There’s something special about cooking a delicious meal on a campfire, sitting around the campfire chatting about the day’s adventures, or simply just watching the bush telly while you wait for that meal to come out of your camp oven.
If you’ve just picked up a Spun Steel Camp Oven or a Cast Iron Camp Oven and wondering what the first thing is you need to do, well that’s simple - it’s seasoning time. Here's 5 Easy Steps to Seasoning a Camp Oven, it doesn’t have to be scary or difficult it’s a simple process that will ensure you have many years of use and happy memories.
WHAT YOU’LL NEED IS
Soap and a Sponge
Rice Bran Oil
Pre heated Oven to 200° C, BBQ or Camp Fire
The very first thing you’ll want to do is unpack your new Spun Steel Camp Oven Cast Iron Camp Oven from its packaging. Fill up a sink with some warm soapy water and give your camp oven a good old scrub to remove any oil and contaminants from the manufacturing process.
Don't forget to give the lid a good wash and scrub as well!
Make sure to thoroughly dry the camp oven with a towel, you can even place it on fire, BBQ or in the Kitchen Oven to make sure it’s completely dry. Any water left over from washing will stop the oil from coating your camp oven.
Take your Rice Bran oil, or any other suitable oil like vegetable or flaxseed, and pour about a tablespoons worth into the bottom of the Camp Oven.
With some paper towel, rub the oil all over the camp oven and be sure to cover all surfaces of the Camp Oven, inside, outside and, on the bottom, and don’t forget the lid!
Once the Camp Oven is evenly coated with oil, place the camp oven into a 200° C preheated oven, BBQ or Campfire to bake for roughly 15 – 20minutes. If you're using the kitchen oven, be sure to have your range hood exhaust fan on as it will get Smokey and stinky, best not upset your partner, if seasoning on a campfire, place oven on to a nice bed of coals.
It's best to repeat the above 2 steps to get a nice non-stick coating on your Camp Oven, sometimes it might take 2 or 3 goes it get it right.
Start cooking! Your freshly seasoned Camp Oven is now ready to cook on, so get out there and cook up a meal. The more you cook in your camp oven the better the non-stick coating will get. If your seasoning starts to some wear in it, simply give it a good scrub a repeat the same step from the first time you seasoned it.
A Quick Tip
After you've finished cooking on your Camp Oven, give it a good clean with some soapy water, make sure it is thoroughly dry and apply a small about of oil to the cooking surface, this will keep it clean and rust free to the next time you cook.
Dr Livingstones Bedourie Oven Trivet 12" - 002RT
Stop the bottom of your food from burning in a camp oven, helps to distribute heat evenly throughout the Bedourie Oven.
Dr. Livingstones Bedourie Oven Trivet 12inch suits the 12inch Bedourie Oven
**Bedourie Oven Not Included**
Bedourie Camp Ovens are manufactured from heavy gauge carbon spun steel, with a lid that fits over the top, eliminating any chance of coals or ashes making their way into your food. One advantage of the Bedourie Camp oven is the lid also doubles as a frying pan.
Originally designed for the Bedourie Station, cast iron camp ovens often fell off the pack horses, when dropped cast iron ovens often brake, not what you want when out camping. Spun steel camp ovens are much lighter and more robust than their cast iron oven counterparts making them perfect to throw in the back of the 4WD.
Tred Gt Collapsible Camp Bin - TCPBIN
TRED GT Bins have been carefully designed for strength, durability, and ease of use.
- Made with PVC outer and PEVA inner lining
- Zip-up hard moulded lid
- Collapsible design for easy storage
- Grab handles on each side of the bin
- Internal support frames to hold shape, support the bin and allow the bin to collapse down when not in use
- 350 (w) x 350 (d) x 500mm (h)
- D rings for anchoring the bin
- Fits 82l garbage bags
Made with PVC outer lining and PEVA inner lining, zip-up hard moulded lid, and a collapsible design for easy storage. The perfect bin for any campsite.