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le creuset dutch oven lid question

xeryuslee | Jan 3, 2010 09:54 AM

Hi guys - new here and new to the Le Creuset enameled dutch ovens (or for that matter, cast iron dutch ovens in general). I bought a second from the Le Creuset outlet. I have a stupid question - how tight is the lid supposed to be? I mean, it's not a pressure cooker, so I should still see steam coming out when cooking on range top, right? But when the lid is sitting on the pot, I am still able to shift it slightly horizontally - is that normal?

One more thing, after washing it, I for the first time noticed a small pinhole in the interior enamel. I saw another post on this, and it seems people are not too concerned about it.

Thanks in advance for helping this newbie out.

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