My wife bought a couple pieces of Le crueset pieces from Marshalls today that have stickers stating they were "seconds". We were given another pot (not a second...at least no sticker) for our wedding present and used it to compare. The only difference is that the "second" pots have a little scratch on the inside of the lid. I have a couple questions:
Will the scratch (not to the cast iron, but can be felt) affect the effect?
What are some of the most common reasons why Le Cruesets are branded "seconds"?