Stoves DF500DIT Glass Hob Cover replacement

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We don't quite understand how it happened but the glass top on our Stoves cooker exploded the other day whilst we were winterising the moho. Somehow the electric ring was turned on and the top put down and - KERBLAM! - when it goes it goes!! Fragments of glass the entire length of the van from front to back. Luckily, neither of us were on board at that precise moment.

No problem I thought - a certain online market place is bound to have a replacement or, if not, the wonder of the world wide web will provide. Except it hasn't so far, the closest I have got to finding a replacement being a "Sorry, your cooker is obsolete" which is news to the cooker (which performs admirably) and ourselves who have let it down.

So, two prongs to this post - firstly the model number of the stove is 444445105. Does anyone have a suggestion where I might find a new or secondhand replacement and secondly, has anyone replaced the glass with an alternative cover material (e.g. wood, metal etc) and if so how did they go about it?

Thanks for reading, have a nice day.
 

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After reading about this happening to others, I have disconnected the electric hob on mine as it was rarely used and the other 3 gas rings quite sufficient. Since doing this, I have at least twice noticed the knob has been accidentally turned to on. Cooker opposite the washroom at the pinchpoint of the PVC so not a good design for our van.
 
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Lots of glass tops can be made at your local glass merchant,you just need a template .can be a lot cheaper than a manufacturers replacement (y)
Thanks for that. It may come to that in the end or we may decide that glass is not the answer.

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After reading about this happening to others, I have disconnected the electric hob on mine as it was rarely used and the other 3 gas rings quite sufficient. Since doing this, I have at least twice noticed the knob has been accidentally turned to on. Cooker opposite the washroom at the pinchpoint of the PVC so not a good design for our van.
Thanks and an idea worth considering although we normally use the leccy hob if we have a hook-up to save gas and so far (up until the exploding glass incident it has worked well).
 
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There are some on the internet,but you need to sit down before you see the prices. :eek:

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We broke the glass at the side of our cooker and had a replacement made in toughened glass by a local glass merchant - think from memory it cost around £45.
 
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Have you tried https://www.leisureshopdirect.com/ One solution I have seen is a replacement made from aluminium chequered plate.
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Thanks for that. Interesting site but not much in the way of Stoves spares and some of what they have listed is labelled "discontinued" which seems to confirm the "obsolete" tag the cooker picked up early in the search. I'm increasingly leaning towards a removable hard cover that we'll just put over the hob when prepping food etc and give up on the replacement glass top.

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Thanks and an idea worth considering although we normally use the leccy hob if we have a hook-up to save gas and so far (up until the exploding glass incident it has worked well).
I felt the gas saving was minimal as we are not normally on EHU and so I forget to use it when we are. :giggle::giggle:ours is just a normal 240 household socket and plug but it is buried away under the cooker at the back and I cannot be bothered now to get down there and turn it on.
 
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Not sure were I saw it but I saw a replacement made from stainless steel It may have been a self made item but it would solve the issue of broken glass.
 
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I replaced a shattered hob cover with aluminium plate. I bought a rectangle cut to size from the internet. I then rounded the corners with a jigsaw (metal blade) and a file. I drilled the holes for the hinge bolts, and a finger hole the right size for the rubber grommet that lined the finger hole. I was careful to buy plate the same thickness as the glass.

Aluminium is about the same density as glass, so the weight of the new cover is about the same as before. I don't remember where I got the plate, but I just picked one from the internet. For example

If you want a bit of glass to measure the thickness, and you've thrown all the bits away, don't worry too much. I was still finding bits of the glass in nooks and crannies years afterwards.
 
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It's been a while but I thought I would tie this loose thread off. Despite continuing with sporadic searches for a replacement glass cover for the stove, we have had no joy in that respect. However, the co-pilot spotted something in Ikea and the end result is that we now have a wooden top that seems almost custom made for the stove. It stows alongside the stove when not in use and fits very neatly as cover when we need the extra work surface. The accompanying piccies tell the story . . .
 

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getting a piece of glass cut and tempered isnt as expensive as you thinkwe had a double glazed unit for a patio door done with the cat flap hole in it was only just over a hundred pounds 3 years ago obviously much larger than your looking for.Cut a card or ply template

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It's been a while but I thought I would tie this loose thread off. Despite continuing with sporadic searches for a replacement glass cover for the stove, we have had no joy in that respect. However, the co-pilot spotted something in Ikea and the end result is that we now have a wooden top that seems almost custom made for the stove. It stows alongside the stove when not in use and fits very neatly as cover when we need the extra work surface. The accompanying piccies tell the story . . .
Thanks for a brilliant update
 
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