How to use a Cook-It-All from Lodge Cast Iron

How to use a Cook-It-All from Lodge Cast Iron


– So we brought this great
piece of equipment called a Cook-It-All
that we’re gonna use in about as many different
ways as we possibly can, because it can do
a whole lot of different stuff. It can be a Dutch oven, it can be a grill,
it can be a griddle, it can be an oven. We’re gonna start specifically
with a wok in the fire. Got a nice little
bed of coals going, and we’re gonna let it
sit here and get hot before we get started. The wok piece of it
is awesome for cooking, you know, a whole variety
of things on open fire. So now we get to play with some
of the real versatility of this Cook-It-All. I’m gonna set it to the side, and then using this piece–
you know, two sides here. One is a griddle side
is the other is a grill side. What we’re gonna do is put
this thing right on the coals and get the grill side nice
and hot and grill some steaks. Another thing that I really
like about the Cook-It-All is that it’s got a really
big surface to cook on. You got four really nice-sized
Kansas City strip steaks. Just got done
cooking some steaks, and now we’re gonna
flip this guy over and get ready to do some eggs
to finish off our hash. It’s fun to start with
breakfast over an open fire. Kinda sets the pace
for a really nice day. Be great on a pizza. So we had made some pizza dough
before we came out here, and now it’s all nice
and ready to go. I’m just gonna stretch it out so that we can have
a little pizza for lunch. You know, what we’ve done here
is put a pizza together on the griddle part
of the Cook-It-All, and then we take the wok
and invert it and put it on top
of the griddle to make a pizza oven. This piece is designed
to hold coals all around it, and on the top and all
around this outside ring to keep the oven
really nice and hot, and that way we can bake
this pizza really fast, get it nice and crispy. Sometimes as
a professional chef, cooking and that life
gets pretty complicated, and it’s nice
to be outside and cook, because it’s hard to
overcomplicate dishes and food when you’re cooking
over an open fire. It’s easy to keep it easy,
which is really nice. Boy, I love how hot
this thing gets. Straight to ripping. That’s one of the great
benefits of cast iron is it just, it gets hot and
holds its heat really well. One of the great things
about the Cook-It-All here is, you know, you can feed
about 10 or 12 people out of it, and it’s big
without being so big that it would take you
the rest of the afternoon or the rest of the evening
to cook it for everybody. So it’s kind of
the perfect size for working around a campfire, especially if you have things
that help make it easy, and this is one of those things
that help makes it easy. We’re gonna move this over
to a little place where it can simmer
for a while. I’m using these
really cool handles that have these bails on them
to keep you from burning yourself,
which is awful nice when you’re dealing
with hot stuff like this. We can use the lid
to cook our fish while our jambalaya
is still going. Two great fishing buddies
behind me. Matt caught the little one.
Randy caught the big one. No, I was here cooking
while they were out fishing. You know, that’s the life
of the chef, right? It’s a pretty amazingly
versatile product for, you know, a two-piece system
that goes onto a campfire. But I think
that the design and the way that the piece
is put together, it gives you a versatility
of cooking technique that you can’t really find
in any other product that I think is out there. So you’re out in the woods,
and the Cook-It-All really is the only piece of equipment
that you need to bring.

100 thoughts on “How to use a Cook-It-All from Lodge Cast Iron

  1. Everything looks great on that kit but I wouldn't cook a steak that way when wood coals are available. I disagree with steak on a frying pan.

  2. I'm lucky; I married a sweetie who came with her grandmother's cast iron skillets. Then, 40 years ago, we supplemented the basic cookware with a couple additional pieces – our large, rectangular "fish Fryer" has become a must-have in the kitchen. If I had to buy any cast iron nowadays, I'd be spending the hours combing through yard sales and such in search of Griswold, milled surface cookware. Bought some Lodge for my daughter when she flew the coup 10 years ago – luckily we found a place that had VERY old NOS stuff underneath the pile of new junk. "Sir, are you sure you do not want that skillet in a new, clean box?" Nah!

  3. It is cool but,…..the price point is way too high! For the same money $130, I can get a 10"&12" skillets, a smaller version of their grill/griddle,and a 12" deep or shallow D.O. those pieces can do alot more than this. I would have figured this would have been priced lower. Convinced that you have many options but, I would rather have more iron to cook with than just these two. I don't know…. I like the idea and I applaud Lodge for innovating something new but, won't see me with one of those anytime soon for $130. I think a 14"D.O. can do all the same things minus the grill marks.

  4. A warning to anyone… since Lodge didn't do it on their "you can do anything with this cooker" video. Do not just hike out in the woods and grab mushrooms like they do @1:30 in this video unless you are 100% sure you know the difference between mushrooms. You could get very sick and/or die.

  5. I would've look at the other guys and said "if tall ain't helping me cook, ya'll ain't eating when I'm done!!!" 😂😂😂

  6. Why is there a well in the center of the skillet? The tiny well does not make this a wok. Any diced product, meat or veg, in the well would be subjected to higher temps than the product on the sloped sides. This is a horrible design.

    I was a professional chef and I love my Lodge skillet and Dutch oven. Used them in the restaurant every week.

    I would never invest in a pot with a well bottom. Love the handles with the hooks.

  7. That's awesome!! The most unique and usable Cook kit I've ever seen!!! Thanks much for sharing and blessings to you and your family 😇 🇺🇸

  8. The thing I don't care for about Lodge Cast Iron products is how course the inside finish is. If your company would grind that down smooth before preseasoning, I believe you would have a far superior product. Thank you.

  9. I have a Dillard's near me in NE Arkansas that stocks premium Lodge cast iron products and I will be getting me one of these. I have a 26 inch Weber Kettle that, more often than not, I use as an outdoor oven and I will so be using it even more now.

  10. Wow they tricked me. I really thought this was a video of an actual youtuber… this is more of a production style advertisement.

  11. What nonsense. Just look at how those steaks are sticking to the grill. Also, who takes a bag of briquettes to cook on a campfire? Must be a millennial thing.

  12. I like this but I'm not a big fan of lodge. I have 2 cast iron pans, one is a lodge and the other is a small logo #6 griswold. I cleaned and seasoned them both the same way and stuff still sticks in the lodge where griswold is like Teflon.

  13. 1:31 Unless you spent years studying the fungi of the specific region you're in, you don't walk out into the forest and pick strange mushrooms to eat in a pizza! Are you trying to get people killed?

  14. It's not really 'camping' when you're sleeping in a cabin 🙂 You talk about 'simple' then have dishes with a bunch of ingredients. Did you bring the kitchen? Cool pan though…

  15. Got damn all u need now is a toilet for all….wish I cood eat like this and not be on my 600 pound life…got damn got damn got ….damn

  16. Wish you had a smaller set.
    Everytime I go backpacking or hiking, I bring one of your small skillets and a surplus us army tin set. Sometimes it can be bothersome to cook multiple things on a small skillet and tin set.
    It would be great to get a smaller version

  17. Looks cool. Question: does this stack? Can I put my dutch oven on it, or would it be too wobbly, with the center dealie instead of legs under it?

  18. I'm just a simple Unfrozen Cave Man Chef … your cast-iron technology frightens and confuses me. My primitive mind can't grasp this concept.

  19. It NEVER ceases to amaze me that people will cook a steak on a solid metal surface when they have a wood fire inches away. I own hundreds of pieces of CI and cook with it all the time in kitchen, camping etc. But a steak belongs on the coals.. Caveman or Dirty style is even better than an open grate, but I get it thats a bit extreme. But seriously.. Why waste a good wood fire flavor when you went to 98% of the trouble??

  20. I think this is a really attractive innovation, but… I have a decent collection of Lodge cookware already. Whatever this thing can do, I can already do. Just one person's opinion: The best of the best are, 1) The Lodge 14" cast iron wok and 2) the Lodge 14" pizza pan. With those two items, you can do anything that can be done. Be it in the kitchen or on the campfire.

  21. I have one and have used the pizza oven and it turned out great. Tomorrow will take it caping near Idaho City and do some steaks and and baked potatoes. Will get back to let everyone know how it turned out. I also have seasoned this 2 times already!

  22. I am in love with my lodge . The food tastes so good .. that food seen in today viedo must be dam good . How do i get invited to that party 😚

  23. This illustrates the problem of cast iron cookware firms: you product is designed to last for life, and this is problematic from a business model perspective (although, from an environmentalist and sustainability perspective this is great). Solutions include, for Le Creuset, constantly coming out with new colors, for Staub, new shapes, and for Lodge, shit like this. NIce though.

  24. Really nice innovation here Lodge. I may get this one. I do wish you would up the finish and smooth the inside of your skillets more even it it makes them cost more. Or perhaps have a high tier line. Starting to get more USA made competition that had this edge and I think you can make as good for much better cost. And your basic designs are very good.

  25. Am I the only one here hoping this was more towards "how to use it" video
    and not simply a happy go lucky advertisement?? Sad.

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