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Universal control knob for most cookers and hobs
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 191 customers
It was a universal knob , bit smaller than the one it had to replace but still does the job
I've purchased from espares an awful lot over the years and been very pleased. This product if you are just looking to turn a cooker on is fine as it does do what it says in being universal. My issue is the quality of the knob itself,the engineering is good with the unseen parts however the look and tactile feel is poor. Is cheap and whilst fully functional it is just not what you would want to display. Buy the correct knobs for the cooker and not these.
I bought 5 of these knobs to replace the originals on a Siemens hob of which 3 had broken over the years. I didn't expect these knobs to look as good as the originals but I expected them to be of decent quality. Instead they were of low quality. It took around 2 hours to accurately cut the universal adaptors to the exact length to make them look reasonable. They were a loose fit on the spindles so I had to glue them on.
Nice knobs. But not entirely universal as I discovered. The actual fitting sizes are not specified in the description - it would help if they were. In fact they are designed to fit the traditional 1/4" (6.25 mm) D-shaped control spindles that have been the standard for radio set knobs for close on 100 years. There is also a fitting for the larger 8 mm size.
But the cunning German manufacturers of my AEG gas hob had decided to use a spindle size of 6.20 mm so that the knobs slopped about loose. So I spent most of a day looking through my scrap boxes to find a sliver of plastic 0.05 mm thick to pack them out.
Then if you have a gas cooker you will not be able to use the short insert fittings supplied as there will be no room to push the knob down to clear the safety catch built into the tap. So you will need to cut a piece of the long adaptor supplied, measuring the correct length carefully, to stand the knob far enough off from the panel.
Have I lost you yet ?
Nice knobs - but you might need to be able a hacksaw and a file to get a nice tidy working result.
Oh, and one more thing. The splined fittings are not quite lined up correctly so that you can't get the knob to point exactly at the "off" mark on the panel. Not disastrous, but a bit disappointing.
Have fun ! At least these are a lot cheaper than buying the manufacturer's own replacements at more than three times the price.
Cheap plastic knobs that aren't universal because they did not fit. Returned
Photos look good but the reality is they look cheap when fitted. I didn't use them and repaired the originals. Buying from the manufacturer is very expensive. Better saving for a new cooker.