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Jan 26, 2012 09:05 AM

Tiny flaw in Le Creuset lid...anything to worry about?

I got a new Le Creuset deep saute pan. This is my second try with the same item...the first one that was shipped to me had scratches & unfinished areas on the handle - odd that it even passed inspection. So they (Sur La Table) sent me a replacement. This one is nearly perfect, with one exception. There's a "dimple" about the size of a pinhead on the top part of the lid. This "flaw" is enameled (the flaw is in the iron, not the enamel). I'm inclined to not worry about it, unless over time, it will affect the integrity of the enamel. Thoughts?

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  1. What you're describing sounds like a pin hole. As long as there's no exposed metal you should fine. Even first quality isn't 100% perfect as there are a lot of steps in manufacture that are by hand. The only way to get a near perfect one is to open a ton of boxes and check them all.

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    1. re: blondelle

      Hi, CricketPug:

      You're good. It's in the lid, and on the top to boot. Your pan has a Cindy Crawford.


      1. re: kaleokahu

        Cool. Thanks for the feedback. I suspected it wasn't worth worrying about, just wanted to be sure. And yes, I would say "pin hole" is an accurate description.

        Good - one less thing to worry about. Now, I need to figure out the first dish I want to cook in it! :)

        1. re: CricketPug

          Hi, CricketPug:

          Out of an abundance of caution, I'd recommend taking and filing away a photo of the blemish. There's a 99.9% chance you'll never need it, but if the lid is dropped and breaks across the pinhole, you have a leg up on a successful replacement claim.