Replacing an existing gas hob with an induction hob in a quartz worktop

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Replacing an existing gas hob with an induction hob in a quartz worktop

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You've got Seychell at Bicester and Jack Green Engineering at Thame. And that was on a quick search.

Another option could be strips of hardwood, about 10mm thick. Biscuit Jointed together to form the basic shape giving a sort of Butcher's Block effect. Round off the edges and then stain/varnish for a finished effect.

The advantage of using wood is that you could make some L shaped brackets that sit under the lip of the worktop with screws going into the wood from underneath to hold it in place.

Admittedly, 10mm isn't much to screw into but, once trial fitted, additional slats could be added to the underside to provide securing points.
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Update (if anybody's interested)

We've been limited to about 9kW by the existing wiring (and the impossibility of improving it without having to dig up the kitchen floor), which means either
We decided to go with the Neff one because, although it's a bit smaller, we think Neff is a slightly better brand and ... it's got a magnetic knob! An illuminated magnetic knob!
That's all on its way. Updates to follow (if anybody's interested).

Thanks again for all your advice.
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Well done seems like ur sorted , we ave neff appliances
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Can I ask how the stainless frame process worked for you? Was it silly money or not too bad? It may help others in the future. :thumbright:

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dewaltdisney wrote:
Mon Jun 08, 2020 1:10 pm
Can I ask how the stainless frame process worked for you? Was it silly money or not too bad? It may help others in the future. :thumbright:

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Apologies for the delay in replying - I didn't get a notification and I've only just returned here. This place link removed as possible spam Mod 2 would have cut and supplied a 2mm brushed stainless steel frame for about £140, but in the end, I didn't need one. (See following update.) The site's pretty good - they even have an option specifically for "frame" type shapes.
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Update update (if anyone's still interested)

All sorted! We eventually discovered there's a setting on the larger, 11kW hob that allows you to limit its power consumption, so we were able to go with the 90cm Neff one in the end which meant we didn't need the metal frame. If only we'd known that earlier!

Photos attached of how the old gas hob used to look, me gluing the spacers and the lovely, shiny, new hob.

Thanks for your help everybody.
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Well done, you made a good job of that it looks really neat :thumbright:

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Having been a fan of gas jobs , now a total convert to Induction , so quick, controllable and easy to keep clean . On top of which the look good .

Bet your pleased to , nice job
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