I just received a 5qt staub coccotte that I ordered but I am concerned that it might be defective. The underside of the lid area which would touch the pot appears to have minor nicks throughout but a couple look deep (I see silver, with others I see graded shades of black/dark grey.) Also, there is a small dimple but no break on the interior bottom of the pot... and finally along the pot's top interior there is an area of enamel that is not smooth (ie it looks like raised matte enamel...maybe 2.5mm thick but about 1/2 an inch running along the rim (it just looks like just some extra extra black matte enamel coating)
I was wondering if someone would be so kind to post images with close up of the underside of the lid and the top of the pot rim so that I can compare. This would be greatly appreciated. Otherwise, any comments from staub owners on an assessment of the pot and potential problems in the long run.
I can call to claim for an exchange but I just want to see my options before going through the trouble. I paid just under 100 for it with shipping.