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cracked Le creuset pot

laurence_hr Apr 10, 2012 07:21 PM

my boyfriend just dropped my le creuset and the cover cracked (ich). it's going through but it still holds together... should i kind of break it all the way to stick it back with some glue (if so, wich one should i use) or leave it that way ?
thanks !

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  1. Chemicalkinetics RE: laurence_hr Apr 10, 2012 07:27 PM

    You can call Le Cresuset or the original store where you bought it and see how much it would take to replace the lid. They may give you a discount.

    That being said, between the two proposed plans, I would definitely leave it alone.

    1. tanuki soup RE: laurence_hr Apr 11, 2012 06:55 AM

      The number on the inside of the lid is the diameter in centimeters. So if the LC lid says "28", any 28-cm lid should fit fine. I have vented glass lids for all my LC pieces and actually prefer them to the original lids.

      1. ttoommyy RE: laurence_hr Apr 11, 2012 07:57 AM

        "...or leave it that way..."

        I would think that if you do you may run the risk of it completely breaking in two one day when you are holding it and it is hot just off the pot. That does not sound like a fun scenario. Gluing it sounds like another disaster waiting to happen. I would look to replace it.

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          Chemicalkinetics RE: ttoommyy Apr 11, 2012 07:58 AM

          I have to agree. The lid should be replaced.

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          laurence_hr RE: laurence_hr Apr 11, 2012 09:16 AM

          it's a very old one, got it from my grand mother, but still in very good shape so I am pretty pissed off.... meanwhile I get a new one, what would be the best way to stick it back ? I am not very excited about ttommyy 's scenario..

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            Chemicalkinetics RE: laurence_hr Apr 11, 2012 09:58 AM

            I really won't entertain the idea of cracking the enameled surface more, and then stick it back.

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              ttoommyy RE: laurence_hr Apr 11, 2012 10:33 AM

              "I am not very excited about ttommyy 's scenario."

              LOL Well, excited or not, doesn't common sense tell you that those two options can end in disaster?

            2. splatgirl RE: laurence_hr Apr 11, 2012 10:31 AM

              It's cast iron. It would need to be welded to "stick it back" assuming you mean the actual lid not just the enamel.

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                laurence_hr RE: laurence_hr Apr 11, 2012 10:48 AM

                okok got it, I will get a new one... thanks guys anyways !

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                  JNUNZMAN RE: laurence_hr Apr 11, 2012 10:48 AM

                  Call customer service at Le Creuset or email them........they have a replacement program if you send back the pot.
                  I was on the phone and boiled the liquid out of a pot of artichokes and absolutely scorched it beyond all recognition. They had me send the pot back, which was a #28, and charged me about $99 for an entirely new replacement. Much less money than buying a new one. Their customer service dept was great. If they allow you to just replace the lid it should be even cheaper. Good luck.

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