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Flaw in discount Le Creuset?

Posted by frankie_in_zone_7 (My Page) on
Tue, Jan 12, 10 at 15:48

I found a Le Creuset round oven at a fairly good price at Tuesday Morning. But, in the interior bottom there are 3 small black spots (very small dots about 1 mm ) on the otherwise cream finish. They are not (currently) "chips", as they are actually very slightly raised, and smooth and shiny like the rest of the interior.

I know this would just be guessing, but..are these more likely to be serious flaws in the finish, in which there are layer(s) of porcelain missing and ready to chip off, vs. just a flaw due to its being a harmless flaw in the finish color? Obviously, I could live with the latter--3 dots--but would not want the finish to start chipping, so would keep looking rather than purchase this piece. It's not in a box, but the lid seems to be the right one with good fit and it's otherwise nice-looking.

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RE: Flaw in discount Le Creuset?

I'm not sure how we or anyone could know but if they are raised I would think they aren't chips.

RE: Flaw in discount Le Creuset?

My experience with Tuesday Morning is that most things they sell are flawed in some way. Some flaws you see. Some you don't

RE: Flaw in discount Le Creuset?

The overall quality and cooking performance of a slightly flawed Le Creuset pan is often much superior to that of other enameled cast iron cookware. I would have purchased it without hesitation if I needed one and the price was right........a minor casting flaw will not affect the pan performance in any way other than its looks.


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