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Cast Iron - a Cautionary tale.


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Cast Iron - a Cautionary tale.

Sigurd | Jul 23, 2014 05:42 PM

I'm curious about different forms of Cast Iron.

I bought this pot which looked a little different. Its 10" across and 5" deep. It has a fitted lid and very straight sides and bottom.

It feels roughly made but I thought it would be fine. What ever goes wrong with cast iron?

I discovered that the bottom of the pot wasn't cast to the sides but welded. Furthermore the weld is incomplete and the pan won't hold water. It leaks. (see the last picture "Dutch Oven-00001.jpg").

It has some neat looking features, but it's been a huge waste of time.

Has this happened to anyone else? Anyone ever fixed it? I assume fixing it is too much work. If it was fixed, would a weld in that location be reliable?

Anyone ever see this sort of design before? I'm curious about where it might have come from.

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