Le Creuset - fit of the lid
Cooking on the stove top I noticed that steam was streaming out in one area. Is this a bad sign? Should I exchange it?
I was a tad worried about the fit of the lid when I bought it. You could press in one area and make it rock but the SA assured me it was fine. I'd appreciate your advice though!
My lid fits tight, that's the beauty of lecreuset and I even think I bought mine (20 years ago) at an outlet..
There have been previous discussions of this. Since it is porcelain over cast iron, it will never have the tightness of a stainless steel top so it will allow steam to escape, especially at a boil. I sold LC for years, it is not steam tight.
Next time you cook try rotating the lid to get a better fit. Staub cast iron pieces have little nubs on the lid to let some steam out. Without any steam coming out you would have more of a pressure cooker. LC's lids are not airtight and some steam should come out.
If it rocks I would return it or get a replacement from the manufacturer. If it sits flat, but allows air to escape, that's ok.