Dome Oven

posted Aug 26, 2014, 12:39 PM by Chicora District   [ updated Aug 26, 2014, 12:39 PM ]


Dome Oven

I frequent the Lodge Outlet Store here in Myrtle Beach regularly. It gives me a chance to look at products and pick up some good buys on seconds. The other day I took a look at there 14” Pizza Pan/griddle and I got an Idea. I took one home and put it on top of my volcano 2 grill. It fits very nicely on the 12” round grill. I took some refrigerated pizza dough and spread it out on the greased pizza pan and added a couple of toppings. Now comes the great idea. I have one of their cast iron woks which I really love. I took the dome lid and placed it on top of the Pizza Pan. It fits snuggly within the inner lip of the pan as if it were designed for that purpose. I baked the pizza inside this oven. It worked great. The heat came up from the grill, through the Pizza Pan and was trapped within the dome. I don’t think it would work with a skillet. I don’t think the dome would fit and seal as well as it does with the Pizza Pan.

I went back to the store and told them what I had done. They were excited too. We thought of ways we could use my new oven. Here are some of the ideas:

1. Use it as a warming oven. Keep your pancakes, eggs, and bacon, warm over low heat.

2. Bake breakfast breads and biscuits or dinner rolls using refrigerator biscuit dough.

3. To keep bacon or sausage grease from splattering or flaring up.

4. To bake corn bread in a 9” round aluminum pan.

5. To make bread sticks using pizza dough or to make your own pretzels. Oil the pan well and let the dough fry within the oil.

6. Put a cup of water in the middle and steam hot dog rolls or hamburger buns.

7. You could use it to melt cheese on sandwiches or hoagies. Or, toast rolls and put sandwich fixings into the toasted roll.

There must be a lot more ideas that you can think up.

© Richard Curran March 2011