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