Had an "incident" this morning with ds1 deciding he wanted to make himself some toast by turning on 2 of the rings of my hob then just leaving it 'when they got too hot'. Luckily he came upstairs where everyone else was (although didnt think to mention that he'd turned the rings on to me ) and smoke alarms went off and disaster was averted.
Unfortunately the tray for the highchair and a plastic bowl were on top of the rings and have melted all over it.
I have scraped off as much as I can with a knife while it was still warm but there is still a fine layer of plastic over them. Am thinking of buying one of the scrapers specifically designed for ceramic hobs, are they going to be much better than a knife? Is there anything else I can try?!
I've done this before, melted the washing basket on the hob and many other plasticky utensils Oh.....just noticed yours is ceramic...mine isn't.... I got all of the plastic off by scraping whilst warm and then cleaning with a good cloth and using mr muscle whilst it was also warm. Sorry not much help to you with a ceramic hob....
I used a brillo on mine after my oh left it on accidentally & melted some white plastic onto it. Most of it came off without damaging the hob, there's just a patch I can't seem to shift and an quite about as it's new!
Thank you for all your replies. I went to Comet and got one of the scrapers which came with some cleaning cream stuff and have manged to get it all off.
Reading your replies I think I probably should have left it to cool beofre tackling it then it may have come off more cleanly. As it was I scraped with a knife when it was still warm and ended up with a very thin smear of plastic that the knife just wouldn't shift. Luckily the scraper was fab (it is like a razor blade) and it now looks cleaner than it has in years!!
Moneytips - it is horrid isn't it? I had all the windows and doors open all day and still felt sick and got a headache every time I went in the kitchen.
Excellent, thanks for posting this... yesterday, I melted the plastic cutlery holder from my dishwasher by accidentally turning on the wrong hob for my soup :-/ I'm renting the house from my brother too so, hopefully, the scraper thingy I have just ordered will do the job!! I wish I had left it until it cooled though from other comments on here, the smoke and fumes just panicked me so I tackled it straight away. SO happy it's not just me LOL :-)