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- 08-05-2010, 02:29 PM #1
ceramic hob: cracked glass
Right. I've been on Google for over an hour and can't find a reason why the hob has to be replaced.
There is a crack in the glass about 2 inches in from the edge: the crack doesn't go over the heated part of the hob and there are no sharp edges to cut you.
I have no idea how or why it cracked - nobody saw or heard anything
My booklet tells me to contact a repairman, who no doubt will tell me I need a new hob (£400, fat chance).
If it's not actually dangerous, I intend to keep using it. Is that OK or am I missing something?
- 08-05-2010, 02:40 PM #2
Would liquid getting in be a problem? Keeping it clean?
Otherwise, could you check your household insurance - might be covered?I don't roll on Shabbos
- 08-05-2010, 02:41 PM #3Cropper
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Have you looked into claiming on the household insurance.
- 08-05-2010, 02:45 PM #4
I had a broken one once, used it for months after. I would just keep an eye on whether or not it gets any bigger.janeyo
- 08-05-2010, 02:56 PM #5
If liquid did get in, what would happen? Big bang?
Nobody dropped anything on it, it just appeared.
Last edited by Two_Sheds; 08-05-2010 at 02:58 PM.
- 08-05-2010, 03:06 PM #6
if its on the edge it should be ok
however the problem can get worse over time
as any material heat up and cools down it expands and contracts, any weakness, fault or even minor damage will eventually stress the glass enough to cause a fracture (crack) if the material heats up unevenly, the danger will be if the glass fractures allowing liquid through, in theory you could get the glass to shatter if the pressure builds up too much or there is a major temperature difference how ever as the glass is meant to be used over a heating element this is unlikely.
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- 08-05-2010, 03:38 PM #7Sprouter
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If it is fitted it may come under building as opposed to contents insurance. I read on the money savers forum that if you held your house upside down and shook it anything that falls out comes under contents and anything that stays put is buildings.
How long have you had it TS? If you are sure no one dropped anything on it, you could get the repair or replacement for free from the manufacturers.
- 08-05-2010, 03:53 PM #8
- 08-05-2010, 06:19 PM #9
It was installed 5 years ago, so is well out of guarantee.
Definitely haven't dropped anything on it .
I don't know how these things break anyway? Glass doesn't seem the obvious choice for cooking on: I'd have thought it would be prone to cracking when it gets hot.
Last edited by Two_Sheds; 23-09-2013 at 09:23 AM.
- 08-05-2010, 06:33 PM #10Sprouter
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I remember pans made out of glass and let's not forget casserole dishes. As long as it doesn't suffer sudden changes, straight from hot to cold or vice versa, glass is surprisingly resilient to high temps.
No it isn't. As you are in England you have upto 6 years for an inherent fault to show. If a crack just appears for no reason you may be able to use this for it. Though they do have the right to check it out, though I wouldn't think it would be worth the bother if you want to redo the kitchen in a few months.
Other than that it would be best to check your insurance. Most do actually include accidental damage. This also tends to be new for old and given you said it was 5 years old it is likely any replacement will be more up to date than the one you have.
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