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    • abby1234519
    • By abby1234519 17th Oct 16, 1:16 PM
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    New Ceramic Hob - Pans!
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    • 17th Oct 16, 1:16 PM
    New Ceramic Hob - Pans! 17th Oct 16 at 1:16 PM
    I have just had a new ceramic hob fitted. It's very posh and new (thanks landlord).

    I spent £150 on pans many years ago and they're still going and have done me well. However the coating on the underside is coming off in places which has left it coarse in some parts. Now, this worries me as I don't want to damage the ceramic hob especially as we've not paid for it!

    Can anyone recommend pans? I've googled it and spent my entire lunch break and not come any closer to deciding what to have. I don't think I can keep my current ones as they are really grainy underneath now. Which would be fine on a gas hob but clearly not on the new glass ceramic one
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    • suki1964
    • By suki1964 17th Oct 16, 1:22 PM
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    • #2
    • 17th Oct 16, 1:22 PM
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    • 17th Oct 16, 1:22 PM
    I have just had a new ceramic hob fitted. It's very posh and new (thanks landlord).

    I spent £150 on pans many years ago and they're still going and have done me well. However the coating on the underside is coming off in places which has left it coarse in some parts. Now, this worries me as I don't want to damage the ceramic hob especially as we've not paid for it!

    Can anyone recommend pans? I've googled it and spent my entire lunch break and not come any closer to deciding what to have. I don't think I can keep my current ones as they are really grainy underneath now. Which would be fine on a gas hob but clearly not on the new glass ceramic one
    Originally posted by abby1234519
    Solid bottomed stainless steel are my pans of choice

    I'd recommend stellar
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    • theonlywayisup
    • By theonlywayisup 17th Oct 16, 1:25 PM
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    Yes, I'd recommend Stellar, the 7000 range are about the best and will work on an induction hob (if you ever move/change hob). HotUKDeals usually have something on offer.
    "I suggest you read who's thread this is and you will find its MINE". sic
    • abby1234519
    • By abby1234519 17th Oct 16, 1:35 PM
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    • 17th Oct 16, 1:35 PM
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    • 17th Oct 16, 1:35 PM
    So I don't have an induction hob, but that won't matter? I'm not a pan expert - these were my first pans when I had my DS and still using them!

    Just can't really afford to scratch this new hob argh

    Thanks I shall go look into Stellar
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    • JEN22
    • By JEN22 17th Oct 16, 1:35 PM
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    I couldnt wait to get wrid of my ceramic hob they are more trouble than they are worth
    • theonlywayisup
    • By theonlywayisup 17th Oct 16, 1:39 PM
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    • 17th Oct 16, 1:39 PM
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    • 17th Oct 16, 1:39 PM
    So I don't have an induction hob, but that won't matter? I'm not a pan expert - these were my first pans when I had my DS and still using them!

    Just can't really afford to scratch this new hob argh

    Thanks I shall go look into Stellar
    Originally posted by abby1234519
    No, Stellar 7000 (all stainless steel based pans) will work on all hobs, including induction.
    "I suggest you read who's thread this is and you will find its MINE". sic
    • abby1234519
    • By abby1234519 17th Oct 16, 1:40 PM
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    I couldnt wait to get wrid of my ceramic hob they are more trouble than they are worth
    Originally posted by JEN22
    Unfortunately I didn't get a choice. I did ask the landlord for a gas hob but that's not what I've got...
    Money money money.

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    Budgeted spends (car maintenance, phone contracts, food, clothing etc) for £2017: £11,100

    Spend 10% less goal is £9990.

    Must underspend by £92.50 a month
    • Nomoonatall
    • By Nomoonatall 17th Oct 16, 1:50 PM
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    • 17th Oct 16, 1:50 PM
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    • 17th Oct 16, 1:50 PM
    I have just had a new ceramic hob fitted. It's very posh and new (thanks landlord).

    I spent £150 on pans many years ago and they're still going and have done me well. However the coating on the underside is coming off in places which has left it coarse in some parts. Now, this worries me as I don't want to damage the ceramic hob especially as we've not paid for it!


    Can anyone recommend pans? I've googled it and spent my entire lunch break and not come any closer to deciding what to have. I don't think I can keep my current ones as they are really grainy underneath now. Which would be fine on a gas hob but clearly not on the new glass ceramic one
    Originally posted by abby1234519
    Hi, it might be worth using a hob cleaner on the base of the pans before you buy new ones! The astonish hob cleaner is brilliant and only £1. x
    • Grenage
    • By Grenage 17th Oct 16, 1:54 PM
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    While I'm possibly in danger of sounding mental....

    Is there any reason you can't just sand the bottom of the pan, so that it's smooth?
    • abby1234519
    • By abby1234519 17th Oct 16, 2:06 PM
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    While I'm possibly in danger of sounding mental....

    Is there any reason you can't just sand the bottom of the pan, so that it's smooth?
    Originally posted by Grenage
    Well, so the outside of the pan is a dark grey, underneath is a light silver. I have no idea what metal it is. I wouldn't know the first thing about sanding pans!
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    • casper_g
    • By casper_g 17th Oct 16, 2:42 PM
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    Is it really that easy to scratch a ceramic hob then?

    We moved into our house 2 years ago and have used stainless steel, coated aluminium and cast iron pans without a care in the world. When we've marked it we've also scrubbed at the hob with cream cleanser and even stainless steel pan scrubbers, and scraped it with one of those steel-bladed hob scrapers.

    We've never particularly scratched ours as far as I'm aware - it still looks very shiny (when it's clean!).
    • Nomoonatall
    • By Nomoonatall 17th Oct 16, 2:50 PM
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    While I'm possibly in danger of sounding mental....

    Is there any reason you can't just sand the bottom of the pan, so that it's smooth?
    Originally posted by Grenage
    Erm, that was actually what I was hinting at...but I didn't want to sound mental! The hob cleaner acts like a fine sander...I've sanded my pans at the bottom in the past! It's so much easier than cleaning them!
    • Grenage
    • By Grenage 17th Oct 16, 8:55 PM
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    Erm, that was actually what I was hinting at...but I didn't want to sound mental! The hob cleaner acts like a fine sander...I've sanded my pans at the bottom in the past! It's so much easier than cleaning them!
    Originally posted by Nomoonatall
    Yup I'm with you on this; I'd just use some 180 grit paper and get it smooth.
    • greenface
    • By greenface 17th Oct 16, 10:32 PM
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    Circulon Infinite set . I bought some a while ago set of 5 and you can add with wok or skillet etc . They can be upto £300 from John Lewis or similar but got mine from ebay for less than £120 extras about £40 each . never looked back and still brilliant . Just looked and the seller isn't selling the ones but they are about £150 on ebay and 170 on amazon
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    • abby1234519
    • By abby1234519 18th Oct 16, 9:19 AM
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    Yup I'm with you on this; I'd just use some 180 grit paper and get it smooth.
    Originally posted by Grenage
    I think I'll take a photo of the bottom of the worst pan tonight. My concern is that they have a coating and if I sand it I will be removing this?

    I love these pans and ideally do not want to buy new ones if I don't need to.
    Money money money.

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    Budgeted spends (car maintenance, phone contracts, food, clothing etc) for £2017: £11,100

    Spend 10% less goal is £9990.

    Must underspend by £92.50 a month
    • abby1234519
    • By abby1234519 18th Oct 16, 9:27 AM
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    Circulon Infinite set . I bought some a while ago set of 5 and you can add with wok or skillet etc . They can be upto £300 from John Lewis or similar but got mine from ebay for less than £120 extras about £40 each . never looked back and still brilliant . Just looked and the seller isn't selling the ones but they are about £150 on ebay and 170 on amazon
    Originally posted by greenface
    I've got a funny feeling they sell these at costco so I might go and look because they usually have a really good guarantee
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    • teddysmum
    • By teddysmum 18th Oct 16, 10:37 AM
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    Is there a manufacturer's leaflet with the hob, as they usual tell you what pans to use?


    When I had a halogen hob, after a old fashioned solid ring hob, I had to buy special triple core pans, which are not magnetic, but I've now had to buy magnetic ones for the induction hob.


    If I remember correctly, certain ceramic hobs cannot be used with aluminium, copper or enamel pans.
    • wrightk
    • By wrightk 18th Oct 16, 10:51 AM
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    stainless steel pans work much better with ceramic hobs. always make sure the hob and pans are properly dry underneath before using, have a ceramic hob cleaner to hand like hobbrite after the hob has cooled, rub it in and leave it on until it mists and buff off with a dry cloth.

    Honestly, i have no idea what people on here do to their pans and hobs but i've had a ceramic hob for many years and there is not one scratch on it,the answer is not a £300 set of pans, just some forethought and taking care of the surface
    Last edited by wrightk; 18-10-2016 at 10:55 AM.
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    • Grenage
    • By Grenage 18th Oct 16, 11:31 AM
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    I think I'll take a photo of the bottom of the worst pan tonight. My concern is that they have a coating and if I sand it I will be removing this?

    I love these pans and ideally do not want to buy new ones if I don't need to.
    Originally posted by abby1234519
    Worst case scenario - you get down to metal. That's not really a problem - it will still work just as well as a pan.
    • abby1234519
    • By abby1234519 18th Oct 16, 1:40 PM
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    stainless steel pans work much better with ceramic hobs. always make sure the hob and pans are properly dry underneath before using, have a ceramic hob cleaner to hand like hobbrite after the hob has cooled, rub it in and leave it on until it mists and buff off with a dry cloth.

    Honestly, i have no idea what people on here do to their pans and hobs but i've had a ceramic hob for many years and there is not one scratch on it,the answer is not a £300 set of pans, just some forethought and taking care of the surface
    Originally posted by wrightk
    Well I don't want to pay £300 for pans, I just also don't want to ruin a new hob.

    The thing is, a good set of pans is a good investment - value for money. So I would like some pans that can last me years and years. I thought my current ones would do that till the coating came off so clearly they weren't as good as I thought they'd be!
    Money money money.

    Debt
    Dec 2016: £25158.71

    December pay off target: £0/£887.71

    Budgeted spends (car maintenance, phone contracts, food, clothing etc) for £2017: £11,100

    Spend 10% less goal is £9990.

    Must underspend by £92.50 a month
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