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Old 06-25-2008, 04:40 AM   #1
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Question Holes in new Cast Iron pan

I was cooking burgers in my new cast iron grill pan and noticed two tiny holes in the inside bottom of it. The only reason I could even see them was because they were bubbling. The grease got in them which caused the holes to bubble. They're small holes, but big enough that I could fit a toothpick in them. Is this ok/normal? Or does this mean the pan is defective and should be exchanged? If I saw something like this in any other pan I would probably take it back, but I'm not familiar with cast iron, so I don't know what's normal.

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Old 06-25-2008, 05:45 AM   #2
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Hi, and welcome to DC!

As for your pan, I think I'd take it back. That sounds like bad quality control to me.
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Old 06-25-2008, 05:52 AM   #3
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I believe I would take it back too.
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Old 06-25-2008, 06:47 AM   #4
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Yeah! What everyon else said.

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Old 06-25-2008, 06:53 AM   #5
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Do you think it would be ok to exchange it for the same brand/model? It's Emerilware which is manufactured by All-Clad.
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Old 06-25-2008, 07:00 AM   #6
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If getting the same brand i would definately go over it first, it may have just been a one off with a defect or something.
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Old 06-25-2008, 07:14 AM   #7
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I purchased all of my cast iron new, and some brands definately have a QC issue. Don't just pick up the first one you see. Look through all of them, and check other stores if necessary.
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Old 06-25-2008, 07:16 AM   #8
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Sorry to say, but Emerilware cast iron is junk made in China. Expect quality issues with all of it. I would recommend getting something made in the US or Europe.
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Old 06-25-2008, 08:01 AM   #9
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T have had good luck with this:
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Old 06-25-2008, 08:46 AM   #10
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Take it back and get a Lodge pan.
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