The door bolt to keep Little Jo off the balcony has been installed. I had to pack it out a little with washers otherwise the bolt would not have cleared the lip in the frame. I drilled one bolt hole to keep it locked but I will drill another so that the door can be open about ten centimetres.
A matter that will come to fore in the not too distant future is the saucepan lid handles. Our four stainless steel saucepans with enclosed copper bases would be around thirty years old. I think we paid $200 for them, a lot of money thirty years ago and there is only one area where they are not standing the test of time, the lid handles. What a pity they weren't fixed instead of being rotatable to allow steam venting. They are warped and cracked although none have fallen off yet. Blame the dishwasher again.
I thought I will ring the company and order replacements. I have a little care leaflet that says they are Krona, made by Crown Corning. It even gives a NSW address, Bourke Street in Waterloo. A net search brought up nothing. Googlie street view tells me that it is now a self storage warehouse opposite a Taylors private college.
Is Dow Corning a remnant of Crown Corning, or rather took Crown Corning over? There is a Down Corning at Homebush but there website does not seem to indicate that they sell pots and pans. This is going to take some serious lateral thinking when they eventually give way. Btw, this lid is not so bad, the more frequently used smaller lids are worse, but I couldn't take a photo as they being washed in the you know what. The pan larger than this one is still ok.