Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Repairing broken pot handles with drawer knobs
Here is an idea!
When your plastic crap handle breaks off your pot lid, as is likely to happen at my place, you don't have to throw the rest of it away due to this weak link. Just go to your hardware store, and purchase any sort of drawer knob (cupboard knob), and screw it on. A washer is good too, to keep the screw from slipping out the hole.
I used drawer knobs as they didn't sell replacement knobs for pots or pans. Since I had broken a few pot handles off, I bought a few wood knobs, and now the handles are solid as a rock and will last for a long time (unlike their original handles). I chose varnished wood, to help protect from steam. But there were many types there, even solid metal teddy bear handles, if this takes your fancy!
The ones that I bought from the hardware store came with screws and washers, so it was really easy.
P.S. If you don't already have a good screwdriver, get one - they are useful.
Note from a later date: USE STAINLESS STEEL SCREWS