I was frying up a couple of eggs this AM and I heard a slight, muffled snap. There is a very slight crack in he cooktop that goes from about a 1/4 inch inside the black ring surrounding the big burner to about 4 inches outside of it into the center of the cooktop. I am well versed in which types of pots and pans to use and which to avoid. I have a good close up picture of the crack. I will try and attach it. It is barely visible, and can only be felt with a thumbnail or a razor blade. The silver tips are fork tines for a reference.
1. Is it still safe to use. (Still works fine)?
2. If I have to replace it, is it worth it? (Stove is 10 years old).
3. What is the difficulty level of the replacement (I am very electro-mechanically adept).
4. I read someplace that some models can be replaced with a standard type of cook top. Any truth/reason to do this?
Edited by pjw73nh, 09 July 2011 - 11:42 AM.