Hobs and Cooking Areas
Excessive heat can damage Solid Surface countertops so pans straight off the hob or casserole pots straight from the oven should not be put directly on to the worksurface. We suggest protecting vulnerable areas with a trivet or set of Hot Rods.
Splashbacks Behind Hobs
Corian or HI-MACS splashbacks are a practical choice behind cooking areas but can be damaged by scorch marks and, in extreme cases, heat may cause joints to fail. End users must not push their pans all the way back to the upstand nor allow flames to play onto the back splash. We recommend that designers leave 50mm behind an electric hob and 125mm behind a gas hob.
The new fashion for recessed hobs is no problem; in fact we achieve excellent results. CNC machining of solid surface is very accurate and we aim to achieve a 0.5mm gap around the flange. Again, users must take care to ensure that pans on the hob do not contact the worktop.