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Polly Oz
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I've got a shiny new Corning casserole with a glass lid. The ceramic handle on the lid snapped in two the first time I used it. Corning replaced the entire casserole which is great, but I'm not going to toss a perfectly good, new casserole.

So, I've got this flashy curved glass lid with an inconveniently large hole (11mm) in the middle. The handle need to be ovenproof. All the generic replacement knobs and handles online are non ovenproof plastic, what can these manufacturers be thinking?

Any suggestions? Would a metal knob and big washer transfer too much heat to a limited area and stress the glass?
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How about something made of wood ?
Do you know someone who does turning ?

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That will work if you have a silicone grommet or washer to keep the metal from touching the glass.

There are oven safe handles, but they are hard to find.  Search for bakelite.
 
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David Livingston wrote:How about something made of wood ?
Do you know someone who does turning ?

David


I'd be worried about wood charring at oven temperatures; I got rid of a cast iron skillet given to me because it had a tag telling you not to put it, with its wooden handle in the oven. Have you had success using wood in an oven?
 
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R Scott wrote:That will work if you have a silicone grommet or washer to keep the metal from touching the glass.

There are oven safe handles, but they are hard to find.  Search for bakelite.


Thank you for the silicone suggestion. Had a look around for silicone washers, but nothing locally or on eBay AU, but guess I can just cut something from bakeware.

All the replacement handles and knobs seem to be Bakelite/phenolic and it's only rated for middling temperatures. If I can use big ol washers with silicone spacing, I should be able to use a generic stainless steel knob. Again, nothing in town, but eBay has lots to choose from.

I'll post a pic when the bits I need arrive in the mail.

Thanks for your help.
 
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All fixed. Used s/s 'penny washers' and cut the silicone from a glass like the one in the photo. Thanks for the help!
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