Dutch ovens are believed to be very diverse cooking equipment. You have an option of baking, frying and boiling. The Dutch oven has support legs that enable it to stand on hot coals. In addition, a Dutch oven has a rim around the lid to ensure hot coals stay in place on top of the oven. Therefore, heat can come from both sides (below and above). A Dutch oven can be a great cooking tool in any campfire though it is normally heavy to carry. The figure below shows an example of a Dutch oven.