How to Fix a Broken Knob on a Glass Pan Lid

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Even though the kitchen is a warm, welcoming place where people start their day, it's also a place where many accidents occur, such as burns, cuts and fires. Other accidents, such as breaking the knob off the lid of a glass pan, while common, aren't as serious. Just because you have a broken knob from a pan lid doesn't mean you have to throw away what is otherwise a perfectly working lid. Easily repair the knob to restore the pan to its previous state of complete functionality.

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Things you need

  • Glass to glass adhesive
  • Paper towel
  • Screw
  • Screwdriver
  • Nut or end piece

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    Broken Knob

  1. 1

    Apply a very thin layer of adhesive to the inner side of one piece of the broken knob, right along the fracture. Apply an equally thin layer of adhesive to the other piece of the broken knob, also along the fracture.

  2. 2

    Press the sides of the broken knob firmly together in your hands. Wipe off with a paper towel any glue that might seep out from either side. Press the sides of the knob firmly together for at least five minutes.

  3. 3

    Put the knob aside to fully dry for at least 24 hours before you try to reattach it to the glass lid.

    Standard Knob

  1. 1

    Coat the underside of the knob with a thin layer of adhesive. If you add too much, adhesive will drip when you try to reattach the knob.

  2. 2

    Coat the area where the lid attaches to the knob with a thin layer of adhesive. Tear off a paper towel and hold it in your hand. With your other hand, press the knob against the glass lid.

  3. 3

    Press your hand with firm and exact pressure against the knob so it touches the appropriate spot on the lid. Keep your hand still for at least five minutes to allow the glue to create a solid bond.

    Screw-Attached Knob

  1. 1

    Fit the glass knob with a screw that is the appropriate width and length for the knob and lid. Place the knob in its appropriate place on the lid, making sure the tip of the screw is inserted into the hole in the lid.

  2. 2

    Turn the screw to the right with a screwdriver until you have adequately tightened it. Turn the lid upside down.

  3. 3

    Place a nut or the appropriate end piece that came with the lid. Usually, you can just twist this piece on to the far end of the screw and secure it that way.

  4. 4

    Test the security of adhesion by gently lifting the knob and shaking it. It should not rattle even slightly.

Tips and warnings

  • Select a glue specifically for gluing glass to glass.
  • Contact the manufacturer for a replacement if you've lost the piece that goes at the end of the screw.

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