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    Default Any suggestions to fix a glass pitcher?

    Hi everyone! I have a glass pitcher that has a small crack in it just big enough to drip a small but annoying sticky mess in my fridge. I use it to keep inexpensive drink mix prepared and on hand because DH goes through liquids like crazy and we can't afford to go through expensive juice the way he drinks it. I saw a plastic one at Kmart on clearance for $6 but I really like my glass one so thought I'd ask if any of you have suggestions on how to fix it. Right now I am solving the problem by putting a plastic food storage container under it.

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    I personally would throw it out....glass slivers can be very dangerous...the dollar stores normally always have pitchers......
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    Ditto on all counts.

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    Toss

    I've seen glass at Walmart

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    I'm not sure that is safe. How about going to a resale shop and buying a "new" one. I just did because the handle fell off my plastic one.

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    Throw it out! Too dangerous with the fragments that can get into the juice. Like the others have said...go to the Dollar Store...they are only a buck.
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    Fish tank glue on the outside of it - its nontoxic. But I agree with everyone else about tossing it. If you simply must keep it, you can make a cool little terrarium out of it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by starsapphire View Post
    Fish tank glue on the outside of it - its nontoxic. But I agree with everyone else about tossing it. If you simply must keep it, you can make a cool little terrarium out of it.
    Guess it will be repurposed. Somewhat limited on where I can shop here. 120 miles or so from the mainland

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    I have a slightly unorthodox one for you.

    Get a blowtorch. Melt the glass at the crack. However, to avoid shattering it completely, you'll have to heat the entire thing up first - a LOT. Put it in a cold oven and load the oven up with bricks around it to hold heat. Bring the oven up to 500 degrees and keep it there for a good hour to ensure all the bricks are GOOD and HOT.

    Then open the oven and, wearing 2 or 3 heavy mitts, grab the glass and using the blowtorch, melt the crack with high intense heat just on that spot. Work quickly so it doesn't cool down too fast.

    Then put it back in the oven, leave the oven on 500 for another 20 minutes, then turn off the oven and LEAVE IT CLOSED overnight.

    I have no idea at ALL if this will actually work - but from what I remember about glass blowing (my whole 4 hours of it), this might just do the trick. The blowtorch will work - it's the whole heating and cooling bit I'm worried about...
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    Cracked glass is an accident waiting to happen. You have no idea when it will shatter, and you really do not want to deal with liquid and exploding glass in your hands. Or with one of the kids.
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