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I have a non-induction electric stove with a Schott Ceran top. A piece of plastic fell on a hot burner, and when removed, took a dime-sized layer of glass with it:

chipped burner

The damage is very shallow, at most 1-2mm. The surrounding glass is fine and there are definitely no cracks (yet). We've been using the other burners of the stove on the assumption that heating this one could cause the damage to worsen.

All the guides I've seen online are for repairing cosmetic damage (chips around the edge, scratches, etc), or how to replace the whole top if there's a big crack all the way through. I looked for the part and a replacement top is going to run $600+, for a stove we paid $420 five years ago and would replace with a better model for about $800 today.

Do I have any good options here? We're OK with using the other 3 burners indefinitely, but eventually I want to rent the place out and can't tell a tenant they're not allowed to use part of the stove. It feels silly to replace the whole appliance because of this tiny ding.

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    Well, you don't want to be liable if something happens to a tenant because of the chip. If this was me, I'd be on Craigslist or FB Marketplace looking for a replacement. You say "stove" so I'm assuming you mean "range" and not "cooktop" (the latter will be harder to find). Otherwise, have you contacted Schott Ceran to get their opinion?
    – Huesmann
    Commented Jul 14, 2023 at 15:08
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    From what I have read, glass made to get hot, almost always needs replacement to be safe if it gets damaged in anyway, even if you cannot see the damage after it was dropped or had something dropped on it. I have a problem with a piece of plastic taking out a chip in glass. Plastic is used to clean glass so it does not scratch or break.
    – crip659
    Commented Jul 14, 2023 at 15:17
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    This (and breaking when you drop a pot/pan) are way up there in my top 10 reasons to consider glass-top stoves not an advantage. Yeah, sure, they are supposedly easier to clean. But they also become unrepairable junk due to entirely normal events that don't bother other stove types.
    – Ecnerwal
    Commented Jul 14, 2023 at 16:25
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    How do you define what a "Good option" is? We don't know what is "good" for you. That's an opinion and those kinds of questions are off-topic here. Pros & Cons is a good question to ask...
    – FreeMan
    Commented Jul 14, 2023 at 16:51
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    I don't believe there is any good repair solution for this.
    – keshlam
    Commented Jul 14, 2023 at 17:29

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With the popularity of ceramic top stoves, there is now a rather large market in used ones.

Check a few used appliance stores around you. I found a nice ceramic top stove in stainless for a rental property. It was only 2 years old, worked perfectly, no dents and cost about 1/3 of what it would new. The unicorn stoves can be found.

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