As of 2015, replacement parts for cookware can be purchased online through specific manufacturers' websites, such as Faberware's website. PotsAndPans.com provides replacement parts for a few different cookware lines; shoppers can search using query tools.
Many lines of cookware come with lifetime or limited warranties that provide information on how to acquire replacement parts. Cookware does not have many parts that would need to be replaced, but handles may break or lids could get misplaced. When this happens, it is more cost-effective to replace the part than it is to replace the pot or pan. This helps keep a set intact rather than having mismatched pieces.