"Discover Cooking, Discuss Life."

Go Back   Discuss Cooking - Cooking Forums > General Cooking Information > Cookware and Accessories > Cookware
Click Here to Login
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 07-12-2016, 03:16 PM   #1
Honey Badger
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 2,548
Crockpot Issue?

The handle on my Crock Pot just crumbled in my hand as I was pulling it out of the cabinet.

What I have now is a screw that's sticking out. Sharp one at that!
I don't see a way to remove it. The screw feels like it wants to slip back into the metal base.

If it does that, is it now a safety issue?
It's ok if it needs to be tossed. We do have a back up.

Just curious is all.
__________________

__________________
If your with me that's great. If not. Get out of my way.
Chef Munky is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2016, 03:52 PM   #2
Chef Extraordinaire
 
Dawgluver's Avatar
Site Moderator
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 24,998
Crockpot Issue?

Hm. When one of my CP's lid handle fell apart, I happened to have a ceramic drawer handle that fit perfectly on the lid, it screwed right into the original lid hole.

I tend to jerry-rig stuff that works. Do you have a chunk of wood and a drill to make a hole to screw it on?

I see no safety issues.
__________________

__________________
She who dies with the most toys, wins.
Dawgluver is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2016, 04:31 PM   #3
Chef Extraordinaire
 
GotGarlic's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Southeastern Virginia
Posts: 23,777
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dawgluver View Post
Hm. When one of my CP's lid handle fell apart, I happened to have a ceramic drawer handle that fit perfectly on the lid, it screwed right into the original lid hole.

I tend to jerry-rig stuff that works. Do you have a chunk of wood and a drill to make a hole to screw it on?

I see no safety issues.
Dawg, it sounds like a handle you pick up the crock pot with, not the lid handle.

Munky, I'm not very mechanically inclined, so I'm not sure if it would cause a safety problem or not. Hopefully the Chief or another person with more knowledge will weigh in.
__________________
Anyplace where people argue about food is a good place.
~ Anthony Bourdain, Parts Unknown, 2018
GotGarlic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2016, 04:46 PM   #4
Chef Extraordinaire
 
Dawgluver's Avatar
Site Moderator
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 24,998
Quote:
Originally Posted by GotGarlic View Post
Dawg, it sounds like a handle you pick up the crock pot with, not the lid handle.



Munky, I'm not very mechanically inclined, so I'm not sure if it would cause a safety problem or not. Hopefully the Chief or another person with more knowledge will weigh in.

GG, I realize that, I was just giving an example of what might be possible. I see no reason why you couldn't jerry-rig a handle for the CP side.
__________________
She who dies with the most toys, wins.
Dawgluver is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2016, 04:50 PM   #5
Master Chef
 
Aunt Bea's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: near Mount Pilot
Posts: 7,492
The handles are easy enough to find, here is one example.

Fitz All 782 Pot Handles Cookware Parts - Cookware Parts - By Fitz All #782 - 077615007823 at Goodman's Small Appliances Housewares and Parts

Not sure how the screw without a slot, to remove it, works.
Aunt Bea is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2016, 04:53 PM   #6
Master Chef
 
Rocklobster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Ottawa Valley, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 6,404
That screw was put in the outer shell before the inside layer was put on. There probably is no way to remove it. I would try and add a new handle, but the screw may be loose and turn with any pressure you would put on it. See if you can get a cheaper cabinet, cupboard knob or something that may have a thread in it so you can get it started with out too much pressure. Good luck..
Rocklobster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2016, 05:01 PM   #7
Chef Extraordinaire
 
Dawgluver's Avatar
Site Moderator
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 24,998
Crockpot Issue?

Now you all have me curious, and I'm hauling out my CPs to look. DH calls me his McGuyver, I can usually fix anything.

If nothing else, wire and duct tape can fix just about anything.
__________________
She who dies with the most toys, wins.
Dawgluver is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2016, 05:24 PM   #8
Chef Extraordinaire
 
Dawgluver's Avatar
Site Moderator
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 24,998
OK. Easy peasy. If the screw is loose, just force it down the hole and screw in another handle as Rock said. It won't hurt the interior of the CP.

But if you want a new CP, then plead ignorant and tell your DH it's broken and unfixable.
__________________
She who dies with the most toys, wins.
Dawgluver is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2016, 06:14 PM   #9
Executive Chef
 
RPCookin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Logan County, Colorado
Posts: 2,858
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dawgluver View Post
OK. Easy peasy. If the screw is loose, just force it down the hole and screw in another handle as Rock said. It won't hurt the interior of the CP.

But if you want a new CP, then plead ignorant and tell your DH it's broken and unfixable.
I'd want to be absolutely certain that the screw doesn't fall in against the heating element. Is there any way to know how well covered or insulated that is?
__________________
Rick
RPCookin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2016, 06:14 PM   #10
Head Chef
 
Zagut's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Friendship,MD.
Posts: 1,298
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dawgluver View Post
If nothing else, wire and duct tape can fix just about anything.
Spoken like true survivor and makeitworkdagnabbitnomatterwhatittakescheapskate like myself.




Munky, You can take it apart to get to the screw head if you really want to but it is a PITA to do.

You can also attempt to attach a new handle by gluing the screw in place so it doesn't move (this is also a PITA) and then screwing on the new handle.

I see no safety issue except the sharp screw sticking out and your being cut on it.

But It's a Crock Pot and they are rather cheap.
As miserly (Cheap SOB.) as I am. My best advice is to keep using it as is or if that bothers you to simply invest in a new one.
Zagut is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2016, 06:22 PM   #11
Chef Extraordinaire
 
Dawgluver's Avatar
Site Moderator
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 24,998
Great minds and all, Zagut!

I just can't see throwing away a perfectly good appliance.
__________________
She who dies with the most toys, wins.
Dawgluver is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2016, 06:32 PM   #12
Chef Extraordinaire
 
GotGarlic's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Southeastern Virginia
Posts: 23,777
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dawgluver View Post
GG, I realize that, I was just giving an example of what might be possible. I see no reason why you couldn't jerry-rig a handle for the CP side.
Gotcha. Great idea. It wouldn't have occurred to me.
__________________
Anyplace where people argue about food is a good place.
~ Anthony Bourdain, Parts Unknown, 2018
GotGarlic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2016, 07:00 PM   #13
Head Chef
 
Zagut's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Friendship,MD.
Posts: 1,298
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dawgluver View Post
Great minds and all, Zagut!


Dawgluver, "Great minds" and "Zagut" do not belong in the same sentence.

Never have and never will.



I just can't see throwing away a perfectly good appliance.

My collection of half broken junk will prove that I agree with you.

At times I see my home as the last stop for way too many things.

...............
Zagut is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2016, 07:29 PM   #14
Chef Extraordinaire
 
Dawgluver's Avatar
Site Moderator
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 24,998
Crockpot Issue?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Zagut View Post
...............

Why throw crap away? Nothing wrong with saving stuff....

My former neighbor, who was the Yard Sale Queen, no longer lives next door as she divorced. I don't do Craigslist or Ebay.
__________________
She who dies with the most toys, wins.
Dawgluver is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2016, 08:06 PM   #15
Certified Pretend Chef
 
Andy M.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 46,117
The heating coils for the cooker are on the bottom of the device. Any parts that fell to the bottom inside the cooker could cause a problem with the heating coils.
__________________
"If you want to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first create the universe." -Carl Sagan
Andy M. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2016, 10:01 PM   #16
Chef Extraordinaire
 
Dawgluver's Avatar
Site Moderator
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 24,998
Nothing will probably explode or catch on fire with a screw loose. I wouldn't mind taking the whole thing apart, but I sort of like to do that.
__________________
She who dies with the most toys, wins.
Dawgluver is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-2016, 07:12 AM   #17
Master Chef
 
CraigC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 6,314
We never have crock pot issues!
__________________
Emeralds are real Gems! C. caninus and C. batesii.
CraigC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-2016, 07:28 AM   #18
Chef Extraordinaire
 
Addie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: East Boston, MA
Posts: 22,365
I am about appliance savvy as the family dog Teddy. Saying this, (and I am sure there are those who will jump down my throat) why not get a pair of vice grips, grab the screw and try to unscrew it. At least it won't fall into the inside. At the worst, if it can't be unscrewed, then yank it out like you would a bad tooth.
__________________
Illegitimi non carborundum!
I don't want my last words to be, "I wish I had spent more time doing housework"
Addie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-2016, 09:51 AM   #19
Chef Extraordinaire
 
Dawgluver's Avatar
Site Moderator
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 24,998
Quote:
Originally Posted by Addie View Post
I am about appliance savvy as the family dog Teddy. Saying this, (and I am sure there are those who will jump down my throat) why not get a pair of vice grips, grab the screw and try to unscrew it. At least it won't fall into the inside. At the worst, if it can't be unscrewed, then yank it out like you would a bad tooth.

Not a bad idea, Addie. But I suspect the pointy end of the screw is sticking out, and the screw head is inside, so it would take some major yanking to get it out, and Munky would end up with a much bigger hole in her CP.
__________________
She who dies with the most toys, wins.
Dawgluver is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-2016, 10:12 AM   #20
Chef Extraordinaire
 
Addie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: East Boston, MA
Posts: 22,365
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dawgluver View Post
Not a bad idea, Addie. But I suspect the pointy end of the screw is sticking out, and the screw head is inside, so it would take some major yanking to get it out, and Munky would end up with a much bigger hole in her CP.
Well, that shoots that idea down. But I don't give up that easily. Aren't the electrical coils at the bottom covered so that when you take out the pot itself, they are not exposed? If so what if the danger of just letting the screw fall down inside?
__________________

__________________
Illegitimi non carborundum!
I don't want my last words to be, "I wish I had spent more time doing housework"
Addie is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
crockpot

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off





All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:04 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
×