Owning a glass cooking hob is great. Running out of kitchen counter space is not so great. I solved our problem by fabricating a square frame and using aluminium tread plate to create a new work surface (see picture). It is now easy to place shopping or mixing bowls on the fragile glass hob without risk of damage. It should also work for spiral and solid plate hobs. When you’ve used the stove, make sure the plates are cold before replacing the cover.
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