Is your glass hob beginning to show signs of wear and tear? Your kitchen is one of the most used rooms in your home, and over time it is natural for your cooker hob to become scratched or cracked. While it is impossible to fully remove scratches, it is possible to reduce their appearance and keep your kitchen looking its best.
If you are looking to improve the appearance of your glass hob, Me and My Glass has taken a look at the steps to remove cracks and scratches:
- Audit the scratch
The first thing that you should do is to fully audit the scratch or crack. Before you can begin to remove the damage, you need to understand the extent of the repair required. If it is a very deep scratch or if it runs along the length of your glass hob, then it might be better to fully replace the unit. It is also important to remember that damage directly over the heating element that cannot simply be buffed out will need professional repair.
However, if the damage is light and not near any heating elements, then you can move on to repairing the crack or scratch.
- Gather your materials
Once you know that the crack or scratch on your glass hob is repairable, the next step is to gather the materials you need. For minor damage, you will need a small bowl, baking soda, and a soft cloth.
- Mix them together
With everything gathered, you should then create a paste by mixing two teaspoons of baking soda with one teaspoon of warm water. Use your bowl to make the paste, and you want to ensure that the paste is not too dry or abrasive, as this could result in you creating further scratches.
- Apply to the scratches
Once the paste is at the right consistency, you can start to apply it to the scratches and cracks. To do this, gently buff it into the areas of damage, taking your time to do so carefully until they appear less visible. It is important to remember that you will not be able to make them completely disappear.
When you are happy with the appearance of the scratches and cracks on your glass hob, you should then dry the area with a fresh cloth, removing any excess paste.
How to prevent scratches on your glass hob
If you have recently installed a new glass hob in your kitchen and want to prevent it from becoming damaged, then here are some top tips to help you:
- Make sure you clean the bottom of all your pots and pans
- Clean up any spillages as soon as you can
- Don’t slide your pans across the glass
- Make sure you are always following the instruction of the glass manufacturer