Glass kitchen surfaces

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Has anyone any experience of using toughened glass worktops and full surround splash backs in a kitchen. Our daughter has pushed on with her kitchen design ideas and I didn’t even know that glass was now being used these days. I’m familar with laminates, wood, silestone etc, but glass. I would imagine that it could scratch and be a bit difficult to repair, but if it’s anything like my ipad screen she would be forever cleaning it. And unfortunately she is a mite too fastidious for grungy old me, so could it stress her out 🙈
 

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Can’t comment on a worktop, but we have a black toughened glass dining table. In spite of being careful there are lots of small scratches on the surface and every sticky mark shows. Black is not a forgiving colour. Worktops may be made of sterner stuff though.
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Can’t comment on a worktop, but we have a black toughened glass dining table. In spite of being careful there are lots of small scratches on the surface and every sticky mark shows. Black is not a forgiving colour. Worktops may be made of sterner stuff though.
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Thank you. I think that your table would be toughened glass too but I did fear they could be susceptible to scratching just like windscreens do. They aren’t cheap and I’d rather our daughter go with something that has a proven pedigree, and where if damaged there are repair specialists. I like wood.
 
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I’d read to oil them about every three months but I suspect that it’s something a busy working mum might forego. Oh not another job for me. 👎
 
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We have an induction hob. Toughened glass but perhaps a different formulation. Gets the harshest of treatment with pans and heat. A specific cleaner is available and works very well. We have had it as Waitrose’s own make and from Espares.

We also have Re-formulated granite worktops, not too dissimilar. Waitrose also do a cleaner for that.


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We have toughened glass chopping and cutting squares which we've had for years with no scratches, chips or blemishes.
They protect the kitchen work surfaces and I routinely wash them with the washing up.
I wouldn't break open coconuts on them, but for most kitchen uses the glass worktop protectors are fine
 
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We have toughened glass chopping and cutting squares which we've had for years with no scratches, chips or blemishes.
They protect the kitchen work surfaces and I routinely wash them with the washing up.
I wouldn't break open coconuts on them, but for most kitchen uses the glass worktop protectors are fine

Yes we’ve got them around our worktops and they along with stainless/silicon trivets take the lions share of the worktop load. Even with a glass or any other worktop I’d use such items.

It just seems to me that a gloss glass worktop could be forever requiring a clean down. Whereas the other surfaces be they laminate, Silestone type, granite or wood don’t have such reflectivity. Hopefully she will come to see that.
 
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We also got a induction hob maybe toughened glass it gets a lot use but we use Hob Brite cleaner then it gets a wipe it down after use.
 
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We have had induction hobs, every now and again they scratch when a pan is draged across them.
Ps hope your toe, fixes before you get, away next.
 
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We have had induction hobs, every now and again they scratch when a pan is draged across them.
Ps hope your toe, fixes before you get, away next.
Hi Hutch This was a historical tale which has left me with no feeling when something falls on my toe. Also causing it to swell sometimes when I am unable to put shoes on so sandals are the order of the day usually.
 

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