The thought of tossing this fancy new kettle into a dumpster made me sad, while the thought of drinking tea made with hot water that passed through a spout covered in potentially toxic glue gave me the heebee geebees. Determined to repair it safely, I did some research to find a glue that:
- wouldn't poison me when it leached into water as it passed through the spout
- would create a bond that could handle the heat of boiling water
- would create a waterproof seal
In short, I needed strong, durable, nontoxic and food-safe glue.
I found DAP 00688 Household Waterproof Adhesive Sealant. It's a 100% silicone glue that is food grade and costs less than $5.
I followed these simple instructions.