I am kicking myself for not taking out the accidental cover when I bought it, and even more kicking myself for not having accidental cover on my contents insurance (we were super skint when we renewed). And WTF possessed me to buy a ceramic hob without an edge bit on it???
The chip is just at the edge with a tiny crack about an inch long.
I am thinking along the lines that if they can repair chipped car windscreens, then surely a ceramic hob isn't much different?
If its not on the heat ring you might be able to leave it as is without damaging the hob further. We managed to chip ours on the edge in our last rental flat and did similar research and couldnt find a way to fix it (or the two deep scratches we put on the surface by moving a pot from ring to ring). In the end our letting company told us to ignore it and keep using it, as its a common problem-it just didnt look as nice and shiny as it did before.
Someone posted this on another forum, worth following up maybe?
"The ceramic top should definately be covered under the guarantee especially if its only 3 months old, there could have been a flaw in the ceramic.
I've done extensive tests on the products to British Standards which includes dropping weights onto them and even pouring cold water on to the ceramic top after 4 pans have been boiling away happily for 2 hours, and not once did a top break.
I'd certainly fight for a replacement top or even the whole hob, because they have to prove you have misused the hob which is damn near impossible (unless there is a foot print on it of course)
Did you have a bright idea? I have cracked mine at the corner. I dropped a bottle of calpol on it. It's 10 years old. It looks like i'll have to replace the glass top, but I was wondering if anyone had tried glass sealant (http://www.espares.co.uk/part/cookers-and-hobs/p/ 1092/0/0/0/914819/heat-resistant-glass-seal.html) it doesn't need to look pretty as we will probably replace the kitchen in the next year or two.