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I have a 5 burner stovetop from Bosch. It was in the house when I purchased the house. We cannot sit a pan on the left grate because it will slide down and spill the contents. Is it possible that there are special feet that mount to the bottom of the grate. The indents in the stainless do not seem deep enough to ho;d the grate.

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    John Williams Jul 14, 2009

    I do not understand your weld comment! If the nipples are rubber what are they going to weld? Grate to stainless pan? Then I could not get access to the burner parts.

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    John Williams Jul 15, 2009

    OK, I removed the rates and did, indeed find small niples on the bottom of the feet. now that I know they are there and I am still having the problem of it sliding out of place, do you have any suggestions? I am wondering if I should clean them with silicone, which may just make them slicker and worsen my problem - or maybe scuff them up a little so they will hold onto the stainless pan. They are really small, maybe a 1/16" thick and 1/4 in in diameter. Giving some thought to getting a punch and trying to make the dimples in the stainless deeper.



    This is really not a good design! I will not be a buyer of new Bosch appliances!

  • John Williams
    John Williams Jul 15, 2009

    Thanks a bunch! It is great to play ideas off informed contributers! Now if I can find a way to make the top rack on my Bosch dishwasher usable!

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This is fairly common problem with bosch and thermador cook tops that have stand away grates. the grate usually has a nipple on the bottom of the leg to fit into the dimple in the cook top. Unless something has changed, you cant order just the rubber nipple, you have to order the whole grate. You may be able to get a better price through www.Appliance411.com or if you can get to a welding shop they can weld it and repaint the steel black. This would most likely last longer because it will be all steel. Hope this helps. Please re-post with updates. Thanks cj2176.

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    Chris Jones Jul 14, 2009

    The welding comment is in reference to the rubber nipple on the grate seams to be missing and hart to find replacements. If you know of a welding shop in your area then they could weld in a metal nipple on the bottom of the grate to make it sit correctly. As for the link, I spoke with a bosch rep. and was informed that you may be able to purchase the rubber nipples through there website. If you can't Find it there you can order it by phone at 1-800-944-2904 from 5am to 7pm PST Monday through friday. You will need to give them the model number when you go on-line or when you call. The model number is located on the under side of the cook top near the gas inlet.Hopefully this can get this fixed for you. Again please re-post with any questions or updates. If you feel that this has helped then accept and rate. Thanks again cj2176.

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    Chris Jones Jul 14, 2009

    Oh sorry I forgot to post the site address. It is www.boschappliances.com

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    Chris Jones Jul 15, 2009

    The punch is not a bad idea, but be careful on that. If memory searves me, the stainless is not very thick and you may go through.

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