Handle broken on frying pan!!!!

Angela Cosner
by Angela Cosner
Recently my frying pan fell off of it's normal shelf (about 8 inches) and the long handle broke off of it (it is now 2 pieces one long handle and one short bit near the pan). It is an old pan and the handles screw and unscrew off.

I would prefer to use the existing handle, what is the best epoxy/glue/etc to use?
  9 answers
  • Rei16802249 Rei16802249 on Jun 14, 2017

    Glue not gonna work, you need new handle. You can try 30 seconds epoxy (It sold in 2 siringess which get mixed when you apply it) but I'm sure when frying pan is loaded and heavy it will broke off again.

  • Treva Kirby Adams Treva Kirby Adams on Jun 14, 2017

    I like the Gorilla Glue but i would suggest buying one of the silicone handle covers intended for cast iron skillets to fit tightly over the mended handle. You can even use a bit of duct tape or electrical tape over the glued segment, then cover with the colorful silicone handle cover. The goal is to spread out pressure away from the break.

  • Claude Claude on Jun 14, 2017

    Agree...when it's hot and filled w heavy stuff it's going to break. There is a reason that they are machine milled, for safety. Buy a new one.

  • Barbara Barbara on Jun 14, 2017

    Try Sugru. It is a flexible polymer available in small packages at Walmart and online. It can stand heat and adheres to everything. https://sugru.com

  • Cori Widen Cori Widen on Jun 14, 2017

    I think you need a new one

  • Castrang17 Castrang17 on Jun 14, 2017

    i agree with Cori, need a new one. I wouldn't chance the handle to break again...too dangerous. Place the pan on a table, as a centerpiece or as a porch decoration, look for special rocks of all colors, heart shaped rocks, whatever catches your eye. Stand back and admire nature!

  • Angela Cosner Angela Cosner on Jun 15, 2017

    This pan wasn't cheap new (found it at a second hand store for $12). It's a multilayer oil core pan. Think lifetime brand but a brand that is no longer around.

  • John Higgins John Higgins on Nov 27, 2020

    Drill a hole in each side of the handle, exactly opposite each other. Cut a nail the same diameter and then epoxy glue the nail into the hole, coating the handle and nail. Push together and use tape to hold in place until set....the nail will add enough strength to hold the joint.

  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Nov 01, 2021

    Don't trust any glue, as you could end up burning yourself in the process if it fails! It would need to be drilled and an armature inserted along with a suitable adhesive to hold it in place. even then I am not sure I would trust it!