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Old 08-24-2016, 06:38 PM
BryanB BryanB is offline
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Default Re: What to do with a pan when the handle breaks off

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I wasn't giving "advice." I was answering his question. Do with your broken stuff what you want to. I'll do with mine what I want to.
OK no fuss. I collect arrowheads from the fields around our farm. I find a few perfect examples, most have some damage. Chips, fire breaks, OR perhaps a broken stem. ( handle) . I refuse to break the imperfections with a hammer.
Perhaps we have different perspectives?? Again No fuss. Check my history, no crap starter. Disagree.
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Old 08-24-2016, 07:09 PM
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OK no fuss. I collect arrowheads from the fields around our farm. I find a few perfect examples, most have some damage. Chips, fire breaks, OR perhaps a broken stem. ( handle) . I refuse to break the imperfections with a hammer.
Perhaps we have different perspectives?? Again No fuss. Check my history, no crap starter. Disagree.
You're missing the point, Bucko. I was neither asking for agreement nor disagreement with what I do. I was merely answering the OP's question as to what I do and was not commenting on what he or anyone else may do. Perhaps you should've just answered the OP's question with what you do.
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Old 08-24-2016, 07:23 PM
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You're missing the point, Bucko.
A little lighter tone, please.
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Old 08-24-2016, 11:39 PM
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Pizza pan! Great idea! I think it will work perfectly for that. Thanks for the suggestion!
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Old 08-25-2016, 07:24 AM
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Hey gang,

About 6 months ago I won a beautiful Griswold big logo #11 pan online. I was over the moon with excitement as this is a very rare pan. If you're a collector you know that 2's, 11's and 13's are the unicorns of the cast iron world. I followed the shipping updates and was so excited to come home and see a big box on my front porch. Upon opening the poorly packed box i found 2 things, the pan and the handle. I was so bummed. I mean, this isn't something that can be replaced, as i mentioned 11's are scarce! Long story short, I got a full refund and apology from the seller but still, the damage had been done. So i put it in my basement and it's been there since. My questions are:

Do you guys use broken pans? or have ever tried too?
Even though it's broken, does it still have any value?
Any creative ideas on what to do with it?

Thank you!
NL...You'll find a lot of opinions here from members that sometimes disagree on what to do with (non usable cast iron) but bottom line it is up to you.
Depending on the extent of the broken handle will limit what you do with it.
Might use it as a center piece to hold salt/pepper shakers, tooth picks, seasoning stuff, oils, etc. Might turn it upside down and use as a trivet or a catch-all for pocket change.
In any case good luck.....
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Old 08-25-2016, 01:31 PM
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Thank you to everyone that replied!

I've decided to try and clean it up and make it my designated pizza pan. My friends always want me to use my big pan to bake pizzas but my big pan is a girswold #12 with a heat ring and it's just beautiful. It would be too hard to watch my idiot friends drive knives and pizza slicing wheels deep into the surface of my cast iron....but on a broken pan...go right ahead

So I dropped in my lye tank last night and it will remain there until Monday or Tuesday. This weekend is the opener for archery elk and deer here in Oregon() so i'll be a little too busy to tend to it. I'll try and post a picture when it's done!
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Old 08-25-2016, 02:25 PM
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Depending on how the handle broke off, and if you have the tools and the skills, you could always TIG weld the handle back on. It won't make it a collectable, but it can make it a good user.
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Old 08-25-2016, 02:34 PM
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If I had it I would use it under my Camp Oven like this guy does.
http://www.aussiecampovencook.com/charcoalasheat.htm
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Old 08-25-2016, 03:52 PM
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Bonnie, that's a neat set up! Thanks for sharing.
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Old 09-08-2016, 09:23 PM
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Default Re: What to do with a pan when the handle breaks off

I would second getting it welded . Not every welder can do a good job on cast iron , but if you know or can find a talented welder they could weld the handle and with a little careful grinding and polishing it could look pretty good and be a great user .
It certainly is a shame that such a rare piece got damaged in shipping though .
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