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Staub darkening when hot?

Thirty7Degrees | Feb 21, 201806:48 PM     28

I'm leaning towards the "This is not normal" way of thinking, but my Google searches haven't been successful in answering my question. I thought I'd reach out to the Chowhound community before reaching out to Staub. I have a Staub dutch oven that I haven't used all that much; it is "cherry red". I used it to bake bread in the oven recently and noticed that the color had darkened to maroon while it was in the oven; this returned to cherry red when the oven cooled down. I'm leery of using it at the moment. Is this a normal finding in dutch ovens, or in red pigment, or is it a defect I should discuss with Staub/Zwilling and get an exchange on? As long as it is safe to use, I'm happy to accept the color changes.

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