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JosephDurham 10-08-2018 10:55 AM

Kettle Help
I have a lodge kettle in amazing condition that I picked up a few years back. Itís merely been setting on the shelf for some time. Well, after purchasing a French press I thought, what better opportunity to use the kettle then now? Low and behold in the base of the kettle there is a spot the size of a nickel that has the enamel broken off and is rusting. What can I do?

Doug D. 10-13-2018 03:25 PM

Re: Kettle Help
You could try treating the spot with vinegar to remove the rust and bake some seasoning on it (the spot) to keep it from re-rusting, not too hot so as to risk compromising the enamel further, though.

SpurgeonH 10-19-2018 09:11 AM

Re: Kettle Help
Please heed Dougís advice about not raising the temperature too high. I found an enameled kettle one time. On the one I found, the only enamel left was a two inch band around the top. I usually season mine at about 475-500 degrees. Big mistake with enamel (especially when it is already compromised). After several minutes at 500, I heard a bunch of loud pops in the oven. I opened the door and there were little pieces of enamel all over the oven.

Since then, I have done a couple of other enameled pieces. I seasoned them at 350 and have not had any problems.

I believe Lodge now rates their enamel up to 450 degrees.

JosephDurham 10-21-2018 06:08 PM

Re: Kettle Help
Thank you guys so much. Will give it a go and see where it leads!

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