After a long discussion with myself I finally decided to spring for my first ever Le Creuset about a month ago from the Livermore Outlets. I got a gorgeous 4.5 qt Flame Dutch oven and so far I love how everything really does taste better in it.
But I just noticed this morning that the interior base of the pot doesn't have that glossy look to it that it did when I first got it. The bottom just has a dull matte look to it now. The sides of the pot still look glossy. I've been very careful with this piece of cookware - low to medium heat most of the time, plastic utensils, waiting for it to cool before washing, only using room temperature water + dishwashing soap + soft sponge to clean the insides.
I know it won't affect the performance of the Dutch oven, but I really love the glossy sheen it has and would love any suggestions on how to get the glossiness back. I read an earlier Chowhound forum thread where people were suggesting white vinegar and have just wiped the insides with vinegar; will check back in on the pot in the morning and see if there's any improvement.
Any other suggestions very welcome. It's only been a month and I want this to last me for decades so want to learn how to take care of it.
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