I love this dutch oven! I purchased it back in September 2015, and it has held up remarkably well to my abuse. I do not handwash it. I throw it in the dishwasher every time I use it. Yes, there are a few chips around the rim but NO damage whatsoever to the cooking surface or interior. Of course, if it ever cracks or chips in a food contact area, it will have to be used for lined (parchment) cooking for breads only, but after roughly 6 1/2 years, it has held up remarkably well. I won't make my chili in anything else now!