Concern about smoking enameled dutch oven.
I have a no-brand enameled dutch oven from Target which I use to bake bread in the oven. I preheat the empty dutch oven to 500 to get the baking process started, but this makes it smoke.
Is it normal for enameled dutch ovens to smoke at 500?
I am a little concerned for my health - I imagine the bread gets infused with some of that smoke when it's in there with the lid on. And the smoke does have an odd, if not very strong, smell.