Hi everyone - I'm new to this site and pretty new to Le Creuset as well. In addition to some pieces I've picked up at Outlet stores, I've also gotten a couple pieces on eBay. The questions I have are:
1) Why do some pieces have unfinished cast-iron bottoms, and other versions of the same piece are enameled? Is the cast-iron bottom the new style, the old style, or neither?
2) One of my eBay pieces has a tiny chip through the enamel on the bottom. Is there something I can do to "seal" the chip, so it won't chip further or develop rust in the chip?