Chowhound Presents: Table Talk with Yotam Ottolenghi and Helen Goh of Sweet: Desserts from London's Ottolenghi | Ask Your Questions Now ›


Cast Iron

Wobbly Cast Iron :( New


Cookware 3

Wobbly Cast Iron :( New

CACook | Apr 28, 2009 02:57 PM

I just bought a new lodge dutch oven, not used yet, it's their (high end) signature series with SS handles. Very comfortable to handle. The lid fitment is very nice.
But when I place it on the flat cooktop or the counter, it wobbles and I think there is 1/32"-1/16" of gap when one end is lifted.
They are cast pieces I can understand no 2 are the same, but my LC is rather flat and not make a sound rocking back and forth like this one!

It won't affect performance on my induction cooktop.. but still, if I started out with a flatter one like my LC, as long as I don't abuse it, it will be a much more enjoyable cookware to use and pass on to my children. I guess the only problem would be on a electric smooth top if you have a gap.. Gas grates and induction it would not matter.

I am going to order another one and send this one back. Is it likely to be different or is the batch going to have identical shape?

Also, my lodge skillet also wobble a bit but I think it's from me pouring water on it too soon. I know not to do this now.

So.. I want to hear about your CI purchase experience?

Want to stay up to date with this post?

Recommended From Chowhound