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The paint on my Le Creuset kettle is peeling.

littlegreenpea Sep 6, 2007 08:17 AM

Has anyone had this problem? We've only had it for a couple of years, and now the paint is starting to chip off of the bottom; it's starting to cake onto the burners.

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  1. Gio RE: littlegreenpea Sep 6, 2007 08:26 AM

    Le Creuset is fired enamel and baked on. Its made of vitreous enamelled cast iron and that's very durable but will chip if clunked. I'm thinking you may have overheated it at some point. Check their web site. They have a very good warranty.

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      swisscharred RE: Gio Sep 6, 2007 01:21 PM

      Le Creuset products have a 100 year warranty that I believe covers chips. Yours shouldn't have chips this soon. I have a pot that's 20 years old with only a slight chip on the top edge.

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        MartinDC RE: Gio Sep 7, 2007 05:35 AM

        Also, never put a cold pot on a hot burner. Nor put a hot pot under cold water. Sudden changes in temperature will weaken the glaze-iron bond, since each expands-contracts at different rates. Also, any extreme temperatures may not be good for enamelized iron over the long term.

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