Welcome to my Camp Oven Tote Bag Review.
Do you have a Lodge camp oven and wondering if you need a carrying case for it?
Or a way of protecting it and keeping it dry while camping?
For the one who enjoys outdoor cooking, especially with a camp oven, this tote bag may be just what you are looking for.
So, let’s get started.
Lodge Camp Oven Tote Bag Review
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Product: Camp oven tote bag
Price: See Amazon
Material: Heavy-duty padded polyester exterior (nylon)
Sizes: 8, 10, 12, and 14 inches
Care: Hand-wash only
Made in: China
Fits: All camp and standard Dutch ovens the same size as the case (the 14-inch also fits the Cook-It-All and Kick-off grill)
Great for: transporting cast iron Dutch ovens
What is a Camp Oven Tote Bag?
A camp oven tote bag is a case specifically made to hold a Dutch oven. It’s heavy-duty and can handle the heavy weight of an oven. It comes in various sizes and has three primary purposes: to keep it dry, protect it, and transport it to and from your campsite. However, please don’t use it for hot dishes.
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A Little About Lodge
Lodge Cast Iron is a family-owned business in South Pittsburg, Tennessee.
Joseph Lodge founded this company in 1896 and originally called it Blacklock Foundry.
However, after the building burned down in 1910, Joseph rebuilt and renamed the company Lodge Cast Iron.
Over the years, Lodge survived several economic downturns and thrived even when other foundries closed down.
And as business continued to grow, they built another foundry. The new foundry enabled Lodge to increase its manufacturing production by seventy-five percent.
Lodge makes cast iron and carbon steel cookware, though cast iron remains their primary production.
They offer a large variety of cast iron, including classic, enamel, chef, and Blacklock.
Additionally, Lodge carries bakeware, and several series, all of which are cast iron.
They also have many accessories and a line of cast iron grilling cookware.
Lodge continues to be a leading manufacturer worldwide and makes close to 2 million cast iron pans every month.
Answering Your Questions
Is there extra room for any tools you might need?
It depends on the size of your Dutch oven. Most of your extra room will be underneath an oven with legs or on top if it doesn’t. Also, you can place items inside the Dutch oven such as the 4-in-1 Dutch oven tool or leather gloves.
Can you transport hot items?
I don’t recommend it. The tote is for transporting and protecting your Dutch oven.
How deep is the tote bag?
8-inch: 9.75 inches deep and fits a 2-quart Dutch oven
10-inch: 10 inches deep and fits a 4 and 5-quart Dutch oven
12-inch: 10.5 inches deep and fits a 6 and 8-quart Dutch oven
14-inch: 10 inches deep and fits a 10-quart Dutch oven, a Cook-It-All, or a Kickoff grill
Is the bag sturdy enough for Dutch ovens with feet?
Yes, it’s very sturdy. However, you can add a thin piece of round wood or cardboard to the bottom for added protection if your Dutch oven has feet. If you want to get fancy, your can put a solid wooden disc in the bottom and drill holes so the feet will fit.
Do I really need a tote bag?
You don’t have to have a tote bag. It is for convenience, protection for your Dutch oven, and to make it easier to transport.
Can you store your Dutch oven in the tote all the time?
Yes, people do. However, one person advises you to keep the zipper open a bit to allow airflow.
Will the 14-inch bag hold my Cook-It-All or Kickoff Grill?
Yes, Lodge says it will hold both. Here are two articles you might want to read that mention this:
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What Others Are Saying
Almost everyone liked this product and said things like:
- My Dutch oven fit perfectly in the tote
- This tote makes transporting your oven so much easier
- There’s enough room in the bag for some needed tools and supplies
- The zipper slides very smoothly
- I like the thickness of the bag
- It’s worth the money
- I wish I’d gotten one sooner
- Add some wood or cardboard to the bottom for added protection if your oven has legs
- This tote bag makes transporting my Dutch oven so convenient
- I love the protection this tote gives
- It’s very sturdy
- The tote will last a long time
- It keeps my Dutch oven dry
- The bag is easy to clean
- I put coals on the bottom under the legs
- This tote bag is a must-have if you want to protect your Dutch oven
- I will buy more for my other Dutch ovens
- It’s high quality
- I can carry my 4-in-1 tool and leather gloves in the oven but not the charcoal chimney
I didn’t come across any negative comments. A couple of people had to return their tote because it was the wrong size, and one mentioned it was a bit expensive. But they also praised the quality or convenience of the tote bag.
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Outdoor Cooking: The Dutch Oven
What Do I Think?
I do not own a Dutch oven, so I don’t need for a tote bag.
However, I would want one if I had an oven, Cook-It-All, or a Kickoff grill, and I used these products while camping.
If I just used them in my backyard, I’m not sure I would think one was necessary.
It seems like most people who bought one used it for camping. They wanted a case for transporting their oven to the campsite and protecting it there.
We used to go camping when we were raising our kids and even did a couple of family camping trips once they were grown. At the time, I knew little about cooking over an open fire with cast iron.
My only experience with cast iron Dutch ovens was weekend camping trips with the Boy Scouts. But I didn’t do any of the cooking, and I don’t know if they had a tote bag or not.
This product seems to be of excellent quality, and it’s apparent that most everyone thought it was worth the money.
Therefore, I recommend the Lodge Camp Oven Tote Bag for anyone who cooks with a Dutch oven (or a Cook-It-All or Kickoff Grill) while camping.
- Highest reviews
- Reputable company
- Fantastic quality
- Protects the cookware
- Makes it easier to transport
- Good investment
- Easy to clean
- Self-healing zipper
- Strong strap for carrying
- Will last
- Might not fit every non-Lodge Dutch oven
- Some may think the tote is a bit pricey
- Not everyone is confident the Dutch oven legs won’t ruin the bottom of the bag (so they add wood or cardboard)
Thank you for reading my Lodge Camp Oven Tote Bag review.
As you can see, you need this tote primarily if you cook with a Dutch oven while camping.
Most everyone commented on the bag’s quality, even the ones who had to return theirs because it didn’t fit their non-Lodge Dutch oven. Or they bought the wrong size.
People were most pleased with how it made transporting their Dutch oven easier and the protection it gave it while at the campsite. Some even kept it in the bag at home.
Several people thought you should add wood or cardboard to the bottom of the bag to keep the Dutch oven legs from ripping into the material.
And many were pleased that they could also carry needed tools inside the Dutch oven, such as a lid lifter (4-in-1 tool) or leather gloves.
Overall, everyone thought this was a quality product.
And that’s why I highly recommend the Lodge Camp Oven Tote Bag for anyone who goes camping and cooks with a Dutch oven, Cook-It-All, or Kickoff grill.
Just make sure you get the right size.