🔕 🔔
Loading…

My Basket ()

All questions

Vintage Le Creuset enameled cast iron Dutch oven has a broken looped handle. Advice on how to fix. LC corporate can't help.

I have a vintage (circa 50's-70's judging by its ridged bottom (part of pan that touches the flame). It is my mother's that I have "taken". It broke during Hurricane Sandy and got stashed in the attic where I recently found it. The enamel has held up well with no chips. One of the looped handles is missing and I do not have the broken piece. I am hoping to get it fixed, possibly by a welder or bathtub business. Has anyone had any experience with this? I have reached out to Le Creuset but they cannot guarantee that they can replace it. Much appreciated to all my fellow Food52ers!!

asked by testkitchenette 6 months ago

Are you channeling your best self with this comment? (If you're not sure, check out our Code of Conduct.)

3 answers 291 views
23b88974 7a89 4ef5 a567 d442bb75da04  avatar
Nancy

Nancy is a trusted home cook.

added 6 months ago

You might ask around on social media if anyone has a spare handle or otherqise unusable pot from which you could cannibalize a part.
Otherwise, for aesthetics, maybe replace both handles.

Are you channeling your best self with this comment? (If you're not sure, check out our Code of Conduct.)

Ba67bb65 4a48 4c32 9267 a44ff4dae0fb  tobacco road 010
added 6 months ago

I would let them try. They may come up with something that works for you.

Are you channeling your best self with this comment? (If you're not sure, check out our Code of Conduct.)

D207141b f497 496c a39f e1734b62ea51  stringio
added 6 months ago

Unless they have different policies for vintage pans, if they can't fix, they will replace or offer major discount on a new replacement, and will not return the original piece sent to them. So, if you want this piece for the sentimental value, I would try the other suggestions first. Might be able to find an artist that works with cast iron and/or ceramics that might be able to help.

Loading…

Reset
Password

  Enter your email below and we'll send you instructions on how to reset your password

Account Created

Welcome!

Logged In

Enjoy!

Email Sent

Please check your email for instructions
on how to reset your password

Successfully logged out

Let's Keep in Touch!

Get the recipes and features that have us talking, plus first dibs on events and limited-batch products.

(Oh, and $10 off your order of $50 or more in the Food52 Shop, too.)

Please enter a valid email address.