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Cracked Le Creuset; should I be worried?

caseyjo | Sep 2, 201102:51 PM

I just picked up a #28 flame Le Creuset skillet from a thrift store for three bucks. Score! It's in generally good condition except it has a crack in the enamel near the handle, on both the inside and outside of the pan. The crack is about 1/12 inch wide by 2 inches long. It appears that there may be a teeny hairline fracture in the actual cast iron on the inside of the pan as well.

Should I be worried? I don't want to have some catastrophic incident where it shatters into many pieces and impales me, whilst exploding risotto all over my tiny kitchen. This thing has a wooden handle, so I'm guessing it will be mostly used at lower temps on the range. For $3 I just couldn't pass it up, especially since it matches my vintage Descoware.

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