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Old 08-26-2018, 07:58 AM
 
Location: God's Country
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I use it every Sunday on top of the stove to simmer a week's supply of kidney beans (roof off) and brown rice (roof on). I'm sure you're familiar with the type of pot, i.e., black metal with white dots. The problem is the roof, or, more specifically, its ceiling. There are little rust spots. The last thing I need in my blood is more iron.
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Old 08-26-2018, 08:55 AM
 
Location: Bloomington IN
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Maybe post a picture. I have no idea what kind of pot you're referencing. By "roof" do you mean the lid? If that's the only issue use a different lid. Some steel wool can be used to clean off the rust spots also.
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Old 08-26-2018, 09:24 AM
 
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A rusty pot has no business in a kitchen.
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Old 08-26-2018, 09:29 AM
 
Location: North State (California)
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Why are you not wanting more iron, in most people, any excess iron is treated as body waste. But use a non rusted lid, if you can't get the current one cleaned with the steel pad, as previously suggested.
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Old 08-26-2018, 10:45 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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A rusty pot has no business in a kitchen.
rusty pots can be scoured out and some of the rust will be gone. Unless the pot is super rusty it is just fine to use.
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Old 08-26-2018, 11:47 AM
 
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It's enamel. No one can picture the old aluminum enameled black pots with the white specks? I wouldn't use it if it had rust spots and you can scour all day; if the metal is exposed I don't think there's much you can do to prevent the metal underneath rusting.
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Old 08-26-2018, 11:52 AM
 
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Get a new pot.
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Old 08-26-2018, 01:06 PM
 
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Shoot. I thought this was about old MJ that sat around too long.

We put our old rusty cast-iron in a raging bonfire to get the rust off, then seasoned it. But I realize you're talking about enamel....
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Old 08-26-2018, 01:06 PM
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Try a thrift store to find a new lid. Might take a few visits to find one that matches your pot, but you could probably find the right size in a different style right away.

Me, I'd clean off the rust and seal the spots with clear or black nail polish. Probably not food safe, but I like to live dangerously.
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Old 08-26-2018, 02:19 PM
 
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It's an enamel pot. They used to be much heftier than they make 'em these days. And no, it won't hurt you. It's just a little rust and its not even going to get anything significant in the food. You'd get way more iron from eating red meat. Any read meat. Just a nibble would be more iron than that would put in the diet.

To those of you who are weirded out by the idea of getting iron from a pot - that's why cast iron was so popular for so long. Back before we had supplements (iron pills) and easy access to high iron foods all the time (red meat and especially liver), using cast iron cookware was advised precisely because it added iron to the diet. This was a particular issue for pregnant women. No supplements = no prenatal vitamins either.

And yeah, "sealing" the rust spots over with anything is not only not food safe, but its also not going to last long. The heat will degrade anything you try to cover that up with. If you're worried about RUST (iron) in your food, I hate to think what black nail polish ought to do to your peace of mind, LOL!

These pots are NOT aluminum. Aluminum doesn't rust. They are cheap steel. Hence the rust. Which isn't going to hurt you.
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