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annabohly
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I bought a new stove a few weeks ago, a flat top, (glass) electric range. Well last night I accidently dropped something on it and the glass broke. I know it won't be covered under manufactuer's warrenty, so I got a price for a repacement cooktop, it's almost as much as the whole stove-$50 less. Now the question is, should I maybe change the story of how it broke so it can be covered under the warrenty?

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Avril
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Don't change the story. But unless it was a wrecking ball you dropped, I would think it would be covered--don't people drop all kinds of things on stoves all the time?

Meanwhile, why do people put an N in dilemma? Does anyone actually pronounce it that way? We've discussed this at some point. I wish I could remember the context.

Avril

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BeachLife
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Are you sure it's not covered? You might be surprised. I'd say tell the truth but stress that it wasn't much that dropped and that you were real surprised that something so small could create so much damage.

Beach...swears by gas stoves with open flames...Life!

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Doug4.7
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Dang, remind me never to buy a glass top stove. I drop things on ours (NOT glass top) all the time. If that is all it takes to break one, that would be a deal breaker (ha ha) for me...

Keep us posted.

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Canuckistan
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Delimna?

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Originally posted by BeachLife:
Are you sure it's not covered? You might be surprised. I'd say tell the truth but stress that it wasn't much that dropped and that you were real surprised that something so small could create so much damage.

Agreed. I once broke the USB port on my digital camera by inserting the cable too hard. I took it into the store to see how much it would cost to repair. They said they'd try to get it covered under warranty. It worked.

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Spam & Cookies-mmm
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When you get your new glass-top, please baby it. Read the instructions carefully, and use only high quality pans with no hot-spots.

My first glass stovetop cracked when I was boiling water in a cheap Revereware stock pot. It heated unevenly, and rocked a bit. I heard a loud pop, and thought it was just the metal pan reacting to the heat, but it was my stovetop It had a crack that went across two burners.

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BeachLife
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quote:
Originally posted by Spam & Cookies-mmm:
When you get your new glass-top, please baby it. Read the instructions carefully, and use only high quality pans with no hot-spots.

My first glass stovetop cracked when I was boiling water in a cheap Revereware stock pot. It heated unevenly, and rocked a bit. I heard a loud pop, and thought it was just the metal pan reacting to the heat, but it was my stovetop It had a crack that went across two burners.

What is the advantage of a glass top? I'm guessing that it's real easy to clean. I can't imagine having a cooking appliance that needs to be babied. When I'm in a cooking frenzy I do a lot of banging around. I think I'd surely break it in the first few months.

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ThistleSoftware
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I'm curious about the occasional use of N in dilemma as well. I have actually heard people (my father) pronounce it that way but he seemed to be joking. Now I wonder what the joke was in reference to.

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Gibbie
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I'm with you Beach, baby a stove? With all the cooking I do? Not on your life. It needs to be hard wearing.

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Nick Theodorakis
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quote:
Originally posted by BeachLife:
...What is the advantage of a glass top? I'm guessing that it's real easy to clean. ...

I think that's it. Also, there is extra counter space in a pinch (especially heat-resistant counter space).

Our house that we moved into a couple of years ago has a stove top like that. I must confess that I wasn't aware that are they particularly fragile, so I haven't been taking any special precautions when cooking. I guess I prefer it to the type of electric stove that has exposed heating elements, but I still prefer a gas range if I have a choice.

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annabohly
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quote:
Originally posted by BeachLife:
Are you sure it's not covered? You might be surprised. I'd say tell the truth but stress that it wasn't much that dropped and that you were real surprised that something so small could create so much damage.

Beach...swears by gas stoves with open flames...Life!

Yeah I called them and as soon as I said something dropped on it she said immediatly(sp?)it wasn't covered, didn't ask any details or anything, just nope not covered. I will try to call back, I was so upset I guess I wasn't thinking.

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AnglsWeHvHrdOnHiRdr
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How about your homeowners policy (which probably has a deductable of $1000, so might not be much more help, but, hey, it was worth a shot)?

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LittleDuck
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Did you call the store or the manufacturer? Seems to me that almost anything short of abuse would qualify it for repair/replacement under warranty, especially something apparently so fragile. If not, get ahold of a consumer bureau or your local attorney general. It's BS to not replace something you've had only a few weeks.

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Monza305
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We bought a glass top stove when we moved into our house 5 years ago. I can't say we are any more careful with it than we were with conventional stoves. We've had no issues with it, for the most part. After turning a burner off, someone left a plastic spatula partially on the hot spot, which melted. After we got it cleaned up, we noticed a big chip out of the surface where it had melted.

Yes, definately easier to clean and good for extra counter top space if you aren't using all the burners. You can cook on the front burners & keep stuff on the back (if you're careful).

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