Potjie Pot Size 14 Cauldron Campfire 9 gal poikey
Cast-iron pots perfectly distribute and maintain heat, and the shape of the potjie cauldron provides the ideal means of cooking over a fire, as well as a classic choice for spell-work and brewing. This large cauldron is solidly cast from iron. Its deep, round potbelly bears concentric ridges around the outside, and the turned-up lip of the wide mouth has twin braces for an arched handle. A well-fitting lid sets into the mouth.
This size of our magnificent potjie pot is 15 inches tall and 17 inches wide. Its capacity is a very generous 9 gallons. The foundry-cast pot is all iron, from its lid to its three stable legs; therefore, it weighs a monumental 70 pounds and additional shipping charges may apply. A perfect permanent cauldron for fire-ring cooking!
Seasoning these cooking pots in the old fashioned way with a good shortening or vegetable oil will blacken them naturally over time and with use, this will also make the pot stronger and more elastic (yes, cast iron, can become brittle), resulting in a more beautiful pot like cast iron form the old days.
Made from pure cast iron with no pot-metal additives, cauldrons and iron cookware from Annie’s Collections™ are molded, finished, polished, and oil-seasoned . Each item is food-safe and can be used for cooking, burning incense or candles, holding coarse-ground spices or herbs, or an endless array of other uses. Seasoning instructions will be included with your purchase.
A potjie (pronounced “poikey”) is a time-tested form of cooking pot that has been used throughout Europe and Africa since at least the 1600s, and possibly as far back as the Iron Age. Their design exemplifies the unsung mechanical genius of ancient crafters: the deep, round bottom ensures a good rolling boil that cooks well and prevents food from sticking, while the three legs provide maximal stability, and the wide-mouthed shape allows versatility in outdoor cooking. Each potjie pot is equipped with a sturdy handle for lifting and a well-fitted lid. Cook in your potjie over an open fire or a gas burner, or pile hot coals on the deep, commodious lid to make an efficient Dutch oven.