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Old 10-03-2007, 12:29 AM   #1
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Question Need advice on damaged Descoware! Could it contain lead in the enamel?

Help, I need new enamel on my Descoware. Has anyone heard of getting it professionally re-enameled? Is there a company that does this? I know clawfoot bathtubs can be re-enameled, so what about enameled cookware? I own three terrific pieces of the old Descoware. They have been abused by their previous "owners" (my grandmother and my mother...), and I continue to use them all. My favorite is my 12" flame orange oval fish pan, in which I make a terrific apple crisp. I know my children understand my sentimental attachment to these pots, and hope to inherit them from me. If I hand them over, I would sure like to get them refurbished with new enamel first. I have chips, worn enamel (almost scrubbed off), and hairline cracks in the enamel with large chips from the biggest cracks. The metal itself is fine---the problems are mainly in the inside surface and chip-prone edges. I would want a professional job, or none at all. Help!

Also, could there be lead in the old enamel surface? I know some glass could contain led, so couldn't enamel? Since it is a melted glass-like surface?

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