Heat Placement for Camp Oven Cooking

When cooking with a camp oven, you don’t always have to put heat on the top and bottom of the camp oven. If you are unsure if you need a top or bottom heat, just think of how you would cook the dish at home.

If you’re placing a pot on the stovetop, then you just need bottom heat.
If you’re putting the dish into the oven, then you need a top and bottom heat on the Camp Oven.

Image shows top and bottom heat
Image showing coals on the top and bottom of the camp oven.
  1. What heat do I need to cook a camp oven stew?

    A stew only requires bottom heat to cook.

    Tip: Use more heat under your camp oven to get it cooking and then remove some heat to bring it to a simmer.

  2. What heat do I need to cook a camp oven Roast?

    A Roast requires both top and bottom heat to cook.

    Tip: Use more heat on the top and less on the bottom, this should eliminate the need to use a Trivet

  3. What heat do I need to get Pork Crackle?

    Your camp oven tends to retain moisture, the key is to crack the lid using a piece of wire for the entire cooking process. For the first 20 minutes place double the amount of coals on top. View Full Guide!