May 19, 2008

reusable help?


Click to see a larger image and the bountiful cracks.

How far am I supposed to go with the reduce, reuse, recycle mantra? It helps me pretty often but has me stumped on this situation. I'm hoping you trusty green readers will have lots of brilliant ideas for me.

I have this (formerly) nice ceramic baking dish which recently had a malfunction. While it says you can broil with the pan, mine made popping sounds and cracked on a few sides. The pan is still holding together but I don't trust further baking with it.

So what to do? Is there some creative, alternate use for it or should I post it to freecycle? On the one hand I want to reuse things as long as possible and on the other hand I despise having lots of extra "stuff" around.

Any fabulous ideas for me?

4 comments:

Gift of Green said...

Can you break it up and use the piece for something like lining the bottom of flower pots - or are the piece too sharp?

Ewokmama said...

Use it as a planter?

Our Green Nest said...

Yeah I was thinking of breaking it into pieces and using at bottom of flower pots...that's what we do w/ cracked pots and such...

EnviroMom Renee said...

Use it like a drip pan for seedlings -- our house seems to be overflowing with seedlings right now. Like the ones in cardboard egg cartons or coffee cups or milk cartons that seem to come home from school every other day now in our house ;-)