My situation is a little different. I am very happy to say that I could finally purchase my first ceramic Kamado. Upon my first inspection I found no crazing. However, on the bottom half of the bell, just before the midpoint there is a about a 5 ml fairly round area that has no glaze whatsoever. My initial thoughts are that moisture will be much more likely to be forced out at a relatively much greater pressure on that spot because it makes sense to me that the glaze is what makes the ceramic non-permeable.
Should I consider this unacceptable, or should I use some kind of heat tolerable sealant on it? I know I don’t want some kind of heat/moisture blow out. I really don’t know how to handle this. Please give me your opinions.