Campfire Cooking Irons
Campfire cooking irons are an excellent way to enjoy open fire cooking
For best results, spread oil or butter inside the two parts of the iron before placing food, turn the iron round in the fire every minute or so, to prevent food burning.
Ideal for use on chimeneas, fire bowls, barbecues or any other type of real fire.
The cooking iron itself is made of cast iron. Wash before use. Wash after use, dry and coat in oil. Will rust if left outside. Will rust if left un-washed and will also rust if not coated with oil after use.
Cast iron becomes very hot while in use and may remain hot a long time after taking out of the fire. Do not touch before it is cool.
- Cooking iron made out of cast iron
- Ideal for foods that need flipping
- The cook iron consists of two connected parts which become a square shell construction
- The long handle prevents you from burning yourself
- The wooden grip is shaped so it is comfortable and stable to hold
- The cooking iron must be cleaned, dried and coated with vegetable oil before and after use
- Be careful touching the iron its cooling time is much longer than usual cooking tools
- Materials: cast iron, steel handle with wooden grip
- Size : 11 cm x 54 cm
- Colour: Black
Check out our other campfire cooking pots and pans
Cleanliness is Essential
All cooking accessories MUST BE THOROUGHLY CLEANED BEFORE USE.
BBQ grills and other accessories are coated with vegetable cooking oil during manufacture but may have gathered dirt and dust, therefore, need to be cleaned in hot water and detergent to remove any foreign matter and debris.
After cleaning and drying, cooking accessories are best lightly coated with vegetable cooking oil before use. After use, they need to be cleaned again with hot water and detergent and coated with vegetable cooking oil before storing. NEVER USE MINERAL OIL.
If you do not oil cooking accessories they will rust, this could happen after first use. If you wash cooking accessories with water and don’t coat with cooking oil rust can occur in a matter of hours.
After use, the surfaces of the cooking accessories in direct contact with the fire will be covered in black carbon soot. Soot can be washed off with hot water and household detergent or washing up liquid. Be careful because black soot residues will mark surfaces, tea towels or washing up cloths. All soot must be removed before oiling and storage.
Do not cook on flames, if you do this there will be a soot residue on the food, which is unhealthy. Be aware wood is often treated with preservatives which are toxic and can contaminate the food.
When cooking use dry wood or charcoal and allow the wood gas to burn off as flames to leave hot glowing embers, cook on the embers.
If meat releases fat onto the hot embers which makes a flame, move the meat away from the flame.
Keep a spray bottle of water handy to squirt on any flames.
Used a cast iron pan to grill meat rather than placing directly on a grill.
Alternatively, wrap food in aluminium foil to prevent contamination.
Food Hygiene and Safety
When cooking outdoors take care food is kept in hygienic conditions.
DO NOT leave meats in the sun or outside in hot weather, keep cool and covered with a clean cloth.
DO NOT leave butter in the sun or uncovered.
Keep meat and vegetables in separate dishes to avoid cross-contamination with fluids.
Only bring food out into the garden before cooking and it should be consumed after cooking as soon as possible. Food should be eaten while hot, immediately after coming out of the fire. Dispose of any cooked food not eaten.
MAKE SURE meat is thoroughly cooked.
When cooking accessories are taken out of the fire, they are hot and need to be put onto a hard non-flammable surface, so the contents of the cooking accessory can be removed.
DO NOT place the cooking accessory on the patio, grass, earth or directly on the ground.
DO NOT put hot cooking accessories directly onto wood, furniture, plates, crockery or plastic surface.
Parts of the cooking accessories in direct contact with the fire may become covered with carbon soot. Make sure you do not contaminate your food with soot.
CAREFUL HOT! DO NOT TOUCH, steel and cast iron cooking accessories are very hot when taken out of the fire, do not touch with your fingers, protect hands with Gardeco FIRE GLOVES.
Cast iron cooking accessories can remain hot after use, so ALWAYS be very careful and cautious when handling cast iron cooking accessories.
DO NOT allow children to handle any of the cooking accessories.
NEVER leave a cooking accessory in the fire unattended. If you leave food in the fire, it will be burnt and inedible.
Hints and Tips
Cast iron accessories should be pre-heated for best results.
Always coat the inside with oil or butter of all accessories to prevent food sticking.
Butter tastes better than oil for waffles and pancakes.
A small brush is useful for oiling or buttering surfaces.
A flat spatula is useful to release foods from the accessory.