has the basting type studs on the lid which isnt as practical in the egg as i never use that cover in the egg. this was basic potroast with potatoes and some onions, water wine and broth. a nice crunch forms on the top if you dont cover the roast with water as i see most seem to do.

  • Bob VBob V Posts: 195
    As everyone has said, that thing with the holes is a trivet. There is a great Egg-related use for it, though. You can use the trivet below a drip pan when you are using the inverted platesetter. It works wonderfully! It keeps the liquids in the drip pan from scorching by allowing just a bit of airflow underneath.[p]In the Dutch oven - you can use it to keep food off the bottom of the oven, as someone said earlier, but you can also bake in the DO using the trivet as a sort of "bottom rack". We use it with a circular cornbread pan. Heat up DO with trivet, lower cornbread pan onto trivet, bake with top on. The trick is using two pairs of needle-nosed pliers to lower and raise the cornbread pan. This way the DO is ready to be used for cooking something else without cleaning it out.[p]Have fun! (great score)[p]Bob V
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