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Repairing Le Creuset Cast Iron Cookware


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Repairing Le Creuset Cast Iron Cookware

gki | Oct 5, 2009 02:55 PM

I love cooking with my enameled cast iron pots. I cook with high heat. The two do not mix and I have three VERY large pots that have badly cracked enamel. Before I throw them out and buy replacements at a cost of around $800, I want to try to repair them. I'm discussing this idea with high fire ceramics folks who own kilns but I need more technical information. Will the existing enamel on my pots re-anneal at 1,800 degrees fahrenheit? Or should it be the temp Le Creuset mentions on their website, 1,544 degrees? Do I need to re-apply new enamel? Is this a bad idea altogether? An easier alternative is shipping pieces back to Le Creuset and buying replacement pots with a warranty discount. It would be much cheaper to repair them IF I can figure out how to do this and whether it will work at all. For this I need, help! !!

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