Homemade Chicken Chili with White Beans and Corn
Why You Shouldn't Use A Dutch Oven With Chipped Enamel
Dutch ovens are useful, durable, and last a long time, but the pot's enamel coating will eventually wear down, and chipped enamel can be a very hazardous problem.
The enameled coating on a Dutch oven protects the cast iron beneath, while the raw iron won’t harm you or taint your food, a small chip in the enamel will continue to grow.
A deep chip in the enamel will leave the inner layer exposed. This layer is rough, unpolished, and can even break off into your food, hurting both the pot and your meal.
It's best to buy the most sturdy Dutch oven you can, since chipped enamel can’t be saved. Buying the most durable pot will save you money and trouble in the long run.