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Old 02-18-2009, 10:12 AM
 
Location: friendswood texas
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Hey all, I have a metal dutch oven that was my Grandmother's that the knob on the lid broke off. This pan is about 40 years old and made of aluminum or some such material that they don't use anymore. I love, love, love it and can't use it any more without the knob (steam escapes out of the hole) None of my other "dutch ovens" cook the same and I don't really want to plunk down 200.00 to buy another.

What I am looking for is an oven proof replacement knob/handle to put back on the lid. Does anyone have any idea where I could get one? I tried one from Ace Hardware but it cracked and broke once the pan came out of the oven (obviously not oven proof)

Any ideas or suggestions would be appreciated.
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Old 02-18-2009, 11:23 AM
 
Location: Richardson, TX
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Le creuset makes knobs.

I've been thinking of getting one for my Lodge dutch oven. I was going to try to get something at the hardware store first though, so thanks for sharing your experience.
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Old 02-18-2009, 11:28 AM
 
Location: Richardson, TX
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Here it is.

Amazon.com: Le Creuset Stainless Steel Replacement Knob: Home & Garden
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Old 02-18-2009, 11:58 AM
 
Location: Louisiana
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Same thing happened to me with my Magnalite dutch oven. My parents were visiting at the time and my Dad said that he would fix it for me. So he goes to the hardware store and gets a knob, "fixes" it and brings it into the kitchen to show my Mom and me. My Mom starts laughing and says, "Cliff, that's a wooden knob. I don't think that can go in the oven." We all had a good laugh. Luckily I have more than one lid and I use the one my Dad "fixed" for stove top use only. Dad has since passed and every time I use that lid I think of him.
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Old 02-18-2009, 12:04 PM
 
Location: In a house
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Ah Jessie, what a lovely memory! I'd never take that knob off!!
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Old 02-18-2009, 01:46 PM
 
Location: Louisiana
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Ah Jessie, what a lovely memory! I'd never take that knob off!!
It's my favorite lid!! If that knob falls off I will have to go find one exactly like it.
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Old 02-18-2009, 01:49 PM
 
Location: Looking East and hoping!
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MTH can you seal the hole with foil while cooking>

Jessie-what a beautiful memory everytime you use that lid.
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Old 02-18-2009, 05:03 PM
 
Location: Richardson, TX
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MTH, do you know what brand/material the hardware store knob that didn't work is?
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Old 02-19-2009, 08:13 AM
 
Location: friendswood texas
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MTH, do you know what brand/material the hardware store knob that didn't work is?
I don't remember. It was a plastic type material that was "supposed" to go in the oven. It cracked after the first try.


Thanks everyone for the help. After I posted yesterday I tried googling again and found the Le Cruset knobs. For the life of me a few months ago I couldn't find anything. I appreciate all the help. I am going to order one of those knobs and we will see if it fits.

I did try plugging up the hole but when I pull the pan out of the oven a vacuum was created and I had a heck of a time prying the lid off especially when the pan was hot. Such a pain.
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Old 02-19-2009, 09:59 AM
 
Location: Richardson, TX
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I know what you mean about removing the lid with no knob.. it's really hard.

The Lodge oven I have is perfect except for some reason they put a knob on it that only goes to 425. I read several people on reviews say that they just covered the knob with foil and it was fine.. but mine totally warped the first time I did that. It's not broken yet, but I think it will crack if I do it a couple more times. The only thing I make in it (at the moment) that needs to go over 425 is the no-knead bread recipe.

I will probably get the le creuset knob soon but I think I'll look in the hardware store too and see if anything says it's heat rated up to 450. I'll let you know if I find anything good.
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