When I was in the UK, it was easy to get plastic cup grid from catering supply shops and cut it to size to put in the cup tray on top of a coffee machine, to protect the stainless steel from scratches. The stuff was used in bars, with the grid separated into roughly 1cm squares. I can't seem to find it in Australia. I'm looking for this, or any other alternatives to lay in the cup tray. I saw a silicone mat awhile back and can't find it again. That's another alternative...if I could only find it. Can anyone help?
I don't care a bout a few scratches on top of the machine.
Shows it's been used and loved.
Each to their own.
I found a solution at the kitchenware section of the Reject Shop about 12 months ago. It is a grid design in a woven material similar to thick cotton. It is heat resistant and can be washed. From memory I think it can go in the dishwasher. I just cut mine with scissors to fit the top of my Giotto PP. About $5.00.
hey meanz would you be able to get a pic of that up?
Meanz, does it allow enough heat through to effectively heat the cups?
It lets the heat through and gives total protection to the surface of my machine. It is some kind of heavy cotton-like material. Evey now and then I throw it in the sink and give it a wash.
I am in Perth cbd today so will swing by the shop I bought it from and see if they still have them and post more details.
I had a laugh get me some too and i'll come collect it from you haha
I'm in perth too :P
i got silver polish to polish my giotto :S
I had a laugh
Just returned from the Reject Shop and they don't have them in stock. I will check from time to time and post here if they come back in.
I use that non-slip style PVC Matting you can buy from almost anywhere these days. Comes in rolls and various colours, and just cut to size. Its possibly similar to the cotton one mentioned, so you do have to lift it to fill resevoir, but may suffice until you find exactly what you want.
I used a piece of clear self adhesive plastic book protector material.
a little like an oversize Iphone screen protector !
Simple to cut to size, peel and stick.
cut out vent hole patterns too. It peels off easy leaving no trace of adhesive
Machine looks as original, easy to wipe clean, not affected by the heat, and the added advantage of being non slip to the cups.
Cost is probably 0.1 $ or less if you kids have some lying about.
you could try some funky colors or patterns if you were so inclined !
+1 to the non-slip material. I placed mine on top of the machine temporarily after I opened a jar some months ago and haven't moved since
Possible, although I haven't seen anything yet on mine yet. I've also still only got an EM6910 which I leave on for really only an hour per day - the high-temp silicone should also do quite well.