I made claypot rice with Chinese sausage yesterday. All went well until the dish was just about ready. The stove was set about medium-low. There was a sudden sharp noise. We found a small crack near the bottom of the pot on the outside. This is the first time I've used it on the stove. Does anyone know if this is unusual?
I've used it in the oven at 350F with no problems, and in making the rice dish I cooked the rice in it over medium heat. At the time the pot cracked, there was no more liquid in the rice and meat, but it was not dry or close to being burnt. I kept it on the stove to get a good rice crust on the bottom. Was this a mistake? The pot was very inexpensive, but I'm conflicted about whether to get another. If the pot had shattered it would have made an awful mess.