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February 21, 2012 3:25 PM   Subscribe

Rookie Mistakes with New Cookware Filter: I was so excited to use my shiny new enamel Le Creuset oven pan that I forgot to wash it before using it to roast some vegetables. Aside from probably getting some warehouse dust in my food, is this in any way dangerous / unsafe?
posted by a small part of the world to Food & Drink (11 answers total)
 
Of course it is a habit we all have, washing new cookware and tableware.

But I cannot think of any significant exposures to anything which would come about by not doing it.
posted by Danf at 3:28 PM on February 21, 2012


Some of their items are made in China. I wouldn't risk it.
posted by wongcorgi at 3:30 PM on February 21, 2012


Eh, you'll be fine*. I've done the same with most of my dishware/cookpots and lived to tell the tale.

*This does not constitute medical, legal, or spiritual advice.
posted by ourobouros at 3:33 PM on February 21, 2012


I would totally risk it.
posted by ook at 3:34 PM on February 21, 2012 [1 favorite]


I wouldn't worry about it, I'm pretty sure I've done this on occasion.
posted by peacheater at 3:37 PM on February 21, 2012


I would eat that food. Having just used a new Le Creuset french oven myself, there didn't appear to be any particular coating on it that needed to be removed.

The made in China pieces are enamel over steel. The cast iron pieces are still made in France, if that helps.
posted by cabingirl at 3:37 PM on February 21, 2012


I totally ate that food. wongcorgi can speak at my funeral but isn't allowed to say "I told you so." Thanks everyone!
posted by a small part of the world at 3:57 PM on February 21, 2012 [4 favorites]


I've done this before and am alive and well.
posted by sugarbomb at 4:04 PM on February 21, 2012


My grandmother used to say that you've "got to eat a peck of dirt before you die"... She wouldn't have worried about this (but then, she grew up in a shack with a dirt floor in the mountains).
posted by HuronBob at 4:12 PM on February 21, 2012 [2 favorites]


Ok, maybe that should have been "....in the mountains, in a shack with a dirt floor.", because there were no mountains in the shack....
posted by HuronBob at 4:45 PM on February 21, 2012


Some cast iron cookware gets a protective coating of wax or oil that they recommend you wash off before using the pot/pan, but this is not true of Le Creuset.
posted by briank at 6:32 PM on February 21, 2012


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