When you have a favorite cast iron pot or dutch oven, it is often just a matter of time before you end up with a chip on the enamel inside the pot. But when you do end up with chipped enamel, is it still safe to use?
Good news, even if the enamel is chipped, it is perfectly safe to use, although you might want to take a bit more care on that spot. Make sure that you dry your pot after washing, as rust can form where the enamel is chipped. You can also rub the spot with oil in order to prevent rust from forming, especially in more humid climates.
To prevent more chips, ensure you are only using plastic or silicone utensils – most damage is caused by metal utensils hitting the pot. But using cast iron with chipped enamel is perfectly safe.
Do check the warranty on your brand of cast iron pot, as some companies offer repair or replacement.