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Old 09-07-2008, 15:51
catzoo
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I switched on the wrong knob and melted a plastic tray onto the back plate on my electric hob! There are now blobs of yellow plastic welded flat onto the hob! Does anybody know how I can remove it - without damaging the plate too much?
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Old 09-07-2008, 15:53
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it might chip off when it gets cold.
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Old 09-07-2008, 16:10
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Leave some water to get under it, use a wooden/plastic kitchen utensil if you have one to scrape it off.

I'd imagine they are designed to take a lot of punishment aren't they.
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Old 09-07-2008, 16:15
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My Father melted a long life shopping bag onto our hob once. We managed to get most of it off, fairly gently, with a paint scraper.
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Old 09-07-2008, 16:33
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It is cold now - happened last night - and is well and truly flat to the hob. I will try soaking with water, washing up liquid, then mr muscle, then attack with a paint scraper! I guess they are meant to take a lot of stick, so hopefully won't chip at the hob if I go carefully! thanks for the advice
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Old 09-07-2008, 16:42
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Just turn the cooker on again until it warms up then you should be able to get it off.
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Old 09-07-2008, 16:49
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i've got a scraper made for hobs, it works wonders, it uses a stanley knife blade.
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Old 09-07-2008, 17:02
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spray it with 3 in one oil then chip off with something plastic or flat sided knife.....
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Old 09-07-2008, 17:08
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I don't like the idea of turning it on - the stench of burning plastic last night lasted for hours! Will try oil though,
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Old 09-07-2008, 17:55
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i've got a scraper made for hobs, it works wonders, it uses a stanley knife blade.
We used that type of tool last week when the cat turned the hob on and burnt my suit jacket onto it! - ours was from the DIY section of Wilkos where I got sent in disgrace after allowing it to happen!
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Old 09-07-2008, 17:58
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Am i the only one that finds this hilarious lol.What kind of plate was it?
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Old 09-07-2008, 18:04
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I don't like the idea of turning it on - the stench of burning plastic last night lasted for hours! Will try oil though,
I think it'd be OK if you were to turn the hob on for just a short time, say thirty seconds or so, though you'd probably need to experiment a bit to find the right time.

I'm not convinced that oil would make much difference. However, something like WD40 or Sticky Stuff Remover might help.

I'd favour a little heat followed by a hob scraper, though.
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Old 09-07-2008, 18:06
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By "plate" I mean the hot plate of an electric oven. A plastic tray was resting on it when it got turned on. You have a strange sense of humour!
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Old 09-07-2008, 18:09
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The alternative might be to cool it down with ice cubes or ice packs in the hope that that would make the plastic brittle and easier to chip off. The success of that would depend on the type of plastic, though.
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Old 09-07-2008, 19:11
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I think what crazyshady meant when asking what type of plate it is, was
1) ceramic. (smooth glass type)
2) metal coiled ring. (glows red when hot)
3) solid metal
4) halogen

Last edited by scorpio man : 09-07-2008 at 19:15. Reason: added another type
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Old 09-07-2008, 21:47
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DOnt worry Catzoo i did a similar thing a couple of months ago by accidently turning the hob on under the deep fat fryer and som of it melted onto the hob. I managed to get a hob cleaning spray and it peeled off a treat. And i was really worried about having to buy a new surface, but just had to get a new fryer in the end.

But yeah the smell of plastic was revolting!
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Old 10-07-2008, 01:27
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You should seriously consider 'Plastic Saucepans' - they are the thing of the 21st century!
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