My son picked up the slow cooker pictured below for $2 at a garage sale. We
tested it and it cooks just fine, but as you can see one handle is no
longer attached. The center post that holds the screw protruding from the
case has broken off from the handle.
While it does not appear to be _impossible_
to remove the outer case from
the inner heating core, I'd prefer not to unless absolutely necessary. The
case is held on by a single press-on toothed washer over a post on the
bottom of the unit and may also be sealed where the core wraps over the top
of the case. The cord is secured through the case with a grommet and I
doubt there is much slack inside the unit. As most of you know, this type
of item is meant to be put together during manufacturing, never to taken
The main thing to consider is that the crock and contents of a slow cooker
are hot and heavy, so the handle needs to be securely attached in order to
I should mention that there is a 1/2" gap between the outer case and the
inside core where the 2 holes for the handle posts are. I was able to fish
a length of bell wire from hole to hole, so there is no obstruction
internal to the area where the handle mounts.
I've got a few thoughts on how to fix this, but I look to the wisdom of
this group for creative - and safe - ideas.
BTW Yes, I know the price of new crock pot. Yes, I know I could buy him a
new one in less time than it will take to fix this one.