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HappyDaze
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Let's Repair it Ourselves!

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I have to toot my own horn regarding my frugal repair. The handle broke off the glass lid to my slow cooker. Granted, this is a cheap slow cooker and the lid is glass but the handle was cheap plastic.

My old method of dealing with this would have been to get online and purchase a replacement lid. Instead I went to the thrift store and paid .99 cents for a random metal pot lid with a nice handle on tip. I detached the handle and it fit my slow cooker lid just perfectly - and it's metal - better than the original one!

So this was about a one dollar fix - I'm happy and this encourages me to start thinking more creatively!

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Jackielou
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Re: Let's Repair it Ourselves!

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Good save.

HappyDaze
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Jackielou wrote:
Sat Mar 07, 2020 11:44 am
Good save.
Thank you Jackie. It's fun to think outside the box and come up with alternative (read: CHEAP)) solutions.

frugalaaron
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Re: Let's Repair it Ourselves!

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That's awesome stuff. The lid knob on one of our Le Creuset stockpots broke a few years ago, and I performed a similar surgical transplant. No way was I going to pay crazy money for an oem knob.

Dgflorida
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Congrats and a well earned toot of the horn.

alliesmama4
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Re: Let's Repair it Ourselves!

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HappyDaze wrote:
Sat Mar 07, 2020 10:54 am
I have to toot my own horn regarding my frugal repair. The handle broke off the glass lid to my slow cooker. Granted, this is a cheap slow cooker and the lid is glass but the handle was cheap plastic.

My old method of dealing with this would have been to get online and purchase a replacement lid. Instead I went to the thrift store and paid .99 cents for a random metal pot lid with a nice handle on tip. I detached the handle and it fit my slow cooker lid just perfectly - and it's metal - better than the original one!

So this was about a one dollar fix - I'm happy and this encourages me to start thinking more creatively!
Great idea Sheila. Never thought of doing something like that before but will definitely keep it in mind.
Janet Alliesmama

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