A cast iron cooking pot is a piece of cookware made from cast iron. This type of cooking pot is typically called a Dutch oven.
Cast iron pots are suitable for cooking above an open fire or for use on a stove top. Cast iron pots need to be seasoned with cooking oil and heated before use to create a protective barrier that separates food and the metal. Some extra care is required to keep the pots from rusting and to keep food from sticking to the metal surface. If rust sets in, it can be scrubbed away with steel wool. If cast iron cookware rusts, it needs to be re-seasoned before use.