We continue to get requests for help with the problem of the metal handle spline separating from the body of a cookware piece, like this:
So we thought we’d summarize the best information we have on this problem in a single blog post.
Option 1: spot weld it back on
You can find out blog post on spot welding here.
When we talked to welders, they felt that the cookware metal was too thin for a good spot welding result. But it has been done with success, so perhaps they were wrong. It also might matter if your cookware is older, pre-1968, which has a thicker stainless steel, versus newer cookware, which can be quite thin.
Option 2: Braze it back on
You can find our blog post on brazing here.
Brazing is like soldering; heat up both pieces of metal and flow a melted metal wire between them to permanently attach them.
The results are not flattering, but it works.
Option 3: bolt it back on
You can find our blog post in screwing the handle back on here.
Perhaps the least aesthetically pleasing of the options, but the simplest.