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Chipped Tivoli Enamel Pot
M
07/17/07
I bought a new green Tivoli Pot which has an enamel coating on steel inside. I love my Tivoli Pans and bought this one to make big batches of soup. However, when I got home I noticed that there is a small chip inside where the enamel coating has come off. I am not sure if its safe to use it for cooking- (incidently the terms of buying made it clear that I would not be able to return the pot to the store- they gave me an extra discount since the outside of the pan had a black spot). Please advise.
ellen
07/17/07
If it is plain steel under enamel, which is likely, it is not good for brewing but fine for general cooking, just like a rolled steel wok. I would avoid long cooking of acid foods (tomato sauce, for example). If it says "base metal", no, you don't know what it is and it could leach into your food.
Manil
07/17/07
Thanks Ellen! That helps a lot!!! I was looking at the tag on the pot and it says- "long-lasting, high quality enamel with heavy gauge carbon steel core...". I guess that makes it okay for quick cooking vegetables. Maybe also for making white rice and such...?
ellen
07/18/07
Sounds right-
lynn
05/14/09
can't believe this. have same tivoli green pot that fell off my pot rack and got a small chip inside. have been on line all day trying to find another one and cannot.it's so special because it;s so light weight. forget le creuset!! arm breakers!!! very excited to see this posting and completly by accident!! THANK YOU MANIL AND ELLEN
GIna
03/28/10
I have a Tivoli pan RED on the outside and part of the color has chipped off or possibly burned off very unusual since it is in the corner,

do you have a number contact for exchanges,
would the warranty cover such damage??

ellen
03/29/10
No, sorry.
Peter
07/16/10
Can I buy Tivoli products online? Thanks!
ellen
07/17/10
Myself and others who have wriiten, found them at Ross discount and TJ Maxx- you could try their websites.
silky
09/20/10
I got the big green stock pot from Ross and the 2nd time I used it the bottom of the pot completely cracked (I heard it but thought it was my oil popping) and there were flakes of pot in my soup:( I'm pretty disappointed.
ellen
09/20/10
EEK. Defective pot, get the receipt and take it back.
TLD
10/21/10
I as well have had the same problem with my soup pot. First I got a little chip on the outside on the bottom and then a few weeks later I got 2 massive chips on the inside. I initially bought the pot to last me a year, while my wife and I have relocate so she can finish her school - To bad, so Sad.
Fast Eddie
01/03/11
Same thing, 3rd use and chipped inside bottom. Bought it at Ross. Really disappointing.
ellen
01/04/11
I think sometimes these get dropped or banged hard during handling, which makes them very vulnerable. Do not buy if any visible bangs, dents, chips. Also keep heat at medium high or lower, they do much better compared to high heat
rmill
05/20/12
I bought a large yellow stock pot and after using it for the third of fourth time, the inside is chipping and coming off in my food..very disappointing , also bought at Ross's...looking at these reviews I will not purchase this brand again
dymon
05/07/13
I just purchased a red pot in the lid tatted Blackburn spot on the top and a scratch. after reading you all articles I think I will take my back. I received a discount for the pot but I do not want enamel in my Food. Bought it at Ross : (
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