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Mar 2, 2007 09:29 PM

2 small pits in newly arrived enameled dutch oven

My 5 qt Lodge Enamel Dutch oven just came in from Amazon today. Upon inspecting the inside of the dutch oven, I found 2 small pits on the inner wall. I was wondering, are these 2 pits acceptable? I am worried that the pits might let water seep in and cause the iron inside to rust. I don't want to abuse Amazon's return policy, but I would return it if it is a defect and will cause my dutch oven to rust down the road. Any suggestions?

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  1. You can season the interior with oil, the oil will absorb. I wouldn't wash enameled iron in the dishwasher either. My mom trashed her Le Creuset with the dishwasher, it eventually cracked. It all depends however on what you've paid for it. If it was pricey I'd return it.

    1. Personally, if the metal is exposed, I'd return it.