Common Faults With Ceramic Hobs


There are loads of benefits from cooking using a ceramic hob, but like with most things, there are of course a number of possible faults that can happen. We've put together a guide on how to combat the common faults with ceramic hobs so that you can go back to enjoying the benefits or this appliance.

Hopefully, if you've come into contact with a common ceramic hob fault, this advice will do the trick: 

My ceramic hob won't turn on

If your ceramic hob won't turn on it's very likely that you have a faulty hob element. This is the part of your cooker that heats up your ceramic hob so if it becomes faulty it's important that you replace it. We have a huge selection of hob elements for a range of models and manufacturers, see our replacement parts here.  Once you have your replacement you can follow this guide to replace it yourself. 

My ceramic hob is stained

It can be annoying when your hob gets stained - if you've tried a damp cloth and the stain isn't budging you may begin to worry that it's there for good. It's unlikely you won't be able to remove the stain with the right product, just make sure it's suitable for use on ceramic glass hobs. You may want to use this degreasing agent for ceramic hobs or this ceramic hob cleaner to get rid of any tough stains.

Corrosive damage to glass

Although most stains have a simple solution, others can do your hob some real damage. When cooking with high sugar or salt ingredients such as jam, anything spilled on the hob should be removed immediately. This will prevent the liquid from doing any corrosive damage. If this does happen the only way to repair the hob is to replace the glass.  

Capable of smashing

Your ceramic hob is strong, but glass is still glass. Although you should be able to use your ceramic hob risking only a couple of scratches from pots and pans, you should be careful not to drop anything heavy directly onto the hob. Again there is no easy fix if this happens, you'll have to look into a replacement ceramic hob glass if yours smashes.


If there's something wrong with your cooker it's likely that you need to replace a faulty part. We have a huge selection of cooker spare parts that can help you restore your oven or hob in no time. Visit our website for our full range, or if you'd like to ask our expert advise feel free to contact us today

Gas Hob Ignition Keeps Clicking

There's nothing worse than preparing to make a home-cooked meal and realising a component of your cooker isn't working. If you've gone to use your gas hob and found the ignition keeps clicking rather than igniting, this can really halt your cooking process.

Unless you're a cooker expert (no need to feel ashamed, we can't all be cooker experts) you may not know why this is happening or how to fix it. Luckily, we are here to help (cooker experts have these responsibilities) and can point you in the right direction if your gas hob ignition keeps clicking

If your gas hob ignition keeps clicking the replacement part you need will most likely be a electrode.

The electrode is the part of your cooker that transfers power to light your ignition that allows you to cook your meals. If your electrode is faulty, a flame will not ignite and you will instead be met with that annoying click, click, clicking noise you are trying to fix. 

Luckily, here at Cooker Spare Parts, we have a great selection of electrode replacements that will fix the problem in no time. Before ordering your replacement part we strongly recommend making sure it is compatible with your cooker. Our website allows you to do this easily, you'll just need your cooker model and manufacturer. Once you have these you can use the filters to narrow down the results and find the part that best suits your appliance.

If you're still unsure about why your gas hob ignition keeps clicking, or need help to find a suitable replacement for your cooker we can help. Feel free to get in touch with our cooker specialists with your oven query, we are more than happy to be of assistance. Contact us today

Fan Oven Not Heating Up Properly

Now, if there's something that we can all agree on, its that we all want our ovens to heat up. It's really the only thing we expect from our ovens, actually. But if your fan oven is not heating up properly it can be a real nightmare for your cooking, and you may have even considered getting yourself a new oven.

But there's no need to worry! You don't need to pay for a brand new oven when the chances are you just need to replace a faulty part. Luckily, we have a whole range of cooker spare parts that you can find here. Or to learn more about which part you need, keep reading. 

Fan oven not heating up properly? Here are some reasons why this may be happening, and the repair part you need to fix the problem: 


Faulty Oven Element

Your oven element is the part that is responsible for getting your oven hot. Unfortunately, it's quite common that this part will become faulty and similarly to a light bulb it must be replaced rather than repaired. We have a huge range of oven elements that will get your fan oven heating up in no time!


Damaged Door Components 

If your door isn't closing properly it may be letting valuable heat escape from your oven. This means your fan oven won't be heating up properly, making it harder for you to cook your meals! There are a few things that can go wrong with your door, depending on which you may need a:


Broken Thermostat 

If your thermostat is broken your oven will no longer be able to regulate how hot it is getting. No matter how accurately you set your oven temperature or how closely you watch the time, without a working thermostat, your cooking may have some surprising results. You can get a new thermostat from our extensive range: 


To make sure you get a replacement part compatible with your oven, be sure to use our search filters. By selecting your model and manufacturer you can avoid disappointment and get the right part for the repair. We also recommend you read the product description carefully.

If your fan oven is still not heating up properly or you have any questions about which part you need to feel free to get in touch. Our friendly team is happy to help with all your cooker related needs, so contact us today.  

What is a Convection Oven

Don't get us wrong, we love a good cooker but even we understand how all this oven talk can be a bit overwhelming. With so many cookers on offer it can be hard to know which best suits your requirements, so let's take this one cooker at a time. In this blog, we will be answering the common question "what is a convection oven?", which will hopefully get you one step closer to knowing what will work for you. 

What is a convection oven?

So actually this really isn't a complicated question, it basically all comes down to the fan. A convection oven is a cooker that has a fan and exhaust system that pushes hot air evenly around the oven cavity. This allows the hot air to steadily cook your food and give you an even bake. This also cooks your food more quickly than a traditional oven would. 

This is why convection oven is generally the preferred cooker choice for many people these days. As the hot air is more evenly dispersed around the oven it means the person cooking can spend less time checking on the meal and having to turn baking trays around, for example. 

Benefits of a convection oven

  • Food cooks more evenly - As we mentioned above, allowing hot air to be pushed evenly around your oven means that your food is all heating up at the same pace. This should stop that old dilemma when you have half your meal cooking and the other still looking raw. That can be a real pain which is why an even bake is one of the most beneficial features of a conventional oven. 
  • Food cooks more quickly - We want our food and we want it now! Okay, maybe we aren't that impatient, but it is nice to know your food will be ready as quickly as possible without the risk of burning it. Okay, so there's always a risk you're going to burn your food if you aren't careful, but convection ovens still heat up food around 25% faster than traditional ovens. 
  • Saves energy - Because your food is cooking at a quicker speed and at a cooler temperature (generally speaking) you tend to use less energy to cook your meal. This makes convection ovens slightly more energy efficient which should save you money.

If you're looking to get a brand new convection oven for your kitchen you will be interested in visiting Kitchen Economy, a trusted supplier of high-quality ovens and cookers.

However, if you are actually looking to repair a convection oven which has broken down you've come to the right place. We have plenty of high quality genuine and alternative spare parts for a huge number of oven models and manufactures. If you need help finding the right part to make a repair feel free to get in touch with our expert team

Electric Cooker Repairs

Electric ovens are an amazing cooking appliance, and it's not until something is wrong with it that we realise how often we use them. If you do a lot of cooking it can be a shock to the system to lose your right-hand man (we mean your cooker, of course). But no need to worry! Just because you need to make some electric cooker repairs doesn't mean you have to start browsing for a brand new oven, we are here to help you out! 

Here's a guide explaining some electric cooker repairs and the replacement parts you may need, so keep reading! 

Oven not heating up

If your electric oven isn't heating up then you won't be making tasty warm home-cooked meals any time soon, luckily (kind of) this is a common problem and more often then not quite simple to correct.

Solution: Try changing the oven element. This is the part of the over responsible for heating it up, so we stock a whole range of high-quality replacements. Click here to see our oven elements

Unevenly cooked meals

If you have a fan assisted oven that suddenly stops cooking your food evenly it can be very frustrating trying to cook something properly.

Solution: The oven fan is what pushes the heat around your oven evenly, replacing a busted oven fan will help it cook your food evenly once more! See our oven fan replacements

Door won't close properly

Your oven will struggle to heat up and stay warm with a loose door. This can happen after years of opening and close your oven with a bit too much force. 

Solution: If your oven door is hanging off, or is too stiff you probably have a problem with your oven door hinges or the door pin/catch

Oven keeps overheating

If you keep finding that your food is coming out a bit more... crisp than you had intended, you may find that it really isn't to do with your culinary skills after all.

Solution: It may be that your thermostat is no longer able to read the temperature of the oven which is why it keeps heating up. Find replacement oven thermostats here.

Before ordering any replacement part for your electric cooker repairs it is important to make sure that your new part is compatible with your oven. To do this use our model and manufacturers search filter and find results that will be a perfect fit! Details will be listed in our product description.


For any questions about electric cooker repairs or about any of the products we supply, don't hesitate to get in touch. We are happy to help with all your cooker related queries so contact us today