My Dutch Oven Lid Wobbles. Is It Defective?

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Q: I purchased an Emile Henry 4.9 quart oval Flame Top Dutch Oven. I have noticed that the top tends to wobble. I have read elsewhere that all dutch ovens have some 'give' in the lip, but I am wondering how much is too much? When you place the lid or the upside-down base on a flat surface, they both wobble.

The first picture attached shows how if you press down on one side, the other side shows a gap. The second picture shows if you slide the top to one side, there is also a gap.

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Editor: Readers, what do you think? Does this sound like a product defect or is it normal for this type of dutch oven?

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