A traditional Dutch oven is a heavy pot, usually made of cast iron, that has three legs so that it can cook food over hot coals. Its close-fitting, flat, brimmed lid allows the cook to pile hot coals on top, helping the ... More » Home & Garden Appliances Ovens & Ranges

A Dutch oven looks like a large, wide, deep pot with a lid. The pot has small handles on either side near the top instead of one long handle. The most common material is enamel-coated cast iron. More » Home & Garden Kitchen Cookware & Kitchen Tools

Since a Dutch oven is basically just a deep covered pot, any pot with a lid that is of sufficient size and depth can be substituted. Soup pots or deep skillets may work in a pinch. More » Food Cooking Substitutions
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