Did you – or someone else – damage the glass top on your GE stove? Or did it break after years of use?
As such, you may be asking this question: can you replace the glass top on a GE stove?
The simple answer is yes.
Without further ado, let’s explore how to do it below.
Can You Replace a GE Glass Stove Top?
Yes. You can use a GE-brand glass, though you may also opt to go for other brands.
Check your oven’s model before buying a replacement glass to prevent mistakes. They come in various shapes and sizes, so you need to know the serial number for sure.
You can find the said info on the stove’s rating plate. It should display as MODEL/MOD – followed by several characters.
How Much Does it Cost to Replace a Ceramic Glass Stovetop?
The cost of replacing a glass stovetop ranges from $300 to $700. This includes the cost of official GE glass replacements, which go anywhere from $150 to $400, and labor.
Of course, you can save money by replacing the glass yourself. We’ll discuss the process below.
Tip: You can get parts/services at a discounted rate if you’re part of the military.
Does the GE Warranty Cover the Replacement Glass Top?
GE may replace your glass stovetop for free, granted that it’s still covered by the company’s one-year appliance repair warranty. Do remember that GE will only cover glass cracks resulting from problematic parts or sub-par workmanship.
In other words, if the glass broke because of your actions, you will need to pay for the replacement/repair service.
Why Do Glass Stove Tops Break?
While GE stoves are sturdy, their glass tops are not immune from damage. More often than not, this results from impact. For example, a heavy cast-iron pan – when placed on the glass haphazardly – may weaken the surface elements.
Another reason – though rare – is heat-induced damage. After all, stove tops are made from durable materials.
That being said, you need to mind what you’re cooking to prevent the second reason from happening.
Is it Safe to Cook on a Broken Glass Top?
Let’s say you need to cook something but don’t have the stove top replacement yet. After all, it may take some time for GE to ship it.
While you may be tempted to use the glass surface, don’t. It can lead to potential safety issues, such as explosions, electric shocks, or fires.
It’s better to be safe than sorry!
Can You Apply Caulk on Broken Glass?
Although you may apply caulk on the damaged areas, it’s not recommended. According to the GE website, this will make it harder for you – or the repairman – to detach the broken glass and replace it.
In the long run, you may spend more because of this shortcut technique.
How to Maintain Your GE Glass Stove Top
As you see, it costs some money to replace your GE glass stove top. So if you want to save money – and keep your stovetop oven working for longer – then make sure to follow these maintenance instructions:
- Don’t slide pots and pans on the glass surface – doing so will scratch the stovetop!
- Check your pans for damage or nicks, as they may ruin the glass surface.
- Remove aluminum or copper cookware from the surface immediately. If not, they may leave a black stain on the stovetop.
- Clean the glass stove top with an appropriate glass cleaner before using it for the first time. Remove the residue with a paper towel or a dry cloth.
- For burn residues, apply the recommended cleaner and let it sit for a while. Use a razor scraper positioned at a 45-degree angle to remove the burnt food item. Use a sponge to get rid of other remaining residues.
You can replace a damaged GE glass stove top. You may do it yourself, given the replacement cost can set you back anywhere from $300 to $700.
If the warranty covers your glass top, you may get it replaced for free – granted that it’s due to faulty parts/quality.
While cooking on a broken glass top may be tempting, you shouldn’t. This can lead to explosions, electric shock, and fire, to name a few.
Were you able to replace your GE stove top yourself? How did it go? Share your tips and tricks here!