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Tempered glass is almost impossible to cut without shattering it after it's tempered, so you'd have to find a piece exactly the right size. And even then I don't know if it would withstand high temperatures -- in fact it may get hot enough to un-temper it, in which case it would be a lot weaker and likely to break in normal use. I have no idea if you can ...


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Induction hobs work by creating a magnetic field which causes electrical currents in the base of the pot or pan. These currents heat the pan through normal electrical resistance. The further away the pot is from the hob, the weaker the magnetic field, so you're going to lose a lot of efficiency right there. From a safety point of view, there are several ...


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Typically no caulking is used when setting a range top into a counter, however in your case where you are getting water from the sink under the lip, a small amount of silicone would not be a problem. The very outside mounting flange of you cook top should not get very hot. If you can touch it when the range is in use, then a standard silicone would be fine. ...


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Given the direct flame exposure, and that the flames are actually quite a bit hotter than BBQ paint is rated for (1950C for natural gas, 2392C for propane) I'd suggest sticking to clean, coat with vegetable oil (wipe on a thin layer) and bake. This makes a pretty good finish, and does not involve anything that's not going to happen in normal food preparation ...


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Yes you can paint them with high heat BBQ grill paint. You can find this paint at any hardware store, walmart or lowes etc. It is rated for 1400 degrees normally. Be aware, however, that the surface in contact with your pans will wear off fairly quickly. I personally would paint the grates, then burnish the paint off where it makes contact with the pans so ...


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The heaters are probably thermostat controlled and what you see is a normal behaviour of the thermostat maintaining a target temperature. Many electric heaters work this way (some are able to control input power instead, but such device is a lot more difficult to produce for most electric heater types).


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OK, my understanding is that you have a stove on a section of counter that doesn't have a wall immediately behind it. This could result in a "peninsula" design, or an outright "island". Either way, what you want is an "island-mount vent hood". They're designed to install in the ceiling instead of against a wall, for stoves that are out in the middle of a ...


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You want silicone caulk. Silicone is the classic caulking material and can be extremely heat-resistant. The fancy flexible bakeware that has become popular in the last 5 or so years is molded silicone. I've used the silicone caulks from the home improvements stores before, but I don't know for certain their heat resistant qualities. Search for the terms ...


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I had the exact same experience after my wife bought a glass top stove for our kitchen. I had many pots boil over and burn the first year and I hated the beast. It took some experience and practice to get a feel for how the glass stove performs. I eventually learned how to anticipate something coming to a boil and turning down the heat early enough to ...


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Those lights are driven by thermostat switches in the glass top surface. Sometimes there is only one, sometimes there is one for each burner. You'll need to open the stove to figure out what kind you have, and then disconnect them one by one to figure out which one is stick. From there you should be able to order a replacement.


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The problem is clearly with the gas feed. If other portions (like other burners) work okay, the plumbing in common to those and further upstream is all fine. The problem would be the last portions to the burners. I would start by removing the grate, lifting off the burner caps, and lift up the burner assemblies. Any foreign matter in there? If there is ...


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We have the same stove and this is a flaw in the Whirlpool design. The heaters are electronic (they look like IR LEDs) and thus switch on and off very fast. This makes it very difficult to cook some foods (e.g. grilled cheese) because the stove may be effectively on "max" for 2 seconds and then "zero" for 10 seconds. The toast burns before the cheese ...


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Stoves in the USA are designed to be able to produce the maximum heat setting on both 240 volts and on 208 volts. At 208 volts it will be on a higher percentage of time, but not as red. At 240 volts it gets hotter when on, but goes off for more time to make up for that. Many residences, particularly those in high-rise or large buildings, will get their ...


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The self-clean temperature won't get high enough to melt the metal -- and the burner pieces are subject to pretty high heat anyway. I have cleaned aluminum and enameled parts in a self-clean cycle and the only time I have had problems is with large surface-area part (think a frying pan or something) -- in this case you might warp the metal by subjecting it ...


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You have two main options: Option one is what Keith mentions. It's basically a free standing range hood. I kind of like the looks of these myself. Down draft vent. This is where the exhaust fan is part of the cook top or counter top and vents downward (out an exhaust through the lower cabinets). These are kind of neat from a technology perspective but not ...


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We looked at this for a commercial unit in our church, and the consensus was to just buy two residential-class stoves with electronic ignition rather than pay for the retrofit. It was that costly. I would imagine that residential stoves, which aren't designed to be messed around with much, would have a similar problem; you're basically replacing everything ...


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If it's only chipped, and not actually a crack forming, I'd think that you'd be able to just add a little bit of trim over the very edge. The glass doesn't tend to get too hot over on the sides, but there'd be a good chance of taking a hot pan, and it coming into contact, so you'd want something that could take heat (so not most plastics). It's possible ...



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