Enameled Cast Iron Teapot: Stovetop heating
May 6, 2014 9:26 AM Subscribe
Is it safe to heat water on the stove with an enameled cast iron teapot?
posted by angelaas525 to Food & Drink (8 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I just purchased a Cuisiland enameled cast iron teapot from Costco yesterday. At the store, they said it could be used on a stovetop (gas or electic) and could be kept warm with a tea light. When I got home, I looked up whether it was okay to use it on a stovetop—just to be sure, because it was a tad pricey—and most sources said it is discouraged. However, some mentioned that it shouldn't be any different than other enameled cookware (ex. Le Crueset) and that it should be okay. I'm very confused now. I purchased it so I could boil water on the stovetop.
The instructions that came with it are minimal—additionally, there appears to be no web presence for the company—and do not say anything about not using it on the stove. (Only not to use it in the microwave.)
My questions are: 1) Is it safe to heat water in it on the stovetop? 2) Has anyone had an experience of their enameled teapot breaking when heated this way?