Replacing a ceramic hob.

Discussion in 'UK DIY' started by Ian Stirling, Feb 28, 2004.

  1. Ian Stirling

    Ian Stirling Guest

    I have a cooker with a ceramic hob.
    It has cracked on two rings, and I'd like to replace it. (well, well out
    of warranty)
    Is there a source of the ceramic?
    It's some 6mm thick, and around 450mm*450mm.
    I can handle trimming sheets with a diamond saw.
     
    Ian Stirling, Feb 28, 2004
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  2. Ian Stirling wrote:

    > I have a cooker with a ceramic hob.
    > It has cracked on two rings, and I'd like to replace it. (well, well out
    > of warranty)
    > Is there a source of the ceramic?
    > It's some 6mm thick, and around 450mm*450mm.
    > I can handle trimming sheets with a diamond saw.
    >


    You buy the corect part from teh stove manufacturer. Its usually a
    relatively simple job tpo replace. The parts are expensive. Expect 200
    quid plus.
     
    The Natural Philosopher, Feb 29, 2004
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  3. Ian Stirling

    Huge Guest

    The Natural Philosopher <> writes:
    >Ian Stirling wrote:
    >
    >> I have a cooker with a ceramic hob.
    >> It has cracked on two rings, and I'd like to replace it. (well, well out
    >> of warranty)
    >> Is there a source of the ceramic?
    >> It's some 6mm thick, and around 450mm*450mm.
    >> I can handle trimming sheets with a diamond saw.
    >>

    >
    >You buy the corect part from teh stove manufacturer. Its usually a
    >relatively simple job tpo replace. The parts are expensive. Expect 200
    >quid plus.
    >


    Better off throwing it away and buying a decent hob.

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    Huge, Feb 29, 2004
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  4. Ian Stirling

    Frank Guest

    "Ian Stirling" <> wrote in message
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    > I have a cooker with a ceramic hob.
    > It has cracked on two rings, and I'd like to replace it. (well, well out
    > of warranty)
    > Is there a source of the ceramic?
    > It's some 6mm thick, and around 450mm*450mm.
    > I can handle trimming sheets with a diamond saw.



    don't know about yours but our ceramic top is covered for damage under our
    house insurance
     
    Frank, Feb 29, 2004
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  5. Ian Stirling

    Steve Firth Guest

    Huge <> wrote:

    > >You buy the corect part from teh stove manufacturer. Its usually a
    > >relatively simple job tpo replace. The parts are expensive. Expect 200
    > >quid plus.
    > >

    >
    > Better off throwing it away and buying a decent hob.


    At that price, you would be. I bought a gas hob (ex display) from Currys
    (don't laugh) a couple of years ago for "temporary" use in my place in
    Italy. Cost me £60, and is working problem free to this day. In the
    meantime younger daughter has been through three ceramic hobs of various
    makes. (Electrolux and "proline" are two of the makes) they appear to be
    unreliable shit and they look as ugly as **** as well.

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    Steve Firth, Feb 29, 2004
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  6. Ian Stirling

    Huge Guest

    (Steve Firth) writes:
    >Huge <> wrote:
    >
    >> >You buy the corect part from teh stove manufacturer. Its usually a
    >> >relatively simple job tpo replace. The parts are expensive. Expect 200
    >> >quid plus.
    >> >

    >>
    >> Better off throwing it away and buying a decent hob.

    >
    >At that price, you would be. I bought a gas hob (ex display) from Currys
    >(don't laugh) a couple of years ago for "temporary" use in my place in
    >Italy. Cost me £60, and is working problem free to this day. In the
    >meantime younger daughter has been through three ceramic hobs of various
    >makes. (Electrolux and "proline" are two of the makes) they appear to be
    >unreliable shit and they look as ugly as **** as well.


    They're crap for cooking on, too. So that's 0/3.

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    Huge, Feb 29, 2004
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  7. Ian Stirling

    Lee Guest

    Steve Firth wrote:
    three ceramic hobs of various
    > makes. (Electrolux and "proline" are two of the makes) they appear to be
    > unreliable shit and they look as ugly as **** as well.
    >


    Functionality aside, I can't see how a flat sheet of glass is "ugly".
    Gas hobs however, are definitely ugly :)
    I don't like gas hobs at all, so that's clearly a biased view :)

    It's obvious that ceramic hobs are unlikely to be as reliable as a gas
    hob, but our (halogen) ceramic hob is just over 4 years old and is still
    working just fine. Yes it does get used daily :)

    Lee
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    Lee, Feb 29, 2004
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  8. Ian Stirling

    Ian Stirling Guest

    Huge <> wrote:
    > The Natural Philosopher <> writes:
    >>Ian Stirling wrote:
    >>
    >>> I have a cooker with a ceramic hob.
    >>> It has cracked on two rings, and I'd like to replace it. (well, well out
    >>> of warranty)
    >>> Is there a source of the ceramic?
    >>> It's some 6mm thick, and around 450mm*450mm.
    >>> I can handle trimming sheets with a diamond saw.
    >>>

    >>
    >>You buy the corect part from teh stove manufacturer. Its usually a
    >>relatively simple job tpo replace. The parts are expensive. Expect 200
    >>quid plus.
    >>

    >
    > Better off throwing it away and buying a decent hob.


    It's in a cooker, so it's moderately expensive to replace.
    Spares are not available, it's a fairly old model.
     
    Ian Stirling, Feb 29, 2004
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  9. Ian Stirling

    Huge Guest

    Ian Stirling <> writes:
    >Huge <> wrote:
    >> The Natural Philosopher <> writes:
    >>>Ian Stirling wrote:
    >>>
    >>>> I have a cooker with a ceramic hob.
    >>>> It has cracked on two rings, and I'd like to replace it. (well, well out
    >>>> of warranty)
    >>>> Is there a source of the ceramic?
    >>>> It's some 6mm thick, and around 450mm*450mm.
    >>>> I can handle trimming sheets with a diamond saw.
    >>>>
    >>>
    >>>You buy the corect part from teh stove manufacturer. Its usually a
    >>>relatively simple job tpo replace. The parts are expensive. Expect 200
    >>>quid plus.
    >>>

    >>
    >> Better off throwing it away and buying a decent hob.

    >
    >It's in a cooker, so it's moderately expensive to replace.
    >Spares are not available, it's a fairly old model.


    An even better reason to chuck it out, then.

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    Huge, Feb 29, 2004
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  10. Ian Stirling

    Steve Firth Guest

    Lee <> wrote:

    > Functionality aside, I can't see how a flat sheet of glass is "ugly".


    Err, flat sheet of glass with crappy screenprinting and a lip at the
    edge to catch spills and turn them into a gunge that can never be
    cleaned off. How can it be anything other than ugly? A ceramic hob has
    about as much style as an Amstrad music centre.

    > Gas hobs however, are definitely ugly :)


    You are obviously challenged in the sense of design appreciation.

    > I don't like gas hobs at all, so that's clearly a biased view :)


    s/biased/barking/

    > It's obvious that ceramic hobs are unlikely to be as reliable as a gas
    > hob, but our (halogen) ceramic hob is just over 4 years old and is still
    > working just fine. Yes it does get used daily :)


    Four years without having a decent meal, I pity you.

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  11. Ian Stirling

    John Laird Guest

    On 29 Feb 2004 16:35:30 GMT, (Huge) wrote:

    > (Steve Firth) writes:
    >>Huge <> wrote:
    >>
    >>> >You buy the corect part from teh stove manufacturer. Its usually a
    >>> >relatively simple job tpo replace. The parts are expensive. Expect 200
    >>> >quid plus.
    >>> >
    >>>
    >>> Better off throwing it away and buying a decent hob.

    >>
    >>At that price, you would be. I bought a gas hob (ex display) from Currys
    >>(don't laugh) a couple of years ago for "temporary" use in my place in
    >>Italy. Cost me £60, and is working problem free to this day. In the
    >>meantime younger daughter has been through three ceramic hobs of various
    >>makes. (Electrolux and "proline" are two of the makes) they appear to be
    >>unreliable shit and they look as ugly as **** as well.

    >
    >They're crap for cooking on, too. So that's 0/3.


    (fx: does sums on fingers)

    15 years of using ceramic hobs without a single fault. They are not really
    any different from other forms of electric hob. I accept gas is superior
    for controllability and heat output (although I always find most of the sods
    go out far too easily on the lowest setting).

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    John Laird, Mar 1, 2004
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  12. Ian Stirling

    Lee Guest

    Steve Firth wrote:
    > Four years without having a decent meal, I pity you.


    Lol, no argument there since I suspect I would have no desire to to
    consume the type of meal you refer to :)

    Lee

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    Lee, Mar 1, 2004
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  13. Lee wrote:

    > Steve Firth wrote:
    > three ceramic hobs of various
    >
    >> makes. (Electrolux and "proline" are two of the makes) they appear to be
    >> unreliable shit and they look as ugly as **** as well.
    >>

    >
    > Functionality aside, I can't see how a flat sheet of glass is "ugly".
    > Gas hobs however, are definitely ugly :)
    > I don't like gas hobs at all, so that's clearly a biased view :)
    >
    > It's obvious that ceramic hobs are unlikely to be as reliable as a gas
    > hob, but our (halogen) ceramic hob is just over 4 years old and is still
    > working just fine. Yes it does get used daily :)
    >


    I had a belling format. Was probably 5 years old or more when I got it
    with teh house, did anoher 7, with one ceramic top replacement. (inlaws
    dropped a le-creuset pot on it I think.)

    Eventualy most of the rings started gong flakey, and I have replaced it
    with another format I got SH for 100 quid.

    These are good cokkers, and last as long as any other electric. The big
    issue is you pay for the easy to clean tops, both in capital cost and if
    you smack something heavy on them and crack them.

    But they are as good or vbetter than any other lectric. I'd have gas if
    I had gas. But I don't. And LPG cylinders are too impractical.





    > Lee
     
    The Natural Philosopher, Mar 1, 2004
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  14. Huge wrote:

    > (Steve Firth) writes:
    >
    >>Huge <> wrote:
    >>
    >>
    >>>>You buy the corect part from teh stove manufacturer. Its usually a
    >>>>relatively simple job tpo replace. The parts are expensive. Expect 200
    >>>>quid plus.
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>Better off throwing it away and buying a decent hob.
    >>>

    >>At that price, you would be. I bought a gas hob (ex display) from Currys
    >>(don't laugh) a couple of years ago for "temporary" use in my place in
    >>Italy. Cost me £60, and is working problem free to this day. In the
    >>meantime younger daughter has been through three ceramic hobs of various
    >>makes. (Electrolux and "proline" are two of the makes) they appear to be
    >>unreliable shit and they look as ugly as **** as well.
    >>

    >
    > They're crap for cooking on, too. So that's 0/3.
    >



    They are as good as any electric, and better than most.



    >
     
    The Natural Philosopher, Mar 1, 2004
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  15. Ian Stirling wrote:

    > Huge <> wrote:
    >
    >>The Natural Philosopher <> writes:
    >>
    >>>Ian Stirling wrote:
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>>I have a cooker with a ceramic hob.
    >>>>It has cracked on two rings, and I'd like to replace it. (well, well out
    >>>>of warranty)
    >>>>Is there a source of the ceramic?
    >>>>It's some 6mm thick, and around 450mm*450mm.
    >>>>I can handle trimming sheets with a diamond saw.
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>You buy the corect part from teh stove manufacturer. Its usually a
    >>>relatively simple job tpo replace. The parts are expensive. Expect 200
    >>>quid plus.
    >>>
    >>>

    >>Better off throwing it away and buying a decent hob.
    >>

    >
    > It's in a cooker, so it's moderately expensive to replace.
    > Spares are not available, it's a fairly old model.
    >



    Try local tip. You would be surprised.
     
    The Natural Philosopher, Mar 1, 2004
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  16. Ian Stirling

    Steve Firth Guest

    The Natural Philosopher <> wrote:

    >
    > They are as good as any electric, and better than most.


    That's not saying a lot is it?

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  17. Ian Stirling

    Ian Stirling Guest

    Huge <> wrote:
    > Ian Stirling <> writes:
    >>Huge <> wrote:
    >>> The Natural Philosopher <> writes:
    >>>>Ian Stirling wrote:
    >>>>
    >>>>> I have a cooker with a ceramic hob.
    >>>>> It has cracked on two rings, and I'd like to replace it. (well, well out
    >>>>> of warranty)
    >>>>> Is there a source of the ceramic?
    >>>>> It's some 6mm thick, and around 450mm*450mm.
    >>>>> I can handle trimming sheets with a diamond saw.
    >>>>>
    >>>>
    >>>>You buy the corect part from teh stove manufacturer. Its usually a
    >>>>relatively simple job tpo replace. The parts are expensive. Expect 200
    >>>>quid plus.
    >>>>
    >>>
    >>> Better off throwing it away and buying a decent hob.

    >>
    >>It's in a cooker, so it's moderately expensive to replace.
    >>Spares are not available, it's a fairly old model.

    >
    > An even better reason to chuck it out, then.


    Oh goody, you'r going to buy me a new one then?
     
    Ian Stirling, Mar 1, 2004
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  18. Ian Stirling

    Owain Guest

    "The Natural Philosopher" wrote
    | But they are as good or vbetter than any other lectric. I'd have
    | gas if I had gas. But I don't. And LPG cylinders are too impractical.

    Induction? Or Aga ;-)

    Owain
     
    Owain, Mar 1, 2004
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  19. Steve Firth wrote:

    > The Natural Philosopher <> wrote:
    >
    >
    >>They are as good as any electric, and better than most.
    >>

    >
    > That's not saying a lot is it?
    >
    >


    Its syaing enough. If gas is not an otion, ceramoc hobs are probabaly
    the next best thing.
     
    The Natural Philosopher, Mar 2, 2004
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  20. Owain wrote:

    > "The Natural Philosopher" wrote
    > | But they are as good or vbetter than any other lectric. I'd have
    > | gas if I had gas. But I don't. And LPG cylinders are too impractical.
    >
    > Induction? Or Aga ;-)
    >


    Never tried induction. The aga I have. It also has a ceramic hob.

    Now figger that one out.

    ;-)



    > Owain
    >
    >
    >
     
    The Natural Philosopher, Mar 2, 2004
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