GSI Outdoor Hard Anodized 12” Dutch Oven

Editor: Cory McLaughlin

Just the Facts:

State of the art in lightweight dutch ovens, our Hard Anodized Dutch Ovens are 1/3 the weight of traditional cast iron dutch ovens. The cast legs make these dutch ovens stackable for multi-course meal preparation. Moreover, the garnet-hard surface allows for easy clean-up and never needs seasoning.

• Hard-anodized aluminum Dutch oven that’s ideal for campfire cooking
• 66 percent lighter than cast iron yet still large enough for most meals
• High-performance, nonreactive aluminum material cooks slowly and evenly
• Rust-free interior is easy to clean; edge lip holds coals and charcoal
• No seasoning required; comes in 10-inch, 12-inch, and 14-inch sizes

GSI Dutch Oven Review

My Story:
Nothing makes camp feel more like camp than a good hearty meal cooked on the campfire. Well, unless it is a good hearty meal cooked [IN] the camp fire! I love Dutch ovens and I was so very excited to test out the GSI Outdoors Hard Anodized Dutch Oven.
We had a trip into the way-backs of Idaho planned and I knew it was going to be the perfect place to test out my new Dutch oven. I brought along my go to ingredients for some spaghetti sauce as I find this to be an easy meal to return to finish after a long hunt. The sauce is the important part anyway.

GSI Dutch Oven Review

After a very intense hunt that had me unable to return to camp until way late into the night I was ready to get my eat on! The sauce was looking fine and luckily was still warm. Precooked noodles only took a second to heat up and I was in chow heaven!

GSI Dutch Oven Review

I used the GSI Outdoors Hard Anodized Dutch Oven for several meals over the testing period and found it to be of equal impressiveness as any cast iron oven I had used in the past. This baby is relatively light as well so that is nice when you’re packing the whole truck full of gear. You also will have no fear of rust, so no rusted lids that are nearly impossible to get off. I really think that if you are in the market for a Dutch oven you should take a look at this great option from a company that has done some really cool things with camping gear!

GSI Dutch Oven Review

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What can be done better?
What a question indeed. The simplicity of this product does not offer up much room for improvement. It works as advertised and I myself had no issues.

I give this product 5 stars as it simply works!

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