Common Ceramic Glass Hob Faults

Common Ceramic Glass Hob Faults

There are many ceramic glass hob faults that can occur, from cracked and broken glass to discolouration and dents. Here, we're going to explain some of the most common issues you might face and help you solve them. A few of these problems can be easily solved on your own with a few tools, but others may require professional help.

This article is meant as a basic guide to common faults with ceramic glass hobs and we would not advise carrying out any in-depth repair work yourself. Below is a list of the most common problems that can occur with a ceramic glass hob to help identify what may be wrong.

Broken glass

If your ceramic hob has broken glass, stop using it immediately. The ceramic layer is the only thing protecting the underlying electrical circuit from exposure to moisture, and a splash or spill could easily damage the rest of your cooker.

If your ceramic hob has cracked glass, it will typically run from edge to edge. You may find something that appears to be a crack but smaller, which are actually scratches that can mostly be buffed out using a ceramic hob cleaner.

It is possible to repair the cooker, but this isn't something you should attempt unless you are certain you know what you are doing. The only safe way to fix this problem is to replace the glass and frame or support at the same time. If you do a poor job of replacing the glass, the cooktop will still be unsafe, which is why we recommend seeking professional help.

Stains on ceramic glass hob

A badly stained ceramic glass hob is typically something you can fix on your own at home. Learning how to clean ceramic hob stains will ensure you get the longest life out of your appliance. It is best to use a special cream-based ceramic hob cleaner to remove general dirt, grease, and more stubborn stains from a glass hob top. Alternatively, one of our partners, Ovenu, specialises in oven cleaning to keep your oven looking as good as new.

Indentations in ceramic glass hob

Light pitting can occur due to pans sliding or when food boils over and sticks to the surface. You may be able to fill light pits with a commercial ceramic cooktop cream, however, if the pits are larger, it is likely you will need the ceramic glass to be replaced.

Discoloured ceramic glass hob

This is usually caused by excessive heat, normally as a result of using a pan that is too small. This cannot be cleaned off so care must be taken to ensure the correct pans are being used. Heavy gauge coated aluminium or hard anodized stainless steel pans with a thick base are the best choice.

At Home Appliance Care, we specialise in fixing top cooker and oven brands, including Stoves, Belling, New World, and Lamona. To ensure your electric oven is repaired correctly and safely we always recommend contacting a professional.

Get your repair quote today and arrange a visit from one of our team of fully trained engineers. If you’d prefer to speak to someone, you can call us on 0844 248 4591 to book an appointment.