When the ceramic hob is scratched

In almost every kitchen is today a ceramic hob to find. Housewives and men as well as cooks and cooks appreciate the outstanding features equally. This also means that a ceramic hob is easy to clean. However, it can also come to scratches on the glass ceramic. How they are created and what you can do about them is summarized below.

These ceramic and glass ceramic fields are available

First of all, we want to inform you that ceramic fields are not limited to glass ceramic hobs that work with halogen and infrared technology. The following hobs are always ceramic hobs (in a sense):

  • Ceran field with the already mentioned infrared and halogen technology
  • Ceran field with induction hobs
  • Ceran field with gas (gas under glass, gas on glass)

Ceran is a registered brand name...

"To a certain extent," we wrote, because "Ceran" is a registered brand name of Schott AG, which has significantly developed the ceramic field with halogen technology in the 1970s. Through good marketing, consumers have been able to establish the term "Ceranfeld".

... which has established itself as a name for halogen hobs in consumption

Consumers usually mean glass ceramic panels with halogen technology (the hobs turn red when switched on and become correspondingly hot). For professionals, on the other hand, it refers to a glass ceramic hob from Schott AG that can be used for a variety of technologies (just mentioned).

Lower quality of glass ceramic may favor scratches

Especially when it comes to scratches in a glass ceramic field, you should definitely differentiate between cooktops such as Ceran or Noname glass ceramic from an Asian supplier. The risk of scratching the glass ceramic from the Far East is high.

Scratches can not be completely removed

If there are scratches in the glass ceramic, they can no longer be removed completely. That should be clear to you in any case. However, you can round off the edges of a scratch with a polish something. As a result, the light does not break so much and the scratch seems to have disappeared.

Polishing only changes the refraction of light

Although this is usually still there, however, the scratch edge is rounded off so much by the polishing that the light does not break as much. As a result, a scratched ceramic hob hardly or not at all noticeable. Do not use any polish. The specialized trade offers special cleaning agents and polishes especially for glass ceramic and ceramic.

These agents should not be used on the hob

Even deeper scratches you can "defuse" something, which will remain better visible in any case. In desperation, many cooks and even some cooks like to resort to special means in the hope of being able to undo the scratched surface. Do not make the same mistake and avoid products like the ones below:

  • scouring
  • oven cleaner
  • Scouring wool (metal wool)
  • Polishes from the automotive sector
  • aggressive acids
  • aggressive solvents

Avoid scratching the ceramic hob

Instead, you should try to avoid a scratching of the ceramic hob as much as possible. On the one hand, you can achieve this by taking care of the ceramic hob. If, on the other hand, you wish to remove your ceramic hob and retrofit an induction hob, you can use a special and heat-resistant cloth (up to 300 degrees), which you can place even when cooking.

Protection if not cooked

For the time when a ceramic hob is not used, there are also covers. However, these may only be applied when the glass ceramic hob has already cooled down. Otherwise you have to avoid sand on the hob.

Do not lug in any grains of sand

Because grains of sand are very hard and can, for example, under a pot or when cleaning under the cloth, quickly scratch the ceramic hob. This is also the reason why you should clean your glass ceramic box regularly to use only the released funds.

Tips & Tricks

Again and again you have to read that you have to exchange a deeply scratched ceramic hob. That's not necessarily true. Sugar on the hot Ceranfeldoberfläche leads to Ausmuschungen. Parts of the glass ceramic dissolve, which means a deep damage. Nevertheless, the Schott AG points out that the ceramic hob is not limited in functionality, but just is not so nice to look at.

You should change the ceramic field, however, if there are cracks in the glass ceramic. Then liquids can run through the crack in the electronics and electrical parts and cause a short circuit there - this can also the hob (at the metal edge, if present, under power.

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