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Bugger - big chip in glass induction hob

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Well, thankfully it was me that did this rather than my wife.

 

I stupidly grabbed a cast iron lid to temporarily cover some spaghetti in a colander sitting in a pan keeping warm. I even more stupidly tried to pick up the pan, and of course the cast iron lid fell off.


It landed on the edge of the induction hub, and smashed a small section about an inch long a bit less deep.

 

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The affected portion is smashed, so I can't just stick it back in.


Thoughts/suggestions for repair? Is this something the Magic Man people can repair?

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Possibly but it wouldn’t be heat resistant as they will use an epoxy and glass mix. Worth a call though unless you want a new one on your house insurance..??

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Stainless trim to hide it?

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28 minutes ago, jack said:

Well, thankfully it was me that did this rather than my wife.

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Thankfully SWMBO did ours the other day. I would now have been dead had it been the other way round. Dead. Has been. Ex-alive.

Watching with interest :ph34r:

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I had the same problem with a Siemens glass cermaic hob (dropped a full jar of honey on it from a height). It turns out that the glass top plates can be replaced as a single item. Cost me around £100 IIRC. A few hours with a screwdriver and a large dose of blind optimisim and it was as good as new.

- contact the manufaturer and see what parts are available, you're not the first to have done this.

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Not hopeful of getting a spare glass top if I drop something on my Electra Elecheib induction hob. I guess that's the problem with these well known makes! :)

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1 hour ago, Alphonsox said:

I had the same problem with a Siemens glass cermaic hob (dropped a full jar of honey on it from a height). It turns out that the glass top plates can be replaced as a single item.

 

I wondered whether that might be possible, but didn't hold out any hope. I'll look into it tomorrow. Thanks!

 

1 hour ago, recoveringacademic said:

Thankfully SWMBO did ours the other day. I would now have been dead had it been the other way round. Dead. Has been. Ex-alive.

 

When my wife saw how annoyed I was with myself for doing it, she didn't add anything. 

 

I get most of my sledging when I haven't actually done anything wrong!

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Oh, and two weeks ago, my wife tapped the front on our warming drawer with a ceramic serving dish and it smashed into a gazillion pieces. I didn't get upset then, so perhaps she thought it reasonable not to lose her rag with me now!

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Posted (edited)

@jack

 

http://hobcoversdirect.co.uk/hinge.html

 

:)

 

Got my lad a very basic hob cover (not from above, some place in Hove). To protect his hob at uni and give him much needed space. Really well made.

 

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9 hours ago, jack said:

Oh, and two weeks ago, my wife tapped the front on our warming drawer with a ceramic serving dish and it smashed into a gazillion pieces. I didn't get upset then, so perhaps she thought it reasonable not to lose her rag with me now!

Oh don't worry it's been banked and no doubt you will pay for it at some stage in the future.

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5 minutes ago, Declan52 said:

Oh don't worry it's been banked and no doubt you will pay for it at some stage in the future.

 

That banking 'incidents' skill. Phenomnal.   

It just taught me to be similarly careful about remembering 'things

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Plenty of other stuff isn't perfect (what is, really), but we genuinely don't get upset with each other about stuff like this, and we don't hold grudges. 

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I never recommend using glass hobs  without trims around them. Seen this far too often.

 

Please be careful when you use the hob and avoid taking the ring closest to this chip to very high temperature for long durations as the stresses in the ceramic might cause it to crack.

 

You may get a good few months or more out of it if you are careful but in generally its a new glass top. If its Miele its going to hurt. What is the model number?

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9 minutes ago, ryder72 said:

I never recommend using glass hobs  without trims around them. Seen this far too often.

 

Please be careful when you use the hob and avoid taking the ring closest to this chip to very high temperature for long durations as the stresses in the ceramic might cause it to crack.

 

You may get a good few months or more out of it if you are careful but in generally its a new glass top. If its Miele its going to hurt. What is the model number?

 

Thanks for the advice, I'll be careful.

 

It's a Siemens - I don't have the serial number, but will look it up when I get a moment this weekend.

 

Thanks again

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Siemens spares are more reasonably priced. I had a client get a price for nearly £400 for a Miele 90c, hob whereas SIemens for half that. For what is essentially the same thing.

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We have the same hob so will be interested in what you do.

 

Re Magic Man, that part of the hob would not get hot so could be an option once you've priced replacement glass.

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Hiya, just wondering how u got on with this as guess what I just done tonight 😓

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:o It's contagious!

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13 hours ago, Triple07 said:

Hiya, just wondering how u got on with this as guess what I just done tonight 😓

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Oh dear, you have my condolences.

 

I've been flat out with other things and haven't had time to look into this yet - hoping to get around to it this week. Will update the thread when I get some advices/prices.

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Thanks @jack , our house insurance has a £200 voluntary excess and a £100 compulsory... I’m fearing £300 may be our cheapest option! 

Its not even on our build, it’s on the house we are trying to sell! 

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3 minutes ago, Triple07 said:

Thanks @jack , our house insurance has a £200 voluntary excess and a £100 compulsory... I’m fearing £300 may be our cheapest option! 

Its not even on our build, it’s on the house we are trying to sell! 

I would just leave it then and let who ever buys your house worry about it.

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With all these chips I'd just get a local fabricator to fold some say 1mm stainless sheet into a "20x6" angle - more a lipped strip. Then brush finish by hand and CT1 it on.

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