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Le Crueset inner feels like sand paper-help!

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Le Crueset inner feels like sand paper-help!

heidiamams | Mar 17, 2012 08:47 AM

Hi! I have a large round le crueset enameled dutch oven. Over the years, the inside has browned, but it has always been smooth to the touch. While Grandma visited, she cooked spaghetti in it and burned the inside bottom pretty bad. It felt rough where the meat had burned, so I decided to give the whole inside a good cleaning with easy off. I let it sit for a few hours. Nothing. So, I heated it and then sprayed it on. The inside wiped partially clean...it became lighter brown, but...the inside feels like sand paper now. :( I then tried the following:

barkeepers(what I usually clean it with)
boiling vinegar and baking soda, scrubbing
boiling laundry detergent and water, scrubbing

After doing the above, it became cream colored on the inside, but the inner still feels like sand paper, and every time I use it, the food sticks to the rough inner.

I just want my smooth surface back so I can use it without the sticky issues.

HELP! Thanks in advance.

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