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Jan 17, 2009 01:23 PM

Le Creuset Knobs

I've noticed on this board that some people replace the plastic knobs on the lids of Le Creuset pans with stainless steel knobs so they can put the pans and lids in the oven at high temperatures. Where do you purchase the knobs? I looked on Le Creuset's home site and did not see any information there.

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    1. re: taos

      Thank you, Taos. I'm going to order them now. I've been making the no knead bread in a glazed clay pot that's a little too large for the recipe. I want to make the no knead bread in my 2.75 quart Le Creuset and the oven temperature is much higher than recommended for the original knobs.

      1. re: BelleJo


        It looks like you already found a place from which to order, but they are also available at amazon as well.

      2. re: taos

        Thanks. This saves me time running it through Google. Much appreciated.

        1. re: Dana1949

          Amazon hasn't released them yet. I ordered them from Cutlery and More. Their shipping was a few dollars less than other sites.

          1. re: BelleJo

            I had the same problem, so I went down to the hardware store on the corner and picked up a metal cabinet knob for $1. The screw was too long, so I went back and bought a package of screws for $2.16. Total cost: $3.16 and no waiting for shipping. Looks pretty good, too.

            1. re: pothead

              Some electrical tools (strippers/crimpers) have a built in screw cutter that comes in quite handy to trim down knob screws. Unfortunately people get them for some electrical project but do not have a clue why there is those little holes on those tools. (See my photo of a typical tool)

        2. re: taos

          I wonder if they will fit my Lodge DO...

        3. You ought to be able to find a porcelain knob at Lowes or Home Depot. Just take your lid in with you and stand around looking helpless. Works for me in the ladies department.

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          1. re: yayadave

            It'll be easier to just take the knob and screw.

          2. A note about the LC metal knobs, you can also get then at Chef's Resource. But don't toss your old black one. The metal lid is good for the oven, but it gets pretty hot for stovetop use. So for LC items I'm using strictly on the stovetop I'm keeping the black knobs.

            And yes they do fit the Lodge enameled ovens. So do the Staub metal knobs, which I think look a little better on my Lodge ovens (plus they aren't stamped with a name.)