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Emile Henry - rough around the edges?

wisew | Feb 25, 201407:36 AM

Hey Chowhound!

I just received my Emile Henry Olive Loaf pan (I had to order it online, since it's not sold anywhere near me), and I noticed that the glaze is a little rough (read: somewhat unglazed) where the two glaze colors meet at the edges. At the edges, you can just barely see the color of the unglazed clay poking through. When I feel the edges with my hands, it feels a little rough. It's a little strange to me because none of my substantially cheaper two color stoneware Sur La Table baking dishes are this rough around the edges - they're practically completely smooth, which is what I would've expected from Emile Henry.

I called them to find out if this was normal, and they basically said "it's handmade, so anything goes," but that it wouldn't affect cooking performance. I should also mention that this is my 2nd Emile Henry pan - I ordered the same one from Amazon but returned it because it was even rougher around the edges. This second one is from Wayfair.

Is this normal for Emile Henry dishes? Or is this indicative maybe of a factory second?

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