FAQ - Ceramic Hobs

FAQ - Ceramic Hobs

Curious about ceramic hobs and how they can enhance your cooking experience? Our Ceramic Hobs FAQ is here to provide you with insights into this versatile cooking surface. We'll explore the benefits of ceramic hobs, how to use them effectively, and offer practical tips on cleaning and maintenance. Whether you're new to ceramic hobs or want to optimize your cooking skills, you'll find valuable information here.

What type of pan is suitable for ceramic hobs?

Using flat-bottomed pans is crucial when cooking on solid plate, ceramic, and induction hobs to optimize heat transfer and ensure maximum contact between the heat source and the pan base. This is particularly important for induction hobs, where a magnetic connection is required for efficient cooking. It's important to note that stone, glass, and ceramic pans are not suitable for use on ceramic hobs as they do not conduct heat well. However, pans made of aluminium, stainless steel, and copper can be used, although they may leave marks on the glass surface. Fortunately, due to the easy-to-wipe nature of the ceramic hob surface, any marks can be quickly removed with minimal effort.

Is it possible to remove scratches from a ceramic hob?

Have you mistakenly used the rough side of a universal sponge or a wire scrubber to clean your ceramic glass hob, resulting in unsightly scratches? It would be wonderful if there were a quick and easy way to make these scratches disappear and revert back to their original condition, wouldn't it? However, it is important to note that scratches cannot be removed or polished away from a ceramic glass hob.

To avoid scratches and maintain the pristine appearance of your ceramic glass hob, it is crucial to clean it properly and take preventive measures. We recommend using a specialized cleaning product like Hob Brite, specifically designed for ceramic glass hobs. Hob Brite effectively cleans your hob without causing scratches, even when dealing with stubborn and burnt-on dirt.

Are ceramic hobs hard to clean? 

Ceramic hobs are relatively easy to clean. Wait for the surface to cool down, then use a soft cloth or sponge with a gentle ceramic hob cleaner. Avoid abrasive materials that could scratch the surface.

Can a ceramic hob just crack? 

Yes, ceramic hobs can crack if subjected to sudden temperature changes or if a heavy object is dropped on them. It's important to handle them with care to prevent damage.

Why do the zones on my ceramic hob switch on and off during use? 

Ceramic hobs use a thermostat control system to maintain a consistent temperature. The zones may cycle on and off to maintain the desired heat level, which is normal operation.

Do ceramic hobs mark easily? 

Ceramic hobs can be prone to marks and stains if spills are not cleaned promptly. However, regular cleaning and proper care can help prevent these marks.

Why do ceramic hobs scratch so easily? 

Ceramic hobs have a glass surface that can scratch if abrasive materials or utensils are used. Avoid using metal utensils and abrasive cleaners to prevent scratches.

How can I protect my ceramic hob? 

To protect your ceramic hob, always use cookware with flat, smooth bottoms. Avoid dragging pots and pans across the surface and use caution with heavy items. Regular cleaning and maintenance are also essential.

Can I use a Brillo pad on a ceramic hob? 

It's not recommended to use a Brillo pad or any abrasive scrubbers on a ceramic hob, as they can scratch the surface. Stick to soft cloths and non-abrasive ceramic hob cleaners.

Should you seal around a ceramic hob? 

Sealing around a ceramic hob is not typically necessary. However, if there are gaps between the hob and the worktop, you can use a heat-resistant silicone sealant to prevent debris from getting trapped.

Can you cook directly on a ceramic hob? 

No, you should not cook food directly on a ceramic hob's surface. Always use appropriate cookware like pots and pans to prevent damage to the hob.

What is the best thing to clean a ceramic hob? 

The best thing to clean a ceramic hob is a soft cloth or sponge, along with a ceramic hob cleaner specifically designed for the task. Avoid harsh chemicals and abrasive cleaning tools.

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