We've been finding black flakes of something in our eggs.
Before giving these $5 skillets the boot, I asked the Le Creuset store manager, "What am I doing wrong?!?"
He diagnosed the problem as oxidation--charred food. His solution? Turn down the heat.
Even easier: baking soda is an effective substitute for the fancy Le Creuset cleaner.
Thankful for his expert advice, I'm taking better care of what I already own.