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chessplayer 11-28-2008 12:08 AM

Enamelled Cast Iron Safety Question
 
HI.
Just noticed that one of my enamelled cast iron dutch ovens has spiderweb hairlines on the inside bottom.
I cannot see any visible separation or chipping. It is a 6qt Lodge, the one with metal handle on lid, purchased from Sam's about 3-4 years ago.
IS IT SAFE to cook in it?
Thank you in advance for your advice.

Wart 11-28-2008 01:09 AM

Enamel is inert and the iron is , well, iron, so there should be no danger of getting poisoned.

If the enamel flakes off (by rust) it could get a little scratchy in passing .... if you know what I mean.

The enamel shouldn't pop off with velocity.

I think the biggest concern is aesthetic, but I could be wrong.

Russellkhan 11-28-2008 03:16 AM

I think what you're seeing is crazing of the enamel on your pot. It should be no danger, and is not a sign of problems with your pot.

Andy M. 11-28-2008 08:26 AM

If you're concerned, I suggest you contact Lodge.


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