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What to do when the handle falls off your Revere Ware skillet

One of the most frequent questions we get asked is how to reattach a handle that has separated from a pan, right where the spot weld attaches it.

Unfortunately, there is no good solution.  A machine or weld shop may be able to braze it back on for you, but it probably won’t look that great and might be expensive, if you can even find someone willing to do a small job like that.

However, we recently came across this unique Revere Ware piece for sale on eBay:

That is a tarte tatin, or quiche pan.  Turns out, when the handle falls off your pan, you can easily turn it into a win-win situation by just getting a set of grabbers.

Something like this will work even if you want to continue to use your pan on the stove top (some of us are nostalgic like that).

I call this a win-win because Revere Ware pans with Bakelite on them do not do well in the oven as the Bakelite can degrade from the heat and emit a very foul odor; but people seem to love using them in the oven nonetheless.  If your handle falls of, why not embrace it and turn it into a tarte tatin or quiche pan?

4 Responses to What to do when the handle falls off your Revere Ware skillet

  1. Vicki Hartzell January 25, 2018 at 10:42 am #

    I have a set of revere ware with metal handles that have aluminum? Rivets that are disentigrating on the inside of the pots, making the handles very loose. I am afraid they will eventually break when the pots are full of something hot. How can I get these rivets replaced, or repaired?
    Thanks in advance for your help,

  2. Deebe ferris November 5, 2018 at 6:14 am #

    The handle came off of the lid to my 8 at pot. The rivets are so tiny you can barely see them. Now I’m afraid to use the pot itself because the handles on it are the same kind. I’m afraid they’ll come of. While I’m carrying it full of hot liquid. So dangerous.

    • RevereWareParts November 5, 2018 at 6:51 am #

      One thing to consider is that this is a pretty rare problem. While we have heard a number of stories of this problem, that is among quite a few people we’ve communicated with over the last 10 years that have not had this problem. When it does occur, usually it starts with one of the welds on the handle starting to come undone, creating a loose wiggle, not what you are worried about, which is a complete failure all at once.

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