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Let's Repair it Ourselves!

Posted: Sat Mar 07, 2020 10:54 am
by HappyDaze
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!

Re: Let's Repair it Ourselves!

Posted: Sat Mar 07, 2020 11:44 am
by Jackielou
Good save.

Re: Let's Repair it Ourselves!

Posted: Sat Mar 07, 2020 12:30 pm
by HappyDaze
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.

Re: Let's Repair it Ourselves!

Posted: Sat Mar 07, 2020 2:50 pm
by frugalaaron
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.

Re: Let's Repair it Ourselves!

Posted: Sun Mar 08, 2020 8:10 am
by Dgflorida
Congrats and a well earned toot of the horn.

Re: Let's Repair it Ourselves!

Posted: Sun Mar 08, 2020 9:26 pm
by alliesmama4
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.