Campers are no strangers to cast iron cookware, but there’s often only room for one of these heavy pieces among your survivalist essentials. Lodge wants to change that and give you more cooking options with their new Cook-It-All, a multipurpose dutch oven.
The Cook-It-All definitely isn’t lightweight at 29 pounds, but you get five different cooking configurations out of only two pieces. There’s a wok that can become a dutch oven with the included lid and the lid functions on its own as a reversible griddle and grill. You can also flip the wok over on top of the lid — great for making pizza — and rest charcoal on the top of the wok for even baking.
Can’t stand the heat? This cookware also comes with two hooked handles that allow for safe, simple maneuvering of both cast iron pieces. The handles are easy to hook and unhook (so you’re not hovering over the fire for too long), but once latched on, they provide a sturdy grip of the grill, wok, or both.
As useful as the Cook-It-All is, we would definitely recommend taking it on trips that only require shorter hikes to the campsite, instead of lugging it around. But the size does have its benefits; the 14-inch lid can grill up plenty of meat and the wok holds 6.8 quarts of food. Toss some freshly caught fish on the grill and/or whip up enough chili to feed the whole group!
Since various parts of the Cook-It-All can be exposed to open flames during use, the lifespan of its seasoning is shorter than your average cast iron pan or dutch oven. Lodge recommends seasoning the cookware often, and they also claim any soot can be easily removed with hot water and a cast iron safe brush.
Even if you’re not an outdoorsy person, you can enjoy the Cook-It-All at home. Though it’s designed for campfires, it will work just fine in your oven and the griddle/pan is gas stove-friendly. If you’ve been on the fence about different types of cast iron cookware, this system is definitely a space-saving solution.
You can pick up a Lodge Cook-It-All for $130 and shipping is free through Lodge’s website.