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JamJar aka Chutney Queen

Ceramic hobs

Hope to get a new kitchen installed in Sept/Oct. - exciting! scary too as so many decisions to be made.
Have discarded idea of induction hob but would like a ceramic hob as so easy to clean. However, will I still be able to make jam etc. OK ?
Also, can anyone recommend a specific make of hob they are pleased with. Thank you.

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welsh lamb

induction

Hi CQ
why have you discounted induction out of interest?

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JamJar aka Chutney Queen

hobs

it was when I realised just how many of my pans I'd have to replace, most of which are pretty new and I like v.much.

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welsh lamb

Fair enough!!

Totally see your point of view - I love my induction !!

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JamJar aka Chutney Queen

where is everyone ?

time was when there was a rush of responses to a cry for help!! I know, I'm only just getting to grips with this site and haven't been on much at all as too busy.
All help to my original query would be much appreciated ........

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Honey

QUOTE: "time was when there was a rush of responses to a cry for help!! I know, I'm only just getting to grips with this site and haven't been on much at all as too busy.
All help to my original query would be much appreciated ........"



I'm sorry I can't help you Jamjar (I have an Aga), but it might pay you to also put this on Can Anyone Help... I think people haven't got to grips with these new boards yet and tend to look at the top one and the bottom one... oh and the gardening when they haven't got time to look at them all.

Honey :-x

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Bea F

Ceramic hob

I have a SMEG stove with a ceramic hob and love it. Very easy to use and clean.

There are only two no nos - never drag pans across the surface as they will eventually scratch the top and never put a hot [ as in out of the oven hot] pan or tray onto the cold ceramic surface as it may crack.

I have had my stove for two years and the ceramic surface is as good as new. I wipe it clean after use, use Jiff for really greasy splashes and it comes with a special scraper for burned on bits.

I hope that this answers your questions.

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Liz from Cumbria

My ceramic hob is a hotpoint and the largest burner is halogen. Just needs a wipe over to keep clean and if it does get too bad a scraper (which came with it) and a bit of astonish works wonders.

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JamJar aka Chutney Queen

ceramic hobs

Thanks to you all for your observations - but can anyone confirm that you can successfully use a preserving pan to make jam etc i.e. simmer, then bring to full rolling boil as needed.

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Honey

Okay, yes.....

...I make jams on my ceramic hob in the summer when the Aga is out. I can simmer and boil on it, no probs.

I've had this one for the past 15 years (but only used in the summer when it's very hot so has lasted well) and I've been really pleased with it. They are halogen and very fast, there are two large ones and two smaller ones. I imagine that technology will have come along in leaps and bounds in the past 15 years and they are even better. I had a scraper that came with mine too and it's very easy to keep looking nice. Hope this helps.

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DiDi

Ceramic or not?

Definitely ceramic - I make my own jams and marmalade very successfully on a Miele hob. As commented, dragging pans across is a no-no and so is wiping over with a cloth from the washing up bowl. I generally use a wet paper towel to clean up and a dry one to polish up. After a big cook-up then I would use a specific ceramic hob cleaner. Have head that Cif works but never tried it.
Hope this helps
DiDi

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JamJar aka Chutney Queen

ceramic hobs

Thank you Didi and Honey, that's just what I wanted to know re jam making.
Why can't you wipe it with cloth from the washing up bowl though ??

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justpassing

neff hob

I have a neff ceramic hob and love it. I put hot things straight from the oven onto it no problem.
Yes you can make jam on it but my jam kettle is too large for the largest ring. However as I now make jam in the m/w that problem is solved.[so quick and easy and the jam tastes better}.
Always the best question to ask I think is "would you have a neff again" and the answer is yes.
Sometimes I ask this type of question on a4a on the shed forum. Odd I know but there have been some good info. on household things there lately.

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Lind

Cleaning

If you get sort of cloudy marks on your ceramic hob, as made by spilled liquids I think, how do you clean them off? I have a new one in my holiday home and have a few blemishes on it already which ordinary cleaning doesn't seem to shift.

Look forward to your responses,

Lin(d)

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Liz from Cumbria

Cleaning ceramic hobs

"If you get sort of cloudy marks on your ceramic hob, as made by spilled liquids I think, how do you clean them off? I have a new one in my holiday home and have a few blemishes on it already which ordinary cleaning doesn't seem to shift.

Look forward to your responses,

Lin(d)"

My "how to" that came with the hob recommended the astonish. It does work wonders but I imagine that Cif cream would too - they seem to be, going to sound totally daft here, abrasive without being abrasive!

 
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