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    After a ceramic hob , recommend me a good cheapish reliable one

    as above, after a good cheapish ceramic hob to replace a cracked one..any good reliable recommendations please..Not Lamona please!!
    went out this aft and wiped down some crumbs & checked hob to ensure all plates switched off, get back home and go to grill some meat only to discover a huge crack working its way across the surface hadn't dropped anything on it
    Thanks

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    Have you considered an induction hob? I used it to replace a ceramic one, heats everything much quicker. Although it is annoying that not all my pans worked with it.

    this time of year you might have to go with whatever currys have in stock to take away so you have it in time for christmas dinner

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    njpugh90

    Have you considered an induction hob? I used it to replace a ceramic one, … Have you considered an induction hob? I used it to replace a ceramic one, heats everything much quicker. Although it is annoying that not all my pans worked with it.



    Hello NPugh90 , thanks for the response . I don't know too much about them other than you gotta use compatible pots. I used a Creda range with a ceramic hobtop for 15 years and had absolutely no trouble up till the point of replacement , kitchen really needed doing up but was on a budget so got a howden's fitter to install a Lamona hob, everything was fine till yest when I popped out and got back to see it cracked.
    Are the glass tops on induction hobs tougher? Just want something I can smoothly wipe down and don't want to change my pots if it can be helped.
    Many thanks for your input anyway

    Original Poster

    ding

    this time of year you might have to go with whatever currys have in stock … this time of year you might have to go with whatever currys have in stock to take away so you have it in time for christmas dinner


    noted and thank you

    Hotpoint Clearance has Whirlpool AKT833NE Width 60 cm Ceramic Hob for £116.99, seems to be £179 elsewhere. 2.2% Quidco
    hotpointclearance.co.uk/Pro…obs

    Where are you from? You can try the places that have damaged items often a scratch or a knock on the side and you could pick a bargain.

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    Aaronnnn

    Where are you from? You can try the places that have damaged items often … Where are you from? You can try the places that have damaged items often a scratch or a knock on the side and you could pick a bargain.



    London , I think Comet when they were around used to offer "damaged" new good. I'm not aware of anyone else offering this. Thank you . Would you happen to know anyone this way . Many thanks again!

    darklight

    London , I think Comet when they were around used to offer "damaged" new … London , I think Comet when they were around used to offer "damaged" new good. I'm not aware of anyone else offering this. Thank you . Would you happen to know anyone this way . Many thanks again!



    Where about in London?

    Original Poster

    ellenw

    Hotpoint Clearance has Whirlpool AKT833NE Width 60 cm Ceramic Hob for … Hotpoint Clearance has Whirlpool AKT833NE Width 60 cm Ceramic Hob for £116.99, seems to be £179 elsewhere. 2.2% Quidcohttp://www.hotpointclearance.co.uk/Products?formAction=filter&retailer=OUTLET&prodGroupCode=1&prodGroup=Cooking&prodType=Hobs&category=B10&pt=Hobs




    seems neat ,thank you , my only concern is that it has touch controls. I sort of prefer twisty knobs which is why I plumped for the Lamona in the first place. My first Creda had knobs. Wall switches and temperature knobs give me the assurance so I know when I've " twisted off" a ring , it is truly off. Thanks again

    Original Poster

    darklight

    seems neat ,thank you , my only concern is that it has touch controls. … seems neat ,thank you , my only concern is that it has touch controls. I sort of prefer twisty knobs which is why I plumped for the Lamona in the first place. My first Creda had knobs. Wall switches and temperature knobs give me the assurance so I know when I've " twisted off" a ring , it is truly off. Thanks again



    Aaronnnn

    Where about in London?



    Hi I'm in the South , thank you

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    I think my Creda range lasted this long as its hobtop had a steel or metal border around the glass edge.

    Wondering also are there ceramic hobs with a steel or metal border?

    I only ask as the crack was at the very corner and has then proceeded to "swerve "around the nearest plate and then travel in diagonal as it traverses toward the plate in the opposing corner

    Thank you

    darklight

    Hello NPugh90 , thanks for the response . I don't know too much about … Hello NPugh90 , thanks for the response . I don't know too much about them other than you gotta use compatible pots. I used a Creda range with a ceramic hobtop for 15 years and had absolutely no trouble up till the point of replacement , kitchen really needed doing up but was on a budget so got a howden's fitter to install a Lamona hob, everything was fine till yest when I popped out and got back to see it cracked.Are the glass tops on induction hobs tougher? Just want something I can smoothly wipe down and don't want to change my pots if it can be helped.Many thanks for your input anyway


    Lots of advantages with induction hobs.

    Heat up faster than any other hob including gas hence saves energy, because it's the pan than gets hot not the hob nothing burns on the hob so very easy to clean with no marks saves your energy :). They're extra safe as they don't get hot, They also automatically turn off and won't work unless it detects a pan.

    They're usually toughened glass and shouldn't break.

    You can test your pans, If a magnet will stick then the pans will work on induction hobs.

    Only annoyance I've got is they make an humming noise and the touch controls don't work very well if you've got wet hands!.

    Original Poster

    shauneco

    Lots of advantages with induction hobs.Heat up faster than any other hob … Lots of advantages with induction hobs.Heat up faster than any other hob including gas hence saves energy, because it's the pan than gets hot not the hob nothing burns on the hob so very easy to clean with no marks saves your energy :). They're extra safe as they don't get hot, They also automatically turn off and won't work unless it detects a pan.They're usually toughened glass and shouldn't break.You can test your pans, If a magnet will stick then the pans will work on induction hobs. Only annoyance I've got is they make an humming noise and the touch controls don't work very well if you've got wet hands!.


    ah thanks , are these available with proper ( twisty) knobs , I'm no less paranoid about its touch buttons ??
    Thank you

    darklight

    ah thanks , are these available with proper ( twisty) knobs , I'm no … ah thanks , are these available with proper ( twisty) knobs , I'm no less paranoid about its touch buttons ?? Thank you


    Found a couple

    Belling

    Stoves

    That was difficult lol, Out of about 150 models only two with knobs lol.

    My Induction cooker is a Belling and I love it baring the niggles I've already mentioned.

    Merry Xmas.

    Original Poster

    shauneco

    Found a coupleBellingStovesThat was difficult lol, Out of about 150 … Found a coupleBellingStovesThat was difficult lol, Out of about 150 models only two with knobs lol.My Induction cooker is a Belling and I love it baring the niggles I've already mentioned.Merry Xmas.



    Hey Shauneco ,
    Thanks you so much and a Merry Merry Christmas to you and all fellow HUKDers!!

    I scoped the links.. I like the knobs!! I remember the reliable Belling brand which my folks used years ago, I had no idea they were still around !!

    yeah appreciate your time and effort!!
    Thank you
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