Some time ago, I started a thread about cooking gear to give my son as he went to college (he’s living in a house with four other people, and he likes cooking). It’s come now that he wants a Dutch oven to be able to make no-knead bread as I do and also other preparations.
I know that Le Cresuet and Staub are the high-end options as to price. Myself, I have three sizes of enameled cast iron pots, one of them a Le Creuset. They all work fine. I ordered my son a less costly pot by Cuisinart (7qt) recommended as a best buy by Cooks Illustrated. But he and I both noted in Amazon comments that many complaints about the enamel chipping arose.
None of my enameled cast iron pots, regardless of price point, have chipped in 10-20 years of consistent use. So I wonder: is chipping a problem with current pots, or are those internet reviewers just a minority of disgruntled exceptionals? Does your pot chip?