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We are transitioning from the static to the house this weekend and I’m scared to death of putting anything on the hob. I have had it covered with a towel and then cardboard to keep trades from putting their tools on it, but what about general use?
 

When it’s not on it’ll be part of my worktop. Was this a huge mistake? 
 

Being scared to use the perfect kitchen and perfect bathroom is a real thing!! Who knew?!

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Hobs can scratch but at the end of the day they are a tool, not just to look at. If you don’t use a kitchen then it’s a waste of money … like saving something for best but then never using it.

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20 minutes ago, markc said:

Hobs can scratch but at the end of the day they are a tool, not just to look at. If you don’t use a kitchen then it’s a waste of money … like saving something for best but then never using it.


Absolutely agree!

 

Reminds me of the story of a lady who had the most beautiful set of expensive lingerie with petticoats, the lot. She kept it in her drawer and just looked at it. Her husband kept asking when she was going to wear it and her reply was that she was saving it for a ‘special occasion’. That occasion never seemed to happen … and then she died suddenly, so never got to enjoy the luxury of her very expensive and very beautiful purchase. 
 

He ended up burying her in it. Sad!

 

Wear the lingerie. Use the hob. Don’t save things ‘for best, or special occasions’ as we never know when our time is up!

 

Wanted to hear from anyone who has the Bora and has used it. Does it scratch easily? Either way it’s too late as it’s in and so will we be, just wanted to know really! 
 

Thanks for your reply ??

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I had a new car 35 years ago. Owned it for about a year, then, while getting my bike out the back, put a tiny scratch in it.

Now I just run my key across the doors to get it over and done with.

Oh hang on, that was the woman who I asked to stop taking up 3 parking spaces. When u confronted her about her act of vandalism, she drove off, and not been back since.

 

Scratched my hob with some oven crockery. 

I got over it.

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1 hour ago, markc said:

Hobs can scratch but at the end of the day they are a tool, not just to look at. If you don’t use a kitchen then it’s a waste of money … like saving something for best but then never using it.

Plus 1 

 

Ours has an anti scratch surface 

At least that’s what the fast talking salesman told us 

The hob looked pristine for about a week ?

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16 minutes ago, nod said:

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Ours has an anti scratch surface 

At least that’s what the fast talking salesman told us 

The job looked pristine for about a week ?


A week? Oh my days!! I’m hyperventilating already!! ?

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All ceramic scratches. The premium ranges from Bora, Novy and Gaggenau use K Ceramic which the mainstream ones use Schott Ceramic. K Ceramic is a harder more scratch resistant material.

 

But if you are going to buy a nice hob and be scared of scratching it, buy a cheaper one that you will use. Like others have said, its a tool - dont become a slave to it.

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11 hours ago, ryder72 said:

All ceramic scratches. The premium ranges from Bora, Novy and Gaggenau use K Ceramic which the mainstream ones use Schott Ceramic. K Ceramic is a harder more scratch resistant material.

 

But if you are going to buy a nice hob and be scared of scratching it, buy a cheaper one that you will use. Like others have said, its a tool - dont become a slave to it.

And Elica; don’t miss them out ?

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@Mandana we’re equally obsessed with not scratching our hob because, why not?

 

I got a hob protector from Lakeland, cut it in two and it works a treat and doesn’t look too godawful when it’s in place - which is only when we’re using it. We don’t use the hob as a chopping board...
 

 

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34 minutes ago, Russdl said:

@Mandana we’re equally obsessed with not scratching our hob because, why not?

 

I got a hob protector from Lakeland, cut it in two and it works a treat and doesn’t look too godawful when it’s in place - which is only when we’re using it. We don’t use the hob as a chopping board...
 

 

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That doesn’t look too bad at all .

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7 minutes ago, SteamyTea said:

Does having a scratch free hob make food taste better?

 

Couldn’t possibly say. We haven’t scratched ours yet but when that day comes I suspect there’ll be a certain amount of bitterness, so I’ll go with:

 

 ‘yes’. 

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5 minutes ago, Russdl said:

 

Couldn’t possibly say. We haven’t scratched ours yet but when that day comes I suspect there’ll be a certain amount of bitterness, so I’ll go with:

 

 ‘yes’. 

I think it’s fair to say when a beautiful hob is scratched the perpetrator has to be executed.

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7 minutes ago, pocster said:

soft bottom

Stop it, you will never become a mod. Next you will claim that you need two jugs in the kitchen to fill up pans abreast of each other on the nob.

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Thanks for all the replies to my plight. I’m trying to get over myself and just use the blinkin’ thing, but for now while we’re opening boxes and have so much crap around I’m covering it between uses. Sorry,  use, not plural! Only used it once so far!!

 

Some pictures of the thing of beauty that it is at the moment. I’m lining the base of the kitchen and utility cupboards with a specific felt liner for the job, and while unfurling and letting it lay flat before cutting to shape it’s making a great cover! 

 

 

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Hi @Mandana  is your Bora hob recessed into the worktop? - Can I also ask what material the worktop is and how thick it is?

 

Our kitchen and Bora hob is being fitted in August.

 

If you are really worried about scratching your hob, then you can put a sheet of kitchen paper under the pot / pan and it will still work - years back when we bought our first induction hob the kitchen salesman demonstrated the hob with a piece of kitchen paper under the pan to keep it as clean as possible for resale when it was replaced.

Our current siemens hob has a lot of scratches after 11 years of abuse but you only really notice them if you look for them.

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1 hour ago, wozza said:

Hi @Mandana  is your Bora hob recessed into the worktop? - Can I also ask what material the worktop is and how thick it is?

 

Our kitchen and Bora hob is being fitted in August.

 

If you are really worried about scratching your hob, then you can put a sheet of kitchen paper under the pot / pan and it will still work - years back when we bought our first induction hob the kitchen salesman demonstrated the hob with a piece of kitchen paper under the pan to keep it as clean as possible for resale when it was replaced.

Our current siemens hob has a lot of scratches after 11 years of abuse but you only really notice them if you look for them.


Hi @wozza

 

Yes, the hob is recessed. The company who measured and installed the worktop took it away to make sure it was a perfect fit when they did the fabrication. 
 

Our worktop is 20mm Dekton. It’s a composite of quartz, glass and porcelain and is so incredibly hard wearing. You can put pans straight from the oven on it, use it like a chopping board (but don’t use knives made from the same material as it will damage both the worktop and knife), and it’ll take any product on it. When we first saw it we had a demo of it having red nail varnish poured on it, left for a few moments and clean wiped off with a piece of kitchen roll! 
 

Pic 15E98F98-066B-4DC8-A8CC-E00980092CC0.thumb.jpeg.ab1c88906aaa281e397418e01b046783.jpegof the edging …

 

Oh, and thanks for the tip about the paper. I’m presuming parchment paper will be sufficient. 

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PS. The product itself isn’t that expensive. What costs the most is the fabrication as it’s so hard it needs specialist tooling. You need to find a fabricator who is experienced with Dekton as it’s easy to get it wrong … apparently 

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