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Cracks on my Mario Batali Enameled Dutch Oven

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Cracks on my Mario Batali Enameled Dutch Oven

can_i_try_some | Jul 23, 2009 12:06 PM

I've had my enameled cast-iron pot for a few months now and have noticed tiny fractures forming on the cooking surface. I enjoy using it, use it frequently, and have been pretty satisfied with my purchase - I bought it at Costco for about $60.

I've never exposed it to any drastic change in temperature; maybe just a bit of liquid for deglazing, but certainly not enough that it should cause this kind of cracking.

My question is: Should I just keep it and live with it? Or should I take make use of Costco's generous return policy and start hunting for another pot?

I've attached an image of the cooking surface.

 
 
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