Cast iron #2 Bean pot Potjie Flat Bottom Dutch oven
Traditional iron cookware is slightly modified to be useful for cooking both the old way and the new. This flat-bottomed potjie has a surprisingly large capacity and durable foundry construction. The squat belly of the pot is ribbed with concentric rings. A well-fitting lid and arched, free-moving handle enhance the pot's utility.
This flat bottom is a low-profile @6.5 inches high and @11 inches wide. It holds @7 quarts of food and weighs a stable, sturdy 17 pounds when empty. It is pre-seasoned, and periodic proper re-seasoning will give it a lifetime as long as yours.
This sturdy flat bottomed kettle will turn your kitchen into an old-fashioned cooking sanctuary-just like your grandmother had. Unlike your Grandmother's kettles these are newly manufactured and coated with a baked on vegetable oil to preserve the cast iron. Seasoning these cooking pots in the ‘Old Fashioned Way’ with a good shortening or vegetable oil will blacken them naturally over time and with used. 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 from the old days.
#2 Potjie Flat
Height: 6.5" - approx
Width: 11" - approx
Capacity: @ 6-7 quarts
Weight: 17 lbs
This size works great with a tripod - tripod not included
Our flat-bottomed potjies (pronounced “poikeys”) are a re-imagining of 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. They adapt the cast-iron construction and rounded shape that cause potjies to cook food so evenly and well, compromised with a flat bottom so that this exceptional sample of ancient crafters' genius can be used on modern stovetops. Each potjie pot is equipped with a sturdy handle for lifting and a well-fitted lid. Cook in your flat-bottomed potjie by hanging it over a fire or placing it on a stove burner, or pile hot coals against the deep lip of the lid to make an efficient Dutch oven.
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 by hand. 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. Enjoy the selection of standing and hanging pots, ranging from a favor-sized mini cauldron to a 19-plus gallon cooking kettle, and related iron implements to fit your every need.