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Anyone aware of how I can remove this handle off of my kettle?

JenniferLopez May 22, 2013 03:57 AM

I accidentally melted part of the handle of my tea kettle and the replacement handle is coming in today. Now I have to actually switch the handles. How would I attempt this? Sorry. Im not that familiar with tools.
Here is the kettle:
And here is the handle:

  1. Bada Bing May 22, 2013 07:21 PM

    Some queries on the side, which you may ignore if you like:

    Why do you need to replace the handle? Is the picture of the kettle depicting your kettle as it now is?

    Also, how did you melt a handle?

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    1. re: Bada Bing
      JenniferLopez May 23, 2013 06:31 AM

      well...I could just buy a new kettle but this kettle is pretty expensive at $325 (i bought it from a lady for $50 and found out that it retailed for that much at Bloomingdales) Its a beautiful kettle that sounds like a train and i would like to keep it for many more years. The picture was just included to give a better image of the screws. It was the best i could find. but I finally got it fixed today. Heres avideo i found from youtube if you're curious:

      I melted the handle after putting it on my highest BTU burner at the highest setting. the handle basically melted at the bottom from the intense heat. It has since solidified so the handle is stable but i get sad every time i see it. It was my fault but i learned my lesson.

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      greigdonaldson May 22, 2013 02:18 PM

      Perhaps the short black posts can be unscrewed or pulled off.
      Perhaps the new handle has a diagram and/or removal/attachment instructions. Have you considered contacting the pot manufacturer?

      1. arashall May 22, 2013 01:18 PM

        Do you happen have a friendly local hardware store (not big box)? I'd cart it in to them and ask for help.

        1. BiscuitBoy May 22, 2013 12:15 PM

          Ah, urban dictionary explains it all (tea kettle)...no wonder it got flagged

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          1. re: BiscuitBoy
            DuchessNukem May 22, 2013 12:19 PM



            Guess you can learn something new every day.

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            ricepad May 22, 2013 11:55 AM

            Hard to say, because the photos don't show enough detail. Assuming the handle attaches with screws, tho, you may need an offset screwdriver to get the one under the handle.

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              GH1618 May 22, 2013 11:53 AM

              Can't tell from the photos — there is not enough detail. If it is replaceable, there must be a fastener at each end. You need to know the type and size of the fasteners. Are those covers over the fasteners which snap on/off? Do they turn without removing a cover?

              1. BiscuitBoy May 22, 2013 11:25 AM

                jlo - your link comes up restricted as porn on my web filter

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                1. re: BiscuitBoy
                  JenniferLopez May 23, 2013 06:17 AM

                  Your filter probably thinks you fap to kettles. :O

                  1. re: JenniferLopez
                    BiscuitBoy May 23, 2013 09:25 AM

                    Heck, it IS a sexy kettle

                2. Gastronomos May 22, 2013 04:14 AM

                  You'll probably need a left handed wrench for that.

                  Or, have you consulted the owners manual or where you ordered the handle from for info?

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                  1. re: Gastronomos
                    JenniferLopez May 23, 2013 06:15 AM

                    I actually believed that existed. T_T

                    I gave in and asked my dad and he knew exactly what to do.

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