Yes. It’s a scratch that I can feel with my thumbnail on the spanking new hob that had been installed not an hour before.

Essentially there were three problems:

  • I could not make the hob work

Yes. I read the manual and followed the instructions and it still did not work. Yes. my pan was suitable for inductions hobs. It would not work. I don’t know why: perhaps it was faulty of faultily installed.

  • The hob is too much of a delicate diva

Perhaps it is designed for those people who fit hugely expensive kithens only for show. I am not one of those people. As some have poineted out, an they have a fair point, really a hob should stand up to the bottom of a pan being slid across it. Yes. I know sliding is something we done;t do with induction hobs but my cheap one from Lakeland has suffered at least this sort of usage before and remains unscratched. When I tried this very pan on it, it was not scratched, so why did this, admittedly only, frying pan scratch the hob? Now, it’s fair enough to point so out to me, I suppose, but it’s not really very empathetic, is it?

  • The painter should not have been mansplaining how to work my hob to me as he dragged my pan across the ceramic surface and, before my incredulous etyes, a great scratch appeared. I was on purpose lifting and placing the pan. He had no business to drag it.

So, I haven’t even used the bleddy hob and now it’s scratched. I don’t know what to do. The painter rubbed it with water and the builder has rubbed it with Cif. Neither of these suggestions have appeared to work, funnily enough. I can’t see how any cream polish will remove a scratch.

So I can’t see that my ovens have been installed and that the units are ready for my crockery and that the internal doors have now been installed with the correct grey blinds; that the underfloor and the Sonos now work. All I can see is this bleddy scratch and I don’t know how to sort it all out.