If you remember, our cook top has had peeling paint issues. The thing is, it works really well but looks like crap. I think it was a problem with the paint the manufacturer used because it peeled in the sports closest to the heat. In a word, UGLY.
I went shopping and looked at new cook tops and new stoves this morning. I just couldn't justify spending $1000 to replace something for cosmetic reasons.
The metal has been bare and exposed in parts for years and hasn't rusted or corroded. I knew if I could get the white paint off it would be fine. Getting it off, was a whole other problem.
I've been slowly scraping away at the paint for a few weeks with a paint scrapper but I didn't get very far. When I was out ferrying around my kids today it hit me - the dremmel tool. I ran to the hardware store and bought a little drum sander attachment.
It worked like a charm! Easy peasy lemon squeezy.....
Viola. My ugly damaged white rimmed cook top has a new life in stainless steel land. I need to find a place to buy some new knobs for it but I'm pretty happy with the outcome.
So there you have it, I spent the afternoon sanding my cook top. Tomorrow, I rip apart the kitchen!