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Hello
I am looking to expand my BGE usage and pick up some CI gear. 
I want to pick up a Dutch oven and skillet. I found this on Amazon and wonder if this is a good way to go?
is 5 quart large enough? Would like to do a chilli. 
Thanks
Mark
Ontario, Canada
XL- BGE
CGS- AR, spider, PS WOO, 
KAB

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  • Hello
    I am looking to expand my BGE usage and pick up some CI gear. 
    I want to pick up a Dutch oven and skillet. I found this on Amazon and wonder if this is a good way to go?
    is 5 quart large enough? Would like to do a chilli. 
    Thanks
    Mark
    I have the 5qt and it fits in my MM and the large obviously. I can do some recipes in it but am close to full. A little larger would make stirring easier without spilling over 

    6 or 7 would be ideal but if that’s all you have access too it works just fine 
    Large BGE 2013, Minimax 2018 
    Instagram: @smokingdadbbq  Collection of my best BGE foodporn shots 
  • alaskanassasinalaskanassasin Posts: 1,570
    CANADA!!!!

    South of Columbus, Ohio.
  • MeTedMeTed Posts: 776
    For hog apple baked beans, recipe on this forum, the 5 is perfect. For chili I like my 6 for that. It fits on my large and makes stirring easier. The 5 is still a nice piece to have.
    Belleville, Michigan

    Just burnin lump in Sumpter
  • blastingblasting Posts: 6,262
    @Komokaegger. The 5 is a great size.   If you think you'll end up with a few dutch ovens, then I'd go ahead and jump on the combo.  If you think you'll only get one, then I'd go 7 quart.  The reason is for the extra size, but also because you'll get a 12" lid.  The most common size of skillet would be the 12, and the lid is interchangeable.  When you pick up the 12 skillet, get the one without a handle so it fits your cookers better.  


    Phoenix 
  • All great thoughts. I wondered about the volume and making a mess while stirring. 
    When you do chilli on a slow and low cook how often do you stir it?
    Ontario, Canada
    XL- BGE
    CGS- AR, spider, PS WOO, 
    KAB
  • dmouratidmourati Posts: 462
    I have this and use the lid 10x more than the pot.
    Mountain View, CA
  • HeavyGHeavyG Posts: 6,024
    That 5 qt is a good choice for baking bread. Probably fine for smaller batches of other stuff.
    When I make chili I use an 8 qt as it does allow enough room for easily stirring the amount we cook (and we like to have plenty for leftovers).
    Camped out in the (757/804)
  • northGAcocknorthGAcock Posts: 12,507
    I purchased the 5 qt and loved it up until my daughter disappeared with it. It was fun while it lasted.
    Columbia, South Carolina with a Medium, MiniMax & a 17" Blackstone

    “Constantly choosing the lesser of two evils is still choosing evil.”
  • GoldenQGoldenQ Posts: 402
    Get the Lodge 9 qt and lid for it
    I XL  and 1 Weber Kettle  And 1 Weber Q220       Outside Alvin, TX-- South of Houston
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