I have a gas hob and metal-bottomed pots. The support for the hob is made of metal and is coated in black plastic, like the image below. The previous owner has worn away at the layer of plastic that allows pots to move freely and quietly, so the metal is exposed.
The problem I'm trying to solve is that skillets and pots squeak horribly when they are moved due to the metal-on-metal scraping.
- One option is to replace the support, but this seems wasteful and it will crop up again;
- Another option would be to heat the metal and use a plastic dip; in school we used a heat-and-dip treatment to treat metal products to give them this nice finish, but I don't have the equipment.
How can I mitigate this noise? Is there a nice way to completely stop it?