Dutch Oven Repair
December 11, 2004 3:37 PM Subscribe
Dutch Ovens, pt. 2: Repair. How to fix chipped enamel before the iron rusts? [+]
posted by rxrfrx to Home & Garden (8 answers total)
My favorite pot is my grandmother's Dutch oven (from Holland). It's about 40 years old, I'd reckon. The other day it fell on the hard floor and got several large chips in the enamel, revealing the iron beneath. Two of the chips are on the outside of the lid, but one is along the rim of the pot, and part of it is inside the pot. I need to find a compound for patching up the enamel coating; it needs to be something that will prevent the inner metal from rusting, and it needs to withstand the high temperatures of frying, baking, etc. It obviously needs to withstand steam from cooking.
I've been to the local hardware store and Home Depot, and the paint guys at both places simply shook their heads and told me that they definitely had nothing like this.
Where can I get an appropriately durable enamel repair compound?