I purchased Kit's Produce and Preserves set a week ago. When it arrived I carefully looked over the pieces and noticed that there were smudge marks all over the canning pot. So, I called C/S and they shipped another complete set to me and asked that I trade out the blue canning pot and return the set to them.
When I received the new set, the Blue Canning Pot also had smudge marks all over it! So, now I have two sets with bad pots. I am thinking that I should just return both sets and try to get to an American Girl Store and buy it in person.
If you look closely at the clear coat on the blue pot, mine is covered with smudge like marks (almost like fingerprints). I think the clear coat wasn't dried when they moved them. I tried washing the marks off, but it definitely must have happened when the clear coat wasn't dried yet. Check your set and see if it happened to you too. I don't think I'm that picky, but if I were buying a canning pot for myself, I wouldn't want the marks all over it. My canning pot looks just like Kit's (only better!)
Has anyone else noticed this problem? Thanks for listening.