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  1. Homer January 20, 2016 at 1:36 am #

    This is the second glass that I have broke and it’s not from dropping something on it it was from cleaning I have learned that heat and cold is stronger than any can at any hight and these breaks are like straight splits and you don’t notice them untill the stove is nice and clean lol but thankfully I have insurance and these mistakes cost me $79.00 a piece rather then $250.00 to $500.00 but people need to no that if you do spill oil or sugar wait, till it cools then clean best thing I found to use is baking soda it works great and no scratches thanks for the talk I just cracked my stove

    • Ted Wegert January 20, 2016 at 2:13 am #

      Thanks Homer,
      First, no, you can’t break this material with hot/cold. Just not possible. Second, if you are getting straight-line cracks, look to a mechanical reason. Imagine taking a pane of window glass and slightly bending one corner or side…suddenly a straight line crack. Sounds like the installation could be a problem. For instance, with my range you can easily and inadvertently rest one edge of the cooktop frame on the countertop and continue to lower the range with the leveling legs. If I did that….straight line crack. Something is bending your glass.

      Lastly, yes, baking soda can help…I agree, but cooktop cleaners I mentioned are better… and, NO if you have chance DO NOT let sugar and plastics cool before cleaning. 1 in 10, you will permanently damage it. Why risk it.

  2. Homer January 20, 2016 at 1:18 pm #

    Thanks for the insight, didn’t think that it might be uneven which would cause the crack I have granite countertops and my stove sits inside just the metal that’s on the glass sits on the countertop did not know you can adjust them makes a lot of sense

    And now I have to apologize to my wife becouse I told her that she cleaned the oil too soon and cracked it the first glass top I broke and it was when I was cleaning it , but thinking about it I probably applied too much pressure with my cleaning methods thanks for answering you helped a lot

    • Ted Wegert January 20, 2016 at 4:38 pm #

      Yes…always be nice to the wife! That’s most important.

      For the glass, make sure the glass is not supporting or holding everything up. It should be flat an not holding the weight of the cooktop. There should be a metal lip that does the suspension for counter top models or resting on the leveling legs for slide-in models. No suspending or bending if possible. If you think the glass is bending…time to stop. Good luck. Ted

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