Burnt expensive pot. Sad.
January 29, 2006 8:56 AM Subscribe
Is my (month-old, Christmas gift from my mom) Le Creuset dutch oven still usable?
posted by stefnet to Home & Garden (9 answers total)
Because we have a tiny kitchen, I leave my two large pots on the stovetop. My husband, while putting a kettle on, accidentally turned on the wrong burner and, by the time he realized that the tea water wasn't heating up, the more expensive of the two pots was melted onto the burner.
After letting it cool, I was able to get it off, but the enamel is melted down to the cast iron on the bottom and inside, the enamel is bumpy, slightly cracked and has some burn marks. I've tried searching around and all of the info I can find either says "don't do that to begin with!" or involves people with more money than I replacing their burned-out pots many times over.
Is this pot still safe to use, if not as aesthetically pleasing?